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Spartans to wear 1979 throwback vs. Michigan

Michigan State basketball is going with a special throwback uniform for Saturday night’s huge tussle with rival Michigan at the Breslin Center. The Spartans will wear their “State” script design from 1979, the year Magic Johnson and Michigan State won the national title. The team hasn’t worn the uniform since the 2003-04 season, according to this mlive.com article. This is a classic and excellent look; in fact, it’s one Nike and the Spartans should thinking about bringing back in a more modern design. The Spartans (7-0) host intrastate rival Michigan (6-0) at 7 p.m. ET Saturday. Need more reason to

Rutgers adds 'B1G' logo to football field

Rutgers has played its final football game as a member of the American Athletic Conference. Starting this fall, it will be all Big Ten for the Scarlet Knights, who officially join the conference July 1. Seven-plus months away from its Big Ten football debut, Rutgers sure seems excited about the move. Check out the recent makeover the turf at High Point Solutions Stadium received. Anyone notice anything different at High Point Solutions Stadium? #TheBirthplaceGoesB1G pic.twitter.com/3ow9e5zgJw — Rutgers Football (@RFootball) January 20, 2014 Looking good, Rutgers! The Scarlet Knights open the 2014 season Thursday, Aug. 28 at Washington State, before opening

Photo: You have to see this Gophers' giveaway

It’s going to be cold for Friday night’s Hockey City Classic between Ohio State and Minnesota at TCF Bank Stadium (9 p.m. ET, BTN/BTN2Go). In fact, according to weather.com, 11 degrees is the high for Minneapolis on Friday. That’s cold. And to help students combat the frigid conditions, the team will hand out one of the better giveaways we’ve seen in some time. See it in this post. STUDENTS: We want you to be warm at the @HkyCityClassic this Fri so we'll be giving out this @GoldytheGopher mask pic.twitter.com/RXJ6AFZfQi — Minnesota M Hockey (@GopherHockey) January 15, 2014 How awesome is

Photos: Wildcats unveil 'By the Player' uniform

Before the 2013-14 season, Northwestern told BTN.com the basketball team expected to debut an alternate uniform during Big Ten play. On Friday, the Wildcats released a new Under Armour “By The Player” uniform that they will wear Sunday vs. Illinois. And, let’s just say, the design is head-turning. See pictures of it in this post. [ MORE: View complete NUSports.com photo gallery ] Here’s another look: Northwestern “By The Players” Basketball Jerseys: https://t.co/X3u390YV0a #ARMOURED #B1GCats pic.twitter.com/LOC22tJAoT — Northwestern Sports (@NU_Sports) January 10, 2014 Interesting, right? Remember, while Under Armour designs Northwestern’s uniforms, including the football team’s much-talked-about patriotic alternate, this

Did You See This? MSU shirt pokes fun at Michigan slogan

“Rise to the Occasion.” That slogan was featured prominently on Michigan’s Adidas warmup shirts during last year’s memorable NCAA basketball tournament run. It looks like Spartan fans are having some fun with the slogan. Check out this t-shirt that reads “Rose to the Occasion,” in honor of MSU’s 24-20 win over Stanford in this year’s Rose Bowl Game. [ MORE: View our full 2013-14 bowl schedule ] Lol pic.twitter.com/yC7Zdl1KfC — ellen (@ellenmamula) January 5, 2014 Of course the Michigan-themed shirt was worn on the basketball court, while the MSU shirt is football-related. And technically, the Wolverines did “Rise to the

NU's Liberman first to wear yarmulke in Big Ten game

Northwestern freshman Aaron Liberman received his first action in a Big Ten game in Sunday’s 74-51 defeat at Michigan. By getting on the court, Liberman became the first player to wear a yarmulke in a Big Ten basketball game. In fact, according to this story, he’s only the second Division I player ever to do so. [ MORE: Michigan runs away from Northwestern ] Liberman, who spent a year in Israel before coming to Northwestern, didn’t tally any stats in his one minute of action in Sunday’s loss. This wasn’t a special occasion, either. Liberman wears a yarmulke every game,

Ohio State to wear 'Rivalry' uniform in Orange Bowl

As it did vs. Penn State and Wisconsin this season, Ohio State will wear its home Nike “Rivalry” uniform in the Orange Bowl. The Buckeyes, who also wore an away “Rivalry” uniform at Michigan, will play Clemson on Jan. 3. Both team will have the official Orange Bowl patch on their jersey, too. [ MORE: Check out our 2013-14 bowl schedule ] For what it’s worth, Ohio State is 3-0 when it wears “Rivalry” designs this season. [ MORE: Year in Review: See all the new 2013 Big Ten designs ] The Buckeyes aren’t the only Big Ten team going

Clothes Call: A look back at new 2013 uniform designs

With the year quickly coming to a close, I decided to take a look at the new basketball and football uniform designs that debuted in 2013. Don’t worry, 2014 is certain to include just as many, if not more, new designs. Actually, I’m not so sure that’s a good thing. Either way, enjoy the look back. ILLINOIS Tim Beckman and Illinois showed off plenty of new designs in 2013. Prior to the season, the Illini unveiled a new orange primary helmet. It went on to wear a blue helmet, white jersey and blue pants combination for the first time ever,

Clothes Call: PSU dons throwbacks in Rec Hall return

Penn State is playing its first game in Rec Hall today since January 1996. To commemorate the special day vs. Princeton (live on BTN/BTN2Go), the Nittany Lions are wearing throwback uniforms. See the uniform in this post, and track all the action here. True throwbacks like this one, complete with a defined waistband, are always a great sight. The Nittany Lions should consider making this uniform a regular alternate. VIDEO: @PennStateMBB fans will love this intro to team being back in Rec Hall for first time since 1996 WATCH – http://t.co/97gyRgwpCj — Penn State on BTN (@BTN_Penn_State) December 14, 2013

Minnesota to debut new helmet in Texas Bowl

Minnesota announced Monday that it will wear a new white alternate helmet in the Texas Bowl vs. Syracuse. The helmet features a maroon facemask and stripe down the middle, and has the Minnesota “M” logo on the right side and player numbers on the left side. See the helmet in this post. [ MORE: View the full 2013-14 bowl schedule ] White helmets #Gophers will wear at @TexasBowl pic.twitter.com/pp4UVbmKYv — Minnesota Football (@GopherFootball) December 9, 2013 Not bad. Another cool feature: The stripe down the middle of the lid incorporates Minnesota’s brick pattern. The new helmet honors Minnesota’s history, as