Nike unveils retro-ish uniforms for Spartans, Buckeyes

Nike unveils retro-ish uniforms for Spartans, Buckeyes
January 30, 2014, 5:30 pm
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Vinnie Duber

Last year it was the full-logo look. This year it's retro.

Nike gave fans a look Thursday at seven sets of retro-ish uniforms, the latest in its Hyper Elite line, that some of the nation's top programs will be wearing in February. Michigan State and Ohio State are two of the participating schools.

The uniforms are based on a retro look, as is apparent from the picture. Though the bright colors, different colors used for jerseys and shorts and certain new colors all together obviously don't perfectly echo the uniforms worn back in the day.

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Michigan State, for example, has the "State" script on the front of its new Nike duds, similar to the ones the Spartans wore back when Magic Johnson was leading them to a national title in 1979. In fact, Michigan State wore more traditional versions of those jerseys against Michigan earlier this month. But these new Nike uniforms are not green or white but gold.

Ohio State, meanwhile, gets the old-school double-decker look, with words above and below the number on the jersey's front. But the difference is an eye-popping one, as the jerseys are gray with scarlet shorts.

The other schools getting new unis from Nike are Oregon, Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina and Syracuse.

Last year, both the Spartans and Buckeyes had Hyper Elite uniforms, as well. Those jerseys featured a full team logo rather than text on the from of the jerseys.