It’s one of the hottest tickets in Michigan history, and when the Wolverines take the field against Notre Dame Saturday for the first night game in the history of the Big House, they’ll be wearing throwback uniforms.
On the heels of what Maryland pulled off on Monday, Michigan is keeping up the trend of bold football fashion for a second week in a row.
The jersey features a huge “M” on the front and maize and blue stripes (as if Marquette’s basketball uniforms didn’t already show us that stripes are ugly) on the shoulders. Those attributes were probably commonplace in the silent film era, but there’s a reason they fell out of favor.
The uniform is a composite of elements from different eras of Michigan football. The helmet will also feature the player’s number, something Michigan hasn’t done since the 1960’s.
Notre Dame, meanwhile, will also be sporting throwback uniforms. Theirs are way more sharp than Michigan’s.
Notre Dame, Michigan set to play in throwback uniforms [USA Today]