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Utah goes old school, but fails to charm Boylen


Utah sporting some familiar uniforms on Saturday. If you followed the Utes back in the ‘60s.

To honor the 50th anniversary of their 1960-61 squad that reached the Final Four, Utah brought out some clean, simple uniforms with UTAH across the front and no names in the back.

It’s kind of a cool thing, too. No individuals. Just a “team.”

But they lost to Colorado State, 74-68.

No wonder coach Jim Boylen isn’t making any uniforms switches permanent. From the Deseret News:

“I think we’re the Runnin’ Utes and like that name for us,” he said. “I’m thankful we got a chance to wear (the throwback jerseys) but they will not be our uniform for next year.”

Still, I think they should put the unis to the test and break ‘em out again for the Mountain West tournament. Then see if any magic rubs off.

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