I thought I had given this uniform from our Rivalry Week feature its own freestanding entry, but I was wrong. The Huskies' recent smack-talking of Central Florida had me thinking about the whole ram-napping escapade again, so here we go.
The 1934 UConn uniform was a one-year style (even then the team had a hard time sticking with one style!) that was unique for a few reasons:
1) It was the first UConn jersey with numbers on the front;
2) It appears to have employed Rhody/Columbia-esque light blue trim on a dirty gray jersey;
3) It was the last year before the school adopted the "Huskies" nickname. (All the sports entries in the Nutmeg yearbook refer to the teams as the "Nutmeggers" or "Blue and White.")
|The first page of the football entry from the 1935 Nutmeg yearbook.|
When kidnapping the other team's mascot is considered the season's high point,
you know it's been a long season.