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ESPN 30 for 30 Shorts: Untucked (Marquette Basketball Uniforms in 1977)

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ESPN 30 for 30 Short: Untucked about Marquette's 1977 men's basketball championship jersey, which were untucked. (Now jerseys have to be tucked in)

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=10538699 VIDEO: 15 minutes

"In 1977, Marquette coach Al McGuire let his star player, Bo Ellis, design the team's uniforms. The most iconic, the untucked jersey, signified the power of uniforms and the benefits of a creative atmosphere, which allowed a Championship team to flourish." (ESPN)

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ESPN 30 for 30 Short: Untucked about Marquette's 1977 men's basketball championship jersey, which were untucked. (Now jerseys have to be tucked in)

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=10538699 VIDEO: 15 minutes

"In 1977, Marquette coach Al McGuire let his star player, Bo Ellis, design the team's uniforms. The most iconic, the untucked jersey, signified the power of uniforms and the benefits of a creative atmosphere, which allowed a Championship team to flourish." (ESPN)

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It always amazes me how many of these graphics gets this wrong - that is the 1976/76 jersey that this graphic identifies as the 1976/77 championship jersey. Here is the road version of the two-color yellow and light blue version in action in March 1976 against Indiana:

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Marquette was a bit before my time I didn't realize they started it I always remember DePaul for going untucked in their glory years in the early 80's.

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ESPN 30 for 30 Short: Untucked about Marquette's 1977 men's basketball championship jersey, which were untucked. (Now jerseys have to be tucked in)

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=10538699 VIDEO: 15 minutes

"In 1977, Marquette coach Al McGuire let his star player, Bo Ellis, design the team's uniforms. The most iconic, the untucked jersey, signified the power of uniforms and the benefits of a creative atmosphere, which allowed a Championship team to flourish." (ESPN)

muuniformposter1068.jpg.jpg?cache=&w=900

It always amazes me how many of these graphics gets this wrong - that is the 1976/76 jersey that this graphic identifies as the 1976/77 championship jersey. Here is the road version of the two-color yellow and light blue version in action in March 1976 against Indiana:

0329_large.jpg

The graphic is CORRECT. John in KY is wrong. The graphic was from Marquette Athletics. Here are images of most Marquette basketball jerseys with the year it came out from Marquette Athletics: http://www.pinterest.com/muathletics/golden-traditions/

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Yes, that uniform was a key part of the Marquette Warrior basketball history, and had they played UNLV in the title game, that would have been one interesting matchup. The 1977 UNLV uniform set had sharper numbers and lettering than the 1990 version.

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ESPN 30 for 30 Short: Untucked about Marquette's 1977 men's basketball championship jersey, which were untucked. (Now jerseys have to be tucked in)

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=10538699 VIDEO: 15 minutes

"In 1977, Marquette coach Al McGuire let his star player, Bo Ellis, design the team's uniforms. The most iconic, the untucked jersey, signified the power of uniforms and the benefits of a creative atmosphere, which allowed a Championship team to flourish." (ESPN)

muuniformposter1068.jpg.jpg?cache=&w=900

It always amazes me how many of these graphics gets this wrong - that is the 1976/76 jersey that this graphic identifies as the 1976/77 championship jersey. Here is the road version of the two-color yellow and light blue version in action in March 1976 against Indiana:

0329_large.jpg

The graphic is CORRECT. John in KY is wrong. The graphic was from Marquette Athletics. Here are images of most Marquette basketball jerseys with the year it came out from Marquette Athletics: http://www.pinterest.com/muathletics/golden-traditions/

They may have started the 1976-77 season in the two-color yellow and blue set but they won it in the white home jersey/blue road jersey/metallic gold shorts that they had been wearing through most of the season - at least after January 1, 1977. I would think that Marquette Athletics would have wanted to put the NCAA Championship set and correctly identify it. I was 14 in 1977 and watched pretty much every NCAA game that was on - Marquette was frequently on the NBC game of the week and they had definitely stopped wearing the yellow home set by the time I caught my first Marquette game that season in January 1977. Uniforms back then weren't changed as often as they are now - Marquette was an exception because of Al McGuire's relationship with Sand-Knit so you always wanted to see what they would come out with. But they didn't hold the white home/metallic gold version for the NCAA Tournament; they wore it most of the season. And they had 2 sets of gold shorts - with the white jersey they had blue/white/blue stripes, with the blue jersey the gold shorts had blue/gold/blue stripes.

Sorry - I can't access the pinterest site from here; it's blocked.

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