The office that handles trademarks thinks it owns the colors orange and blue. The TM is to make sure that no one makes something that looks like an Illini football jersey, at least without paying the university its rather hefty licensing fee.This was the one - I had thought it was still in the wardrobe as an option. But if not, oh well - its not the first change that is Syracusy in nature. Probably answers the other question of why the TM on orange-white-orange (SU perhaps? ). I just feel like we bought SU's unis at a garage sale and would at least like something a bit different that what they had.
The new orange is pretty meh especially in a base helmet like the one Corbin wears.
That said, I'm going with B-O-B for the game tomorrow.