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Louisville and Pitt Going Throwback and Kentucky Should

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In the last few weeks, two programs in the ACC have announced some throwback ideas for courts and uniforms. We all saw the Louisville court design that was teased a while back. Now, Pittsburgh is getting on the train. They released a new court design at the Petersen Events Center where their home games are played. The new court design harkens back to the old bright blue and yellow that the Panthers used to rock.

I hate to say it about Louisville, but their court design looks pretty good and the new Pitt court, while not as dramatic as the Yum! Center, looks really pleasing to the eye and much better than the navy and gold they had been using.

Everyone talks about UK football going back to the Power K, which would be amazing! What about some throwbacks for basketball? At the very least it would be nice if Kentucky could do a couple of nights a year at Rupp or Kroger Field with some throwbacks, right? Personally, I would love to see the Power K come back like many in BBN, and doing a 90s throwback jersey for basketball would be AWESOME, even if it is the denim jerseys. Break out one of the old Wildcat logos and put it down at halfcourt! Many fans think that because we’re Kentucky, the best and most historic program in the NCAA, that we shouldn’t do things like this. I disagree. Our fans deserve to revel in the days of yesteryear like other fans across the country. We have a richer history to celebrate than any school out there, so why don’t we celebrate our history with a few throwback nights a year?

Article written by Jonathan Howard

24 Comments for Louisville and Pitt Going Throwback and Kentucky Should



  1. Lip Man 1
    6:22 pm August 18, 2019 Permalink

    Ohio State also did it bringing back the court design that was at St. John’s Arena where they played for a number of years.



  2. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    6:29 pm August 18, 2019 Permalink

    A toothed bird, that comes from a genetic pool with absolutely no diversity, and in a football jersey neither looks good or belongs
    on a basketball court.



  3. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    6:31 pm August 18, 2019 Permalink

    We also should avoid some oldies but goodies such as the wildcat that ain’t a dude but is still chewing on a special part of him.



    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      6:42 pm August 18, 2019 Permalink

      Ate not ain’t.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      9:30 pm August 18, 2019 Permalink

      What in the wide world of sports are you talking about?



    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      11:36 pm August 18, 2019 Permalink

      The junk tongue.



  4. BBNDMV
    6:39 pm August 18, 2019 Permalink

    Why?



  5. BBNDMV
    6:39 pm August 18, 2019 Permalink

    Why would UK imitate? UK sets the standard.



  6. serdi
    6:40 pm August 18, 2019 Permalink

    Go back to the Memorial Coliseum floor when Coach Rupp was coaching.

    Medium narrow blue border around court with White narrow trim on the blue border.

    Blue free throw lane with white trim

    White striped mid-court line with white jump circle shaded in blue with white K in middle. No other marks.

    Elegant. Understated



  7. UKBaker24
    6:45 pm August 18, 2019 Permalink

    The power K would be terrible not “amazing” lol and the basketball jerseys just need to go back to what they were the twins freshman year



    • mashman 93
      7:10 pm August 18, 2019 Permalink

      Those are the best uniforms of the Calipari era that’s for sure. We played in three final fours wearing those uniforms. GO CATS!!!



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      9:32 pm August 18, 2019 Permalink

      Power K is awesome! Just look at some of the Claiborne era unis. 70’s too.



    • peaches76
      10:43 pm August 18, 2019 Permalink

      Power K would NOT be terrible!! Lots of pride in that K. Sure as hell better than than “new” wildcat we now have.



  8. a21CATSfan
    6:58 pm August 18, 2019 Permalink

    Mitch killed the Power K. RIP. CATS



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      9:31 pm August 18, 2019 Permalink

      That was CM Newton actually. He said they needed consistency with the logo so he took the Power K off the helmets.



  9. BlueBanker18
    7:24 pm August 18, 2019 Permalink

    I wear a power K lapel pin every day. I’m all for it. Beats the new Wildcat logo by a long shot.



  10. TOMCATS1990
    7:35 pm August 18, 2019 Permalink

    New U.K. Logo same as Houston. New wildcat logo almost identical too K-STATE. Unbelievable Nike UK or both can’t come up with something original that doesn’t involve a checkerboard



  11. Philthy
    8:44 pm August 18, 2019 Permalink

    The Yum court is gaudy. Not as bad as Oregon’s court but pretty bad. Simple is better.



  12. kjd
    9:46 pm August 18, 2019 Permalink

    We’re the Gold Standard. We don’t follow, we lead.



  13. CB3UK
    10:24 pm August 18, 2019 Permalink

    Power K is the way to go. The new logos, aka Houston ripoff and two birds humping suck



  14. CrystalBall
    10:40 pm August 18, 2019 Permalink

    UL court is awful. Bird much too large. Would be twice too big at half the size.



  15. UKsuperdave
    9:11 am August 19, 2019 Permalink

    I am going to get ripped for this one but… I actually like both duke and indiana bball courts better than ours. I hate that we have this giant logo taking up a third of the court. Why can’t we be old school. I’m old so I guess I like old stuff. Awe screw it just plaster it with advertisements and cover it in other crap. At least it doesn’t look like the sewer overflow on Oregon’s court.



  16. wildcat1515
    1:48 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

    The new logo is also almost the same as New Hampshire Wildcats!!



  17. Glock
    11:21 pm August 20, 2019 Permalink

    Players dont want old looking courts, they want modern NBA similar looks.