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MSU Will Wear Pro Combat Uniforms Vs. Michigan

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ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 01:  Kirk Cousins #8  of the Michigan State Spartans is sacked by Courtney Upshaw #41 of the Alabama Crimson Tide during the Capitol One Bowl at the Florida Citrus Bowl on January 1, 2011 in Orlando, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

ORLANDO, FL – JANUARY 01: Kirk Cousins #8 of the Michigan State Spartans is sacked by Courtney Upshaw #41 of the Alabama Crimson Tide during the Capitol One Bowl at the Florida Citrus Bowl on January 1, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Michigan State announced today that they will be wearing Nike Pro Combat uniforms vs. Michigan on October 15th. MSU is one of the 8 schools that will wear these special uniforms for one game during the season, others are LSU, Boise State, Army, Georgia, Navy, Oregon, Ohio State and Stanford. Nike describes these uniforms as being technologically advanced. “The redesigned base layer facilitates the uniform’s overall innovation, delivering the ultimate in lightweight protection for maximum speed”. “Strategically placed seams, pads and cooling zones also help minimize distraction and optimize protective coverage.”

“Our student-athletes are very excited about being involved in this unique experience,” MSU coach Mark Dantonio said in a press release. “Nike is renowned worldwide for its innovative technology. Like Nike, Michigan State is proud of its championship football heritage. Nike has done a remarkable job of creating a uniform that clearly speaks to the Spartan football tradition with a modern-day look and feel.

“Our team is looking forward to representing Michigan State and Nike on October 15 against Michigan.”

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