Monday, September 2, 2019

Week 1: August 31, 2019

Not much new this year. OSU and UW were the only teams to do a total makeover (and even then its mainly the jersey). Oregon did a slight refresh of the set they debuted last season, while ASU and UA announced some specialty uniforms. Arizona opened the season in Hawaii so pulled out U.S.S. Arizona and Dick Tomey special uniforms. But honestly it's jut the helmet that is much different. All the California schools, Colorado, WSU and Utah are pretty much unchanged from last season.

As for the CFB 150 patch, USC and Colorado opted to now wear it.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

2018 trends and looking toward 2019

This week/weekend was the start of the 2019 Pac-12 slate. Arizona played last weekend, but the rest kickoff tonight!
Here is a look back at last season and some looking forward to the current season.

2018 season

This last season, the Pac-12 had some good uniform combos and a few trends. Here are the most notable uni-happenings from 9 months ago:

Headlined by Oregon, which only used mono-sets in the regular season, many teams wore the same colored pants and jerseys this season. And most went full-mono with helmet as well.

Also headlined by Oregon, there was a lack of special or oddball uniforms and a renewed sense of simplicity. Only a handful of one-off uniforms or throwbacks. Typically each team had one special uniform, unlike some years where each week brought new specialty sets.

Less Black, Gray and Chrome
The biggest trend of the last few seasons seemed to fade this year, with more school colors and white shining. Four of the Pac-12 have black or gray/silver as an official colors and are excused. The remaining teams used a lot less BFBS and GFGS.

2019 season

Our good friends at Uniwatch did a really huge College Football preview, so that I don't have to! Check out Paul's Sports Illustrated compendium of our conference and the rest of CFB.

And as always check them out on a daily basis. My work with the Pac-12 and the Ducktracker will be highlighted each weekend of the season starting next weekend.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Bowl wrap-up: Jan. 2, 2019

In a lackluster athletic performance, the Pac-12 at least looked pretty good doing it. No wacky combos pulled out just for the bowl game and no oddball black or gray! All 7 teams wore traditional sets and the only notable trend was the season-long trend of mono jersey/pants. Ironically the one team that was mono ALL year, Oregon, bucked the trend! But Cal, Stanford, ASU and WSU went mono. Oregon used a classic yellow-green combo that I'd bargain was the Pac-12's best use of school colors this bowl season.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Week 13: November 23-24, 2018

A continuing trend this season is the proliferation of totally mono-color uniforms. Half the Pac this week fell into that look. And WSU narrowly avoided it by having throwback script logo helmets in gray rather than crimson.