OUT WITH THE NEW: BYU TOLD TO DITCH BIBS ON HOME UNIFORMS
New NCAA legislation has forced Brigham Young Univ.
(BYU) to get rid of the white swatches of fabric on the
front of their home football uniforms -- known as "bibs" --
for the 2000 season, according to Jeff Call of the DESERET
NEWS. BYU AD Val Hale: "The legislation prohibits white on
the home jersey, with the exception of the player's number.
That eliminates the bibs." BYU debuted the Nike-designed
uniforms last season, but many fans "expressed their
aversion to the brash fashion statement." BYU LB Justin
Ena: "They were voted, what, the ugliest or second ugliest
uniforms in the country? We didn't mind them. But we'll
proudly comply with the NCAA." Also, several BYU opponents
"complained" that the white bibs "caused confusion as they
blended with the visiting team's white tops." Nike will
again create the new home uniforms (DESERET NEWS, 3/28).