Does Michigan have the best uniforms in the Big Ten? BTN's tournament says yes
Perhaps the only part of the Michigan football uniform not to undergo experimentation last year was the color scheme.
Turns out, people still love the Wolverines' regular duds.
The Big Ten Network held a three-week "uniform bracket" competition, for which the final results were released Monday. The verdict: Michigan clubbed fifth-seeded Iowa, 71.11 percent to 28.89 percent, to win the title.
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The Wolverines beat Northwestern and Michigan State en route to the finals.
While the classic look has endeared itself to fans, Michigan attracted attention last year for its frequent wardrobe changes.
A "Legacy" jersey was introduced for the Under The Lights game against Notre Dame, and was well-received. A road version of the Legacy jersey was used at Michigan State, and was a little more polarizing. Michigan simplified that look for its Sugar Bowl game against Virginia Tech.
The Wolverines, for the record, went 2-1 in those games. The wins, which came against Notre Dame and Virginia Tech, came in dramatic fashion and were two of the program's more memorable games in the past few years.
Just for good measure, Michigan also introduced helmet numbers for the first time since 1968. The numbers, which appeared near the ear holes on both sides of the helmet, originally were worn against Notre Dame and then brought back for the final nine games.
Experimentation aside, it's hard to beat Michigan's classic look. And for that, the Wolverines finally won that Big Ten championship Brady Hoke's been seeking.
Check out the rest of the uniform results here.