Clothes Call: Ohio State unveils uni for Michigan game

Ohio State Uniform


It was rumored to happen, and it will. On Monday night, Ohio State unveiled the Nike Pro Combat Rivalry uniform the Buckeyes will wear against Michigan on Saturday. According to Nike, this is the “most technically advanced integrated uniform system.”

A couple things stand out: 1. The numbers are much larger and reflective; and 2. the helmet features a thick stripe down the middle, similar to last year’s lid against Wisconsin. This stripe is more Ohio State-ish, though, as it’s a blown up version of the current one.

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For inquiring minds, this marks the third time in the last four years Ohio State will wear Nike alternate duds for the Michigan game (see photos below). Last year broke a two-year streak of doing so, and the Buckeyes lost at Michigan.

Here’s a view of the back of the uniform:

Ohio State Uniform


We’ll be tracking the Michigan-Ohio State game Saturday on our Michigan at Ohio State page. Use that link throughout the game for quarterly recaps, live stats and play-by-play.

Below, see what the Buckeyes wore against Michigan in 2009 and 2010:


Ohio State Uniform

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Ohio State Uniform

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sbuel2 on 11/19/2012 @ 10:25pm EDT Said:

so giant numbers, ohio state on the back. wider stripes maybe on the helmet. the solid color ones are more unique. Is Michigan wearing special uniforms as well?

Jace Layman on 11/19/2012 @ 11:39pm EDT Said:

No i dinr think so ohio state is going to see if they like them and if they do they will wear them some during the season but i like them i hope they wear them next year some

Josh on 11/20/2012 @ 11:02am EDT Said:

These are really ugly

J.C. on 11/20/2012 @ 11:27am EDT Said:

Dislike the black name plates and black facemasks. Most importantly, hate the fact that there are no Buckeye Leaves on the helmets, especially since it’s Senior Day for such players as John Simon and Zach Boren.

You’d think Nike would realize Buckeye Leaves on helmets are tradition too.

Marlene Niederkohr on 11/20/2012 @ 2:06pm EDT Said:

Love the gloves………..

Jim Amber on 11/20/2012 @ 5:35pm EDT Said:

another example of the money stream driving college football (Nike, Adidas and ESPN)