The 2005 Maize Out is scheduled for Friday when the No. 5-ranked University of Michigan ice hockey team hosts rival Michigan State for a 7:35 p.m. faceoff in Yost Ice Arena.
A total of 6,500 maize-colored T-shirts will be distributed prior to the game compliments of FSN Detroit, which will be televising the game. Fans are requested to wear the T-shirts on game night to create a special visual effect. Doors are scheduled to open at 6 p.m.
"We are excited about the possibilities for this year's Maize Out promotion," said Tom Brooks, assistant athletic director for marketing. "We would like to ask for the cooperation of all of our loyal fans to help create a sea of maize inside Yost Ice Arena on Friday night."
The league-leading Wolverines (20-7-1, 17-3-0 CCHA) will also participate in the 2005 Maize Out by donning their maize jerseys.
The "home-and-Joe" weekend series with the Spartans concludes Saturday at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit with a 7:30 p.m. contest which will be televised by FSN Detroit. U-M can wrap up the Pontiac Challenge Cup point for ice hockey with a win or tie in either of the weekend contest. The point is awarded to the team with the best record in the four CCHA matchups, and U-M took two wins from Michigan State in November to clinch at least half a point.