Uniforms for The Game

Submitted by Swayze Howell Sheen on November 24th, 2017 at 5:19 AM

Apparently (according to this article), UM-OSU sometimes used to go "red vs blue" uniforms in the Game (up until the mid 50's or so). The apparent reason for change: hard to distinguish colors on black+white TV.

I am really hoping that Brian and co. take this on and get UM to push for it again. How cool would it be to see home uni vs. home uni in the rivalry of all rivalries? As many of you know, UCLA-USC has been doing this for a while (thanks to "What's your problem?" Pete Carrol).

Here is a colorized pic from the article; weirdly, it looks like Mich vs. Wisc, so not a great point being made here:

So what do you think? Wouldn't this be an awesome addition to The Game?



Bando Calrissian

November 24th, 2017 at 7:55 AM ^

Not quite right. If both teams agree in writing and the home team's conference vouches for the fact that the colors contrast (really), the away team can wear a non-white jersey. Without these agreements, then there's a fifteen yard penalty at the beginning of each half.



November 24th, 2017 at 7:40 AM ^

This is an authentic throwback.

The newspaper accounts of the Michigan Stadium dedication game in 1927 against Ohio State talk about the "scarlett clad" buckeyes on the field.



November 24th, 2017 at 10:06 AM ^

Here's the 1927 game link:

Just few moments before 3 o'clock the Michigan eleven raced onto the field amid a deafening roar of cheering. Immediately following them came Ohio's red-jerseyed eleven with almost as great an ovation.


Hey, I just noticed: It was a 3:00 PM start game.  In 1927.




November 24th, 2017 at 12:00 PM ^

The Michigan - Ohio State game was home color vs. away color in 1955:



It was home color vs. away white in 1958:


Sometime in 1956 or 1957 they switched.  I have not found any images of those years yet after a brief search.  

When I look at other non-Michigan Ohio State games, it looks like they proabaly made the switch in 1956.



November 24th, 2017 at 10:23 AM ^

For that opener, rather than that Maize monstrosity, I was hoping they could work something out where Florida wore their orange, and Michigan or their blue.