Ohio State Reveals Throwback Uniforms For Wisconsin Game


UPDATED: Tuesday September 13, 2011 10:16 AM

Ohio State will honor the 1961 undefeated football team with throwback uniforms when it plays Wisconsin on Oct. 29, the school announced Tuesday.

Nike unveiled Ohio State's Pro Combat uniforms, featuring white block lettering on the university's bold scarlet jersey.

It will be accompanied by gray sleeve and collar accents that provide a retro look high in contrast.

An inscription of the year "1961" on the inner neckline, socks and sleeves act as a silent reminder of the indisputable determination of that year's lineup, according to Nike.

A steel gray baselayer and matching arm sleeves feature a print reminiscent of a buckeye tree.  The two pieces are patterned after Buckeye Grove, the home to a collection of buckeye trees planted in honor of each first team All-American player.

Dark gray pants complement the baselayer design, emblazoned with a prominent block 'O' on the hip alongside a scarlet streak on the pant leg.

In 1961, Ohio State went undefeated to be named national champions by the Football Writers Association of America but a growing conflict between academics and athletics over Ohio State's reputation as a "football school" resulted in a faculty council vote to decline an invitation to the Rose Bowl.

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