Nike Unveils 'Hyper Elite Dominance' Basketball Jerseys

By DJ Byrnes on January 30, 2014 at 3:17p
So fresh. So clean. Nike's Hyper Elite Dominance uniforms.

Ohio State men's basketball is 1-5 in its last six games, but they're still under the Nike banner. The benefits are these latest innovations from Nike's lab: the Hyper Elite Dominance jerseys, which appear to be some retro-homage. The uniforms will debut February 11th against a certain basketball team from a school north of Ohio's border.

These sleek jerseys are another reminder of how fortunate we are to cheer for a team that's not sponsored by ADIDAS

Source: @heidiburgett

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carence's picture

Hmm, not sure we should wear "Dominance" uni's!

JOhio1560's picture


I'm not finished!  Before we let you leave, your commander must cross that field, present himself before this army, put his head between his legs, and kiss his own arse.

buckifishr's picture

Are those home and away or supposed to be mixed top and bottom?

Hovenaut's picture

What's Oregon doing up there?

Boxley's picture

C,mon Hove, of course if NIKE is behind it Oregon is going to be represented, regardless of BB history.

"...the man who really counts in the world is the doer, not the mere critic-the man who actually does the work, even if roughly and imperfectly, not the man who only talks or writes about how it ought to be done." President T. Roosevelt

tennbuckeye19's picture

The benefits are these latest innovations from Nike's lab: the Hyper Elite Dominance jerseys, which appear to be some retro-homage.

I thought I recognized those jerseys.

vitaminB's picture

None of those three words can describe Ohio State basketball right now,

No one's going to top that line.  Might as well close the thread.

thePhilipJFry's picture

I don't know, I've described this Buckeye defense as having ADD . . . maybe they are just hyper.

+1 HS
Chief B1G Dump's picture

Those are nice. They look like the old Jimmy J era jerseys.
And those jerseys were actually made by Champion.
So is this copyright infringement/plagiarism? Or is this sampling like Ice Ice Baby/Under Pressure?

HighBallAce's picture

The one's from that era were all gray though and the shoes were Nike Flight with either all gray with red trim or all red with gray trim so no, they aren't exactly the same but the tops are very similar.

jhart's picture

Greatest interview ever was Vanilla Ice describing the difference between Ice Ice Baby and Under Pressure...
Mine goes, "Duhhh, Duhhh, Duhhh, Duh Duh Duh, Duhhh."
Theirs goes, "Duhhh, Duhhh, Duhhh, Duh Duh Duh...Duhhh."

Grande Gustavo's picture

Oh i like those, even if "dominance" isn't a word I would put within 10 miles of the BasketBucks right now.

The answer may not be at the bottom of a bottle, but it never hurts to check. 

hit_the_couch's picture

Not feeling the gold on the MSU set.
I'm guessing the only reason Oregon is in there is because Nike was started in Eugene.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

TilstheHun3's picture

This should be on a test with the question being "Which of these do not belong?"
Answer: Oregon... Unfortunately, followed closely by tOSU :(
Basketball season has been rough lately... is it Fall soon?

What is this? A center for ants?!? How can we be expected to teach children to learn how to read if they can't even fit inside the building?

Mizzillion's picture

Apparently, they are already for sale at the Buckeye Room...

TilstheHun3's picture

Those look nicer than the picture above. Not too shabby Nike :)
Soooooooooooooo glad we aren't sponsored by Adidas

What is this? A center for ants?!? How can we be expected to teach children to learn how to read if they can't even fit inside the building?

Crumb's picture

Yeah, every time anyone is tempted to complain about our alternate unis we can just be thankful it's Nike and not Adidas. Though I suppose maybe for Adidas teams it's a strategy to be hideous to make your opponent lose focus.

"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War

thatlillefty's picture

The Hyper Elite jersey on the buckeye room site looks nothing like the one posted above. Please make the latter available immediately. I'll take the shorts too.

tennbuckeye19's picture

FWIW: Those are the 'hyper elite' jerseys they wore last year. 

vitaminB's picture

Not the Dominance ones mentioned above.

tennbuckeye19's picture

The dominance series is new but the 'hyper elite' jerseys linked above my comment from the Buckeye Room are from last year.

BuckFly's picture

Given the recent performance of said basketball team, is the markdown rate for these uni's inversely tied to the teams shooting percentage?

DLJad's picture

These are currently available at TJ Maxx.

Nashville Buckeye's picture

The uni's are.....ok.
The team is definitely not elite at the moment.  Let's pitch this idea in March for us if we can right the ship!

BoFuquel's picture

If they are supposed to be throw backs where are the cool shorts? The Greek goddess fails again. GO BUCKS!

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

Mizzillion's picture

Reminds me of when I was a student and this guy was leading the team....

(except with scarlet shorts)

ToledoMan's picture

The could sure use him now.

buckeye56's picture

Those shoes were what turned an 11 year old me into a sneakerhead.

theobi's picture

Uniforms look great. The team does not

Mizzillion's picture
teddyballgame's picture

I like the shorts, you can keep the jersey

doodah_man's picture


Jim "DooDah" Day

"If I were giving a young man advice as to how he might succeed in life, I would say to him, pick out a good father and mother, and begin life in Ohio.” --Wilbur Wright, 1910

brandonbauer87's picture

I'm hoping the Scarlet shorts will be worn with a Scarlet jersey. 

gonzogrover's picture

Will we have a scarlet version and a gray version or will we be wearing a gray jersey with scarlet shorts? Could be a different look.

GoBucksToledo's picture

Ohio State may not be a "dominance" team right now, but they have a better record than three of the other teams - UNC, Oregon and Kentucky - and comparable with Duke.

BuckeyeInOrlando's picture

Maybe putting these on will allow the Buckeyes to become Hyper, Elite, and Dominant... hopefully it doesn't work for Sparty and those other guys, though...

Knarcisi's picture

Put em on now.  We'll try anything.

Poison nuts's picture

Call me biased & all but I like OSU's the best...I actually kind of like the grey top, scarlet shorts combo too.

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

Seattle Linga's picture

Hopefully we can turn it all around soon on the court.

bucksfan92's picture

I love the grey uniforms, especially the ones with scarlet letters.  Probably because I was in the same academic class with Jimmy Jackson, and those are what I think of when I think of OSU home jerseys.  We should NEVER wear white, it is not one of our colors.
Are they going to pair them with scarlet shorts though?  Not sure if I like that.
and we better start getting back to this domination soon or I am going to lose my mind.

LeftCoastBuck's picture

The "Hyper Elite Dominance" jerseys must be MUCH better than the "Hypo Average Submissive" jerseys

"Have a Coke and a smile!.....along with $150 in UM football tickets"

hodge's picture

Nike Hyper Elite Dominance Basketball Jerseys...
So good, we needed five separate adjectives to explain their greatness!

JYBUCKEYE's picture

Great Awesome Hilarious Witty Elite comment Hodge!

FROMTHE18's picture

I like em. Do they come with a scorer and a solid center too?

MAVBuck's picture

dominace jerseys, osu basketball......cute