MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — The day after Christmas, the Central Michigan Football team will be showing off its new gift.
Adidas will be supplying the Chippewas with a new look when they take on Western Kentucky on December 26 at Ford Field in Detroit. CMU will wear newly designed jerseys and upper body base layers.
“Adidas will be unveiling new tech fit uniforms for the bowl season on some of your favorite collegiate teams, and Central Michigan was chosen to be one of them,” said Adidas collegiate representative Mark DeFeyter. “We are very proud of our relationship with CMU. Dave Heeke and his administration work tirelessly to stay on the cutting edge of safety, performance, and general apparel needs for their athletes. We fully support their championship culture.”
The primarily maroon jersey introduces two new design features. “Central” appears on the front in large gold print above the numbers while “Chippewas” is displayed in gold lettering on the back, where a player’s nameplate is normally positioned. On the shoulders, gold detailing leads down and flows into the maroon base layer compression top.
The Little Caesars Pizza Bowl patch appears on the upper right front of the jersey while the Mid-American Conference logo is emblazoned on the left.
The short-sleeve base layer features the CMU “C” on the outer right arm and “Chips” on the inner left arm.
Central Michigan’s usual custom gloves, pants and socks complete the look for the bowl game.