Michigan Black Hats

Submitted by 08mms on December 1st, 2009 at 3:22 PM

I remember once upon a time as an undergrad stumbling across an article about how it was once a tradition for Michigan fans to wear black cowboy hats to the stadium for games in honor of the Iron Brigade in the Civil War. Has anybody else ever heard about this/have somewhere I can go for more information on the tradition?

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Cock D

December 1st, 2009 at 3:39 PM ^

But I do recall hearing that the Iron Brigade did wear black full brim hats as opposed to the stanard kepi that most units wore.

But... if we can't get the whole stadium to do a maize out, the black cowboy hats is probably a non-starter.

Maybe we can get a Stetson sponsorship to do it!