Nike unveils new Michigan State, Ohio State alternates

Nike unveils new Michigan State, Ohio State alternates

Nike is unveiling a new basketball uniform design, and like last year when it introduced those (awful) logo-centric uniforms, Michigan State and Ohio State have been selected to wear the new threads. Don’t worry, these new “Hyper Elite Dominance” uniforms are far better than their predecessor. See the uniforms in this post.

[ MORE: Read the official Nike release on uniforms ]

The best part of the new designs is the nod to the past. Michigan State’s Script “State” harkens back to Magic Johnson’s eraSpartans just wore the throwback last week – and Ohio State’s number sandwiched between “Ohio” and “State” brings back memories of Jim Jackson’s days.

One last thing: It’s funny how Nike goes out of its way, creating a bold multicolored design (gray top, scarlet bottom), to account for Ohio State’s school colors, but makes Michigan State’s uniform all bronze. That decision, most definitely, has something to do with the popularity of the football team’s 2011 alternate uniform.

The Spartans will debut the uniform Saturday vs. Georgetown, while the Buckeyes will do so Feb. 11 vs. rival Michigan.

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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