Jersey Color (Maize v. Yellow)

Submitted by blueloosh on March 7th, 2011 at 7:36 PM

During the MSU game the graphic popped up at one point identifying the teams on the screen -- Michigan State in "Green"; Michigan in "Yellow."  I grumbled to no one in particular that it should read maize.  Except....in truth we're not maize anymore.  Definitely not with the basketball jerseys. 

Our basketball jerseys are what I would term "Highlighter Marker Yellow."  They make a school bus look gold.  They are not maize-y in the least. 

I'll come right out and say that I prefer the old school shade, a more gold-tinted color.  I realize that bright yellow pops out a little more in the contrast, but I think it looks more ordinary, somehow.  More like a lot of other teams' colors (e.g. WVU).

Here's the other thing.  The lettering on Crisler's court is in a gold-ish shade.  (I'm talking about the text at the ends under the baskets and the giant block M at center.)  So you have a court that is navy and gold, and then a team running across the floor that is highlighter marker yellow.

Does anyone else notice/care?

[To be clear: this did not detract from my enjoyment of a deliriously satisfying win, and does not top my list of Michigan sports concerns -- but still]

Comments

mgolf4

March 7th, 2011 at 11:47 PM ^

I'm glad you posted this picture. Does anyone else like the symbol to the upper left of the hoop better than the one in the center of the court? It is very hard to see in this, but it is a maize block M with a blue filled in circle around it with a white outline. I like the simplicity of our court but I kind of wish the the one from the sign was in the center of the court. Any thoughts? I will see if I can find picture of it.

 

It is close to this without the "Student Made" : http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://mobileapps.its.umich.edu/images/U-M_Mobile_Student_Made_Logo.png&imgrefurl=http://mobileapps.its.umich.edu/dev/identity&usg=__XeuKMQhMsELdqoFl_y-kUb2FYp8=&h=137&w=139&sz=5&hl=en&start=107&zoom=1&tbnid=_I2b6Z42Uaip-M:&tbnh=109&tbnw=111&ei=pbR1TbCEA4mWtweksZ2fBg&prev=/images%3Fq%3Duniversity%2Bof%2Bmichigan%2Blogos%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1280%26bih%3D675%26tbs%3Disch:10,3320&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=680&vpy=473&dur=682&hovh=109&hovw=111&tx=72&ty=49&oei=ObR1TYKaLYaglAewhMGtCQ&page=7&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:15,s:107&biw=1280&bih=675

tdcarl

March 8th, 2011 at 12:27 AM ^

I like the bright/sun maize color. It definitely "pops" a lot more. Its especially noticeable whenever the student section is on TV. The electric hilighter maize looks great on tv.

ChiefLB

March 8th, 2011 at 9:33 AM ^

I went to Moe's looking for a Maize colored tshirt -- could not find a single one.  I prefer the maize, and wish we used it more consistently in our sports apparel.  Also, as an aside, I do not like how Moe's has shrunk the size of the store under new management.  For the first time in my life I chose to buy from M-Den over Moe's (based upon children's selection).