Buckeyes to sport new Nike uniform



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Buckeyes to Sport New Nike Uniform
By Rob Ogden

Ohio State is one of seven teams that will debut Nike's new "Hyper Elite Dominance" uniforms this season.

The Ohio State uniform is a throwback resembling the gray tops worn by the Buckeyes in the early 1990s with scarlet shorts.

According to the Nike release, the Buckeyes will debut the uniforms Feb. 11 at home against Michigan.

The six other schools donning the new digs are Michigan State, Kentucky, Duke, Oregon, Syracuse and North Carolina.

New Nike Uniforms
New Nike Uniforms

Former Ohio State guard Tony Stockman, 2003-2005, said he wishes he would have had the chance to show off the gray uniforms.

"Not sure what they will look like on the players with the different color shorts but I like them a lot," said Stockman, who played one season under coach Thad Matta.

"I love that they are doing this. Sometimes people forget all the players before our time that made OSU a place we wanted to come to. I always wanted to wear gray uniforms when I was there but coach (Jim) O'Brien didn't like them."

Tony Stockman
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Tony Stockman

According to the release, the uniforms are meant to celebrate the past and present while keeping performance innovation at the forefront.

"The jersey is a lightweight, breathable and durable: sphere fabric with flocking at the interior neck for sweat management, while articulated armholes maximize range of motion," it says. "The back of the jersey features team-specific aerographic mesh graphics."

The Buckeye Room, an Ohio State apparel store, tweeted an image of the new uniforms Thursday, and is selling the jerseys for $120.

New Nike Jersey
Nike Jersey

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