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Jayhawks to wear Retro '70s uniforms Saturday vs. West Virginia

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So it seems like Kansas assistant Jerrance Howard was the first to unofficially break the news about KU's newest throwback uniform day. Because why wouldn't he be?

Howard will be the first to tell you that he has the best style of anyone on the team and his shoe collection and fancy game day attire has been talked about in various circles around here for years.

But for this next game — 3 p.m. Saturday vs. West Virginia at Allen Fieldhouse — KU will be throwing it back to a time before Howard was even born.

It's a step back into the 1970s this weekend, with the 2018-19 Jayhawks wearing a classic and clean look that names like Bud Stallworth, Darnell Valentine, Donnie Von Moore, Roger Morningstar and dozens of other Jayhawks will remember fondly from their playing days.

KU unleashed a first glimpse of the retro uniforms on its Twitter feed earlier today and Howard began sharing his excitement over the new white threads Thursday night.

Saturday's game will mark the second home game in a row that features the Jayhawks in alternate uniforms, as KU wore the Harlem Renaissance inspired gear during last weekend's win over Oklahoma State in honor of Black History Month.

Here's a quick look at what's coming tomorrow followed by a few flashbacks (in black and white images, sadly) of some of those 1970s uniforms wore by the Jayhawks of the past.

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Darnell Valentine (1978-81)

Darnell Valentine, right, fires a pass in this file photo.
Valentine, the fifth-leading assist man in Kansas basketball
history, will have his jersey retired in a ceremony at halftime of
today's game between KU and Georgia Tech.

Darnell Valentine, right, fires a pass in this file photo. Valentine, the fifth-leading assist man in Kansas basketball history, will have his jersey retired in a ceremony at halftime of today's game between KU and Georgia Tech. by Journal-World File Photo

Bud Stallworth (1970-72)

Former Kansas University standout Bud Stallworth (15) is seen
during his playing days. Stallworth, who played for the Jayhawks in
1970-72, will have his jersey raised to the rafters during halftime
of tonight's KU-Missouri game at Allen Fieldhouse.

Former Kansas University standout Bud Stallworth (15) is seen during his playing days. Stallworth, who played for the Jayhawks in 1970-72, will have his jersey raised to the rafters during halftime of tonight's KU-Missouri game at Allen Fieldhouse. by Journal-World File Photo

The 1973-74 Team Photo

The 1973-1974 Kansas basketball team. Front row, from left: Paul Werner, Reuben Shelton, Dave Taynor, Nino Samuel, Jack Hollis, Bob Emery, Tommie Smith, Tom Kivisto and Dale Greenlee. Back row, from left: Dean Nesmith (trainer), Ted Owens (head coach), Roger Morningstar, Donnie Von Moore, Rick Suttle, Danny Knight, Norm Cook, Dale Haverman, Duncan Reid (assistant) and Sam Miranda (assistant). In front: Chuck Purdy (manager).

The 1973-1974 Kansas basketball team. Front row, from left: Paul Werner, Reuben Shelton, Dave Taynor, Nino Samuel, Jack Hollis, Bob Emery, Tommie Smith, Tom Kivisto and Dale Greenlee. Back row, from left: Dean Nesmith (trainer), Ted Owens (head coach), Roger Morningstar, Donnie Von Moore, Rick Suttle, Danny Knight, Norm Cook, Dale Haverman, Duncan Reid (assistant) and Sam Miranda (assistant). In front: Chuck Purdy (manager).

Comments

Bryce Landon 1 month ago

Now THIS is a throwback I can get behind!

Phil Leister 1 month ago

People can have their qualms with adidas but damn do they make sweet jerseys.

Steve Zimmerman 1 month ago

The font size is too small than the original's.. The orientation is a bit off, too.. Meh..

Dave Miller 1 month ago

Anyone know who made the uniforms back in the 70's?

Buck Bukaty 1 month ago

Save a set for Lagerald…..he'll be thrilled with the shorts !!

Steve Rapp 1 month ago

Interesting note about the team photo....I'm pretty sure Norm Cook ended up wearing 00

Dane Pratt 1 month ago

This uniform should debut against an old big 8 opponent.

Brad Watson 1 month ago

These need to become our regular uniforms...You look like Champions in these.....you look good...you play good......I loved those days.....Ted Owens...what a fantastic person..he was great and.......the uniforms look GREAT!!!!!

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