Nike and Ohio State have put together a yearly alternate uniform for about as long as most of us can remember. 2016 won’t be any different, but few knew what those uniforms would be.
That changed on Sunday, as Bucknuts (the Ohio State 247Sports site) got their hands on a potential uniform combination for this season. It featured a really old-school look, but wasn’t a for sure thing.
After the initial report, those uniforms were all but made official by someone hooked in to the Buckeyes program and Nike.
— Andrew Lind (@AndrewMLind) June 5, 2016
These jerseys are based off the Vapor line that Nike unveiled last year for Oregon’s Alamo Bowl appearance and also harken back to the 1920’s era for the Buckeyes football program. To be exact, it could be based of the 1928 designs with some modern updates of course.
No doubt the design elements are strong with that era, but the 1928 season wasn’t exactly a memorable one in the illustrious history of Ohio State football. The Buckeyes finished that season just 5-2-1 and were just 3-2 in Big Ten conference play.
Ironically, it was their Illibuck rival, Illinois, that would wind up as the winner of the Big Ten that season.
Back to today though, there’s just one question left to be answered:
Will these be uniforms worn against Michigan or for one of the varied evening contests the Buckeyes will play in this upcoming season? That is the only question apparently left to answer.