I’m looking for anyone with recollections of seeing the FOOTBALL BANNER at Crisler Arena or elsewhere in the late ’70s or early ’80s. Especially the game above.
I’m editing a history of the banner (written by Dr. Sap) for HTTV and I keep finding references to the banner being used occasionally at Crisler. Even this photo, which Bentley wrongly* dates to “1974?” doesn’t say if that was a special or regular thing. It also appears THE banner was on hand in February 1982:
Is that when the photo is from? Was anyone there?
Since this was all happening from years before I was born to when I was a toddler, I could use some help: Does anyone remember a time when the banner was at Crisler? Not the separate one in the early ’90s but the actual football banner being used for basketball games? Any other uses of the football banner besides the ’79 Gator Bowl?
e.g. Denny Franklin
And I have seen enough photos of the 1962-1971 one to know that’s not the banner on display at Crisler above. Also—here’s where it gets nerdier—note the warmups the basketball team is wearing in the background. The earliest I have seen those warmups is December 1979, and Michigan was definitely wearing a different style of warmups through 1977.
ALSO look at center court in 1974:
versus the M at center court in our photo:
And here’s 1982:
It didn’t look like that until 1981.
The only reference I could find to a hoops game with the football banner was that 1982 game.