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What year did we switch from Champion to Nike?

WoodyTresselUrban's picture
March 1, 2014 at 10:12pm
15 Comments

I believe it was 1996, the year after Eddie was drafted. Can anybody confirm this?

Whoa Nellie's picture

Think you're correct.  Pics from EG's Heisman year, 1995-96, are Champion.  Pics from the Rose Bowl in Jan. 1997, Joe Germaine/David Boston v. ASU, are Nike.

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OSUStu's picture

All that matters is all of the years we weren't ADIDAS.

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Ericgobucks's picture

Adidas is just awful. UCLA, Nebraska, Michigan, Notre Dame, Tennesse...all shit. The jerseys aren't even sewn together...just some stretch crap material with no seams. 

cajunbuckeye's picture

What about the shoes? I blew out a knee just from trying on a pair at the mall.

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Duccivespucci's picture

Not to mention what Addidas has done to basketball jerseys everywhere! Those stupid t shirt uniforms, they look so dumb. And some of those special ones for the NCAA tourney last year? Really?

 

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BuckeyeChief's picture

I agree for the most part, but man, oh man, those Crazy 8's are amazing. I just bought a pair and they are comfy, Other than those, I am a Nike-head.

 

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hetuck's picture

I remember Cooper pimping Pony shoes. 

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Ericgobucks's picture

Yes 1996 was the first year. The major difference from that year was that the jerseys didn't have the Ohio State logo on the neck. That was a pretty cool touch they added the following year. 

BuckFly's picture

It's worth showing again

 

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Seattle Linga's picture

Great photo B-Fly - thanks for posting

Whoa Nellie's picture

And, so is this.

 

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Hovenaut's picture

I've learned to like the new unis, but I'll always love the big numbers and gray sleeve stripes.

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BuckeyeJ's picture

My friend heard ND is switching to UA?

Stoicpaisano's picture

UA picked up ND (from adidas) and the Naval Academy (from Nike).

Tennessee is switching from adidas to Nike.

Finishing up year 8 of the NBA/adidas 11-year contract.

 

southbymidwest's picture

Yeah, Under Armour beat out Adidas and Nike for your basic little 10 year deal worth a reported $90 million starting in July. Soooo will we see "interesting" uniforms and helmets like Maryland's ones?