Photo: Ohio State to wear Nike 'Rivalry' uniform Saturday

Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE

Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE

It’s official: Ohio State will wear a Nike “Rivalry” uniform Saturday night vs. Wisconsin. Urban Meyer confirmed the news Wednesday night, this after Andrew Holleran of sent out this tweet and Ben Axelrod of this tweet.

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The Buckeyes wore the same alternate in last season’s win over Michigan. This year’s version, according to, will be very similar to that one, pictured above. In fact, the only expected difference is a redesigned collar.

So, get ready for a helmet that features a very thick stripe down the middle, a black facemask and a bunch of green Buckeye Leaves. Also, a jersey with black nameplates and gray numbers.

According to reports, the Buckeyes are expected to wear a road “Rivalry” uniform in the season finale at Michigan. They also may wear the home version one more time for a to-be-determined game.

Wondering why the uniform is called “Rivalry” and not “Pro Combat,” like before?

Here’s your answer:

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Wallace Johnston on 9/26/2013 @ 3:46pm EDT Said:

Call ’em whatever you want. These uniforms, no matter who wears them, are idiotic. This is a fad that will pass and will be remembered as fondly as bell bottoms and tie dye. I respect teams that have sense enough to wear their school colors in classic uniforms rather than some rags that embarrass anyone with any sense of taste, history, or decorum.

Badger Bill on 9/27/2013 @ 12:29pm EDT Said:

Once again, that OSU is NOT acting classy!!!

Wayne Bell on 9/28/2013 @ 4:36am EDT Said:

There was a time when the student body could vote to change school colors. In this day and age Nike dictates what teams will wear. I long for the “Men of Scarlet and Gray”, not this red and black abomination that has been tossed upon the Buckeyes and the supporters these past 10 years.
Say what you will about Nick Saban, he will not alter Alabama’s traditional uniforms for the sake of recruiting, and he recruits well. Say what you will about the SEC, at least they retain control over their school colors and uniforms. Take a good look B1G, come back to what makes you great.

Michael on 9/28/2013 @ 10:40pm EDT Said:

What great uniforms! Watching the Wisconsin game, and they look incredible. Go bucks! Look more intimidating and cutting edge. Its about time we update our looks. This should be our standard uniform.