The Michigan football program will wear a uniform patch in the Big Ten Championship Game in honor of the victims of the shooting that took place at Oxford High School earlier this week.
“We are proud to represent the state of Michigan and all of its communities,” the Wolverines said in the announcement. “#OxfordStrong is #MichiganStrong.”
The patch is in the shape of Oxford’s Block “O” and features “TM” and the No. 42 in honor of football player Tate Myre, who was one of the four students who died in the shooting.
More, Hana St. Juliana, Madisyn Baldwin and Justin Shilling are also represented by four hearts on the maize and blue patch, colors used by both the Wolverines and Wildcats.
Similar tributes were seen across college football following the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, the 2013 shooting at Sparks Middle School in Nevada and the 2015 shooting at Umpqua Community College, among others.
That said, second-ranked Michigan will play No. 13 Iowa on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET on FOX. The Wolverines are looking to win their first conference title since 2004.
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