Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
Great idea! As a high school junior, I was more concerned about fart competitions with my teammates on the bus.
Ferns has "it".
Well, were you losing the fart competitions? If so, that's unacceptable.
I passed out. Not sure who won.
If you passed out trying you should get some kind of runner up medal, at least.
you passed out before you shit your pants?
He never said that
That's some initiative right there.
This is...pretty damn sweet.
I would rather have a medical red shirt for Devin, but a t-shirt is cool.
Social Media can be really awesome every so often.
So... I thought you had to be licensed by the NCAA and/or the university to use the M logos?
He should be fine
since i just went through this myself in designing a shirt recently, might be worth pointing out to anyone unsure that the block M is a registered trademark of the university. this of course means there are some details that must be adhered to when it comes to using the design legally.
i suppose not selling them negates some of the concern, but given the high profile nature of the shirts amongst the recruits, it is possible that young mr ferns might get a gentle conversation directed his way on the correct usage of copyrighted material from the powers that be.
other than, cool idea for the commits.
hit me up at email@example.com, please
I'm sure it's interesting for some people. Also, Ferns may have gotten clearance from M through Hoke.
i suppose the simplest advice is to be sure to used a U-M licensed vendor, there is a lengthy list of approved vendors. Each of them know all the little details of what can and cant be done. (as i said initially, a lot of little things, such as the block M can't be altered in anyway, even things such as a width of an outline are strictly enforced, the circle R (®) must appear, etc etc).
i'm not trying to lay claim to being an expert on the topic by any means...
I made some shirts through Underground Printing for my lab back at Michigan & they added the little (TM) so tiny you can barely see it next to the Michigan logo. They said it was required.
Here at Wisconsin I recently designed some shirts for one of the surgical departments on customink.com - I wasn't the one who inquired, but one of us did check to see if we needed to include that next to the motion W, & nobody told us we had to. So we didn't.
So yea, I dunno. Way to be super helpful, Wisconsin Wolverine.
**Pats self on back.**
If he does...he's got bigger problems than a letter from UofM saying that he can't use the logo.
His amatuerism will be in question. If he's selling these, some booster could give him $10,000 for a t-shirt. #SECissues.
Dude should major in marketing.
I heard a rumor from Urban that Michigan athletes don't major in real things, so marketing would not be a choice for him.
Haven't you ever been to college? Marketing is not a real thing
I count 5 packaged shirts. We have 3 commits.
Per his feed, two are for members of the media.
Otherwise he is mailing 1 to himself
Well, everyone loves getting mail.
T-shirts aren't expensive to make, and definitely not more money than you can reasonably expect a high school junior to have.
You can get up to 28 in a class in the B1G (25 + up to three early enrollees put in the class before if that class wasn't full) and up to 85 total. We'll have 16 spots to get to 85 from seniors leaving plus a spot for anyone who leaves the team. So maybe around or a little over 20 can be expected this year, depending on how many leave the team.
Love this kid! Gotta love the way he's out there recruiting hard for Team #135. Interested to see how this all develops and what sort of effect it has. Hopefully very positive
I hope this isn't some NCAA violation.
I agree. As long as Ferns pays for the shirts himself, he can basically do anything he wants. However, if players currently on the tream try to get involved, thats where it can get hairy.
I trust our coaching staff is all over this, and Ferns has been updated on what is and isn't allowed.
I was thinking the same thing. But if he isn't officially committed and paying for these shirts himself, how can the NCAA possibly find against Michigan?
Give them time, I'm sure they'll come up with something.
The enthusiasm of recent recruits for the program is really encouraging. Some may view this as a letdown from eg a commit, but this sort of thing tells me Hoke and co will prob have some serious staying power if they keep on this path
Awesome! Great work, you are da man!
"Ladies and gentlemen, here to announce our new $100 million partnership with Nike is a 16-year-old who plans to enroll in a couple of years. Please don't consult the NCAA rule book or your own common sense right now."
That's pretty fucking cool
Has any recruit done this before for any school? This is pretty cool. I think it's a great idea ... I'm glad he's getting it done early as well.
I want that shirt.
I hope you're not hoping for a blue one. 'cause we don't get to have those, apparently.
Your move, Mr. Morris
The bonding of the class together first, especially since that is allowed right now by NCAA rules, IS whats best for the team right now IMO
Great idea. I think they should starting jumping guys in.
see the S&C staff for the first time.
If they get jumped in they would have to get jumped out to decommit. It seems like a great tactic to nail down a class.
I have obliged to the request of the powers that be at mgoblog to not follow UM recruits.
I dunno if that is MGoBlog policy. I think the only hard-and-fast rule is that you not TWEET recruits.