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Oh Honey, No… a Bucky’s 5th Quarter Fashion Blog: University of Minnesota

Ground Squirrels...

NCAA Basketball: Minnesota at Illinois Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

Finishing off the dreaded year 2020, Wisconsin hosts the Minnesota Golden Gophers on the hardwood. In the match up, we’ll see the well dressed Wisconsin Badgers, hopefully in their new uniforms, and the poorly dressed Ground Squirrels.

Now let’s take a look at the ground squirrels wardrobe, to see what they might be wearing on New Year’s Eve.

As a reminder, we will be rating the opposing threads on a scale of oh honey, no, to YAASS QUEEN.

Oh honey, no: Obviously, this is the worst rating. If I must explain this to you, you’re probably wearing socks with sandals right now, or a brown belt with black pants, either way, oh honey, no.

Ewww: Nice try, but no.

Werk it: You brought it.

YAASS QUEEN: Best of the best. Your proverbial milkshake brings all the proverbial boys to the yard.

School: University of Minnesota

Mascot: Golden Gophers

Color Scheme: Maroon and Gold

Official Brand Sponsor: Nike

Home uniform:

NCAA Basketball: Boston College at Minnesota Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota’s home uniforms are white, with a maroon collar and ‘Minnesota’ across the chest in maroon, outlined in gold. The numbers are also maroon with gold outline. Both the letters and the numbers on the jersey are block... eye roll.

The jersey also features a maroon stripe down the sides, outlined in gold. The stripe continues onto the shorts. The stripe on the shorts angles forward, with the Minnesota ‘M’ logo behind the stripes.

Apart from the color scheme, which I am not a fan of, the uniform is quite basic and the block letters and numbers are so tired and overused...use a different font. The outlining of the stripe on the side of the uniforms could be a bit more understated. They would be much better suited to have narrow stripes.

Home uniform score:


Away uniform:

NCAA Basketball: Minnesota at Illinois Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

On the road, the Golden Gophers wear essentially the same uniform as their home threads, but in maroon, with a gold collar. The ‘Minnesota’ across the chest is in gold, as well as the numbers. The same maroon stripe, outlined in gold resides on the sides of the uniform and cascades down to the shorts, with the ‘M’ logo in gold.

Despite the numbers and letters on the uniform not having any white outlining (which I think it should), I think the maroon uniform is the best looking of the bunch and pairs best with accessories that players are more apt to wear nowadays.

Away uniform score:

Werk it

Alternate uniform:

NCAA Basketball: Minnesota at Indiana Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Their alternate uniform completes the trifecta of using the same design for all of their uniforms. Their alternate threads are gold, with a maroon collar and maroon numbers and letters, outlined in white.

I think the white outlining is a nice touch. Something that I think was missing from the maroon uniforms. The white outline provides a bit more contrast to the look and is much better than if the numbers were just maroon.

The striping on the side of the uniform is maroon, outlined in white. While it matches the numbers and letters , I think the better option would have been to have the stripes be white, outlined in maroon. I think the white outlines are a bit much and too accentuated. Having the outlines be in maroon, would make the stripes more understated.

Alternate uniform score: