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

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 BuckeyeGrove.com sent out this tweet and Ben Axelrod of BuckeyeSports.com this tweet.

[ MORE: landgrantholyland: Ohio State to wear alternate uniforms vs. Wisconsin, Michigan ]

The Buckeyes wore the same alternate in last season’s win over Michigan. This year’s version, according to landgrantholyland.com, 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:

https://twitter.com/LindLGHL/status/382996684034162688

https://twitter.com/LindLGHL/status/382996926762741760

About Brent Yarina BTN.com senior editor Brent Yarina covers football and men’s basketball for BTN.com. He writes the popular uniform feature “Clothes Call,” which also focuses on the latest cosmetic changes across Big Ten arenas and stadiums. Read all of his work here. You can subscribe to Yarina’s RSS feed and follow him on Twitter @BTNBrentYarina.
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