Wolverines debut new uniforms for season opener against Florida.
Nike Inc.'s partnership with the University Of Michigan, which commenced on August 1st of last year, includes Jordan Brand gear for both the Football and Basketball teams. Today, Jordan Brand and the University of Michigan Wolverines football team have revealed the first ever all-maize uniforms that Jim Harbaugh's players will be wearing in the season opener against the University of Florida Gators.
This Saturday, the Michigan Wolverines will take the field against the Gators in the first regular-season contest between the schools. The schools have played three times previously, with Michigan holding a 3-0 advantage. The game will be held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and is the perfect showcase for a duo of deeply saturated uniforms that express the heritage and future of each program.
For the first time, the Wolverines will wear a new all-maize uniform in celebration of the University of Michigan Bicentennial and in honor of the 150-year anniversary of the school's official colors, maize and blue. In addition to the all-new maize Wolverine uniforms, Jordan Brand is debuting a University of Michigan edition of the Jordan Trainer 2, which will be available at select Nike retailers on Wednesday, August 30th.
On the other sideline, Nike has outfitted the Gators with an all blue uniform, complete with all-blue accessories including gloves, cleats, socks and wristbands in a subtle yet bold change from the program's traditional look. Unfortunately for Gators fans, the team has suspended seven players for the season opener against Michigan, including star wide receiver, Antonio Callaway. According to ESPN, Callaway and six others were suspended "for making improper charges on their student IDs at the school bookstore and then selling those items for cash."
The season opener between the Wolverines and Gators is schedule for this Saturday, September 2nd at 3:30pm ET. The game will air on ABC.
Take a detailed look at the University of Michigan Wolverines' all-maize Jordan uniforms as well as the Florida Gators' all-blue Nike uniforms in the gallery above.