Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, July 8, 2013


Buckeye Leaves have adorned the Ohio State football helmet for four-plus decades. The Buckeye Room (@BuckeyeRoom), a retail store that specializes in Ohio State memorabilia, recently tweeted pictures of Ohio State jerseys that feature the familiar logo on the back of the collar.

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The photos show seven leaves, the same number of national titles the program claims (1942, 1954, 1957, 1961, 1968, 1970, 2002). Pretty cool, right? Nike and the school also have released shirts and hats that include the seven Buckeye Leaves.

Question is: Will Ohio State's 2013 jerseys feature these leaves (gray on home jersey; scarlet on road jersey)?

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"We have not issued any media updates regarding uniforms," an Ohio State football spokesperson said via email.

For what it's worth, Mark McClure, of The Buckeye Room, said the jerseys are officially licensed from Nike and will be worn this season.

If this happens, it would be a terrific idea. Not only is it a creative way to honor the decorated program's rich history, it's a simple addition that doesn't mess with Ohio State's uniform.

Here's a closer look at the Buckeye leaves:

About Brent Yarina web editor Brent Yarina covers football and men's basketball for 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.