Do uniform changes affect broadcasts?

Originally Published: November 29, 2011
By Paul Lukas | Page 2

When Nike unveiled this season's "Pro Combat" college football uniforms in September, Clint Deans didn't like what he saw. But his reasons had nothing to do with the colors or the stripes.

Deans works as a spotter for ESPN's prime-time college football telecasts, and he noticed right away that four of the six Nike designs did not include the small uniform numbers that usually appear on the sleeves, the shoulders, or occasionally the helmets. These "extra" uni numbers are ...

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