ANN ARBOR (WWJ)- Wolverine fans will have something new and old to feast their eyes upon at University of Michigan’s first night football game in the fall.
Michigan athletic department unveiled Friday a legacy adidas football jersey that the Wolverines will wear against Notre Dame on Sept. 10, 2011, to celebrate the first night game ever played at Michigan Stadium.
The Friday evening announcement coincided with the three-month countdown to the historic game at the Big House.
The throwback uniform features a large block ‘M’ on the chest, player numbers above the heart. Player numbers also appear on Michigan’s famous winged helmet for the first time since the late 1960s.
“The compilation of elements from different eras of Michigan football makes this a unique and special uniform,” said Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon.
“Our players like the throwback uniforms and it will be something that is exciting for the fans,” said U-M head football coach Brady Hoke.
Football fans can click on here to enter to win a pair of tickets to the “Under the Lights” game against Notre Dame and a replica of the Michigan football team’s legacy jersey. In addition, fans can visit www.facebook.com/adidasfootballUS for more information, photos and videos of the Under the Lights collection.
Find out about ordering the jersey here.
This will be the first primetime meeting between the Wolverines and Fighting Irish since a 1990 matchup of top-five teams in South Bend, as ESPN will broadcast the game nationally at 8 p.m. Michigan has a 22-15-1 record all-time against Notre Dame and is 11-7 at home.