Thursday, May 26, 2016

SEC Football - Ranking the Uniforms 2016



If you cannot tell by my homepage, I am an SEC homer as I believe it is the best conference in college football. The conference is a power house in football play, but what about in uniform design? Well today, I am going to rank each team in the conference based on my personal opinion. Let's get started as I scored these uniforms on 13 categories with scores ranging from 1 - Poor to 10 - Perfect. Some schools were given higher marks because of their traditional uniforms (LSU, Bama, etc.). The list of all tabulated scores are at the bottom of the page. ** I expect the rating for South Carolina to change once the new uniform and helmets have been revealed.

1) LSU Tigers - 9.85

2) Auburn Tigers - 9.23

3) Alabama Crimson Tide - 8.69

4) South Carolina Gamecocks - 8.54

5) Georgia Bulldogs - 8.54

6) Florida Gators - 8.39

7) Arkansas Razorbacks - 8.08

8) Missouri Tigers - 7.95

9) Tennessee Volunteers - 7.94

10) Vanderbilt Commodores - 7.92

11) Miss. State Bulldogs - 7.73

12) Ole Miss Rebels - 7.64

13) Texas A&M Aggies - 6.92

14) Kentucky Wildcats - 6.38

Scoring














Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Breakdown of Athletic Supplier for NCAA Football Teams by Company

The fine folks over at FootballScoop released their 2016 edition of "Who Wears What in FBS" a few days ago. I wish I had thought of doing this sooner, but thanks to them I will share their story as well as give my own feedback.


Total FBS Breakdown:
  1. Nike - 75 (58.6%)
  2. Adidas - 29 (22.7%)
  3. UA - 19 (14.8%)
  4. Russell - 4 (3.1%) - Georgia Tech, Ohio, Southern Miss, and Western Kentucky
Power 5 Breakdown:
  1. Nike - 44 (67.7%)
  2. UA - 11 (16.9%)
  3. Adidas - 9 (13.8%)
  4. Russell - 1 (1.5%) - Georgia Tech  
Breakdown by Conference:
UCF - Nike
Cincinnati - UA
UCONN - Nike
ECU - Adidas
Houston - Nike
Memphis - Nike
Navy - UA
USF - UA
SMU - Nike
Temple - UA
Tulane - Nike
Tulsa - Adidas

BC - UA
Clemson - Nike
Duke - Nike
FSU - Nike
GT - Russell
U of L - Adidas
Miami - Adidas
UNC - Nike
NC State - Adidas
Pitt - Nike
Syracuse - Nike
Virginia - Nike
VT - Nike
WF - Nike
Illinois - Nike
Indiana - Adidas
Iowa - Nike
Maryland - UA
Michigan - Nike
MSU - Nike
Minnesota - Nike
Nebraska - Adidas
Northwestern - UA
OSU - Nike
PSU - Nike
Purdue - Nike
Rutgers - Nike
Wisconsin - UA
Baylor - Nike
ISU - Nike
Kansas - Adidas
KSU - Nike
Oklahoma - Nike
Oklahoma State - Nike
Texas - Nike
TCU - Nike
Texas Tech - UA
WVU - Nike
Charlotte - Nike
FAU - Adidas
FIU - Adidas
LaTech - Adidas
Marshall - Nike
MTSU - Nike
North Texas - Nike
Old Dominion - Nike
Rice - Adidas
Southern Miss - Russell
UTEP - Nike
UTSA - Adidas
WKU - Russell
Army - Nike 
BYU - Nike
UMass - Nike
Notre Dame - UA
Akron - Adidas
Ball State - Nike 
Bowling Green - Nike
Buffalo - Nike
Central Michigan - Adidas
Eastern Michigan - Adidas
Kent State - UA 
Miami (Ohio) - Adidas
Northern Illinois - Adidas
Ohio - Russell
Toledo - UA
Western Michigan - Adidas
Air Force - Nike
Boise State - Nike
Colorado State - UA
Fresno State - Nike
Hawaii - UA
Nevada - Nike
New Mexico - Nike
SDSU - Nike
San Jose State - Nike
UNLV - Nike
Utah State - Nike
Wyoming - Nike
Arizona - Nike
ASU - Adidas
Cal - UA 
Colorado - Nike
Oregon - Nike
Oregon State - Nike
Stanford - Nike
UCLA - UA
USC - Nike
Utah - UA
Washington - Nike
WSU - Nike
Alabama - Nike
Arkansas - Nike
Auburn - UA
Florida - Nike
Georgia - Nike
Kentucky - Nike
LSU - Nike
Miss State - Adidas
Mississippi - Nike
Missouri - Nike
South Carolina - UA
Tennessee - Nike
Texas A&M - Adidas
Vanderbilt - Nike

Appalachian State - Nike 
Arkansas State - Adidas
Georgia Southern - Adidas
Georgia State - Nike 
Idaho - Nike
Louisiana-Lafayette - Adidas
Louisiana-Monroe - Adidas
New Mexico State - Adidas
South Alabama - Nike 
Texas State - Adidas
Troy - Adidas



Monday, May 23, 2016

Pitt Panthers 2016 Football Uniforms

On May 12, 2016, the Pitt Panthers released their new uniforms and designs for all of their athletic programs. But since I only care about football uniforms, this review will only cover them. Overall, I am not a not of this new look. They have added elements that looks outstanding (stripes on arms, new stripe of helmets, TV Numbers on shoulders), but the bad elements really destroy the whole look. I am not saying it is the worst uniform ever, but I believe it is a downgrade from their previous set.

My final thoughts on this new uniform is that it is a downgrade from the previous set due to the lack of stripes on the pants and the horrible new font. Overall I give this uniform a 7.69 out of 10. The previous set scored a 9.57 out of 10.



Ted Cunningham, a user over a sportslogos.net has created the perfect look for Pitt and all they had to do was keep the basic former design, darken the gold pants, and move the TV numbers from the arms to the shoulders so stripes could be added. Check it out below:
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2015 Uniforms by Game: