Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, September 25, 2013

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:

About Brent Yarina senior 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.