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Buckeyes breaking out a special "look" on Saturday

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Remember those sleek, Nike "rivalry" uniforms Ohio State wore during last year's 26-21 victory over Michigan to cap an undefeated season? For Saturday's 8 p.m. game against Wisconsin … they just may be back!

Coach Urban Meyer confirmed Thursday the team may wear a 2013 version of those Nike uniforms that hint back to the style worn starting in the 1967 season but that are typically referenced as the uniforms worn by the 1968 national champion Ohio State squad.

"The feedback from the rivalry game last year was incredible, not just from our players and recruits, but from Buckeye greats of old," Meyer said. "So there's a good chance we'll be wearing them."

The uniform's look feature:


  • Scarlet jerseys with large gray numbers on front and back of the jersey and most noticeably on the shoulder pads;
  • Names in black on the back;
  • Gray pants with wider piping down the sides;
  • Black stripe around the jersey sleeves;
  • Seven Buckeye leaves along the back collar and a Block "O" on the front collar; and
  • Wider scarlet, white and black stripe on a dull chrome helmet.


Meyer liked more than the look last year.


"I liked the result of the look," he said.


Ohio State is 4-0 wearing alternate, rivalry style uniforms with wins over Michigan in 2009 at Michigan Stadium (21-10) and in 2010 at Ohio Stadium (37-7), a win over Wisconsin in 2011 at Ohio Stadium (33-29) and an Ohio Stadium win over Michigan in 2012 (26-21).


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