USF's Jerseys Will Feature 'The Team' on Nameplates on Back of the Jerseys

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistAugust 19, 2014

via @McMurphyESPN

The name on the front of the jersey is usually more important than the one on the back, but in the University of South Florida's case, the name on the back is pretty important as well.

This upcoming season, the Bulls will wear jerseys with "The Team" on the nameplate on the back of the jerseys.

Update: August 19 at 5:53 p.m. ET

South Florida won't be wearing "The Team" on the back of its jerseys after all.

According to The Tampa Tribune's Joey Johnston, it is a violation of Rule 1-4-5 to put "The Team" on its nameplates. The Bulls had discussed the matter with the NCAA but has since dropped its plan to put "The Team" in the nameplate. Instead, the nameplate will remain blank.

[h/t Paul Lukas]

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It's a good concept for teamwork. When the players put on the jerseys, there is no question who they are playing for. Individual stats are great, but South Florida wants its players to play for each other.

[ESPN, h/t SB Nation]