Ohio State To Wear All-Black Alternate Uniforms Against Penn State
On October 17, Penn State and Ohio State will add another chapter to their storied rivalry under the lights in Columbus, Ohio. For the first time in the Buckeyes’ history, however, they’ll be wearing black.
Nike and the Ohio State athletic department announced this weekend that the Buckeyes will wear brand-new alternates for the primetime matchup with the Nittany Lions.
Nike released this statement on the uniforms:
Ohio State SID Jerry Emig tweeted a better photo of the jerseys on Saturday.
This announcement is the latest in a trend that has developed over the past few seasons of Penn State’s opponents wearing alternate uniforms when they play the Nittany Lions. Dating back to 2012, Ohio, Eastern Michigan, Indiana, Ohio State, and Michigan have all worn an alternate uniform of sorts against Penn State. This will be the second time the Buckeyes have worn one. Michigan was the last team to wear one, as they wore all-blue alternates last season.
It’ll be an interesting matchup of old vs. new in Columbus in two weeks, with Penn State set to wear their usual classic, sleek, all-white road uniforms for the game.