Clothes Call: First Look at B1G football patch

It’s been rumored for quite some time that Big Ten football teams will wear a “B1G” patch on their jerseys this fall. Thanks to a tweet from Illinois assistant Alex Golesh (@coachgolesh) — a tweet that has since been deleted — we have a better idea of what it will look like. Golesh tweeted out a picture of the Illinois-themed patch Sunday night, and it looks pretty much as you’d expect.

Illniois B1G Patch


About what you expected, right? Got to think each school’s patch will be similar to this one, from the white background to the white “B” to the “1G” written in the team’s respective primary color. It’s all about branding, and this accomplishes that goal. web editor Brent Yarina writes the Clothes Call features. Send him your Big Ten fashion tips here, find all of his work here and follow him on Twitter at @BTNBrentYarina.


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B1GBLUE on 6/3/2012 @ 11:59pm EDT Said:

Will Penn State’s unis be subjected to this gaudy patch?

Kyle on 6/4/2012 @ 1:14am EDT Said:

Every school is subjected to the patch, in addition to every school being forced to have the huge Big Ten logo on the football field (starting in 2012).

Nothing like adding this to historic stadiums like Ohio Stadium, Michigan Stadium, Beaver Stadium, etc. They really need dressing up.

I’m sure the conference will be winning multiple national titles after the league office forces schools to have the logo on the field and on uniforms

People know what schools are in the Big Ten. You don’t need a damn logo on the field (wait, I thought Penn State played in the SEC until I saw that huge logo on the Beaver Stadium grass).

Alec on 6/4/2012 @ 8:53am EDT Said:

It says the page does not exist.

    Brent Yarina, on 6/4/2012 @ 9:43am EDT Said:

    Yeah, looks like the tweet was taken down. I try to describe the look in the post.

B1GBLUE on 6/4/2012 @ 6:02pm EDT Said:

Looks like the image can still be seen here:

AFCNorth on 6/4/2012 @ 9:04pm EDT Said:

Why don’t we just put the damn “Rose Bowl” logo on each team’s jerseys. I mean considering that Delany wants to sell out the conference to preserve this archaic bowl game, it’s only fitting.

Michael on 6/4/2012 @ 11:03pm EDT Said:

yeah as long as the patch matches the primary color of the jersey I like the logo itself

Prophetstruth on 6/5/2012 @ 7:00am EDT Said:

@AFCNorth How is Delany selling out the conference by preserving the Rose Bowl? How much money are you going to put in the conference coffers to replace it? It must not be so archaic since the SEC and Big12 are trying to duplicate it in a bowl matching their champions. You sound very ignorant of Rose Bowl tradition and history. It is the most widely viewed bowl after the national Championship game. Delany would be derelict in his duties if he didn’t fight for the Rose Bowl. Thankfully he is the commissioner and not someone like you who would flush the money, prestige and tradition of the Rose Bowl down the toilet because you believe it is archaic with nothing of substance to back you up.

The patch looks fine but I see no need for them, but can understand it from a branding standpoint.

AFCNorth on 6/5/2012 @ 1:10pm EDT Said:

@Prophetstruth….looks like Delany (and you) are on the wrong side of things here. Oops. Even your boy Delany is now forced to realize the error of tying the B1G to the sinking ship that is the Rose Bowl tradition.

NittanyLiger on 6/5/2012 @ 1:21pm EDT Said:

I hated the BIG10 Before I hate them even more now. I don’t want the B1G logo anywhere near Penn State Uniforms or field. Delany and those of his his kind are exactly what is killing college sports and turning football and bball into semi-pro sports.

AFCNorth on 6/5/2012 @ 1:23pm EDT Said:

Some good research into why Delany’s plan wouldn’t have worked in the first place:

Michael on 7/23/2012 @ 8:10pm EDT Said:

I like the Big Ten and all, but I’m not a fan of this or painting it on the field. It’s unnecessary clutter.

John on 10/26/2013 @ 3:22pm EDT Said:

Is it possible to buy a jersey with the B1G patch on it???? If so, where?