More Photos of Ohio State's New Football Jerseys for 2013

By Jason Priestas on July 8, 2013 at 9:13a

While you were busy celebrating the nation's birthday, Ohio State retailer The Buckeye Room released photos of a new "twill Nike limited" Ohio State home football jersey, featuring seven embroidered Buckeye Leafs on the back collar – one for each of the school's seven claimed national championships.

Since then, the retailer has released additional photos, showing the same collar treatment on the school's white road jersey and confirming the appearance of Nike's "Flywire" tech on the front of the collar. Flywire – referred to as the "Nikelace" by the venerable Paul Lukas of Uni Watch – utilizes Vectran fibers, which are thinner than a human hair and strong enough to end the torn collar epidemic look cool. While Flywire won't necessarily be visible on the white road jerseys, it will more than pop on the scarlet home jerseys.

Although The Buckeye Room slapped the "limited" label on these new jerseys, Eleven Warriors has learned that they will represent the standard home and away jerseys for Ohio State this season. As has been the case in recent years, you can also expect to see at least one alt uniform this season, as well, though we've been unable to confirm whether it will be worn for the home game against Wisconsin or for the finale on the road in Ann Arbor.

Nike's Flywire technology on the collar of Ohio State's new road jerseys
Seven scarlet Buckeye Leafs on the back of Ohio State's new road jerseys
Source: @BuckeyeRoom


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jeremytwoface's picture

I'm diggin' the buckeye leaves.

And when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of boooooooooze!! And we'll drink to old Ohio 'till we wobble in our shoes.

Chief B1G Dump's picture

Agreed, loving the national title leafs(ves).  It's like when you tell a girly "shake what ya momma gave ya."
We have 7 titles, let's rep em!
Again, soccer teams have been doing this for's great when you have the titles - and fortunately we do.

tampa buckeye's picture

Buckeye leaves are green

GeorgiaBuckeye2114's picture

Very suttle changes. Yet, very badass.

droessl's picture

Not a big fan of the Nikelace, but love the Buckeye leaves on the back collar.
Now can we have grey stripes back on the home jerseys. Please? 

BuckeyeNationProblems's picture

Am I missing something? What's to dislike? That little ribbing you have to squint to see in the neckline?  Seems to me it's more something to market, than a change?  I must not understand the change. 


droessl's picture

I don't mind it on the road jersey, but if it's going to be white on the scarlet jersey, it'll stick out like a sore thumb. 

actionstanleyjackson's picture

No issues from me. Like the additions and the collar. Wondering if the pants will look a bit different and if the TV numbers might be a little bigger

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

Jason Priestas's picture

Quick grammar check: I've been using Buckeye Leafs, even though I know the plural of "leaf" is "leaves." I'm following (what may be an obscure) rule that indicates you use "Leafs" when used in the context of a proper noun. See: Toronto Maple Leafs.

Am I crazy? Thanks. I'll hang up and listen.

AndyVance's picture

You're correct. The Buckeye Leaf is indeed a proper noun, as it represents a very specific item/concept - we're not talking about leaves on trees, but the most awesomest helmet decoration in the history of sport. Party on, grammar check approved.

Unky Buck's picture

Rock over London; Rock on Chicago. Timex: It takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'

Jack Fu's picture

The official website for OSU athletics calls them "buckeye leaves." I'd go with them.

Jason Priestas's picture

Yep, they refer to them as "Buckeye Leaves." I'm not sure that means it's correct, but it doesn't hurt to parrot the mothership.

droessl's picture

was "Tronto" intentionally misspelled so that I hear Don Cherry pronouncing it when I read? 

Jason Priestas's picture

I wish my typos were that clever.

hodge's picture

Merriam-Webster defines both "leaves" and "leafs" as plural forms of the word "leaf".  It appears that the Maple Leafs got their name from an elite Canadian regiment that fought in WWI; as the regiment was named "The Maple Leaf Regiment," the plural form then becomes "Maple Leafs," since the plural is pertaining to "leaf" in a singular form.
Here's how Wikipedia explains it:

"The Maple Leafs say that the name was chosen in honour of the Maple Leaf Regiment from World War I. As the regiment is a proper noun, its plural is Maple Leafs (not Maple Leaves)."

It appears that, in this case, your grammar is correct.  Since "Buckeye Leaf" is a proper noun, we should use "Leafs" as plural.  

jeremytwoface's picture

Hodge for the win!!! 
Putting that 9Route award to work.

And when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of boooooooooze!! And we'll drink to old Ohio 'till we wobble in our shoes.

almurray10's picture

I wonder if the buckeye leaves will take the place of names on the jerseys? I'm not really one for change, but that could be something I'd go for.

OSUStu's picture

They aren't in the same space.  So, I imagine not.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

I noticed the Buckeye leafs when I recently rewatching the scUM game. Glad they are here to stay.

Shame they will have to redo them next year when they add another leaf ;-)

And lol @Jason.l I initially put 'leaves' and then changed it because u used 'leafs'.

Buckeye born and bred. Buckeye til I'm dead.

AndyVance's picture

I'm not a huge fan of the look of the Flywire, but I'd be curious to know how it wears/feels compared to a "normal" collar.

Ludwig Yards's picture

The free-floating head in the pic is kinda creepy, but the Buckeye leaves aren't bad.

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

I think the flywire is cheesy, but I think almost everyone has it now... kind of looks like a dried up pearl necklace IMO.  The Buckeye Leafs are a nice touch, although I must admit I think they would look much better if made subtle. Scarlet jersey with dark green leafs, White jersey with grey leafs. It wouldn't blend in with the nameplate as much this way.

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

jkrk's picture

Stick with "Leafs." Just reading "Buckeye Leaves" makes me sad. I mean, unless it's about Duron Carter.

acBuckeye's picture

I fully expect there to be an 8th Buckeye Leaf on those for the 2014 season.

GoBucks713's picture

My Birthday is this coming Saturday, who wants to buy me one?

-The Aristocrats!

IBleedSandG's picture

Probably gonna have to cop a new home uni. The last one I bought was a #2 (Pryor).


GoBucks713's picture

Chris Carter? Mike Jenkins? Christian Bryant? Roderick (Jones if you're Beth Mowins) Smith?

-The Aristocrats!

OSUNeedles's picture

You forgot Mikey Doss!

GoBucks713's picture

No, I left him open purposely so other people could add to the great #2. Boom Herron had it for a while, so did Justin Zwick.
Another side note about the #2, Ty Howard was a #2, and has 3 boys with his wife Audrey, named Tyrone, Tyrell, and Tyler.

-The Aristocrats!

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

Don't forget Erik Haw!!! jeez

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

BuckeyeStrong2's picture

Michael Jenkins was #12, Malcolm Jenkins was #2. I had to do the same thing with my jersey,


GoBucks713's picture

Sorry, sorry sorry, I was working on 2 hours of sleep and no coffee yesterday. I won't let it happen again. The real question here is, would getting Michael and Malcom mixed up be as bad as calling scarlet red?

-The Aristocrats!

BuckeyeChief's picture

I am gonna have to buy a road Brax now. I will keep my home TP.

"2014 National with it!!!"

buckeyestu's picture

Nice uniforms. Bet they will look even better as our buckeyes streak into the end zone.

JollyFatMan's picture

Bigger numbers please. 

How firm thy friendship..

tennbuckeye19's picture

Bearded dude holding the jerseys in the pic above looks as if his head is floating. 

d1145fresh's picture

I have always thought our jerseys were nice but just ehh. The helmets are iconic but the jerseys are okay. I wish these had some grey trim around the numbers to help them pop a little more.

Urban Nation Army's picture

Subtle change, I like it. Still won't pay $120 for it.

Bet you can't say "Bert Bielma is a bumbling buffoon" five times fast.

Cavluv23's picture

lol +1 In this economy I wouldn't pay $120.00 for any jersey lol ... 

World travel is my passion spreading the word and grace of Ohio in every corner of the world . 

Nkohl13's picture

I hate flywire collars. They look so stupid.

UrbanCulture's picture

Although I disagree with your OPINION, I will upvote you!

osubuck57's picture

Block "O"s would have been cool too !! But I like the leaves as well!! or maybe every other one,could go with a leaf, block O, leaf, etc.


OurHonorDefend09's picture

I like the small changes, but honestly, who cares?! Let's start hitting people already.

Don't give up... Don't ever give up.

buckeyefan808's picture

Love it. I'm guessing they did away with the pointy number font.

DaytonBuck1980's picture

I usually dont like messing with the uniform of such and established and storied program like The Ohio State but i think these are a very nice touch. Nothing to gaudy but just enough swagger.

Still not giving a damn for the whole state of Michigan. 

ColerainBuckeye33's picture

Jerseys look very nice and very soon they will be on Ebay for 19.99 instead of $120 bucks.Just have to wait till some Russians in New York knocks off a couple semis full or the Chinese get the pattern into their sweat shops.

A wise man once said "success is not final and failure is not fatal"

Jonnferrell's picture

Yeah, but they'll probably make them too small and change the leafs to bamboo shoots.

"I miss Brady Hoke."

Knarcisi's picture

Too bad they will have to add an 8th leaf for the 2014 jerseys. 

BuckeyeStrong2's picture

Leaves vs leafs, its almost as bad as Gray vs grey...


unholy bucknut's picture

That away jersey is slick.

acBuckeye's picture

Our roadies are the best looking unis on the planet.

DannyBeane's picture

I still feel the home jersey needs grey on the sleeves to break the color up but I am definitely digging the away jersey. It looks sharp as a tack.

Bugsyk's picture

These can only be hints of what the team will wear.  "Replica" jerseys vs authentic. There isn't stitching for the name bar across the back, and long sleeves on a football jersey haven't been in vogue since the 80's.