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Georgia to wear home red jerseys in 2019 SEC Championship Game

The Georgia Bulldogs will wear their home red jerseys as the away team in the 2019 SEC Championship Game against the LSU Tigers, has confirmed.

Responding to an unrelated question on alcohol on his Twitter feed last week, SEC Communications Director Chuck Dunlap stated that the LSU Tigers have “elected to wear white” since they are the home team and they traditionally wear white jerseys at home.

We followed that comment up today by contacting Claude Felton, UGA’s Senior Associate Athletic Director and Sports Communications Director. Felton stated that yes, Georgia will wear their red home jerseys against LSU on Saturday.

Most college teams typically wear colored jerseys at home and white jerseys on the road. But not a few teams, including LSU. The reason why via LSU’s 2019 football media guide:

LSU is one of the few college football teams that traditionally wear white jerseys for home games. The tradition originated when LSU won its first national championship in 1958. Head coach Paul Dietzel had a habit of tinkering with the uniform every year. In 1958, he chose to wear white jerseys for LSU’s home games, and the Tigers subsequently won the national championship. A superstitious man, Dietzel didn’t change the uniform after that season. LSU continued to wear white jerseys for home games throughout the Charlie McClendon Era. When Jerry Stovall took over as head coach in 1980, he said the Tigers would occasionally wear purple jerseys so that home fans could see a different color. In 1982, the NCAA changed its jersey rule, requiring teams to wear dark colored jerseys for home games. The Tigers wore purple jerseys for all home games from 1983 to 1994. When Gerry DiNardo became head coach in 1995, he vowed to change the NCAA jersey rule. After petitioning the rules committee of the American Football Coaches Association, he personally met with each member of the NCAA Football Rules Committee. DiNardo’s efforts were successful and the Tigers were allowed to wear white jerseys again beginning in 1995. A stipulation of the new rule was that the visiting team would have to give the home team permission to wear the white jerseys. The first team to deny LSU’s request was DiNardo’s former team, Vanderbilt.

Instead of going back to purple jerseys, the Tigers took to the field in new gold jerseys. The SEC later adopted a league rule stipulating that the home team has sole discretion in determining its jersey color. Nick Saban became LSU’s head coach in 2000 and continued the white jersey tradition, but with a twist. Saban decided that LSU would wear purple jerseys for all non-SEC games, except the home opener. That tradition continues today.

Georgia and LSU are scheduled to square off at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga., on Saturday, Dec. 7. The game will be televised by CBS at 4:00pm ET.

SEC Championship Game Tickets are available from our partner StubHub and are currently running around $240 per ticket including fees.

LSU and Georgia met most recently during the regular-season in 2018 at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La. LSU defeated Georgia in that contest, 36-16, and they currently holds a 17-13-1 edge in the overall series.

The winner of the SEC Championship Game will advance to the College Football Playoff Semifinals. LSU is likely in the CFP regardless of Saturday’s outcome, while Georgia would be out if they suffer a second loss.

A Rooting Guide to the College Football Playoff

TCU fans don’t have a bowl game to look forward to this season, and that stinks.

But there are bright sides to not worrying about how the Horned Frogs will handle a mid-level P5 team in a far-off neutral site city. For one, this allows the smart gambler time to find his or her sure plays. When I ignore my family on Christmas Eve to watch BYU-Hawaii in the Hawaii Bowl, I’ll be able to tell my mom exactly why I put so many units on the Rainbow Warriors covering the spread!

Not having a bowl team also allows TCU fans to hop aboard a bandwagon, and that’s what we’ll talk about today. LSU, Oklahoma, Clemson and Ohio State will play for a national championship this year. Now is the time to declare your allegiance and begin to mock fans of the other three teams as though you were sworn enemies.

Here’s a guide for free agent TCU fans looking to latch on to a Playoff team. As always, if you have a tenuous connection to one of the four — like, if your great-aunt went to Clemson, or you played high school soccer with a guy that went to LSU — now’s a good chance to maximize those for all they’re worth.
LSU Tigers

Why you should root for them: I could point you to any Ed Orgeron press conference for this. Coach O has become a living, growling, gumbo-guzzling meme, and I am all for it. Joe Burrow is a shoo-in for the Heisman and produces absolute witchcraft from the quarterback position at times. Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire is a furiously angry bowling ball. Grant Delpit and Derek Stingley Jr. wreak havoc on defense. Watching Cajuns be happy makes me happy, and should make you happy as well.

Why you shouldn’t root for them: This is a galaxy-brain reason, but TCU has been steadily trying to make headway recruiting in Louisiana (see: Garret Wallow, Ar’Darius Washington, Justin Rogers). LSU winning a national title might just seal up the state for the Tigers. Also, if you’re one of those weirdos that has an anti-SEC mentality, I guess that’s a reason as well.
Clemson Tigers

Why you should root for them: Trevor (writer’s note: this originally said Taylor. I am a big dumb idiot.) Lawrence is a surgical beach bum. Travis Etienne might sneakily be the best running back in the country. Dynasties are uncomfortably fun to root for, and the Tigers are on the verge of becoming one. If you enjoy lecturing people on the values of amateurism, this is the team for you.

Why you shouldn’t root for them: Dabo’s shtick is getting old quickly. Clemson didn’t play anybody all year. Howard’s Rock is an overrated tradition. South Carolina is the lesser of the two Carolinas.
Ohio State Buckeyes

Why you should root for them: Chase Young might be overhyped, but he’s not overrated — he’s a one-man demolition derby at defensive end. Justin Fields has somehow just thrown one interception this season and is maddeningly frustrating to watch. J.K. Dobbins will break at least one play that will leave your jaw on the ground.

Why you shouldn’t root for them: Well, they employed Urban Meyer as recently as 2018. The Big 10 is a boring slog full of angry men in hoodies and jerseys thrown on over hoodies. If you still hold a grudge from 2014, let it carry over to now.
Oklahoma Sooners

Why you should root for them: The Big 12 needs some respect, and Oklahoma winning would bring it. CeeDee Lamb is, for my money, the best receiver in the country. If you’re a Cowboys fan that wants Jerry Jones to hire Lincoln Riley, a national title would go a long way in convincing ol’ Jerry.

Why you shouldn’t root for them: You want the Big 12 to earn respect, you just don’t want Oklahoma to have any. You’re a Cowboys fan that doesn’t want Lincoln Riley. You think the transfer quarterback market is a massive farce and a disgrace to the game (at least, until TCU lands a great one).

Who I’m rooting for:

LSU. Geaux Tigahs.

Gameday fashion brings college women closer together

On a typical Saturday at The University of Alabama, thousands of students flock to the Quad and Bryant-Denny Stadium dressed in their most fashionable outfits. At every turn, there seems to be a well-dressed student who is ready to show off her school spirit for the Crimson Tide.

Over time, the clothes worn to game days have gotten dressier and trendier, including fashionable skirts, dresses and rompers along with heels, boots and sandals. While this may seem like a far cry from the tennis shoes and jerseys of the past, college women have created their own culture through their gameday fashion.

On top of wearing unique pieces found everywhere from thrift stores to boutiques, women students also find different ways to add crimson or houndstooth to their gameday looks. Even if they aren’t wearing any crimson, they use red-and-white shakers tucked into their boots or red ribbons tied into their hair to show love for their team.

Bryleigh Tucker, a freshman majoring in biology, said that while she does dress up more for game day, she does so while still remaining comfortable.

“My favorite gameday look is probably just a cute skirt with a red sweater or a nice red shirt, and always a gameday button and some cute boots,” Tucker said. “I almost always want to be comfortable, but I still want to look cute, so I try to make them both work.”

Skyler Dunn, a freshman majoring in history, said that she never feels pressured to wear certain clothes or outfits to games.

“I’m a big proponent of keeping it comfortable on game days, whether that be a cute sweater or leggings,” Dunn said. “I’m always in leggings and honestly, probably a jersey. I think you can still dress up school spirit wear to make it cute. As long as you’re supporting the Tide, then you’re going to be just fine.”

With the change in women’s gameday outfits, some controversy has also quietly erupted onto the scene. Some people criticize the students for dressing too provocatively or even too dressy for a college football game.

Grace Brandon, a sophomore majoring in finance, said that some people are too quick to judge college women.

“I think we’re an easy target,” Brandon said. “There’s a lot of us, and we wear a lot of different, fun things. I mean, we hear enough of it that it just kind of goes over our heads at this point.”

Most women don’t let these critics stop them from enjoying football games and cheering on their favorite team.

“They shouldn’t even really be at a football game if their concern is what the girls are wearing,” Tucker said.

While it may seem like gameday fashion plays a divisive role in the lives of women, most would say otherwise. Tucker, Dunn and Brandon all agreed that gameday fashion brings women closer together.

“There is nothing like game day, calling my friend at 8:00 in the morning and saying that ‘I have nothing to wear so please bring over as many options as you can,’” Brandon said. “You all get to bond over what you wear to the game, and you get to take pictures and borrow each other’s clothes, so it’s a lot of fun.”

“Girls always want to help another girl get a cute outfit,” Tucker said. “Or if you’re out at a game and something messes up, they always help you fix it.”

College campuses have forever been changed by the emergence of the new gameday fashion. Instead of allowing their appearance to divide them, college women have created a culture and community based on their clothes that is carefree, fun and rarely judgemental.

“Some girls just like to dress up, whether it be for themselves or to have fun getting ready with their friends,” Dunn said. “I think it’s just a big part of the culture.”