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The Nike Pro Combat Uniform worn during the dominating victory over rival Michigan on Oct. 15.
There is more to the history of the winged helmet than what was previously thought
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The Michigan State football team wore white leather winged helmets against Michigan in 1947, and white suspension helmets against Wisconsin and Purdue in 1954. Michigan State football lost all three games wearing the white helmets.
Head coach Tom Anastos unveiled the new 2012-2013 hockey jerseys today. More importantly, he unveiled the new alternate “vintage” jerseys, which resurrects the “hockey script,” a fan-favorite logo that was scrapped in the 2010 rebranding.
From the press release: Michigan State hockey program will have four new jersey designs for the 2012-13 season, which includes new standard home and away jerseys as well as a set of vintage Michigan State sweaters that will debut in the Great Lakes Invitational.
“In developing this new design, we gathered a lot of feedback from our players about the jersey’s fit, feel, performance and look,” said head coach Tom Anastos. “We feel that the design that Nike has developed has a cutting-edge look and embraces the values of the Spartan brand.”
The press release also gives a history lesson about the hockey script: “The script `Michigan State’ logo was introduced in my freshman season [1980-81] and over the course of time, became one of the iconic jerseys in college hockey,” said Anastos
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Today, the Michigan State Athletic department released an image of a repainted Breslin Center floor. The floor was last repainted two basketball seasons ago with the design aligning to the new athletic branding.
Differences in the new design include a significantly larger Michigan State Helmet Logo at center court, new Big Ten logos in the lane and the removal of the two-tone coloring inside the three-point line.
For those eagle eyes out there, the picture looks like it was taken with a cell phone misrepresenting the green coloring. MSU did not change the green again.
Our friends at Complex have counted down The 20 Greatest Sneakers in Michigan State Basketball History.
Representatives from the Outback Bowl have informed me that Michigan State is the away team, meaning they will wear their away uniforms against Georgia on January 2nd in Tampa, Florida.
I expect the team to wear their normal away uniforms from the 2010-2011 style, with an Outback Bowl patch sewn on their shoulder and an Outback Bowl decal added to the rear of the helmet.
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