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3/04/2008 09:04:00 AM

Style Archive Update No. 10

This is the season's 10th 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 March 4; full Archive can be found here):

The Sharpie
Kevin Love, UCLA/A.J. Price, UConn
Classification: Thin-line facial hair
Spotted: Bi-coastally
Notes: The stars of Westwood and Storrs have been sporting beards skinny enough to be drawn on with a marker. The look seems to be working, though, as both Love and Price are All-America candidates.

Candy Stripers
Classification: Warmup Pants
Spotted: The layup line
Notes: The Hoosiers have long been famous for their red-and-white, tear-off trousers, but the Vols -- also sponsored by Adidas -- got into the act this season, rocking throwbacks to the Ray Mears era.

Van Chancellor, coach, LSU
Classification: Neckwear
Spotted: Feb. 25 vs. UConn
Notes: Chancellor rocked a bow tie at the start of the Lady Tigers' loss to UConn, but ditched it at half for more traditional neckwear. "I will never wear another bow tie as long as I coach," he said.

High-Fashion Goggs
Marcus Landry, 6-7 forward, Jr., Wisconsin
Classification: Modern Rec Specs
Spotted: Feb. 20 at Illinois
Notes: Although I still prefer the yellow goggs worn by UCLA's Alfred Aboya earlier this season, Landry has a slick pair of Adidas specs. Basketball eyewear has come a long way since the days of Kurt Rambis.

Kissing Goodbye
Drew Neitzel, 6-0 guard, Sr., Michigan State
Classification: Center-court smooch
Spotted: March 2 vs. Indiana
Notes: Neitzel, as well as fellow senior Drew Naymick, made this parting gesture on their final trip off the court on the Spartans' Senior Day. The game itself was a laugher, as State routed Indiana, 103-74.


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Posted: 10:25 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Hey Luke, just wanted you to know that your 'sharpie' is actually called the 'chin strap'.
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