Roy Williams Tie Tracker: Rutgers


One thing all UNC fans have come to know, love and expect of Roy Williams is his fashionable selection of ties, most often courtesy of Chapel Hill outfitter Alexander Julian. The same man who put the argyle on the side of the basketball uniform is still turning heads with what he’s putting around Ol’ Roy’s neck. So, here at The Rafters we decided to pay homage to the best accesory in college hoops, if not the entire sporting world, and document every tie Roy Williams wears this season.


Roy was back to his old ways with a white shirt and black slacks. The arm sling cover was looking real clean though.

The Old Well logo that appeared for one game on Roy’s pocket was back like it was against Presbyterian.


And while Roy’s tie has been absent as of late, some coaches on the opposite bench are trying to make up for it.

You know you can’t dress better than the Heels though.

Here’s this years stats:

Game 1: Florida International, W 88-72 – Small paisley in aqua and dark blue with pocket square

Game 2: North Carolina Central, W 89-42 – Large paisley in Carolina and navy blue and gold with pocket square

Game 3: Valparaiso, W 88-77 – Large paisley-ish in gold, navy, brown and Carolina with pocket square

Game 4: Ohio State, W 77-73 – Diagonal white stripes over light blue back with pocket square

Game 5: Syracuse, L 87-71 – Large paisley in Carolina and navy blue with pocket square

Game 6: Gardner-Webb, W 93-72 – Blue and white dotted with pocket square

Game 7: Nevada, W 80-73 – Carolina blue and white diagonal stripes with no jacket or pocket square, removed tie in first half, black arm sling

Game 8: Michigan State, W 89-82 – No tie, Carolina blue plaid shirt with no jacket or pocket square, black arm sling, AIDs ribbon

Game 9: Kentucky, L 68-66 – No tie, white shirt with no jacket, pre-game pinstriped jacket with pocket square, black arm sling

Game 10: Presbyterian, W 103-64 – No tie, white shirt with no jacket or pocket square, Old Well emblem on pocket, arm sling with Carolina blue patterned cover

Game 11: Texas, L 103-90 – No tie, white shirt with no jacket or pocket square, arm sling with Carolina blue patterned cover

Game 12: Marshall, W 98-61 – No tie, Carolina blue plaid shirt with no jacket or pocket square, arm sling with Carolina blue patterned cover

Game 13: Rutgers, W 81-67 – No tie, white shirt with no jacket or pocket square, Old Well logo on pocket, arm sling with Carolina blue patterned cover

[Some photos by N&O’s Robert Willett and InsideCarolina’s Jim Hawkins]

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