Texas A&M men’s basketball coaching staff become the butt of jokes for wearing mid-19th century attire

The Texas A&M men’s basketball team is struggling this season and may miss out on the NCAA Tournament. And it doesn’t help that the coaching staff is heckled for their choice of attire on the pitch.

The college basketball world took notice on Saturday as the Aggies took on the Auburn Tigers, the top team in the nation. Texas A&M lost 75-58, but the big story was the coaches’ attire.

The Aggies are 15-10 overall and 4-8 in the Big 12 Conference. The Texas A&M coaching staff is led by BuzzWilliamswho is well known for sporting son.

When the sports world restarted after its pandemic-related hiatus in the spring of 2020, many college and NBA basketball coaches ditched their custom suits for relaxed son. However, the Aggies coaching staff have worn three-piece suits this season, and Williams, who is in his third season coaching Texas A&M, has asked the staff to dress the same.

According to BroBible, the Aggies coaching staff was the subject of several jokes during the game on Twitter. Some have compared Texas A&M personnel to Assurance workers, while others have gone much further in time.

Currently, the only league to continue to wear league-wide sports suits after the restart of sports is the National Hockey League.

The coronavirus pandemic has shut down sports of all kinds around the world, including high school sports across the country, the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament. The WNBA, NBA and NHL seasons were postponed until June and their playoffs were played in bubbles in Florida and Canada to ensure players were tested daily. Meanwhile, the MLB regular season was shortcut per 100 games to 60.

The WNBA remains the only professional league with a 99% vaccination rate. The league, made up mostly of black women, was quick to get vaccinated in a bid to keep its season uninterrupted.