New Michigan Basketball Uniforms for 2012-13

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on August 14th, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Per MDen catalogue-

EDIT: The uniforms pictured ARE NOT THE NEW ONES. They are the same ones as the team wore. Read the note at the center of the page. It says to check MDen in September.


Voltron Blue

August 14th, 2012 at 1:13 PM ^

Neck looks weird and I wish we'd move more towards the Fab Five shorts...bigger M on the side panel rather than in front.

That said, not too drastically different.


August 14th, 2012 at 1:20 PM ^

Bleh. I can't believe we're stuck with Adidas through 20-fucking-15. Switching from Nike to Adidas was defintely the second worst decision Bill Martin ever made as Athletic Director.

turd ferguson

August 14th, 2012 at 2:10 PM ^

I'm taking this off the original topic, but I actually like that road game against UConn.  It'll provide some early road game experience without, hopefully, posing too much threat of an out-of-conference loss.  That 2013 schedule is challenging, but there aren't any games that you look at and say, "We're in trouble there."

2013 schedule --
home - CMU, ND, Akron, Minny, Indiana, Neb, OSU
away - UConn, PSU, MSU, Northwestern, Iowa

It sure would be nice to have a fifth-year Denard Robinson with that schedule (ARGH NO REDSHIRT).


August 14th, 2012 at 1:32 PM ^

I'd be ok with minor tweaks. I've got my jersey pet peeves, but subtle updates to the hoops uniforms aren't on the list.

Since you all (read "no one") asked:

Home football jersey is sacred. Do not touch. Same for Helmets (I am OK with helmet #s but don't like "good play" stickers)

Road FB Jersey - could update annually and I wouldn't care. I don't mind the "Bama" design or the Sugar Bowl design much... but I hate that they're 1 off designs. Enough with the 1-day jerseys. If the "bama" design was just our new road uniform I'd be totally fine with that. Same with the Sugar Bowl jersey. But in our last  13 games (including Bama) we're going to have worn 7 (!!) different jerseys. What the hell?


August 14th, 2012 at 1:45 PM ^

I have always love the maize ones for home and love the road blues...   I have never been a fan of the white jerseys..   I bet they are very similar to the ones already but very excited for michigan basketball this year!!


August 14th, 2012 at 2:01 PM ^

...this is my approximate and very accurate (probably) rendering of the new basketball jerseys (made in MS Paint): 


-Tristripes on the shoulders. Adidas is paying big money, people!

-Block M replaces the regular M on the previous jersey a la hockey. Fuck design flow. Branding is everything! Impossible is nothing!

Wolverine Devotee

August 14th, 2012 at 3:23 PM ^

As someone who bought two jerseys last season, I am disappointed. Every FREAKING TIME I buy a jersey the player either leaves or the design changes. Not exaggerating here!

  • Bought a Nike Home #86 for Manningham in February 08 only to find he was going pro AND Michigan was switching over to adidas.
  • Bought a $150 authentic Road #2 jersey because of Sam McGuffie in December 08, he transfers. Luckily Vincent Smith came in and made it better for me.
  • Bought a Maize hockey jersey with the diagonal MICHIGAN lettering on it, and the team changes designs and over to Reebok the next season.
  • Bought two #10 jerseys, Home white and Road blue last year only to hear this news. Figured I'd save Maize for #3.



August 14th, 2012 at 7:21 PM ^

I disgree with a lot of the negative attitude towards anything this company tries to do. IMO, we need a new look for the basketball and those shorts look like a huge step in the right direction. Fab Five shorts? UMM, that great look has been done, all the way from Arkansas to UCLA and back. I  mean board shorts are Still popular, its been fifteen years.Twenty since the boys were doing it. Lets go with a new type of fabric and something that is the next look in line, much as the Fab Five did in their day. Adidas has done a fair job of keeping our look traditonal , MSU aside.

snarling wolverine

August 14th, 2012 at 7:38 PM ^

I'm not sure what you're getting at with board shorts and fabrics and such.  I'm talking about the actual design - with a big block M on the sides (which is Dave Brandon's preferred logo anyway) and the traditional trim.

Incidentally, they weren't just Fab Five uniforms - we wore basically that same uniform throughout the '60s and '70s, too.