The Texas A&M men’s basketball team is having a difficult season and may not reach the NCAA Tournament. It doesn’t help matters that the coaching staff is being chastised for their on-court apparel.
When the Aggies played the Auburn Tigers, the nation’s top team, on Saturday, the college basketball world took note. Texas A&M defeated 75-58, but the coaches’ apparel was the major news.
The Aggies have a 15-10 overall record and a 4-8 Big 12 Conference record. Buzz Williams, the head coach at Texas A&M, is noted for wearing a variety of colorful outfits.
Many basketball coaches in college and the NBA ditched their tailored suits for casual clothing when the sports world resumed following the pandemic-related break in spring 2020. The Aggies’ coaching staff, on the other hand, has been wearing three-piece suits this season, and Williams, who is in his third season as head coach, requested that the staff dress similarly.
Several jokes about the Aggies coaching staff were made throughout the game on Twitter, according to BroBible. Some compared the Texas A&M employees to insurance agents, while others went back much further.
The National Hockey League is currently the only league that has continued to use uniforms once sports have resumed.
The coronavirus pandemic halted sports of many types around the world, including high school sports across the country and the NCAA basketball tournament for men and women. The WNBA, NBA, and NHL seasons were postponed until June, and the playoffs were held in bubbles in Florida and Canada to ensure that the athletes were put through their paces on a regular basis. Meanwhile, the MLB regular season was cut from 100 to 60 games.
The WNBA is still the only professional sports league with a vaccination rate of 99 percent. The league, which is primarily made up of Black women, was eager to get vaccinated in order to keep its season running smoothly.