Ohio State Bucks Trend, Won't Sell Generic Jerseys

By D.J. Byrnes on June 13, 2014 at 12:23 pm

Some colleges, like Northwestern, Arizona and Texas A&M, have begun selling "generic" jerseys in attempts to ward off the forces of the free market infiltrating big-time college sports.

Ohio State isn't rattled, per Cleveland.com's Ari Wasserman:

"I am aware that other universities are contemplating different ideas regarding jersey numbers, but to date we have had no discussion about moving toward a generic jersey," Rick Van Brimmer, director of Ohio State's Trademark and Licensing Services, told cleveland.com. 

"Our plans for this product are made months in advance, so you will see numbered jerseys in the market this fall, including the continuation of our custom program where the purchaser chooses the number of their choice." 

What do you suppose the generic number for Ohio State would've been? I would've voted for No. 2, in honor of Archie "2Heizmanz" Griffin. There were also some good players to wear that number as well. 

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