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Tennessee will wear white Saturday

We know the Cats will wear black on Saturday, and since it’s Halloween and all, wouldn’t it be festive if the Volunteers wore orange? It would, but don’t get your hopes up.

On his radio show last night, Butch Jones said SEC rules make it clear they have to wear white, so they’ll be sporting what Jones calls their “Storm Trooper” ensemble, white tops and white pants. Oh well.

Meanwhile, UK confirmed this morning the team will wear black tops, black pants, and the chrome helmets:

We've got the perfect uniform combo for Halloween. #ALLIN

A photo posted by UK Athletics (@ukathletics) on

The only other time UK has worn this specific combination was last season against South Carolina. If I remember correctly, that ended pretty well.

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29 Comments for Tennessee will wear white Saturday

  1. asdf
    11:10 am October 29, 2015 Permalink

    This was also the combo that won the best uni in the nation award for UK last season, I believe.

    • somerset bill
      11:39 am October 29, 2015 Permalink

      “storm trooper” should win best uni name this year.

  2. Sean
    11:16 am October 29, 2015 Permalink

    How does Florida and Georgia both wear home colors in last years game if it is against strict rules?

    • pfife
      11:26 am October 29, 2015 Permalink

      I think because the game is played at a neutral site in Jacksonville.

    • It’s an outdated, and therefore stupid, rule that prevents color on color unis. From what I’ve read over at, years ago teams ALWAYS played in color unis on both sides (unless their colors were the same). They only added white unis for the road because of the advent of grainy black & white TV broadcasts where fans obviously couldn’t distinguish the colors.

      If you go to the uniwatch site, they’ve posted lots of photos of games (you’ll probably have to search for “color on color”, which is the term the site uses as I recall) in which both sides wore color, like the UGA-UF game mentioned above, but also some NBA and NHL games. Needless to say it always looks GREAT when you see blue vs. red jerseys.

    • Oh, and I think there was a photo of an NHL game where one team was ALL blue and another was ALL red (Rangers & Devils I believe), and it looked awesome!

      Anyway, it’s a very cool site. It keeps you up to date on all the current alternate trends, but also historical unis.

    • Color vs. color is the term they actually use.

  3. Josh
    11:17 am October 29, 2015 Permalink

    They need a flat black helmet with a Blue chrome UK logo and Blue Chrome Face mask. With the all black unis, that would be sick SO sick!

    • pithuahua
      12:10 pm October 29, 2015 Permalink

      There are rumors of a polished black helmet and a silver helmet (similar to what the Detroit Lions wear) on tap for next season.

    • Technical Lee
      6:41 pm October 29, 2015 Permalink

      Oooh, that will look awesome when they pull out a 3-OT win against Austin Peay. Can’t hardly wait.

  4. CatsBy80
    11:18 am October 29, 2015 Permalink

    was really hoping for some matte black helmets… give the people what they want!

  5. Mixxy
    11:35 am October 29, 2015 Permalink

    U of L is actually getting an exemption to the “road white” requirement, given that no one would buy them as virginal.

  6. jody
    11:48 am October 29, 2015 Permalink

    Pease, in the name of all that is Holy, stop calling jerseys “tops”. You sound like my wife. She doesn’t know the difference between a football and a basketball. You, on the other hand, do. 🙂

    • mark
      12:00 pm October 29, 2015 Permalink

      yeah, and it’s an outfit not a uniform.

  7. pithuahua
    12:02 pm October 29, 2015 Permalink

    I don’t know how close the game will be but the pregame atmosphere should be electric.

  8. leon singleton
    12:11 pm October 29, 2015 Permalink

    Kentucky shoud be proud of their school colors and wear them not wear Vanderbilt colors.

  9. Irwin R. Fletcher
    12:12 pm October 29, 2015 Permalink

    I thought we were done w/ the Chrome domes this year. Haven’t we learned that lesson already?

    • Dude
      12:18 pm October 29, 2015 Permalink

      Exactly. I heard too, that a player broke a mirror while wearing a black jersey, and the kicker inadvertently walked under a ladder before warming up in the gray jerseys. We should keep all black cats away from the field before the players run out of the tunnel!!

  10. Hmmmm
    12:38 pm October 29, 2015 Permalink

    May UK should focus on having a winning SEC season, rather than who looks best.

    • Technical Lee
      6:43 pm October 29, 2015 Permalink

      Nah, it’s a much more attainable goal for UK to focus on fashion at this point.

      I wonder what color combination they’ll wear to Tuscaloosa next fall?

  11. NoTradition
    12:46 pm October 29, 2015 Permalink

    Good to hear. Let’s do away with blue and white on our uniforms altogether. The more black, gray, chrome and whatever else appeases the millennials , I’m in favor of. Time to get away from the losing tradition blue and white stands for and start a new losing tradition with new color combinations. While we’re at it let’s get rid of that stupid fightl song and adopt something more hip we can all relate to.

  12. rob
    1:30 pm October 29, 2015 Permalink

    why is this bullsh9t football garbage in the basketball section

  13. The Bell Witch
    2:06 pm October 29, 2015 Permalink

    Do y’all mean to tell me that you are purporting the idea that the color of one’s clothing will effect the outcome of a football game? Are you suggesting that combinations of colors of uniforms indicate some sort of propensity for a win? A bit superstitious and ritualistic, ain’t it? Careful now. Next thing you know you’ll be dancin’ nekkid in the Billy Minardi dormitory under a full moon.

  14. Mathlete
    2:11 pm October 29, 2015 Permalink

    Hopefully the sharp contrast between UK’s black and blue unis and UT’s white and orange will be enough that Patrick doesn’t throw an easy pick on the first drive again.

  15. Just Say'n
    2:41 pm October 29, 2015 Permalink

    Awesome, can’t wait for Jared to lead the ‘Black – Chrome’ cheer at the end of the 3rd quarter!!!

    • Technical Lee
      6:47 pm October 29, 2015 Permalink

      I always look forward to the big Jared ritual before every 4th quarter . . . it’s electric!

      But please, in the name of all that is holy . . . why doesn’t someone offer the Throwboy a Hoveround or something similar to help him get on and off the field in a timely fashion?

      Don’t they make them for “Huskies?”

  16. RUPPS_rhetoric
    4:01 pm October 29, 2015 Permalink

    I really hate people in our fan base sometimes.

  17. BigBlueBlowUpDoll
    4:26 pm October 29, 2015 Permalink

    Black helmets! Please, for the love of God! Black helmets!!

  18. Ukcatzfan
    7:23 pm October 29, 2015 Permalink

    How about worrying less about uniform combo and win some games