Michigan to wear 1968 throwback uniforms for Crisler Center Dedication

Dylan Burkhardt

Michigan isn’t done wearing alternative uniforms this season. The Athletic Department announced on Wednesday evening that the Wolverines would wear white 1968 throwback uniforms for their February 17th game against Penn State. A picture of the 1968 team is above, here’s the athletic department release which states the uniforms are “identical to the ones worn” in 1968.

The men’s and women’s basketball teams will wear throwback uniforms in their weekend games. Adidas produced white uniforms that pay tribute to the opening of Crisler Arena in 1968. The retro uniforms are identical to the ones worn by the men’s basketball program in 1968.

The weekend concludes with the men’s basketball game against Penn State on Sunday, Feb. 17. Prior to the noon tipoff, Michigan Athletics will have a formal ribbon cutting ceremony for Crisler Center.

The athletic department is going to Stripe Out the entire arena for the game with the Nittany Lions. Each section has a designated maize or blue color designation. (See Stripe Out map here.)

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  • A2JD

    I’m not a fan with a lot of the choices Brand-on makes with the unis (last night was pretty brutal on the eyes) but this one seems like a nice idea… so long as they don’t go with the 1968 shorts length.

  • Dr_ZC

    it would be worse than the banana uniforms, if they have to tuck the shirts into the speedo shorts.

  • Steve2081

    Sounds pretty lame to me.

  • Yoda Is A Wolverine

    “Identical” insinuates that we are about to witness burke and company in some short shorts! Can’t wait to see stauskas and hardaway sporting some thigh highs! Spike might be the only one that can make that look good!

    • A2JD

      Forget the shorts- What are those Chuck Taylor’s going to do to Morgan’s already tender ankle? :-)

  • Webbdog
  • KKorver

    Sweet. I am a fan of actual throwbacks. Hate all the other alternate BS.

  • Mike

    If they’re wearing short-shorts ill eat my tube socks. (Short shorts and knee highs would be, in my opinion, dyn-o-mite!)

  • geoffclarke

    Please no short shorts. But I’d be fine with the buckles.

  • gpsimms

    I’m so sad for poor Iowa right now. I feel like this happens to them every game. That 3 from Jackson was so ugly.

  • buddhafrog

    I don’t care at all how silly we might look, I would be so excited to see us wearing short-shorts and dunking all over PSU. It would be all over every type of media. If you have enough confidence, you can pull off anything. The Fab Five went baggy in ’91. Maybe the Fresh Five will go tighty-whitey in ’13.

    • A2JD

      How are they the Fresh Five when there are really six Freshman? Max gets the shaft!

      • Red-shirt.

        • A2JD

          I get that but he’s still a Freshman eligible and this is his first year on the court. I know T-shirts have already been made and hash tags are getting thrown about but Max will still (potentially) be brought out on the floor for the same Senior Day as any of the five true Freshman. That’s his class of basketball brothers.

  • DB

    Is it just me, or do the short shorts make the guys in the front row look like they are naked from the waist down?

  • Mattski

    Odds are the shorts will effect a compromise between the shocking amount of leg our ancestors saw fit to show in public and today’s more modest attire. What will the cheerleaders wear, though?

  • A2JD

    Did we really only have eleven players? Lot’s of pressure on Rudy T.