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12/21/2006 02:17:00 PM
Style Archive Update
We debuted the Style Archive on Dec. 4 with 14 exhibits -- everything from Ryan Patzwald's Rooster-Hawk to Al Thornton's Vault -- and it's time for the first expansion. Big ups to Miguel "Off The Meter" Rodriguez for making the first successful reader submission (complete with an original photo).
Flagged Feet Carlos Rivera, 6-2 guard, Sr., Hofstra Classification: Puerto Rican flag on shoe Spotted: Dec. 12 vs. St. Francis by Off The Meter Notes: Rivera, who gives love to his home country with a flag on the toe of his white Nike Elites, is the Pride's third-leading scorer at 11.7 points per game, and team leader in assists with 31.
The Dove Marcus Dove, 6-9 guard/forward, Jr., Oklahoma St. Classification: Bird-like hand sign Spotted: Dec. 5 vs. Syracuse by The Blog Notes: The entire OSU team makes the Dove Sign when Marcus dunks. Dove says the idea came from ex-Cowboy John Lucas III, who once told him, "Man, your name is Dove -- you've got to do some wings after you dunk."
Screech-Fro Matt Hill, 6-9 forward/center, Fr., Texas Classification: Curly white-man's fro Spotted: Dec. 20 vs. Arkansas by The Blog Notes: Hill has more style than Dustin Diamond, but his 'do still falls into Screech territory. Hill averages a symmetrical 3.7 points and 3.7 rebounds off the bench for the Longhorns -- and says he loves Radiohead.
Using Product Tyler Hatch, 6-6 forward, Jr., Oklahoma St. Classification: Mega-spiked hair Spotted: Dec. 18 at Tennessee by "anonymous commenter" Notes: Hatch, a Cowboys reserve -- and a transfer from Northern Oklahoma College -- sports perhaps the most slicked-up 'do in college hoops. Reportedly has an endorsement deal with BedHead lined up after graduation.