Aug. 8, 2014
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan football program and its official provider, adidas, unveiled Friday (Aug. 8) the new "Go Blue" TECHFIT football uniform the Wolverines will wear for the night game against Penn State on Saturday, Oct. 11, at Michigan Stadium. Student-athletes and members of the football program provided input to adidas on the uniform design.
The first head-to-toe blue look in school history, this new look draws inspiration from the university's past uniforms. The jersey and pants feature metallic blue, laser-cut stripes that shine under the lights while ultra-light, no-sew metallic numbers stretch with the jersey, and the compression base layer features the Michigan "M" on the bicep and "GO BLUE" across the chest.
Michigan's new uniform also incorporates TECHFIT Shockweb technology. The adidas TECHFIT Shockweb uniform is the only true compression uniform system in the industry. Shockweb fits tighter to the body, making players more difficult to tackle. TECHFIT Shockweb is lighter, helping to make the player fast and increasing his range of motion, to support the athlete's performance at the highest levels.
Michigan will wear its traditional home and road uniforms for the remainder of the regular season. Any decision regarding bowl game apparel would be discussed at a later date between football and adidas.
This is the fifth time that Michigan and adidas have collaborated on an alternate uniform: 2011 Under the Lights game with Notre Dame, 2011 game at Michigan State, 2012 Sugar Bowl vs. Virginia Tech, 2012 Kickoff Classic vs. Alabama, and 2013 Outback Bowl vs. South Carolina.
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Images are available at news.adidas.com/US.