That has to be some kind of mock up that got reappropriated. Either something that Nike sent to us or we sent to Nike, or possibly (hopefully) something that has already been rejected. Maybe they put these out into the universe just so whatever the final version is everyone would be relieved. Gotta admit, it's gonna work on me because my standards have gotten significantly lower upon seeing these.
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Not sure if these are mock ups, but the basketball jerseys on this are the actual jerseys
I think it's just some clip art they threw together, I pray that is the case.
Agreed. The font was cool enough when we sucked and were throwing paint at the wall to spice things up. However, football should follow basketball’s lead and fully embrace throwbacks.We need to abandon the font. Promising things are happening across multiple sports, and the Mizzou knock-off lettering is a sore thumb.
^ +++Agreed. The font was cool enough when we sucked and were throwing paint at the wall to spice things up. However, football should follow basketball’s lead and fully embrace throwbacks.
Thanks for the photos!Finally, Moeller's ultimate season in 1979. They moved toward the unis/helmets we'd have until Mackovic changed them in '89 (in his inaugural '88 season, IIRC, Mack took the "ILLINI" off the helmets so they were just blank orange.)
I wish all my Loyalty brothers and sisters a pleasant Memorial Day weekend. And profound gratitude toward those who have served in the military.
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My pleasure; all courtesy of vintage Illio yearbooks. No GIFs back in the day!Thanks for the photos!
On a side (off topic) note: tell me I wasn’t the only one who wore those late 70’s vintage turf shoes as my regular shoes? I loved those things.
I like the Blackman era unis better. By '79 I had actually started putting academic concerns ahead of football game attendance LOL.I question the judgment and sanity of any Illini fan who doesn't. IMO those '77-'78 orange unis are absolutely nondescript and hideous. I like the '79 ones and am glad Mike White kept them.