Welcome to the MVictors Uniform Timeline where below you will find a descending timeline of changes to the Michigan football team uniforms over the years.
2008 Season | All games
JERSEY: “Those who stay will be champions!” and “M GO BLUE” sewed inside jerseys. Interior of shoulder lists each year U-M won the Big Ten championship.
JERSEY: “Maize horns” added to white (road) jerseys.
January 1, 2008 | Orlando, FL | Capital One Bowl vs. Florida
APPAREL CONTRACT: This is the final Nike-branded jersey as adidas contract starts the 2009 season.
JERSEY: Jerseys include Capital One Bowl patch on left chest on white jersey:
July 2007 | Ann Arbor, MI
APPAREL CONTRACT: U-M signs contract with adidas for footwear and apparel for all 25 U-M athletic teams. The new agreement begins with the 2008-09 academic year and extends through the 2015-2016 athletic season.
January 1, 2007 | Pasadena, CA | Rose Bowl vs. USC
HELMET: Team honors Bo Schembechler and Gerald Ford, who passed away in November and December 2006 respectively, with 48/BO helmet sticker:
2005 | All Games
JERSEY: Nike introduces a lighter-weight material to the jerseys with design changes. Per an athletic department press release:
The two most visible changes to the U-M jerseys are the names/numbers and the modifications to the away uniform. The player numbers and names on both jerseys will be tackle twill and are stitched on rather than silk screened like the previous jerseys. The Wolverines away jersey returns to an older version (1976) with the removal of the Block ‘M’ from the sleeves and the incorporation of the numbers to the sleeve rather than the shoulder. It also adds the maize piping along the shoulder line to separate the two fabrics.
January 1, 2005 | Pasadena, CA | Rose Bowl vs. Texas
JERSEY: Rose Bowl patch on right breast, shoulders decorated with different designs denoting back-to-back Big Ten championships (right), and Rose Bowl (left):
January 1, 2004 | Pasadena, CA | Rose Bowl vs. USC
JERSEY: Shoulders decorated with ‘Michigan’ Rose Bowl logo. Left shoulder reads ‘Rose Bowl Jan 1 2004’, right shoulder ‘Big Ten Champions 2003’.
November 22, 2003 | Ann Arbor, MI | vs. Ohio State
JERSEY: Michigan and Ohio State wear special patch on right chest commemorating the 100th game between the two schools.
January 1, 2003 | Tampa, FL | Outback Bowl vs. Florida
JERSEY: Blue jerseys with bowl logo and sponsor patch on shoulders.
January 1, 2002 | Orlando, FL | Citrus Bowl vs. Tennessee
JERSEY: White jerseys with bowl logo and sponsor patch on right chest, with game date below.
After September 11, 2001 | All Games
JERSEY: U-M adds American flag decal to upper left shoulder area of both navy and white jerseys.
January 1, 2000 | Miami, FL | Orange Bowl vs. Alabama
JERSEY: White jerseys with sponsor patch on left chest, silk screened ‘Michigan Orange Bowl, Jan 1, 2000’ on right chest. Note absence of shoulder logo/Big Jonnies in a bowl game.
Rest of the Uniform Timeline here.
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