Oregon still king when it comes to football uniform combinations

BY GINA MIZELL, Staff Writer, gmizell@opubco.com Published: October 1, 2011
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Here's a comparison of Oklahoma State's new uniforms to those of other schools that have sported multiple combinations so far this year:

OKLAHOMA STATE

Number of combinations: 48

Apparel provider: Nike

The gear: Jerseys — white, orange, gray, black; Pants — white, orange, gray, black; Helmets — white, black, gray

What's new: All the gray elements, along with the black helmet.

Who decides: A select group of players — four on offense and four on defense — made all the uniform selections prior to the start of the season.

Worn so far:

Sept. 2 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette: Gray jersey, white pants, white helmet

Sept. 8 vs. Arizona: Black jersey, black pants, white helmet

Sept. 17 at Tulsa: White jersey, black pants, white helmet

Sept. 24 at Texas A&M: White jersey, gray pants, gray helmet

Quotable: “We want it to be like when you're getting ready to go out on a Friday or Saturday night and you open up your closet and you say, ‘What do I get to wear?'”—OSU director of marketing Kyle Wray

ARIZONA STATE

Number of combinations: 48

Apparel provider: Nike

The gear: Jerseys — maroon, black, white; Pants — maroon, gold, white, black; Helmets — gold, maroon, black, white 

What's new: All the black elements, along with the white and maroon helmets. A new pitchfork designed by Nike has also replaced Sparky the Sun Devil as ASU's primary logo.

Who decides: Head coach Dennis Erickson, selected players

Worn so far:

Aug. 31 vs. UC Davis: Maroon jersey, gold pants, gold helmet

Sept. 9 vs. Missouri: Black jersey, black pants, black helmet

Sept. 17 at Illinois: White jersey, white pants, white helmet

Sept. 24 vs. USC: Maroon jersey, maroon pants, maroon helmet

Oct. 1 vs. Oregon State: Maroon jersey, white pants, white helmet

Quotable: “We're not just changing our uniforms—we changed our brand. We wanted to create a clear and consistent brand image for the athletic department at Arizona State that's very, very contemporary and resonates across a wide variety of demographic groups. We want it to relate to potential student-athletes, our current student-athletes and our fans.”—Arizona State associate athletic director for revenue generation Steve Hank

MARYLAND

Number of combinations: 32 (plus “Maryland Pride” uniform)

Apparel provider: Under Armour

The gear: Jerseys — Red, white, black, gold; Pants — Red, white, black, gold; Helmets — white, black; Special “Maryland Pride” uniform

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