Roy Williams Tie Tracker: Texas & Marshall
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 outfitterAlexander 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.
We at The Rafters hope you all had a great holiday season and apologize for the delay in updates, but we also needed some time off. We’re back to our old ways though with two tie trackers in one.
The first basketball game to be played in Jerry World didn’t go the way the Heels would have wished. Roy showed those Texans how to dress though keeping with his plain white shirt and Alexander Julian designed arm sling cover.
In the game against Presbyterian, Roy had on a small Old Well logo on his shirt pocket that could be seen right above the sling. That did not seem to be the case against Texas.
Roy’s Boys got back to their winning ways with Roy wearing the same shirt he took down the mighty Spartans of Michigan State with.
If you can recall, the intersection of the plaid design on the shirt results with a tiny Tar Heels emblem in the middle of each cross hatch. This is the first time Roy wore the shirt with the sling cover.
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
[Some photos by N&O’s Robert Willett and InsideCarolina’s Jim Hawkins]