Duane and Mike's alma mater has ditched their fashion-forward football uniforms for a less busy look, with smaller numerals and Laurier spelled out in blocky letters (artists' sketches are available if you click through on the above link).
The Hawks' new football uniforms were inspired by former team captain Chris Worden, the RCMP constable who was gunned down in the line of duty in Hay River, N.W.T. last year.The big change is to the road uniform, where Laurier's gone for white-on-white with the jerseys and pants. The new jersey looks a little like what the Minnesota Vikings used to wear, while the pants appear to be all-white, with no stripe. Speed guys, the receivers, linebackers and defensive backs, tend to love that all-white look. The jury is still out with the bullhunkuses who play on the line.
" 'Chris e-mailed me two or three weeks before he was killed,' said Hawks head coach Gary Jeffries. "He said 'I saw you guys on TV. The uniforms look horrible. You've got to get new ones. They are all ripped.'
Worden made his thoughts known to his wife, Jodie, who later spearheaded a campaign to raise $12,000, or about half of the cost of replacement jerseys."
-- Kitchener Waterloo-Record
The new look is said to "borrow elements" from the LSU Tigers. One irony there is that Louisiana State seldom wears their purple jerseys -- they wear white at home. They also don't have white pants.
Queen's is unveiling new uniforms later today.