The official retailer of Michigan Athletics, The M Den, leaked the uniforms that the Wolverines will wear for the third annual Under the Lights game at Michigan Stadium. When the team plays host to Penn State on Oct. 11, the Maize and Blue will don uniforms similar to their 2011 Under the Lights jersey, but with slight modifications:
Did the MDen just drop a massive hint of alternate jerseys for UTL 3? See for yourself. pic.twitter.com/dvcNLzTmb9— Joshua Henschke (@JoshuaHenschke) August 8, 2014
Most notably, the enlarged "M" that adorned the first Under the Lights alternate will be absent from the set. The standard block font numbers return to their usual position, but will feature a sublimated striping pattern. The stripes on the sleeves will also be less visible than the original Under the Lights uniform.
This marks the first time since the 2012-13 season that the Wolverines have succumbed to Adidas' alternate uniforms, as the team wore alternate uniforms in the season-opening loss to Alabama at Cowboys Stadium and in the Outback Bowl loss to South Carolina. After the team wore a total of five alternate uniforms in two seasons, Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon decided against wearing any special uniforms in 2013. It seems, however, he's changed his stance.
UPDATE: Michigan officially unveiled the uniforms on Friday night, pairing the aforementioned jersey with the team's standard helmet and a pair of blue pants. The official slogan for the Under the Lights uniform is "We live it. We say it. Now, we wear it. Go Blue!" Promotional pictures of the uniform are below: