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Kentucky unveils new jerseys to mixed reviews

Jeff Eisenberg
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Kentucky fan Bill Gatton and the 2014-15 Wildcats show off their new jerseys (via @UKCoachCal)

Kentucky fan Bill Gatton and the 2014-15 Wildcats show off their new jerseys (via @UKCoachCal)

Since Thursday was team picture day at Kentucky, the Wildcats decided it was the ideal time to unveil their new home jerseys for next season.

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A close-up of the jerseys (via @UKequipment)

A close-up of the jerseys (via @UKequipment)

Alas, as often is the case with new jerseys, the reviews were mixed.

Hardly anyone had any issues with the white tops, which are classic, simple and very similar to those worn by other Kentucky teams in recent years aside from the lack or a blue border around the neckline. The aspect that was a bit more controversial are the shorts, which eschew the usual vertical stripes down the side in favor of a checkerboard pattern. 

Wrote one commenter on Kentucky Sports Radio: "I personally like the uniforms. The checkered print on the shorts give the uniforms character, and totally liking not having the blue trim on the jerseys."

Countered a second commenter: "The shorts do look kind of goofy. Not that I was asked, but stripes always beat whatever you call that pattern."

Ultimately, any disappointed Kentucky fans can take solace in this: Jerseys always look better when worn by McDonald's All-Americans, and the Wildcats will boast a record-tying nine of them this season.

Plus, it could be worse. At least the new jerseys aren't denim.

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