Did Ohio State Block New Era Hats?

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Ramzy Nasrallah's picture

Not sure if blocked, but it definitely looks like any previous arrangement has expired or been canceled.

CaliBuckeye's picture

Too bad! I love this style myself. I have looked everywhere.

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CTBuckeyeFan's picture

Pretty sure Nike fucked it up for everyone.

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BUCKEYE3M's picture

I talked to someone who owns a local sports memorabilia store and he said that Ohio State revoked their licensing rights from the bulk license that vendors obtain from the NCAA to produce collegiate products.  He said that you now need to go directly to Ohio State (and Texas) to obtain their express permission to do anything with their trademarked logos, and this was going to mean that it would become more difficult to find Ohio State merch when you're looking for items like lanyards or hats (items that a store will seemingly have every major team out there on display).

I don't know for a fact that this is what's going on here, but I'd bet it is.

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Hal Lancer's picture

Either of these (two styles at this posting)?

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=new+er...

If not, keep checking eBay. Yours may show up there yet.

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LCT's picture

I went to a Champs Sports yesterday and was told they don't have any Buckeyes gear, that Ohio State has deals with other stores but not them. I thought it was BS but the comments in here tell me it might not be.

Lifetime vs. UM: L 9-1, C 8-0, T 5-0
Ohio State University President Jim Tressel

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billybigwheel's picture

Definitely not BS, OSU has THE tightest licensing out there

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BuckeyeChief's picture

Not sure, but I was asking about this a few months ago. I know there are no Stance socks either.

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SlickityDarza's picture

New Era hasn't made Ohio State hats in a long time. Shitty.

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stantmann's picture

New Era needs to come out with the same style hats with "THE" on them since OSU doesn't own it.

"When you're part of a team, you stand up for your teammates. Your loyalty is to them. You protect them through good and bad, because they'd do the same for you." Yogi Berra

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GoFor3's picture

Seems like I am out of luck then. Thanks for the info guys. 

Go Buckeyes!

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c11058's picture

47 has some cool team stuff, IMO.  However, you won't find any Buckeye gear on that site, either.

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High Street Street Fighter's picture

I had to retire my long time and well loved New Era hat this fall with a Nike.....and it's left me very sad. The New Era hat had a type of soft wool material that gently expanded when I put it on my noggin'. Oh so comfortable.

The Nike is a made of a Dri-Fit material that expands but is not nearly as comfortable.

My old black New Era has turned a dark purple due to the sun....now that I hear that they've lost their license with OSU I'm really tempted to see if I could find someone who could die it black again.

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HeathBuck1's picture

OSU screwed all their fans and signed with the Devil (Nike)..

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