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Away Uniforms: Orange or Blue?

View Poll Results: Away Uniforms ORANGE or BLUE?
ORANGE 87 68.50%
BLUE 40 31.50%
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 05:48 AM   #1
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I believe the blue uniforms are cursed. If someone were to go back and take a look at our win percentage wearing blue or orange, I would bet wearing orange is much higher.
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 05:51 AM   #2
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should NEVER wear the blue uniforms!! The white and orange uniforms are way better looking!!
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 06:11 AM   #3
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I just did a quick stat comparison for this season only but not for years past.

Win percentage wearing orange: 50

Win percentage wearing blue: 33

I knew I was right.
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 06:42 AM   #4
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I just did a quick stat comparison for this season only but not for years past.

Win percentage wearing orange: 50

Win percentage wearing blue: 33

I knew I was right.


I was mistaken. Our win percentage wearing blue this year is also 50%.

We would have to dig back a few seasons to prove my point.
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 06:55 AM   #5
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I was mistaken. Our win percentage wearing blue this year is also 50%.

We would have to dig back a few seasons to prove my point.
What is our win percentage when the team wears white?
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 06:59 AM   #6
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Our winning percentage wearing blue is low because it's our road uniform and winning on the road is extremely difficult in the B1G.
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 07:01 AM   #7
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Is the Mizzou game the only time we've worn the orange this year? I remember some on here that only wanted the orange to be worn for big games.
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 07:37 AM   #8
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The blues are definitely better looking. But any uni looks good if the team wins.
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 07:57 AM   #9
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I think we should keep wearing blue this year and next year. That way the following year, when all of our expectations for the team are growing, we can break out the orange for only really big games and we can all really be excited about them.

I know it was exciting awesome back in the day when we'd wear them because it was something they rarely wore. All the fans were thinking "The orange jerseys are awesome, I don't understand why we don't wear them more!"

But when you wear them regularly, it's like "yeah, they are cool, but man those blue jerseys look really nice as well."
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 08:57 AM   #10
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I'm probably the minority here, but I would like to see them wear nothing but orange.

The whites just don't do it for me. Don't like the two tone.
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 09:03 AM   #11
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I like both. Mix them up as we have.
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 09:30 AM   #12
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i have always wanted some alternate black jerseys with the blue and orange trim...maybe its just me
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 09:41 AM   #13
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Win percentage for all 3 colored uniforms this season. Home, away, or neutral sites. (exhibition games not included)

White 11-3 79%

Orange 2-2 50%

Blue 3-3 50%

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Old Feb 9, 2013, 09:43 AM   #14
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i have always wanted some alternate black jerseys with the blue and orange trim...maybe its just me
Nope, not just you. I would like to see those as well. Didn't they have something like that during 05 season?
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 12:02 PM   #15
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i have always wanted some alternate black jerseys with the blue and orange trim...maybe its just me
I think they would be an interesting option. St Teresa in Decatur uses the same orange and blue just like illinois. A few years ago they had an alternate black uniform, it was sweet.
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 12:08 PM   #16
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i still like the orange with white letters like the 05 squad wore
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 12:47 PM   #17
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I agree. I dig the look of the blue ones by far. I prob like our white uni's the least.

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The blues are definitely better looking. But any uni looks good if the team wins.
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 01:02 PM   #18
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I would be interested to see what a Black and orange Illinois jersey would look like. I know it's not Illinois colors but I would be different.
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I think they would be an interesting option. St Teresa in Decatur uses the same orange and blue just like illinois. A few years ago they had an alternate black uniform, it was sweet.
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 05:59 PM   #19
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i have always wanted some alternate black jerseys with the blue and orange trim...maybe its just me
This better not ever happen! Thankfully I'm pretty sure the people in the design department at the athletic department feel the same as I do.
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 06:44 PM   #20
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I voted blue because I'm a crusty old fart and that's what I saw them play in on the road for years before the orange uniforms came along. That said, I think the orange looks fine, too. But let's keep it simple. Orange, blue, or white. That's it. It's basketball, not a fashion show, and the idea that a certain color makes them play better or worse seems pretty silly to me.
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 08:07 PM   #21
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Is the Mizzou game the only time we've worn the orange this year? I remember some on here that only wanted the orange to be worn for big games.
We also wore orange for the Northwestern game... maybe they aren't that good of luck. I like both the blue and orange though. They both look sharp. I still don't like the two tone 'Illini' on the white ones.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 12:20 AM   #22
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Get rid of the white.

Wear the blue at home and the orange on the road.

Time for Illinois to get a newly designed basketball uniform. And go back to traditional basketball tops.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 12:22 AM   #23
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I would be interested to see what a Black and orange Illinois jersey would look like. I know it's not Illinois colors but I would be different.
Grey would be a great alternative base color.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 12:30 AM   #24
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I've seen several teams that have alternate uniforms where instead of having "Illinois" or "Michigan" across the front, it has the logo.

I think having a blue uniform with an orange "I" on the front would be sweet.

Too bad the Chief is gone. That would look killer on the front of a uni.

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Old Feb 10, 2013, 12:31 AM   #25
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Grey would be a great alternative base color.
Yea grey would probably look good with the blue name and numbers, I don't think they would look good with the orange name and numbers tho.
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