Stumbled Across Pic of Vacated Basketball banner

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on March 8th, 2012 at 10:28 PM

I was just surfing the wayback machine to see what I could find about the banners such as news releases and I found a picture of the vacated 1998 Big Ten Tournament Championship banner.

I could not find out the details on this picture given the wayback machine can only render so much data on old webpages, but I figured I'd post it since people (like me) had forgotten what it looked like. Also the fact that the only known surviving picture of the vacated banners on the web today is the infamous one of Greg McKinney taking down the 1992 Finalist banner.

If you want a better and larger version: LINK

Heres to raising a new one.



March 8th, 2012 at 10:45 PM ^

That was when all our banners had a real "handmade" look to them.  We upgraded in banner quality sometime in the last decade.

Here's another:


March 9th, 2012 at 10:53 AM ^

I wouldn't mind seeing the banners updated.  I feel like they are so old and dated, similar to the way Crisler felt before the renovations.  I am not a huge fan of blue banners either, white or maize, but preferrably white with blue lettering and maize and blue trim.  White banner "pop" more than the blue banners that blend in with the dark upper bowl.


March 9th, 2012 at 1:33 PM ^

they should do it something like the hockey team does.  I forget which championship gets which color, but it's like maize for the regular season conference title, white for the conerence tournament title and blue for the NCAA titles. 

The tricky part of that is what you do with Final Fours.  The hockey team just has one big banner listing all the years they've made the Frozen Four, but basketball doesn't have enough to do that, at least not yet.