NU's Liberman first to wear yarmulke in Big Ten game

NU's Liberman first to wear yarmulke in Big Ten game

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Northwestern freshman Aaron Liberman received his first action in a Big Ten game in Sunday’s 74-51 defeat at Michigan. By getting on the court, Liberman became the first player to wear a yarmulke in a Big Ten basketball game. In fact, according to this story, he’s only the second Division I player ever to do so.

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Liberman, who spent a year in Israel before coming to Northwestern, didn’t tally any stats in his one minute of action in Sunday’s loss.

This wasn’t a special occasion, either. Liberman wears a yarmulke every game, and he has two (purple and white; purple and black) to choose from.

About Brent Yarina BTN.com senior editor Brent Yarina covers football and men’s basketball for BTN.com. He writes the popular uniform feature “Clothes Call,” which also focuses on the latest cosmetic changes across Big Ten arenas and stadiums. Read all of his work here. You can subscribe to Yarina’s RSS feed and follow him on Twitter @BTNBrentYarina.
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