Ohio State will take the field for the first time this year August 31st against Buffalo, wearing the traditional Buckeye uniforms, but with a few minor tweaks.
The panel stripe on the pants was adjusted by making the the black stripe on the outsides thin like the pattern on the helmet and sleeve stripes. For whatever reason the black stripes on the pants were thick and the white stripes thin on the previous pants.
The team will wear the Nike flywire collar design as well. This is the collar with extra stitching designed to help hold the collar down. The stitching on the collar will match the color of the jersey at least so there is no ridiculous two-tone effect. The Ohio State logo will appear on the front of the collar as it has been.
Two changes to the back of the uniform will be noticeable. Well, one will be quite noticeable. Ohio State has added seven buckeye leaves to the back collar of each jersey. The buckeye leaf stickers are of course awards that the players earn to put on their helmet. These seven leaves are sewn onto the collar and represent the seven national championships that Ohio State has won.
The other change to the back is with the nameplates. The font used is a taller and slightly thinner script than was on the previous jerseys.
(Photo by Lori Schmidt)