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Iowa Issues Cease and Desist to Anyone Wearing Black Uniforms

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It was only a matter of time before this happened

It was announced early Tuesday morning that Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta has issued a far-reaching cease and desist order regarding the color black on uniforms.

Iowa, as it is widely known, not only discovered the color black nearly 18,000 years ago, but was the first team to put the color on their uniforms.

“While we have tolerated the Pittsburgh Steelers copying our uniforms for years, this trend of black uniforms across sports and popular culture just became too much for us to bare”, said Gary Barta to the assembled media. “Teams in every sport and people in all walks of life are now are stealing this color concept from us, and we felt that now was the time for action.”

Wide Right & Natty Lite was able to obtain the list of whom the C&D letter was sent to by the University of Iowa Athletic Department:

People of Note

  • Police, Firefighters, EMTs
  • Priests, ministers, and other religious leaders
  • The Men in Black
  • Burglars
  • The estate of Johnny Cash
  • Chefs
  • The US Military
  • KISS
  • Ozzy Osbourne
  • The Black Keys
  • AC/DC
  • The New Zealand National Rugby Team
  • The cast of the Matrix
  • Black Sabbath
  • Blackstone Griddles

NCAA

  • Air Force
  • Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University
  • Alabama State University
  • Alcorn State University
  • Appalachian State University
  • Arizona State University
  • Arkansas State University
  • Auburn University
  • Austin Peay State University
  • Ball State University
  • Baylor University
  • Belmont University
  • Bethune-Cookman University
  • Binghamton University
  • Boise State University
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Bowling Green State University
  • Bradley University
  • Brigham Young University
  • Brown University
  • Bryant University
  • Bucknell University
  • Butler University
  • Cal State Bakersfield
  • Cal State Fresno
  • Cal State Fullerton
  • Cal State Long Beach
  • Cal State Northridge
  • Cal State Sacramento
  • California Polytechnic State University
  • Campbell University
  • Canisius College
  • Central Connecticut State University
  • Central Michigan University
  • Charleston Southern University
  • Chicago State University
  • Clemson University
  • Cleveland State University
  • Coastal Carolina University
  • Colgate University
  • College of Charleston
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • College of William & Mary
  • Colorado State University
  • Columbia University
  • Coppin State University
  • Cornell University
  • Creighton University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Davidson College
  • Delaware State University
  • DePaul University
  • Drake University
  • Drexel University
  • Duke University
  • Duquesne University
  • East Carolina University
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Eastern Washington University
  • Elon University
  • Fairfield University
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Florida A&M University
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Florida International University
  • Florida State University
  • Fordham University
  • Furman University
  • Gardner–Webb University
  • George Mason University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Georgia State University
  • Gonzaga University
  • Grambling State University
  • Hampton University
  • Harvard University
  • High Point University
  • Hofstra University
  • Houston Baptist University
  • Idaho State University
  • Illinois State University
  • Indiana State University
  • Indiana University
  • Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne
  • Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Iona College
  • Iowa State University
  • Jackson State University
  • Jacksonville State University
  • Jacksonville University
  • James Madison University
  • Kansas State University
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Kent State University
  • La Salle University
  • Lafayette College
  • Lamar University
  • Lehigh University
  • Liberty University
  • Lipscomb University
  • Long Island University–Brooklyn
  • Longwood University
  • Louisiana State University
  • Louisiana Tech University
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Loyola University Maryland
  • Manhattan College
  • Marist College
  • Marquette University
  • Marshall University
  • McNeese State University
  • Mercer University
  • Miami University
  • Michigan State University
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Mississippi State University
  • Mississippi Valley State University
  • Missouri State University
  • Monmouth University
  • Montana State University
  • Morehead State University
  • Morgan State University
  • Mount St. Mary’s University
  • Murray State University
  • NCAA Division I Schools
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • New Mexico State University
  • Niagara University
  • Nicholls State University
  • None
  • Norfolk State University
  • North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • North Carolina State University
  • North Dakota State University
  • Northeastern University
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Northwestern State University
  • Northwestern University
  • Oakland University
  • Ohio State University
  • Ohio University
  • Oklahoma State University Stillwater
  • Old Dominion University
  • Oral Roberts University
  • Oregon State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Pepperdine University
  • Portland State University
  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Presbyterian College
  • Princeton University
  • Providence College
  • Purdue University
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Radford University
  • Rice University
  • Rider University
  • Robert Morris University
  • Rutgers University
  • Sacred Heart University
  • Saint Francis University
  • Saint Joseph’s University
  • Saint Louis University
  • Saint Mary’s College of California
  • Saint Peter’s University
  • Sam Houston State University
  • Samford University
  • San Diego State University
  • San Jose State University
  • Santa Clara University
  • Savannah State University
  • Seattle University
  • Seton Hall University
  • Siena College
  • South Carolina State University
  • South Dakota State University
  • Southeast Missouri State University
  • Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Southern University
  • Southern Utah University
  • St. Bonaventure University
  • St. Francis College
  • St. John’s University
  • Stanford University
  • Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Stetson University
  • Stony Brook University
  • Syracuse University
  • Temple University
  • Tennessee State University
  • Tennessee Technological University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi
  • Texas Christian University
  • Texas Southern University
  • Texas State University
  • Texas Tech University
  • The Citadel
  • Towson University
  • Troy University
  • Tulane University
  • UC Davis
  • UC Irvine
  • UC Riverside
  • UC Santa Barbara
  • UCLA
  • United States Military Academy
  • United States Naval Academy (Navy)
  • University at Albany, SUNY
  • University at Buffalo
  • University of Akron
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
  • University of California
  • University of Central Arkansas
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Dayton
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Denver
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • University of Evansville
  • University of Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Hartford
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • University of Houston
  • University of Idaho
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaige
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • University of Louisiana at Monroe
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Maine
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • University of Memphis
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Missouri–Kansas City
  • University of Montana
  • University of Nebraska Lincoln
  • University of Nebraska Omaha
  • University of Nevada Reno
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of New Orleans
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • University of North Dakota
  • University of North Florida
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Portland
  • University of Rhode Island
  • University of Richmond
  • University of San Diego
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of South Alabama
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of South Carolina Upstate
  • University of South Dakota
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Southern Mississippi
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • University of Tennessee at Martin
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Texas at El Paso
  • University of Texas at San Antonio
  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • University of the Pacific
  • University of Toledo
  • University of Tulsa
  • University of Utah
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington
  • University of Wisconsin Green Bay
  • University of Wisconsin Madison
  • University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
  • University of Wyoming
  • UNLV
  • Utah State University
  • Utah Valley University
  • Valparaiso University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Villanova University
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia Military Institute
  • Virginia Tech
  • Wagner College
  • Wake Forest University
  • Washington State University
  • Weber State University
  • West Virginia University
  • Western Carolina University
  • Western Illinois University
  • Western Kentucky University
  • Western Michigan University
  • Wichita State University
  • Winthrop University
  • Wofford College
  • Wright State University
  • Xavier University
  • Yale University
  • Youngstown State University

NFL:

  • Arizona Cardinals
  • Atlanta Falcons
  • Baltimore Ravens
  • Buffalo Bills
  • Carolina Panthers
  • Chicago Bears
  • Cincinnati Bengals
  • Cleveland Browns
  • Dallas Cowboys
  • Denver Broncos
  • Detroit Lions
  • Green Bay Packers
  • Houston Texans
  • Indianapolis Colts
  • Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • Las Vegas Raiders
  • Los Angeles Chargers
  • Los Angeles Rams
  • Miami Dolphins
  • Minnesota Vikings
  • New England Patriots
  • New Orleans Saints
  • New York Giants
  • New York Jets
  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • Pittsburgh Steelers
  • San Francisco 49ers
  • Seattle Seahawks
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Tennessee Titans
  • Washington Football Team

MLB

  • Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Atlanta Braves
  • Baltimore Orioles
  • Boston Red Sox
  • Chicago White Sox
  • Chicago Cubs
  • Cincinnati Reds
  • Cleveland Indians
  • Colorado Rockies
  • Detroit Tigers
  • Houston Astros
  • Kansas City Royals
  • Los Angeles Angels
  • Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Miami Marlins
  • Milwaukee Brewers
  • Minnesota Twins
  • New York Yankees
  • New York Mets
  • Oakland Athletics
  • Philadelphia Phillies
  • Pittsburgh Pirates
  • San Diego Padres
  • San Francisco Giants
  • Seattle Mariners
  • St. Louis Cardinals
  • Tampa Bay Rays
  • Texas Rangers
  • Toronto Blue Jays
  • Washington Nationals

NBA

  • Atlanta Hawks
  • Boston Celtics
  • Brooklyn Nets
  • Charlotte Hornets
  • Chicago Bulls
  • Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Dallas Mavericks
  • Denver Nuggets
  • Detroit Pistons
  • Golden State Warriors
  • Houston Rockets
  • Indiana Pacers
  • Los Angeles Clippers
  • Los Angeles Lakers
  • Memphis Grizzlies
  • Miami Heat
  • Milwaukee Bucks
  • Minnesota Timberwolves
  • New Orleans Pelicans
  • New York Knicks
  • Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Orlando Magic
  • Philadelphia 76ers
  • Phoenix Suns
  • Portland Trail Blazers
  • Sacramento Kings
  • San Antonio Spurs
  • Toronto Raptors
  • Utah Jazz
  • Washington Wizards

MLS

  • Atlanta United FC
  • Chicago Fire
  • Colorado Rapids
  • Columbus Crew SC
  • D.C. United
  • FC Dallas
  • Houston Dynamo
  • LA Galaxy
  • Los Angeles FC
  • Minnesota United FC
  • Montreal Impact
  • New England Revolution
  • New York City FC
  • New York Red Bulls
  • Orlando City SC
  • Philadelphia Union
  • Portland Timbers
  • Real Salt Lake
  • San Jose Earthquakes
  • Seattle Sounders FC
  • Sporting Kansas City
  • Toronto FC
  • Vancouver Whitecaps FC

When asked about intent to pursue litigation against those who still wear black, Barta said: “Certainly that is something we intend to pursue. Our department has been no stranger to lawsuits over my tenure, so we have an experienced legal team ready to pursue action if needed.”

Stay tuned to WRNL for more developments in this story.