New Comically Late Uniform Ruling Hits Blair, Pitt

It was only a short week ago when an “illegal uniform” technical was called on an Illinois high school during their title game, and their margin of defeat was that one free throw. Oh, and the call was the first technical of the sort they’d been issued all season long. Now it looks like “nofunski basketball Stalinists waiting until March to enforce obscure rules” isn’t just a one-off occasion, but a practice.

DeJuan Blair arm thingies
(As you’ll never see him again.)

That’s Pitt’s beastman forward, DeJuan Blair. On those mammoth arms, Blair has helped carry the Panthers to the Elite 8, where they face familiar Big East foe Villanova tonight. He’ll look different, though, as accordng to PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW, the NCAA has finally decided those double-biceps armbands had to go. Immediately. Read more…

Illegal Uniforms Cost HS Team Shot at State Title?

In a move that the NFL and its uniform police would be deeply proud of, the Illinois High School Association enforced a national rule on uniform designs and assessed a technical foul on North Lawndale High School before their game against Champaign Centennial High.

North Lawndale and their naughty uniform

Unfortunately, the game was the Class 3A semifinal.  The margin of victory turned out to be the one made technical foul shot by Champaign Centennial. And you thought your kids’ Little League uniforms were expensive.

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