"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."
All maize uniforms confirmed for OSU, this time with shoes!
these are the worst alternates I've seen M wear in any sport, and it's not even about the aesthetics. I'm about 99.9% sure there's an NCAA rule in effect prohibiting this jersey. Article 5)b)6 of the basketball rulebook, specifically.
The number shall be one single solid color that contrasts the neutralzone and may be bordered by no more than a ½-inch border of anycolor(s).
Did we get a special dispensation? Also iirc (and I probably don't) Stanford used to rock striped numbers.
Actually no, wearing these is breaking NCAA rules. It's just that the NCAA hasn't bothered enforcing it all season
Let's use a little reason here.
Do you think it's more likely that the NCAA has forgotten about basic uniform rules or that teams asked for and received permission to wear these?
ADs want crazy uniforms to sell, NCAA says "sure, fuck the rules if we can make a few bucks" and we get unreadable uniforms.
I bet if it came up, Adidas/Michigan would tell you to look closely and see that the shades of yellow are slightly different between the jersey background and the number. So, technically, these probably dont break the rules.
Good Lord. I think some junior high girl from 1987 is missing her pastel Reebok high tops. I hope it is just the color on my browser.
Marketing guy at Adidas: Art design guy, give us a totally neato jersey for Michigan basketball.
Art design guy at Adidas: Super duper, how about yellow?
Marketing guy at Adidas: Yellow? Just yellow? Nothing else? How about the shoes?
Art design guy at Adidas: Yellow too. Just yellow!
Marketing guy at Adidas: Radical! Let's do it!
Art design guy at Adidsas: I'll have my 6th grade kid whip something up in power point and we'll send it to print!
Marketing guy at Adidas: Done and done, and I mean done.
laces make for some fly kicks.
Never. Ugliest shoes I have ever seen.
Stauskas gives us another look at them:
Those are awful.
If Adidas was really interested in designing uniforms that put as much "maize" on these as possible, they would've treated their precious three stripes just as they did "Michigan" on the front of the jersey.
New mantra: it's not the name on the front of the jersey, it's the logo on the back of the shoes???
If the kids like them, whatever...
At least they're not neon green shoes. I don't hate the shoes, although I prefer either all white or all blue unis.
I actually kinda like them
...but with affection.
I assume we're trying to blind the Ohio players. Maybe woth the aesthetic travesty...
If it makes our team play better I'm all for it.
"Those are Trey Burkes feet you say? Niceeee" -Rex Ryan
Im sorry but are those MAIZE or YELLOW? Becuase Ive always wanted the 3rd jersey to be a maize one, and maize being closer to the orange side, as in DARK YELLOW, like when the sun sets. This jersey looks like YELLOW, like our football helmets.
This is technically "maize", however, it's pretty different than the maize we use in our uniforms.
Alright Adidas, I was a fan when we signed that contract, but by now...
Or perhaps you would prefer Under Armour?
Unlike Adidas, Nike only messes with uniforms for programs that need publicity to be more relevent.
For example, these are from the "Pro Combat" series, but they're pretty damn close to classic Alabama:
Umm have you seen the terrible osu nike uniforms they wear against us? I don't think ohio needs the publicity/
I think that's Alabama. Only OSU fans confuse themselves with Alabama.
You've clearly never watched Florida or Florida State play. Either that, or you feel that they're programs in need of publicity.
I am only a fuddy-duddy when it comes to home football unis. I think these are neat.
and they all said:
"I'm a BANANA!"
or corn, as it were
Who gives a shit, it's basketball
I've always liked our Maize uniforms the best, and while I would prefer our normal ones these are not THAT much worse.
Best hoops jersey hands down:
Agreed, our maize uni's are truly unique and I like them the most.
Agreed, but bring back the big bold block M. Then we have the best uni's in all of college football and in all of college basketball.
Agreed. I like the regular maize jerseys. Aren't our regular maize jerseys maize enough? Apparently not for adidas and DB. Ugh. I don't think the home football jerseys are far off. I hope I'm wrong.
Why put that irrelevant design on the pants. Just keep it simple and put a block M somewhere.
Not my favorite, but not the worst.
Bad. Shoes are worse. It's getting difficult to defend Adidas. 89 throwbacks were on
very reminiscent of the NBA Christmas jerseys, given that they're all made by Adidas. Anyone happen to watch the Pacers play in their alternates and recall how difficult it was to see the numbers/names? Not as big a deal with basketball as with football, as you can actually see people's faces and bodies, unless you're not familiar with all the players. Meaning, WE shouldn't have a problem identifying players, but osu fans probably will (but who cares about them anyway amiright?)
Legibility be damned, these are awesome for a one-off thing. UMichBball twitter also says that they'll have maize socks.
I'm not going to throw a hissy fit over something relatively minor like this. I will throw a hissy fit if I ever see those bumble bee uniforms we had in the trash tornado game.
Hopefully they already tested the number thing after the bowl game debacle.
And thought this post was talking about busting out all maize uniforms for the football team vs. Ohio, not the basketball team. The thought of 300 lb behemoths dressed in an all maize football gear ensemble is grounds for immediate arrest and physical brutality by the Fashion Police. Unless of course, you're an Oregon fan, in which case you happily refer to it as "Awesome Nike Alternative Combat Uniform #7."
I wish we would go back to wearing blue jerseys at home like in football. I don't know why basketball went to whites at home in the first place and I hate those shoes.
Kansas has already worn them this season in all blue if anyone missed that game. I don't mind the jersey when you look at it in a picture, but I have a feeling I'm going to dislike them for the same reason that I disliked our bowl uniforms: you can't tell who the hell is doing things because the numbers are invisible on TV. That said, probably not as big of a deal with basketball.
And why is no one asking the important question? Is Burke going to play with his shoelaces untied? (/s in case that is necessary)
Meh. These could be worse and I like having uniform variety in basketball. They really need to pick themselves up and beat Ohio to gather momentum for a couple tough road games.