Clothes Call: Michigan to wear 1968 throwbacks

Guess what, Big Ten fans? Michigan, which debuted this much-criticized adidas look Tuesday, will wear another special uniform Sunday, Feb. 17 vs. Penn State. Don’t worry, though, this one will be a lot easier on the eyes. Why? It’s a throwback, one the school says will look identical to the home uniform the team wore in 1968.

[ Michigan basketball to wear special 1968 retro white uniforms ]

It remains to be seen what “identical” means. For example, will the uniform feature the super-short shorts and belt? Often times, when teams wear throwbacks, it has more of a modern feel. But sometimes, it’s the real thing.

Regardless, the throwbacks are in celebration of Crisler Center Dedication Weekend, an event that will include Michigan honoring its 2012-13 U-M Hall of Honor class at halftime.

Here’s another picture of the 1968 uniform:

About Brent Yarina web editor Brent Yarina covers football and men’s basketball for He writes the popular uniform feature “Clothes Call,” which also focuses on the latest cosmetic changes across Big Ten arenas and stadiums. Read all of his work here. You can subscribe to Yarina’s RSS feed and follow him on Twitter @BTNBrentYarina.


Your Opinion?
Show Comments (4 Comments)
Brent Yarina, on 2/6/2013 @ 10:50pm EDT Said:

The date Michigan would wear the throwback uniform was incorrect in the first edition of this post. The error has been fixed. Thanks.

Craig on 2/7/2013 @ 3:33pm EDT Said:

Hello Brent! We are the only brand licensed to reproduce authentic throwbacks, using historically-accurate fabrics, numbers, trims, etc. Our ’60s Michigan throwbacks are on sale at the M Den! We are licensed for quite a few schools including Notre Dame, Ohio State, LSU, Syracuse, Georgetown, etc. check us out! – T&F Vintage Athletic

Tiffany on 5/1/2013 @ 10:22am EDT Said:

When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and
now each time a comment is added I get several e-mails with the same comment.
Is there any way you can remove people from that service?
Appreciate it! staff on 5/1/2013 @ 1:07pm EDT Said:

    Tiffany, that’s function of WordPress and user choices. Can you try deselecting that option on the post in question? Let us know if that doesn’t work, and we will ask WordPress for another solution.