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Checkerboard uniforms are back for Kentucky basketball…

Ask and you do NOT receive. The checkerboard basketball uniforms are back, whether you like it or not.

Despite fans griping over the last few seasons and former players saying they hate wearing them, Kentucky has apparently decided to bring them back for yet another season.

On the official Kentucky men’s basketball Instagram account, PJ Washington is posing for pictures wearing the same uniforms we’ve seen the last two years.

They’re apparently the same uniforms, but you can’t tell me the checkerboard stripe doesn’t look wider more prominent in the picture above…

Tennessee ditched the checkerboard pattern on their football uniforms last weekend, opting for a single stripe going forward instead. Fans appreciated the history of the pattern, but liked the change.

Tennessee ditching checkerboard pattern on uniforms

Unfortunately for Kentucky fans and players, it looks like we’ll have to go another year with the same look.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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50 Comments for Checkerboard uniforms are back for Kentucky basketball…



  1. Mike Honcho
    7:15 pm July 20, 2018 Permalink

    Look I’m not a conspiracy guy, but is it possible Mitch is having an affair with the cloned offspring of Secretariat?



    • Cletis75
      11:30 pm July 20, 2018 Permalink

      Maybe Cal should have a talk with Mitch about the uni’s. It takes a big man to admit when he is wrong. Obviously Mitch needs to grow up a little bit more.



    • katmandue2you
      12:03 pm July 21, 2018 Permalink

      Wonder why traditional uni schools like Bama recruit so good in football if unis matter sooo much. I love the freakin forms!



    • 4everUKblue
      11:42 am July 21, 2018 Permalink

      Make that a lot more.



  2. Callinstraight
    7:24 pm July 20, 2018 Permalink

    Frankly, I really the checkerboard. Glad its back.



  3. michaelb
    7:26 pm July 20, 2018 Permalink

    There’s actually a small portion of people who dislike checkerboard unis, it’s just the players (which the powers that be should listen to) & this site . Majority of folks are unbothered by this . This is the only place that the checkered uniforms are a calamity.



    • Cousins Fake Tooth
      8:06 pm July 20, 2018 Permalink

      ……not from my experience.



  4. Shidler8684
    7:33 pm July 20, 2018 Permalink

    I really don’t care as long as it says Kentucky. I can’t believe some think this is a big deal.



    • philbo
      9:17 am July 21, 2018 Permalink

      I agree. Of all things to be stressed over….uniforms are not on my list.



    • KSRlover88
      12:41 pm July 21, 2018 Permalink

      Yea but if you go to an opponents court do you really want to wear that?



  5. Catlogic15
    7:42 pm July 20, 2018 Permalink

    It is wider indeed. Mitch strutting.



  6. UKinIN
    7:45 pm July 20, 2018 Permalink

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!



  7. ClutchCargo
    7:59 pm July 20, 2018 Permalink

    If you look really closely at one of the white squares just above his waistline, you can see a tiny picture of Mitch holding up his middle finger.



  8. Cousins Fake Tooth
    8:06 pm July 20, 2018 Permalink

    Well thanks to Mitch being a complete asshat. HE likes them, so everyone else MUST like them too. Seems overwhelming majority of the people DO NOT WANT the checkerboard.



  9. StuckinLville
    8:18 pm July 20, 2018 Permalink

    We have gotten new uniforms during the season so who knows, it could change. But they are definitely wider. Actually makes it look better.



  10. MACDADDY
    8:21 pm July 20, 2018 Permalink

    BRUTAL. So ugly. You can call me ignorant, but this really changes my view towards Mitch, when he KNOWS the fans and most importantly the guys who actually put on the uniform hate it. Sad!



  11. playmorezeppelin
    8:28 pm July 20, 2018 Permalink

    I’m convinced that Mitch is getting something under the table for these uniforms. Nothing else makes sense. The players don’t like them and the overwhelming majority of fans hate them. It’s bad enough they look like wife beaters. But could we not come up with something a little more original without stealing Tennessee’s signature checkerboard? These are the absolute worst uniforms I have ever seen Kentucky wear in any sport.



  12. chardun20
    8:31 pm July 20, 2018 Permalink

    Do the uni’s look a little darker or is it me?



  13. bigbluebanana
    8:47 pm July 20, 2018 Permalink

    Initially, I wasn’t a fan, but they continue to grow on me. These look wider, which I think makes them look better! They’re far better with the blue away jerseys. It would be nice if they just did something with the tops, as someone said earlier, they look like wife beaters.



  14. jos_ros_
    9:06 pm July 20, 2018 Permalink

    i say go complete checkerboard unis. the whole thing



  15. Ridge Runner
    9:17 pm July 20, 2018 Permalink

    Ehhh.. whatever. As Shidler mentioned above, as long as Kentucky is across the front.



  16. KYFAN4LYFE
    9:17 pm July 20, 2018 Permalink

    LOL…the look on PJ’s face says it all.

    And once more, for the helluvit… #DitchMitch



    • Greatcatfan
      10:21 pm July 20, 2018 Permalink

      We were at a point in bball where it was a legit coach hire or a new ad one even though UK has done well in ever other sport it seems this football season should determine his fate far more than Stoops. If Stoops makes and finally wins a bowl while winning the games he should win then fine but if not it’s time for Mitch to hire a proven coach or for us to hire a someone who can.



  17. Jiminy Crickets
    10:38 pm July 20, 2018 Permalink

    Worst uniform in history of school



  18. michaelb
    10:40 pm July 20, 2018 Permalink

    They will have new ones by start of the season



  19. Brian in Franklin
    10:52 pm July 20, 2018 Permalink

    I
    Dont
    Care



  20. MadHatter
    11:08 pm July 20, 2018 Permalink

    You could think they’re the nicest looking uniforms in the history of uniforms, but we should never have gotten them. Why would you want to be known for copying Tennessee????
    …sad



  21. satcheluk
    5:58 am July 21, 2018 Permalink

    I couldn’t care less one way or the other, but I defer to the kids playing and the how it looks to the recruits. If they don’t like them, then back to the designing board.



  22. kenny
    7:29 am July 21, 2018 Permalink

    Looks like the same ones to me



  23. lexcatfan2367
    7:43 am July 21, 2018 Permalink

    Yet another ridiculous post about checkerboard uniforms that aren’t going anywhere. How about starting a new movement…like having Borden dairy to change back to Flav-o-rich CAUSE IT AIN’T THE SAME.



  24. Alleykat16
    9:09 am July 21, 2018 Permalink

    They are blue, and they are white. They say Kentucky across the front so the checkers dont matter as long as the other three are always there. GO BIG BLUE!



  25. Ez21
    10:43 am July 21, 2018 Permalink

    The 1s of you saying oh as long as it says UK are at least 65 years old. Believe it or not things like this matter to recruits. It’s not the no 1 consideration, but the cool programs suck as us should look cool. Those of you that say that wider makes them look better just stop. I bet you are very fashionable people. ?



  26. michaelb
    11:19 am July 21, 2018 Permalink

    Yea well if they are 65 then respect your elders . If the unis matter to the recruits then we don’t want those recruits . The recruits we want are those who wanna play elite basketball . The ones interested in elite basketball don’t care about the unis that much . Hence all the one & dones that have came through won a lot then chimed in on the matter after they are in A NBA UNIFORM.



    • Ben Fletcher
      11:59 am July 21, 2018 Permalink

      Totally agree with michaelb. Most of you all don’t know much about Secretariat—he as the best athlete (animal or human) ever. If Calipari didn’t want the uniforms with checkerboard, they would be gone.



    • michaelb
      5:48 pm July 21, 2018 Permalink

      Thanks



    • (Aixelsyd)0505
      4:20 pm July 21, 2018 Permalink

      Bullshit



  27. michaelb
    11:20 am July 21, 2018 Permalink

    This uniform thing is only blown up under this ksr comment section microscope



  28. TonyMontana
    12:08 pm July 21, 2018 Permalink

    As somebody who buys Kentucky gear every year and who just ordered $500 worth of shirts, sweatshirts and jerseys… I personally hate those and have never ordered anything with a checkerboard pattern except an actual checkerboard. Listen to your recruits and retire them!



  29. (Aixelsyd)0505
    4:22 pm July 21, 2018 Permalink

    Seriously these uni’s are ruining the Kentucky Basketball brand.



    • michaelb
      5:42 pm July 21, 2018 Permalink

      It literally has no affect on it. It’s just causing you to ruin your underwear so far.



  30. michaelb
    5:40 pm July 21, 2018 Permalink

    Have you noticed the only time a player says they didn’t care for the unis is AFTER they’re in an NBA uniform . So that tells you rite there uniforms do not hurt recruiting



  31. michaelb
    5:50 pm July 21, 2018 Permalink

    At least they don’t make them wear pin stripe warm ups like Indiana use to do . Those were laughable as hell



  32. The Real LindaS
    1:00 am July 22, 2018 Permalink

    It is a shout out to the great champion in horse racing…Secretariat…his times have never been beaten. As for the color, at one time the color was more a navy blue than a royal blue. Not sure if this is really darker or if the lighting was bad when the pic was taken.



    • Ez21
      6:33 pm July 22, 2018 Permalink

      The horse isn’t even from
      Ky!!!