The good citizens of Moscow, Idaho have been quite vocal about the athletic uniforms of one of their college sports teams and the cheerleading squad at the University of Idaho. A month ago they rose up in protest over a UI logo that was sewn onto the butt of Vandals players football pants. The offending patch was promptly removed.
Now the folks in the stands have taken their own stand against what they collectively consider the skimpy and inappropriate uniforms of the Idaho Vandals cheerleading squad. The cute two piece uni features a halter top and skirt ensemble and was said to have caused some of the squad members to be flashing more than their team spirit. It has been likened to what the NFL cheerleaders wear and got the boot just one month into the school year.
Dean of Student Affairs, Bruce Pitman, said that they were sensitive to community pressure, although he did admit that some fans loved the uniforms. The girls tried wearing black volleyball shorts and football jersey tops but that was only a temporary nod to the crowd. The athletic director, Rob Spears, has spent $4,200 to purchase new uniforms that will arrive in time for the October 4th game. They are said to feature a less revealing halter top and a skirt that is 6″ longer.
Added note: one of our readers pointed out that Idaho has a Mormon population that represents 20% of the religious community of the state. Things are starting to make more sense. The viewer told us that cheerleaders at their school had to wear long sleeved turtleneck shirts and to-the-knees biker shorts under their uniforms. Amazing but true. Go Vandals!
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