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2/12/2008 09:51:00 AM

Style Archive Update No. 7

This is the season's seventh update of the Style Archive, a museum of college hoops fashion that featured 44 exhibits in 2006-07 and is back open for '07-08.

Readers are encouraged to make nominations in the comments or by sending an e-mail to hoopstylesi@gmail.com, and will get credit for successful suggestions. Pictures are welcome.

Without further ado, the Archive (latest update Feb. 12; full Archive can be found here):

The Fanucci/Wolfe/Greene Suit
Rick Pitino, coach, Louisville
Classification: All-white coaching attire
Spotted: Feb. 9 vs. Georgetown
Notes: As part of the Cards' "White Out" promotion, Pitino wore this getup -- but ditched it at halftime, claiming it was a casualty of a spilled soda. With its coach back in black, the 'Ville pulled off a comeback win.

Bob Huggins, coach, West Virginia
Classification: Yellow suit
Spotted: Jan. 30 vs. Cincinnati
Notes: Huggs went all-out for his first coaching appearance against his former employer, sporting this crazy suit and matching shoes. He didn't get the desired result on the floor, however: WVU was blown out 62-39.

Sweater Vested
Pat Knight, coach, Texas Tech
Classification: O'Reilly Auto Parts Coachingwear
Spotted: Feb. 9 at Nebraska
Notes: Pat's ascension to the Red Raiders' head job moves the sweater vest, an increasingly rare sideline style, back into the forefront. The Son of Bob is well on his way to becoming the Jim Tressel of college basketball.

Thinking Pink
Essence Carson, 6-0 guard, Sr., Rutgers
Spotted: Feb. 11 at Tennessee
Notes: Carson and the Scarlet Knights wore pink uniforms -- and even pink Nikes -- for their narrow loss to the Volunteers. It was part of a "Think Pink" campaign that's aimed at promoting breast cancer awareness.

The Air Gordon Tee
Eric Gordon, 6-4 guard, Fr., Indiana
Classification: Baggy undershirt
Spotted: Feb. 10 at Ohio State
Notes: The Hoosiers' influx of t-shirt-wearing rookies -- Gordon, Jamarcus Ellis and Jordan Crawford -- caused senior star D.J. White to cut off his sleeves. This oversized look has become Gordon's trademark.


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