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Select teams will feature Nike Pro Combat System of Dress during key games on 2010 football season schedule

Ohio State is one of 10 of the top college football programs that will wear uniquely designed Nike uniforms for at least one game during the 2010 season the company announced today. Ohio State will wear the innovative design for the Michigan game November 27.

Other premier schools participating include the University of Alabama, Boise State University, University of Florida, University of Miami (FL), Oregon State University, University of Pittsburgh, Texas Christian University, Virginia Tech and West Virginia University. The particulars of those events will be announced at the unveiling of the uniforms Sept. 1 in New York.

The Nike Pro Combat System of Dress uniforms the schools will wear are engineered to provide superior protection and durability, while utilizing advanced fabrics and tooling that reduce weight.

Nike worked diligently with each university to bring relevant elements of the school’s rich heritage into the futuristic elite fit uniform designs.  The collaborations with the universities produced the highly customized uniforms that will be revealed just days prior to the start of the 2010 college football season.

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