Tom Murphy is a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A graduate of Louisiana Tech University, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America, and voter for the Heisman Trophy and AP Top 25 football poll. Murphy was the 2017 Arkansas Sportswriter of the Year.
Laundry mistake leaves Diamond Hogs short on postseason uniforms
Arkansas infielder Carson Shaddy fields a ground ball hit by South Carolina's Madison Stokes during the first inning of a Southeastern Conference tournament NCAA college baseball game Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
HOOVER, Ala. The Arkansas Razorbacks will be without one of their jersey combinations for the near future after a laundering mistake in Athens, Ga., last weekend.
It is customary for the home team to wash the jerseys of the traveling team in their industrial-sized washers, particularly in a case like the Razorbacks, who were not returning to Fayetteville after their series against Georgia last week.
Arkansas officials arranged to have the Bulldogs' equipment team wash their red jerseys, white jerseys and white pants over the weekend. The big problem: they were washed together and the crimson jerseys bled onto the whites, turning them pink.
The Razorbacks have just two sets of jerseys in Hoover, their cream-colored combo, typically worn on home Sundays, and their road grays.
The laundering error was accidental, a UA official said.
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