"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Interesting note in a recent Daily article by volleyball players Lexi Zimmerman (swoons) and Courtney Fletcher. Apparently, Nike trademarked the "maize" color, so Adidas had to make up their own color called "sun":
Nike also copyrighted the color “Maize,” so Adidas actually had to make a new version of our school color, now known as “Sun” (which the volleyball team has affectionately dubbed the “highlighter” jerseys). While the switch has become progressively easier throughout the past two years, it’s come with growing pains.
So that should explain the color differences we've noticed. Because knowing is half the battle.
My wife and I had an outstanding visit to Michigan recently, and we made our way through the campus for dinner and whatnot. I was looking to pick up some things and stopped into the MDen and Moe's, when my wife made the comment, "Do you notice how there's no maize any more? It's yellow."
And I looked around. For the most part, she's right. It never occurred to me until that point.
In response to Brian's "YOU ARE ALL TINY, TINY PEOPLE", I'm still at my 3-4 nose tackle weight. Basically I'm like Vince Wilfork, only an inch shorter, white and infinitely less talented. I'll be at the Ohio State game, and obviously want to wear MAIZE for the game. Alas, I couldn't find any shirt my size on MDEN or anywhere else. Basically, I need at minimum 4XL, but 5XL would be a safer bet.
So if anyone has anything that can help me, outside of advice on losing weight, I'd appreciate it. I'll bring Quebec's finest dark strong microbrew beer for the tailgate and after the game (provided you are of legal age).
Everyone wear maize saturday. It's not hard, just do it. Student or not, wear maize.
Don't have a maize shirt? Wear yellow. Buy a cheap 1-2 dollar maize/yellow shirt and put it over your blue hoodie for all I care.