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2013 Wichita State Basketball Weirdness


Danny the Sheeb
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Wichita State has a history (for how long, I'm not exactly sure) of their uniforms not matching.  In 2013, this was evident, though not to the extent it was later on.  The white jersey and black jersey were close to matching, but not exactly:

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Also, there was a gray version, pictures of which are ridiculously hard to find, so skip to 4:18 of this video:

Now to what I wanted to say.  One of these is not like the others:

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C'mon, guys.  You couldn't even match the jerseys of the same color.  SMH.

 

(From the tournament game against La Salle, the only time we wore white)

 

Fred VanVleet also had this problem:

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9 minutes ago, The AFC South said:

The previous set also doesn't match for whatever reason too.

Yup.  For whatever reason, this is a recurring theme.  I think it may have been fixed with their newest set, but we'll see.  It drives me crazy.

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20 hours ago, Danny the Sheeb said:

Yup.  For whatever reason, this is a recurring theme.  I think it may have been fixed with their newest set, but we'll see.  It drives me crazy.

 

It's been fixed. Don't expect it happen any more in the near future.

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2 hours ago, Ben5 said:

Actually, I might be able to get a good picture of those grey jerseys.

By all means.  I found a pic once, but can't find it anymore.  I think it was Jumpman like the road jerseys, but had the side striping or wordmark or something from the home jersey, so it was kind of an amalgamation.

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On 10/21/2017 at 1:17 AM, OKC BUZZ said:

I remember something to the effect that Nike wouldn't let them wear the Jordan Brand unis in the Final Four, since they weren't a Jordan Brand school, and it was merely a catalog order...

I thought it had something to do with being a smaller school and not being able to get/afford all new jerseys from Nike or Nike having a supply issue for their style. I do remember hearing about it though. May be something to ask Uni Watch, I am sure someone out there knows the answer.

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On 10/16/2017 at 4:09 PM, Danny the Sheeb said:

 

Now to what I wanted to say.  One of these is not like the others:

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C'mon, guys.  You couldn't even match the jerseys of the same color.  SMH.

 

(From the tournament game against La Salle, the only time we wore white)

 

Fred VanVleet also had this problem:

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I feel like an idiot, but I’ve stared at this twice for five minutes and don’t know what I’m looking for...

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On 10/24/2017 at 12:41 AM, (probably)notabandwagonfan said:

I feel like an idiot, but I’ve stared at this twice for five minutes and don’t know what I’m looking for...

Some lettering is arched, some is not. (compare 11 vs. 2, 21 vs 23)

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7 hours ago, Ben5 said:

Unfortunately, I don't have any information on why they are different.

Has anyone ever?

On 10/25/2017 at 8:43 AM, RichO said:

Some lettering is arched, some is not. (compare 11 vs. 2, 21 vs 23)

Yes.  The arched "Wichita" is from the road black jersey.  It's also more elongated than the white variant.  That, I hadn't discovered until serendipitously finding one of the above pictures.  Thanks @LETSGOBLUEBEATMSU and @Ben5 for the pics of the grays.

 

I may compile a 2013-present chronology of WSU uniforms later (which might involve a title Chang for the thread).

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Couldn't do it then because I was in phone...but here's my 2013-present Wichita State Basketball uniform compilation.

2013 Home, Road and Gray:

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Final Four black jersey (this picture hurts me so much):

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2013-14 to 2015-16 Home:

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2013-14 to 2014-15 Road: see above Final Four pic

Alternates:  I know that these were only worn from 2013-14 to 14-15.  But I don't know if the yellow was worn in 14-15.

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2015-16 to 2016-17 Road:

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2016-17 Home:

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Alternate of unknown duration:  I know that this was worn for at least one, almost certainly two games in Intrust Bank Arena.  Anyone got any details?

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