We all know that the NFL, NCAA, MLB, NBA, and NHL make championship apparel for teams involved in a championship game. The team that wins the championship has their shirts almost immediately put on the market, while the others are usually sent to countries where children and needy people could really use a shirt on their back or a jacket to keep them warm.
When it comes to the NCAA Tournament, it seems apparel is made for all four teams that make it to that year’s Final Four. We now know where the championship shirts for the Kentucky Wildcats ended up.
College Spun shared a photo of the championship shirt, that is eerily similar to the Duke championship shirt except for the school logo being the famous “UK”, that was said to be found being worn all over the country of Haiti. Maybe somebody should try to get their hands on one of those shirts, because that could really be a collector’s item some day.
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It could also just be a painful reminder of what almost was for the Kentucky Wildcats. The team was 38-0 and were looking to become the first team to win the NCAA championship as undefeated team since Indiana in 1975 before they fell to Wisconsin in Indianapolis.
Maybe next year the Wildcats will be seeing their shirts in stores in America instead of popping up randomly in a foreign country. I guess we will have to wait and see.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports