The new uniforms for the Ohio State-Michigan game were just unveiled — and the design honors the WII-bound Buckeyes, National Champions of 1942. Nike unveiled the new uniforms for ten college programs: Ohio State, Alabama, Boise State, Florida, Miami, Oregon State, Pittsburgh, TCU, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.
The OSU uniform details include stylized script numbers, a replica U.S. flag on the jersey sleeve and the camouflage-print base layer.The Buckeyes will wear the uniforms against Michigan on Nov. 27. Charles Csuri, a decorated WWII veteran and the father of digital art and animation, made the announcement for Ohio State. Csuri first made history as part of the 1942 Buckeyes National Championship team.
Ultra lightweight, fully protective
In addition to the uniforms’ striking visuals, the Nike Pro Combat System of Dress offers the ultimate in lightweight protection. The uniforms were designed from the inside out, beginning with the padded base layer. The Nike Pro Combat base layer allows for specific pad placement to suit every position, providing a highly customized solution. The base layer also delivers critical protection and greater mobility than traditional pads for unencumbered speed.
With padding integrated into the base layer, the outer uniform becomes a lightweight, breathable sheath with a fitted, superhero look. The sleek jersey and pant are constructed from a four-way stretch twill that rapidly sheds sweat and water, ensuring that even when wet, these uniforms are lighter than their standard-issue counterparts when completely dry. Overall, the uniform is 37 percent lighter than current designs.
The Nike Pro Combat System of Dress addresses the sport’s evolution, providing unmatched lightweight protection for players who are stronger, faster and more powerful than ever before.
(Courtesy: Ohio State Buckeys.com)