Confirmed: Ohio State to Wear Alternate Jerseys Saturday

September 24, 2013 at 9:22p    by DJ Byrnes    

Rivals' Andrew J. Holleran is reporting Ohio State will wear the same alternate jerseys they donned vs. Michigan last year for their night tilt against Wisconsin on Saturday. An Ohio State spokesperson told Holleran the Buckeyes weren't wearing alternate jerseys "as far as he knew." Holleran is standing by his source.

The jerseys Ohio State is rumored to be wearing Saturday night are very similar to the jerseys the team wore against MIchigan in 2012.

As Holleran also points, a very similar jersey to the one the team wore against the Wolverines just so happened to turn up for sale at the Buckeye Room Tuesday:

This is the jersey everyone has been waiting for!! The jersey that was worn in the WIN against "That Team Up North" last year on November 24, 2012. This Ohio State adult jersey by Nike features a nylon jersey with tackle twill SILVER numbers stitched on the front and back, no name. Jock tag with size sewn on bottom left. Ohio State logo embroidered on collar, back neckline has buckeye leaves, and Nike logo on left chest. 100% Polyester.

Yours for just $139.95 in both Braxton Miller's No. 5 and Philly Brown's and Ryan Shazier's No. 10.

As AeroBuckeye2001 points out in the comments, there are sublte differences between the jersey that went on sale today and the one worn against Michigan last season. The neckline logo, for one. The Rivalry jersey from 2012 featured a "Block O" logo, while this new jersey features Ohio State's athletic logo. The colors used on numbers appear to be transposed as well.

We've long heard that Ohio State has uniform plans beyond the one variation per season approach the program has employed the last four years, and with so many recruits in town for a night game, alternate duds would make perfect sense for a guy as focused on wowing recruits as Urban Meyer is.

Is it fair to ask whether the team will show up on the field in new pants and helmets as well?

[UPDATE: 9/25 1:52 p.m.]

Ohio State football lead designer, Samuel Silverman, just sent this out on Twitter, essentially confirming the team will be wearing alt jerseys Saturday night.

Here they are.

The full gallery of the uniforms worn against Michigan in 2012 can be viewed on



Deadly Nuts's picture

Change them up.... I like these ones but we need something new.


SilverState's picture

And I thought I was excited before...

wojodta's picture

Hopefully this means they won't wear alternates for The Game.

buckeye_heart's picture

Yes I am completely with you. I want normal uniforms for The Game. I like some of the alternates, but I just want to see the regular scarlet and gray vs TTUN.

wolfman's picture

Or just a different altenate?

millertime2011's picture

I'm a fan. I normally don't like having alternates, let alone 2 in a season, but I thought this when they first came out and I still do: those will look sick under the lights. With the recruiting buzz around this weekend this will only add to it. 

gravey's picture

I generally think gimmicky uniforms and helmets are for teams that have no quality traditions - but if this lands us another recruit or two - I'm all in.  Go Sparkly Helmets!

ohhiyo's picture

please not the helmets

Deadly Nuts's picture

I kinda liked the wide stripe just not the buckeye leafs.


AndyVance's picture

Yep, the neon leafs were the worst. Otherwise, this was probably the best alt-uni we've seen for The Good Guys so far.

osu07asu10's picture

I don't know why AV, but these have always caught my eye...e

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

AndyVance's picture

True, those weren't bad at all. I liked last year's better, but that could be because I'm partial to the red unis.

AndyVance's picture

Okay, I've had my Terrelle Pryor moment for the day/year/ever. Handing in my diploma now.
*hangs head, walks away in shame*

buckeyedude's picture

I liked the helmets with the super WIDE stripe from last year's game the best of all. But these away unis were cool(minus the helmets. But, they were better than the plain Jane red ones they wore at home one particular year).
If you listen to many TTUN fans and recruits, they always mention the TTUN "winged helmets" as being cool. Like them or hate them, they are BOLD, and that is what I liked about the WIDE BOLD stripe on OSU's helmets from the 2012 UM game. Liked the black facemask.
On the other hand, I thought of all the experimental unis used by OSU thus far, these were the worst:
I did NOT like these. Very plain. Nothing special about them at all. Especially the helmets. They look like practice unis or unis for kids in junior high. Just my opinion.



JLBNYC's picture

I also liked these alt unis the best (including the helmets!):

Last year's version was great as well.

Did not like the Wisconsin 2011 version (see below). I thought they looked like childrens' pajamas!

wolfman's picture

Agree...not bad at all...but not those FUGLY helmets!

yrro's picture

I don't mind the uni changes, but the helmet needs to stay silver or gray. We are the silver bullets, no the white bullets or red bullets.

headina's picture

I know I may be in the minority here, but I want to see a black jersey like the one that just went on sale.


AndyVance's picture

I'm not in love with the black jersey concept, but if we were going to have one, 11dubber Gametime did a helluva job on a prospective version a few months back (the second one, with the white letters). His all-gray anti-uni was pretty solid, too, if you're into non-traditional looks.

KBonay's picture

Agreed.  Would like to see this one in play....

buckeyedude's picture

Those are tight. Scarlet shoes would have looked better though, than black.



CCatanzaro's picture

I think I somehow missed these.  Pretty damned awesome, I must say.

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cjkanski's picture

These ^ I Likes !!

buckeyejonross's picture

Scarlet shoes, grey facemask. Perfect.

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Gametime's picture

Thanks for the shout out Andy!

...I too dream in color and in rhyme
So I guess I'm one of a kind in a full house
Cause whenever I open my heart, my soul or my mouth
A touch of God rains out...

AndyVance's picture

What can I say? I'm a fan :)

FitzBuck's picture

You are not alone.  And I'm am one if the sad individuals that paid 100+ for my black jersey.  

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

BTBuckeye's picture

Take that Cheeseheads

Beat Meatchicken's picture

That is awesome!! LOL!!

buckeyefanatic's picture

I love this uni.  I've not been able to see the leaves that folks are complaining about.  Didn't show them on the Nike page above.
EDIT:  found it

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Bucksfan's picture

Don't listen to them, they leaves are f'ing tight.

One Bad Buckeye's picture

I approve of the green leaves.

"I'm One Bad Buckeye, and I approve this message."

20sider's picture
... oh i thought you said greensleeves. xD


Poison nuts's picture


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Bolt's picture

Thank god, I thought I was the only one that liked the bright green leaves. I think it's a cool contrast that really makes the leaves pop instead of just looking like any old sticker.

stubbzzz's picture

yeah I love the green leaves too!  they look more regal.  or like military style medals of honor or something.  they just pop more.  and there's nothing wrong with it, we've been using green buckeye leaves on logos, t'shirts, and bumper stickers for years.  if anything the green buckeye leaves look more like vintage ohio state to me.  but the leaf color is not really a big deal.  i like the black ones too.

TheBadOwl's picture

I, for one, love these unis. They'll look even sicker under the lights.

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

RadioTrash1189's picture

Love the helmets. I can take or leave the jerseys.

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razrback16's picture

I really like these uniforms.

ohst8buxCP's picture

God i wish they were Black

Blake's picture

Curious if this is an Ohio State decision or Nike influenced. My close friend in the Nike Football group who works on the OSU gameday attire told me he's "not aware of anything" in terms of Ohio State rocking an alternate this weekend. That doesn't preclude the Bucks from reusing a jersey from previous season I would think though.

OurHonorDefend09's picture

Me thinks this is Urbz trying to get a recruiting advantage this weekend by creating some extra hype. No one is going to say no to him if he asked and he is the master at recruiting. I'm even more hyped about the game now, so it might be working.

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

pjtobin's picture

You sir are right on. My thoughts too!

Bury me in my away jersey, with my buckeye blanket. A diehard who died young. Rip dad. 

andretolstoy's picture

Why Lord? Why? These are horrendous uniforms. They remind me of those enormous metallic stickers that looked like they shot lasers that we used to buy in bubble-gum machines for a Quarter in 80's.
I want to write Champion to see if they can redesign the nice classic look we had with them. Nike marketers are on Crystal Meth.

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

The foil stickers remind me of something your 2nd grade teacher would put on your homework with "Good Job!" written underneath in purple ink.

TheBadOwl's picture

If my teacher used Buckeye Leafs for that, I'd be psyched.

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

AeroBuckeye2001's picture

Those are not the same jerseys that were worn for last year's Game; different logo (athletic vs Block O) and the sleeves are different.

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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

The sleeves are different because modern jerseys are specifically fitted for shoulder pads & don't hang right without pads.
Good call on the logo.

TheBadOwl's picture

It looks way better with the logo, the flywire collar, and the B1G logo. Not a fan of the retail version. Looks like a cheap photoshop mockup.

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

AeroBuckeye2001's picture

I agree. I think these replicas look like knock-offs.

The Ohio State University Class of 2001
BS Aero & Astronautical Engineering

cal3713's picture

NO.  My only game in the stadium this year... I don't want them to look "different."  Fortunately for all you folks, I'm not in charge.

FROMTHE18's picture

Awesome, I can finally get the Taurian Washington jersey Ive always wanted

bucksfan92's picture

As long as we keep to scarlet and grey I am fine with us mixing in different uniform designs.  We will never be "flashy" (or gaudy as I see it) like Oregon, and we will never wear black like so many teams have done lately, but I'm good with subtle changes and I do like the throwbacks we have worn the last few seasons.  I'd love to see us wear all grey for some away games too.

OSUStu's picture

Last year's > this year's

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

dancorona5's picture

I said it before..but I think Buckeyeroom is ripping people off. that logo on the jersey looks to me like last years logo, with the font not filled in. why would nike be making new jerseys with old logos on them? doesn't add up in my head.

OSUStu's picture

Even the university is still using the "old" logo, I am not sure what is going on with that.  But I like the old logo better anyway.

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

buckeye56's picture

Are you saying The Buckeye Room is selling bootleg gear?

dancorona5's picture

Possibly. I dont want to offend anyone, but when i cant find that jersey for sale on the official ohio state website or the Nike website...i begin to question it.

TheBadOwl's picture

To me, it's an obvious (and terrible) photoshop mockup of what the retail version will look like. REALLY poor attention to detail. No flywire collar, the wrong OSU logo on the collar, and no Big Ten logo. C'mon, man.

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

illich's picture

What ever happened to the school colors...Scarlet & Gray??   Nike turned our tradition into red, black & silver!

Carl T.

droessl's picture

Are the gray numbers backlit?! 

IBleedSandG's picture

Since it is a night game, I wonder if the 3M reflective material around the numbers will "glow" a little. I hope so because that would look awesome, and I know all the recruits would dig it.
I hope Nike made a change to the name plates on the back of the jerseys. Black font doesn't work very well on these.

"You pick up the rifle and go as hard as you can possibly go."

bedheadjc's picture

These Maryland unis are great. They definitely say "We've arrived"; we're a respectable program.
We'll be pushing around the big boys of the B1G any time now.

Denny's picture

Not real big on the gray numbers. Especially if the piping is reflective, which it appears to be.


Earle's picture

Like the gray numbers.  Could do without the LED trim.  And would it be too much to ask for gray stripes?  I think the black looks fine with the white numbers (though I would prefer gray), but gray would be better with the gray numbers.

Italics are for emphasis.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

I will say that those are my favorite of the pro combats so far.

Class of 2010.

cinserious's picture

Looks like a hockey jersey.

Gone ham, be back soon...

cjkanski's picture

That's the first thing I thought after I saw the photo under the headline.  Go Blackhawks !!

buckeyepastor's picture

I'm fine with the jerseys, but I'd prefer they leave the helmets alone.   

"Woody would have wanted it that way" 

D. Anthony's picture

Not a fan of anything that looks green on the uniforms like those Buckeye leaves. On our regular helmets the leaves look black or dark which is a much better look

D. Anthony

stubbzzz's picture

but the buckeye leaves are green in your icon.

hail2victors9's picture

I don't know if it's just the picture, or the jersey itself, but that picture hurts my eyes.  The 5 appears to be glowing.  Maybe it's the screen I'm using?  I like the white numbers better.
I liked the unis from The Game last year, also, but not a fan of the green leafs.

Those who stay will be CHAMPIONS!
~Bo Schembechler

ohst8buxCP's picture

Why is everyone so against Black Jerseys if they look like these:

I know black isn't one of our colors and people for some reason freak out over breaking tradition for one game but the fact of the matter is these are sick, maybe not to some of you older guys who don't know what sick means but to the players actually PLAYING in the games, the recruits coming to them and the students watching. I've talked to tons of OSU students who all want black jerseys and i think this is the perfect opportunity to bring them out. Our normal uni's are great and everyone loves them but it can get old.

niblick's picture

"I know black isn't one of our colors"
you answered your own question.

ohst8buxCP's picture

Who really care's though. If its for one game i couldn't care less especially since black is already in our uniform.

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

If you don't care then why do you keep advocating for it?

ohst8buxCP's picture

you're misunderstand, im saying "who really cares" if it's not one of our "official" colors

CC's picture

I think so many teams have done black unis that it's a little played out.

Buckeye_Mafia's picture

Those are effing pimp!

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stubbzzz's picture

I think it might be cool if we had black uniforms where the design was based on Woody's black block O baseball cap.  kind of like the Wisconson/ Nebraska uni's a few years ago with just a W and an N on the front.  ... But hopefully ours would look way better and be much more bad ass.  I think the helmet would probably have to be black though too.  silver helmets on all black uniform doesn't look very cohesive to me.  I'm sure there's a way to pull it off though.

buckeyejonross's picture

I'll kill myself.

"You might as well appeal against a thunderstorm as against these terrible hardships of war. War is cruelty, there is no use trying to reform it; the crueler it is, the sooner it will be over." -William T., Battle of Atlanta, B1G.

ohst8buxCP's picture

On another note my brother found this at the buckeye room on campus? Doubt it's what their wearing but if they ran out of the tunnel in this i would go crazy 

cinserious's picture

The black uniform is badass. If The Buckeyes unveiled this as a 'gametime decision', Ohio Stadium would be complete pandemonium.  The crowd, the recruits, the coaches would go berserk and as a result the Buckeyes would play even more out of their minds.

Gone ham, be back soon...

osukdawg76's picture

Too many schools fall back onto the black as a third jersey because it's easy to do.
It's unoriginal and boring to me.  I'm quite okay with seeing these new jerseys each year once a game and would love to see the gray uniforms that were posted about, but no black please.

I, for one, welcome our new coaching overlords.



ohst8buxCP's picture

A lot of schools do it because it looks good. If you want to talk about boring, grey is the way to go.

Sean N's picture

Dear 11 Warriors:
The Ohio State University and the NCAA would like to let you know that those are NOT Ryan Shazier's #10 or Braxton Miller's #5. Just #10 and #5. That's all. Please make the correction to this post.

SouthBayBuckeye's picture

ITT: same old uniform circle jerk that's existed for the past 4-5 years. 

Banned from ATO since June 3rd 2PMish PST

CC's picture

Not really if we wear the same alternate as before, especially because I liked these the least of all the unis I've see OSU wear.
As others have mentioned above I loved the alternate white unis from the UM game.

Tanner's picture

I really like these. I'm a big fan of alternate uniforms. As long as they keep da leavez on da helmetz I'd be fine if they wore a different uniform every game. The players enjoy it and I think the different looks are cool.