OSU to Wear Nike Pro Combat Unis for The Game

OSU to Wear Nike Pro Combat Unis for The Game

Submitted by MGoShoe on August 18th, 2010 at 5:54 PM

OSU and Nike announced today that the Buckeyes will wear a one off uni for the 2010 edition of The Game as they did for the 2009 tilt. 

Ohio State is one of 10 of the top college football programs that will wear uniquely designed Nike uniforms for at least one game during the 2010 season the company announced today. Ohio State will wear the innovative design for the Michigan game November 27.

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The Nike Pro Combat System of Dress uniforms the schools will wear are engineered to provide superior protection and durability, while utilizing advanced fabrics and tooling that reduce weight.

Nike worked diligently with each university to bring relevant elements of the school's rich heritage into the futuristic elite fit uniform designs.  The collaborations with the universities produced the highly customized uniforms that will be revealed just days prior to the start of the 2010 college football season.

So, the design may or may not have much to do with the "throwback" unis they wore last year.  We await the reveal with breathless anticipation.

In the meantime, you can chew on this from @elevenwarriors:

At least OSU chose a game which will be impossible for the Pro Combat unis to jinx.

Who's doing the jinxing now? 

In its blog post about the initial announcement (now updated with the news of the selection of Michigan), Eleven Warriors correctly predicted that the unis would be worn against Michigan using the following sound logic:

My hunch, because Nike and the athletic department both like money, is that the uniforms will be worn at home this year. That way, rabid memorabilia-collecting guy on your block can own a home and away jersey.  Nike likes to pit the teams wearing the one-off uniforms against non-Nike schools...

And Michigan fills that bill to a T.  It's pretty pathetic that OSU is using The Game as proxy in Nike's battle with Adidas, but there it is.  College football, selling its soul, one alternate jersey sale at a time.