You mean the laser lemon uniforms?
Maize basketball uniforms
What class did Desmond have in Nichols?. Or was he eating at Noodles? (i keed, i keed)
Keep up the great work Zero!
That's not Nickels Arcade in the top panel. That's North University St.
Desmond is walking towards N University meaning he could be departing from Nickels Arcade/Noodles. I am aware that Moe's is located on N University
The Diag is to his right. It looks to me like he came from there. Maybe he had a class at Angell or NatSci?
he definitely came from Ashley's.
kidding, I think Angell is the best guess - if he parked his bicycle out front, then it might make the most sense to ride up State & chuck a right onto North U. I'll pretend he's on his way to Nat Sci, because I love me some biological sciences.
Personally I'm a fan of laser lemon. Can we maybe dip them in radioactive material so they really glow?
SInce I can remember watching, I feel like we wear the Maize uniforms much more frequently thant the white unis, no matter the context of the game. I think the Fab 5 made those maize jerseys so popular that wearing them became more commonplace than usual. I might be wrong, but I can picture us in the Maize unis much more than us wearing the whites.
wore them for the first time in the home 92 Duke game I believe, but I don't think they wore them again that season (NCAA tourney included). The were very seldom used in the 93 or 94 regular season, Indiana and Iowa State in 93, and Duke and Indiana at home in 94. They wore them in all NCAA games. As much as I lile the maize uniforms, they are wearing them too much. They are wearing them to the point that I think I would like to see them "break out" the whites against Ohio State. While I can understand wearing them with more regularity than the Fab Five did in non-NCAA tourney games, they are wearing them every game right now. It is overkill.
They were rarely worn in 1991-92 (just Duke and OSU, I believe), but in the rest of the Fab Five years we wore them all the time, including on the road. It was more often than you mention.
"YOU" were in the Fab Five???
I like the bright maize uniforms... however, as an aside, they do show how far UM's "maize" has evolved when compared with the actual maize Block M at center court and "MICHIGAN" under the baskets
The block M maize on center court is the correct maize. The uniforms will move towards that color over the next couple years. (as per the AD)
And this would be the perfect place to post a picture of Trey in "maize" bringing the ball up court on the actual maize Block M.
and less of the "highlighter yellow" in general.
But I agree overall, wear the whites in general, and bring out maize for the big games.
I am an old man and the maize jerseys hurt my eyes
I personally prefer the blue unis. I'd love to see a 1989 throwback.
I'll always love the '89 jerseys. That would be something to break out for a big game, I think.
They busted out some '99 throw backs a few years ago, and they were absolutely fantastic. I wish they'd bring those out more often.
My recollection is that the NCAA made a rule change around 1990 that prohibited off-center numbering and we changed the jerseys to comply with that new rule. Missouri, and perhaps others, also had an off-center design that was similarly nixed. I don't know the current status of that rule or (if it still exists) whether a waiver can be obtained for a "thowback" game. Others have indicated that we have used the throwback look recently, but I can't remember such an instance (not saying it didn't happen).
We wore '89 throwbacks three years ago. '99 throwbacks would be these monstrosities:
This picture is full of win. I, for one, would rock one of these; I was a fan and student during these lean times. I would also be okay with a Kevin Gaines jersey. I mean, these things...yikes. Nike did it to Carolina that year, too.
I loved the shorts from that template. The downside was the fact that it was a generic template being used by a few other schools (the only one that immediately comes to mind is UNC, but there were others).
If anyone is looking for a Josh Moore replica jersey from that era, holler. Pretty sure I still have one.
They broke out replica versions of those unis for the game against OSU when they honored the '89 Championship squad. Those were pretty sweet.
It was cool to see all those guys gathered on the same court again. It's too bad we had to lose to those damn Buckeyes.
Courtesy of Mike DeSimone's page.
Some guy named Zack Novak:
is the same now as it was last year. When I think of Michigan basketball, I think of Glenn Rice, #41, blue uniform.
I don' know why, but I'm not thrilled with our current white uniforms (which have been worn this year, btw.) I also am not a big fan of the socks.
But ya know, maize or white doesn't matter to me nearly as much as playing the game well.
I actually like the blue ones the most. Then the maize, then white. I'm not really a fan of the white ones.
the official name for our current yellow. I'm with you on liking the brightness of the yellow. I think that I like it better on the fans because it really jumps out in the stands.
they've been pretty bright yellow since at least the mid-90s, when i bought my old yellow b-ball shorts. when i get a chance, i'll post a picture of them.
also, back in the day, everyone wanted the WHITE shorts, but they didn't sell them - only maize or blue.
got the whites. Got the entire Ray Jackson uni in white, Jalen in "maize," and Jimmy King in blue. You could only get the white as a replica by Russel Athletic. You can hardly tell the different, It was still authentic with stiched numbers etc., but not the Nike brand. I liked me some Fab Five. (you can make a pretty penny on those on ebay if you are so inclined)
Juwan in White, Webber in Blue, and Jalen in maize. The big 3, one in each color. Only wear them at tournament time (which wasnt' much for a number of years). Good for two wearings each for a full run to the final.
That's cool. By the time I got to campus, only Jimmy King and Ray Jackson were left, and they were gone after my freshman year. Growing up in Georgia, the Fab Five were cool, but I was too busy paying attention to GT and guys like Kenny Anderson, Dennis Scott, Brian Oliver (Lethal Weapon 3!), Travis Best, Duane Ferrell, and Jon Barry.
At this point they're just Michigan's more-or-less regular uniforms, especially (it seems) b/c they can be worn on the road or at home. The whites look boarderline strange to me now, and I think the specialness of the maize unis is gone.
but with "boarderline" all I can think of is preppies protesting something. Don't cross the boarderline!!!
Maize uniforms are a competitive advantage. They stand out more on the court making it is easier for the players to see their teammates. I would rather they wear a color consistently, that makes it easier for them to recognize one another, than to keep switching colors for the sake of symbolism.
You forgot the /s, so I'll add it for you:
Love the maize. They look great when Crisler is packed with maize too. I hope they don't mess with it in the near future. The electric yellow looks great on the basketball court.
Sadly I can only comment on what it looks like on an HDTV, but they look awesome in that context.
We should wear the Blue jerseys with Maize shorts with Black shoes. We can look just like the football team with that look.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but all of those games that you listed were either big games, or nationally televised games. So I would consider the maize jerseys to be appropriate in all of those instances. But putting all of that aside, I love the maize jerseys and I think they look great. I don't think we over-use them at all.
They AREN'T Maize... they are YELLOW. Michigan historically uses two shades of yellow...
1. The dark maize like you see in the word Michigan, on the court under the basket.
2. The light lemon yellow like you see in the jerseys youre referring to.
....now...as you were....
necessary for Arkansas-Pine Bluff?
They wore white for Arkansas-Pine Bluff. See this photo gallery from that game. Maybe you're thinking of the Bradley game, which as I noted below is the only one this season where wearing maize is really questionable.
I like the "maize" (or whatever color you consider them) no matter who we are playing. In my opinion I think they look badass, and don't think we need to be playing a "big game" to wear the "maize" jerseys. I wouldn't be opposed to the idea of making them our permanent home jerseys.
I want to see all TRUE Maize uniforms.... and the SAME color as the "MICHIGAN" script on the endcourts. How cool would that be?
IMO we should wear the maize and home...more often than not...
And Blue on the road.
It'll be interesting to see what they wear vs. OSU...I feel like they're superstitous and wear whatever color they're playing the best in.
As soon as we had a bad game in the maize we wore white at home and blue on the road.
With that said, I think the maize at home contrasts very well with the red of Ohio or the green of state? I hope we don't wear white just because we wore the maize in Columbus and didn't play well, but I could see it happening. We should've wore blue on the road vs. them anyway, it looks better against their home grey uni's than the maize did.
White isn't one of our colors. Maize (not highlighter yellow) at home, blue on the road.
Next time they're on the road.
i personally like the whites for hockey, maize for basketball, and, of course, blue for football
Absolutely prefer the Maize jerseys by a long shot. Personally, if they wore them for every game I wouldn't be offended. Just like I absolutely despise the football away jerseys. If it works, don't mess with it. On a similar note, I prefer the current maize a lot more than the old maize. Just think it's more appealing, especially when linked with blue.
The white jerseys are absolutely horrible and I'm fine with the blue. I have no problem with them wearing the maize very often
Those maize jerseys are pretty jazzy... we should give them a try for football!!!
In case anyone misses this, the multiple exclamation points probably indicate that he's joking.
I wish we wore the Maize for every road game. That's how much I like them. I feel every big home game should be maize as well, while we wear white against lesser teams.
As noted by someone else above, the Illinois game could be considered a "big game" because it was on national television. The team has worn maize 13 times out of 26 games so far, and that didn't include the first OSU game, which was one of five they've worn the blue. Here are the games where they wore maize:
- Ferris (season opener)
- all three in Maui: Memphis, Duke, UCLA
- at Virginia (Big Ten-ACC Challenge)
- at Indiana
- at Arkansas
- at MSU
The only one of these where wearing the "big game" uniforms seems questionable would be Bradley.
By the way, here's the team's record in each color:
- Maize: 8-5 (4-2 Big Ten)
- White: 8-0 (3-0)
- Blue: 3-2 (2-2)
wear white all the time.
Crazy. I was under the impression their record was better w/ the maize. Thanks for posting the numbers.
Was Bradley the game where Beilein coached aganst his son? Maybe that had to do with it.
Who decides the uniform color? Beilein, or the players, or just the equipment manager?
I might be in the minority, but i wish they would switch to football rules and wear the blues at home every game and wear White/Maize on the road. I just think the all blue uniforms are sweet.
I hope we come out with some Nike combat basketball jersey for the game Saturday.
gotcha, I like the maize
"This Saturday, be prepared. The Maize Rage is ready to give the world a Black Eye."
Don't think that this wasn't part of Nike's pitch before we signed with adidas.
But lets be honest. This...
is not this...
Really, it just shows that Illinois has gone further off the deep end that Michigan has. It's practically red, now.
What really strikes me there is not so much the maize but the blue - that "official" shade looks more like Kentucky's blue than the dark shade we use.
No, it's better.
For historical purposes, the first time I can recall maize uni's being worn was by the 76-77 team. Didn't see the game myself but I'm pretty sure I remember a picture of Ricky Green wearing maize in a Sports Illustrated article. I believe it was against Indiana – given the battle royales Johnny Orr's mid-70s teams had with Bob Knight's Indiana teams, it would make sense to break out something new for the Hoosiers.
If I'm remembering correctly, I'm pretty sure that was it until the Fab Five.
I never knew about that. I'd love to see a photo.
If he's talking about the 11/29/76 issue of SI, where Green is on the cover, they're wearing blue against IU. I could have the wrong issue or something, though; I'm not saying he's wrong. Side note: cool article about the 1976 football team and victory over a certain rival. This is the whole issue.
A little off topic but on May 11th, every Michigan fan should shatter a piece of glass on the ground in honor of Robert Traylor. It will be one year since he's passed on 5/11.
Glass....I think you know what I mean...
Save them for big games, MSU, OSU, anyone really good in the Big Ten, big out of conference games like Duke, and the Tournament. Make them special again for big games that jazz up the players when they wear them.
Jalen: "uhh, you do know that we don't have any timeouts, right Chris?"
I wish the athletic department would sell replicas of the 1989 jerseys ?
i would get a glen rice in a heartbeat, and maybe i could smash some alaskan also
I lack the graphic tools to render it (is there a decent tool for this you can download on the nets?) but I'd actually like to see:
Hoops uniforms with the '89 style wordmark - with a straight, not arched, alignment and the block M embiggened. Uniform numbers would be on-center as per NCAA guidelines. I'd keep the shorts basic, with just a block M and no side panels.
White uniform would have a maize M with blue trim and blue letters with maize trim, just like with the 80's teams
However, the Maize uniform would have all blue lettering with white trim and the Blue uniform would have all maize lettering - for some reason, the block M in white doesn't look right to me.
I love them. Personally, I'd get rid of the white jersey and just wear maize at home and blue on the road.
What makes Michigan uniforms iconic is the fact that we do not succumb to the idea that big games deserve flashy uniforms. We have 1 home uniform, and 1 away uniform (til DB had anything to say about it) and in basketball we almost always wear maize. Regardless of opponent.
I don't know if that's supposed to be sarcasm. We pretty much pioneered the concept of the third uniform, in both basketball and hockey - and that third uniform was intended for big games.
Im not suggesting I don't believe you, but I tried to look into this and have found literally no information. I have discovered that NHL teams have been using "3rd jerseys" since the 50's, but nothing else.
Also a quick survey of all the Michigan Basketball pictures I have found are about 60% maize, 30% blue, and 10% white... perhaps most of the pictures came from big games, that would explain why maize is so prominant in the pictures...
I'm just sayin, if we PIONEERED the 3rd uniform, you'd think there'd be some documentation of it. Where can I find such documentation?
I'm not saying we were the first ones in all of sports to do it, but we were definitely one of the earliest in college sports. It was 20 years ago that the Fab Five came out with the maize uniforms against Duke, and the hockey program introduced maize around that time as well. Your point above (that we don't wear special uniforms for big games) doesn't make much sense given our history.
so because we came out with maize uniforms to play Duke, that confirms your theory that we pioneered using flashy uniforms for big games?
I am young, 25, but I've been watching Michigan basketball since I have a memory, and I recall us wearing maize most of the time, home or away, regardless of opponent.
Maybe I'm wrong. but offer some better evidence than "we wore them against Duke once."
In 1991-92, we wore the maize uniforms for two games: Duke and OSU. It was definitely intended as a big-game uniform. And that's pretty much what it's been since. It's just that since then we've expanded the definition of "big" to mean "almost every Big Ten home game and the occasional important road game."
I'm not really sure why you seem to be bothered by the notion of Michigan wearing special uniforms. Heck, even our football team used to always wear special bowl-game uniforms, with fancy shoulder designs, as in the 1993 Rose Bowl:
Hah, I was laughing at him when I flipped on Pebble Beach the other weekend.
The 8-0 record in the whites is an interesting number. I love the maize but I also think we have wore them to much this year. I say white vs. Ohio an up that record to 9-0 in all white this year.
I absolutely love our current "electric" Maize unis. They are totally unique in all of CBB, and work well as either home or away unis.
I hope we don't go to a generic yellow in an attempt to emulate Maize. We will just look like a dozen other schools. *Yawn*
One thing I would like to see . . . the return of the big bad bold block M on the shorts. Yeah, I know the Fab 5 wore it, but they don't own it and our period of mourning is over. Reclaim possession of it, and wear it loud and proud.