OSU to Wear Uniformz for The Game (Again)

Submitted by Thorin on November 14th, 2012 at 5:12 AM


Ohio State removed the image and would not comment on whether it was, indeed, a picture of the jerseys that will be worn for ‘The Game’ this season, but a source close to the team told us it looked very similar.

“It will feature a helmet with an enlarged stripe and a scarlet jersey with standard block numbers outlined in a reflective silver,” the source said of this year’s alternate jerseys.

“It will have the standard gray pants, but with only a 3/4 stripe because of how they are designed. The stripes on the sleeves are enlarged as well, to match the helmet.”

There have also been rumors the helmet will have more of a chrome finish, much like the ones Oregon has been wearing, instead of the usual silver.



E. Gordon Gee

November 14th, 2012 at 9:14 AM ^

O yeah, these uniforms. The same exact ones they wore for their game against Wisconsin last year. They are nice but give it a break. It would be nice if teams just stuck to tradition and wore what they normally did. None of this throwback retro team uniforms stuff. This isn't your great great grandfather team (insert OSU or Michigan), just wear what you have now. 


November 14th, 2012 at 9:22 AM ^

These are quite similar to their traditional unis. Prefer traditional but OK.

I cannot stand the changes when the team isn't recognizable. ESPN shows a highlight and you don't even know the team - oh, wait, that's either Oregon or West Virginia or Army ...

Ironically, the image masters at Nike go too far and hurt the schools' brands.


November 14th, 2012 at 9:34 AM ^

LOL @ olds in this thread complaining about uniform changes. Settle down you guys. Young people like this and it helps with recrutment. This practice is not going away. Teams that do this typically do it for 1 or 2 games per year at most. You guys still get the other 10 or 11. Stop crying. 


November 14th, 2012 at 9:47 AM ^

Can't wait until until a few years when we play "under the black lights" and everyone is wearing TRON glowing uniforms with a glowing field and glowing football - that would be cool.


November 14th, 2012 at 9:56 AM ^

I wish for the day when wearing throwback uniforms are cool again.... and not newly designed throwbacks.... no. Go into the storage shed and pull out the 1991 uniforms. No piping or anything like that. Lose the elastic in the sleeves and give them that old school look.


November 14th, 2012 at 11:52 AM ^

There have also been rumors the helmet will have more of a chrome finish, much like the ones Oregon has been wearing, instead of the usual silver.

So will they still have the helmet stickers with the chrome helmets? How goofy will that look?


November 14th, 2012 at 1:47 PM ^

....but a few folks apparently found a link to an as yet unavailable shirt which has the chrome helmet design on it. There were no side views, but this would at least give us an idea of how glaring that stripe is going to be. From SportsLogos.net:


Part of me says "bowling ball with a facemask" and I don't know why...


November 14th, 2012 at 6:42 PM ^

From a strictly design standpoint, they're awesome. Well, the helmet stripe is a tad goofy, and the pant's stripe should go all the way up, but that's a function of Nike's ventalation based fabric cut so whatever, but from a historical standpoint, cut my eyes out. I just want big shoulder numbners again, red socks, red shoes, and thinner pant's stripes for the current uniforms. Then I'll be happy. As luck would have it, that seems to be the plan next year according to this graphic behhind Urban from Training Days:

Not that any of you care, but humor me.


November 15th, 2012 at 12:29 AM ^

The helmet and  sleeves match. But, for some strange reason the pants black stripe is double width. Not bad from a visual perspective, but it doesn't match, which is infuriating. It's like LSU going purple-white-purple on the yellow helmet

but purple-yellow-white-yellow-purple on the yellow pants.

Mindblown. Makes no sense.