Thursday, November 5, 2009

It's Official: Ohio State to Wear 1954 Throwback Uni's on November 21 in Ann Arbor

UPDATE -- November 18th, 2009


COLUMBUS, Ohio – A statement from Ohio State director of athletics Gene Smith:

"During spring, 2009, Ohio State was invited by Nike to participate in its Rivalry uniform program with several other universities from around the nation. They offered us a chance to try a new uniform product featuring cutting-edge fabrics and technology; participation in the program also offered us a one-time opportunity to salute one of those great championship teams that have built the Ohio State football tradition.

Our coaches and players were excited to see the different elements Nike presented in the prototype designs and samples. The uniform elements are still in production, and we are extremely eager to see the finished product when it arrives.

For this special program, we chose to recognize the achievements of our undefeated 1954 national championship team, winning the Big Ten title outright before capturing a Rose Bowl victory. These great Buckeyes celebrated their 55th anniversary with us at the Minnesota game, and this is another way for us to pay homage to their stellar achievements.

Our fans will be able to get the first look at these unique uniforms on Sunday, Nov. 15, when we will share photos of the finished product on our website Fans can also take a look at the actual uniform up close that week in our official Team Shop in the Schottenstein Center. And our team will wear these custom designs when the Buckeyes take the field Nov. 21 up north in Ann Arbor.

Again, this is a one-time opportunity to honor a great championship team. We have no plans to make any changes to the traditional Buckeye uniform for the foreseeable future."

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  1. Did you take those photographs? If not, you need to at the very least credit/link the person who did. I imagine it was a hard shot to get ahold of.

  2. No I did not take the photo.

    The helmet was from a larger image that had the OSU entire helmet evolution which was posted on, and the jersey was emailed to me by a friend who said he saw it on Twitter, so sorry, no link to post or person to credit, or I would have when I posted this.

  3. The pic from your friend looks nothing like the uniforms in the 2 links you posted above lol.

    But the 1st link of uniforms look hard even tho the black looks some what leathery.
    Cant wait to see what they really look like

  4. The link with the black Block O helmets are not the jerseys that will be worn in Ann Arbor.

    Those are renderings from a Buckeye fan who wants to permanently change the uniform to a design like that, which he created.

  5. I'm pretty sure the helmets weren't white in '54...

  6. I'm pretty sure the helmets weren't white in '54...

    Did'nt you see the helmet pic above in the article?

    Yes, they were DEF white!

    You can also go HERE to see the complete 1954 OSU uniform.

  7. The pic was taken by Brandon Smith and it was on his Twitter page yesterday.

  8. Who the heck is Brandon Smith?

  9. Donald - Dalton, GANovember 6, 2009 at 4:26 AM

    If I'm not mistaken the current Buckeye helmet is one of the few out their using metalic silver paint. The silver sparkles in the sunlight and under the lights... really cool! I hope they don't change away from that lokk any time soon.

  10. I can't believe Ohio State is doing this! The new uniform looks stupid. Stay with silver helmets, gray pants, and the regular Ohio State jersey. Could you see Penn State or Michigan doing this??

  11. Lol! Of course I could not see PSU or scUM doing this because their helmets have been the same since they had leather helmets. Hell even scUM's leather helmets had maxi pad wings. I heard it was for extra absorption for hot summer practises.

  12. nike takes all
    because are very very good
    i like nike

  13. Interesting, when we were child we also painted pics and shick them together, it is a good work to stimulate creative,keep up work!
    By Air Jordan shoes


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