New Michigan St. uniforms will have names restored on back
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Something old, something new, something white and something green.
Michigan State on Saturday unveiled new football uniforms that blend high-tech material with traditional styling.
The uniforms are made of a new, more durable lightweight stretch material that replaces heavier knit fabric, offering improved ventilation and retaining less moisture. They produce "a tight shrink-wrapped fit that minimizes grab points for opponents to hang onto," Nike said in a statement released by the school.
Last names have been restored to the backs of the jerseys; then-coach John L. Smith had the names removed in 2003 in an effort to promote team unity.
The Spartans will debut the uniforms in the Sept. 1 home opener against UAB.
Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press
MORE COLLEGE FOOTBALL HEADLINES
- NCAA settles concussion suit with $70M fund
- OU RB meets with police over alleged assault
- OK State has APR penalty rescinded by NCAA
- Kentucky great 'Wah Wah' Jones dies at 88
MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM
- Nike Men's Michigan State Spartans Green Football Practice Legend T-Shirt