I'm working on a project about the Maize Rage and I'm trying to get together a picture of every t-shirt design. If anyone could identify what year this shirt was made in/worn in, I would greatly appreciate it. I'm completely stumped on this one.
My guess is before 1993?
The Maize Rage was formed in the 2000-01 season. I'm thinking it's in their earlier days.
I was going to guess 2000's but I didn't know that's when they started. In other wprds I'm completely useless.
I'm not positive, but I think it was the '98-'99 season. It was a midseason move to spur interest, IIRC.
The groundwork for the Maize Rage was laid by a small group of students in the early 1990s but I don't believe it officially started being called the Maize Rage until about the mid- to late-90s. Definitely before 2000 though.
I've read it was the 2000-01 season per the Michigan Daily.
It definitely was before then, but that may have been the year they got courtside seats.
I believe it was founded during the 99-00 season, but that shirt is definitely from 99-00.
I graduated in '99 and there was no maize rage in the '98-99 season. There were about 20 of us left in the student section during those lean years.
Hope thats not a chris webber refrence
Check out the write up at the end on the maize rage...could be 2001 but I wasn't there until 2003 so I can't confirm.
Edit: From the article "The back of the yellow Michigan shirts claims no time-outs in Crisler"
For sure 2001, my freshman year!
GAVIN GRONINGER! FTW!
still have the shirt!!!
If you have shirts from your other years at Michigan as well and could get some pictures of them for me I would really appreciate it.
And yes, the shirt has been identified as being from the 2001-02 season.
Let me see what i'm able to do for you, i'll have to find some deep in the closet! Where would you like the pictures???
I think that's 2001.
I seem to recall that one from the Daniel Horton years . . . maybe 2002-03?
Not sure how much this helps, but I had season tickets in 2003-2004 and I'm quite sure its not from that year.
The nice Nike one above is from 99-00. The one in 00-01 is ugly and has a big ad for Xanedu.com which was Ellerbe's wife's site. Then No Timeouts in Crisler was 01-02. I think I still have all three.
The maize rage was baptized with shirts midway through the '98-'99 season. I've got the shirt. I'll send a snapshot of it. It has some dumb cliche on the front suggesting the maize rage can't be stopped, it can only be contained. I think there was also one other one before the Nike shirt. There's definitely a non-Nike shirt that was paid for with a big, obnoxious ad for an internet site emblazoned across the back. I should be good to send those three (original/ad/Nike).
It was the first year that the Maize Rage had bleachers. I was there with Reza Breakstone, Aaron Ruhlig, Histo, Jason Oh, Brian Galvin and a few others when we met with Tom Brooks, the then Marketing Director at Michigan, to start a revitalized Maize Rage. Before then there was no organization, just the students in the theater-style seats who were given shirts from time-to-time. We became offically organized in the 2000-01 season, but this shirt coincided with Amaker's arrival and the bleachers being brought in. I, along with Ruhlig and Izzone transplant Ryan Cook came up with the slogan as we were sitting right behind the opponents bench and made continued noise during timeouts to disrupt the opponent's huddle. I don't know if they still do that.
What type of history are you compiling? I'm sure I can provide a lot of early information when the Rage first started as an organization. From the initial meetings and elections, first website, Full Court Press, Dom Bombs, etc. I was there for all of it. My freshmen year had the sect of Crawford's Crazies and my sophomore year Ruhlig and I created the Pitino heads that led to the rally for Pitino on the diag that nearly landed him as coach instead of Louisville.
If you need any help with your project, let me know.
Four friends and I wore maize shirts in the 4th row behind the visitors bench in the 1995-1996 season. They always held 3 rows for visiting players' families and friends. It was our senior year and the first year they awarded tickets in the student section based on seniority and not first-come, first-serve. I wish I could take credit but it was my friend's idea. I don't have my shirt, but my friends do. We will send the pics to the email. If you watch any televised game (which in those days could always be seen on Raycom if not CBS, ESPN) they will show us.