May 30, 2013
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Fighting Illini fans have chosen the new design of the 2013 Loyal-Tee shirt. The Football "Loyal-Tee" shirt features the winning fan-submitted slogan "There is an I in my Team" and is now available at both Gameday Spirit locations in Champaign and online.
Fans can get two adult Loyal-Tee shirts for $19.99 at Gameday Spirit stores (buy one, get one free) and can purchase individually online for $16.99. Youth sizes are available in-store for $13.99 and online for $15.99.
The winning design, which is featured on the front of the shirt, was voted on by thousands of Illini fans out of four designs based on the winning fan-submitted slogan, "There Is An I In My Team." Jake Paskiewicz of Algonquin submitted the winning slogan, which was chosen from over 250 entries. The back of the shirt features the 2013 Illinois football schedule. The "Loyal-Tee" shirt will be worn by the Block I student section during the 2013 season.
Led by head coach Tim Beckman, the Fighting Illini have seven home games on 2013, starting with the season-opener at Memorial Stadium against Southern Illinois on Aug. 31. Illinois also will host a "Chicago Homecoming" game at historic Soldier Field in Chicago on Saturday, Sept. 14, against Washington. Season tickets start at just $99 and are on sale now at FightingIllini.com. Chicago Homecoming tickets can be purchased for as low as $30 here.