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Without further ado, the Archive (latest update Dec. 10; full Archive can be found here):
Little Allen A.J. Abrams, 5-11 guard, Jr., Texas Classification: Iverson Sleeve Spotted: Nov. 24 vs. Tennessee Notes: Teammate D.J. Augustin likes to joke with Abrams about his Iverson obsession; he wears No. 3 and the arm sleeve, but can't sport the actual Iverson shoes ... because Texas is a Nike school.
A&M Memento Billy Gillispie, coach, Kentucky Classification: Belt buckle Spotted: Nov. 6 vs. Central Arkansas Notes: Gillispie wasn't rocking his favorite Texas A&M belt buckle for the Wildcats' game against UNC on Dec. 1, but fans noticed it earlier in the season. The diamond-encrusted UK buckle, presumably, is still in production.
Samurai Braids Tweety Carter, 5-10 guard, Soph., Baylor Classification: Warrior 'Do Spotted: Nov. 30 vs. Washington State Notes: The Bears' shortest player gets a couple of inches taller by going with this look. Carter's grandmother nicknamed him "Tweety" for the way he cried as a baby, which, come to think of it, isn't a very samurai-like characteristic.
The Neitzel Jonathan Tavernari, 6-6 forward, Soph., BYU Classification: Bald dome Spotted: Nov. 24 vs. North Carolina Notes: While his BYU bio shot still shows a buzz cut, the Cougars' Brazilian shooting star is one of the few players -- along with Michigan State's Drew Neitzel -- going for the slick-dome look in '07-08.
Hoya Albus Georgetown Hoyas Classification: Alternate jersey Spotted: Dec. 1 vs. Fairfield Notes: The Hoyas, who traditionally go with gray at home and navy blue on the road, did not fare particularly well in their experiment with white: They fell behind lowly Fairfield in the second half before rallying to win.
I hope never to see the whites on my Hoyas again. The students and alums love the blue and gray. Although the school has experimented with alternate colors (black, white, teal, carolina blue), there can be no substitute for classic blue and gray. Besides, why would you want to encourage memories of the white-clad Hoyas of the Escherick era?