I attended my first UMass game in 1990 and Jim Mcoy and Willie Herndon wowed me there h games. I was instantly drawn to this team. Umass was wearing the home version of these shorts at the time and I remember watching them wearing the away/maroon shorts as the program improved via Calipari. These are a fantastic representation of those same shorts (my 4th pair of 19nines), comfortable and good materials. My only-ish criticism is I wished for the color to be a darker shade of maroon as I remember the originals being darker…all in all they are awesome though.