Alternate Uniforms are Coming to Basketball

By Jason Priestas on January 22, 2013 at 6:37p
Ohio State will wear Nike logo uniforms against Michigan on February 5

Ohio State football is no stranger to alternate uniforms, wearing variations of Nike's Pro Combat or Rivalry uniforms to against Michigan for the last four seasons, but now the basketball team is getting in on the act.

Thad Matta's team will wear what is being informally referred to as "Logo" jerseys against Michigan on February 5. The jerseys, as you would imagine, feature the school's logo front and center on the chest, with the player's number below the logo.

Eight other schools have worn or will wear the new jerseys this season for Nike:

We absolutely hated Gonzaga’s logo uniforms the Bulldogs wore against Butler on Saturday night and now comes the real bad news: Nike has partnered with eight other schools to wear similar alternate uniforms this season.

That includes North Carolina (Jan. 26), Villanova (Jan. 30), USC (Jan. 30), Ohio State (Feb. 5), Kentucky (Feb. 12), Georgetown (Feb. 15), Duke (Feb. 16), Texas (Feb. 16). It also appears Michigan State will be wearing one sometime in the future.

If history is any guide, we can probably expect Ohio State to trot out alternate basketball uniforms at least once a year going forward.


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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

They look like practice jerseys.  They'd be nice practice jerseys.

Class of 2010.

Chief B1G Dump's picture

I bet these are tight form fitting too. It would be sweet we had a big fat guy to squeeze into these..
In one word: NO

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Go back to these please:

While you're at it, bring Sullinger, Buford and DL back too.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

buckeyedude's picture

And while you'r e at it, could you bring back Jon Diebler? :)



Buckeyevstheworld's picture

I thought that would be too greedy. But i'm fine with that.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

buckeye_baker's picture

What I wouldn't give for Lighty on this team. He would bring some desperately needed leadership.

"I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying." -Woody Hayes

BuckeyeChief's picture

Can I down vote these? They are fugly.

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NoVA Buckeye's picture

I bet the Sparty fans are pissed off that the one they're getting has gold in it.
Overall, USC's looks the most ridiculous to me.

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TLB's picture

Hate all the alternate uni's but I guess it helps pay the bills

kr66osu's picture

Stop this uniform nonsense in both sports please

robert goulet's picture

Nike did these years ago, around 2000. I distinctly remember Michigan with a big block M and UNC with the interlocking NC, and the jersey number was below. I didn't like them then and I don't like them now. 

M Man's picture

Correct.  And I really tried to like the block M jerseys.  I tried, and it didn't work.  As somebody else said, they look like good practice jerseys.
What I had thought, when I saw only the headline that OSU would do special uniforms for the away game at Michigan, is that they'd come out with an all-black look, with scarlet and gray accents, because you can do that as an away team, and because it would be such a badass way to come into Crisler Arena.
Can I say (I'll take all the heat that my 11W friends might like to dish out) that I don't care for your official logo?  I just have the feeling that in 5 or 10 or 220 years it will look dated and dusty and old.  Just like the old O at the center of the previous-generation astroturf in Ohio Stadium, that had "Big" and little ones, to turn the O into the zero in Big Ten.  I don't think of you guys as Zeroes, and I didn't think it was a particularly good idea to place it in that way.
You just can't beat the single block "O" on Woody's black cap.

buckupnorth's picture

Don't like these at all, someone already said it but I'll say it again they look just like practice jerseys.  Saw Gonzaga wear these and thought they looked awful 

buckeye_baker's picture

It could be worse...

"I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying." -Woody Hayes

LuckyDAWG685's picture

I am a Steelers fan and even I thought that these were the worst jerseys I have ever seen

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Block "O" 2012 season

Savage45's picture

They suck, but at least they have gray numbers. I wish our actual uniforms did too.
By the way, does anyone else think our athletic logo looks dated? It's very 90's ish and should be scrapped. Just go with the block O or my favorite, the Buckeye leaf.

M Man's picture

lol.  I actually posted my comment before I scrolled far enough down to read this.  Savage45 you must be terrified; that M Man thinks like you do.

Dougger's picture

this could be the most uncreative thing ive ever seen.

I like football

LuckyDAWG685's picture

The only ones that I actually like in the set is the Texas unis.  I don't know why but I like the way their logo fits on the jersey and almost points to the number on the front.  I would prefer us to do a red camo jersey like the one we were supposed to wear on the carrier game.  Maybe even just replace the white in the camo with red and make everything that is red in the picture white

Buckeye Nuthouse Member 2011-13 season
Block "O" 2012 season


Id love to own the Military one, not the logo ones however, just dosent fit

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