MSU confirms camo jerseys, UNC unveils theirs
The Associated Press reported yesterday athletic director Mark Hollis has confirmed the Michigan State basketball team will wear the camo jerseys when they play UNC on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson on Nov. 11. News of the specials jerseys first leaked onto the Internet last week.
Hollis said they worked close with Nike to create special jerseys for the game with an “urban camo” pattern on them. The players’ last names on the back of the jerseys will be replaced with “USA” in the Spartan font.
Earlier in the week the Free Press reported Tom Izzo knew about the camo jerseys, but hadn’t seen them yet. When asked what he will be wearing, “It won’t be a camouflage suit,” he said. “It won’t be a suit, either.”
UNC officially unveiled their camo jerseys yesterday, keeping up with the trend of announcing details on Carrier Classic before host MSU. With the game two weeks away, MSU should officially unveil their camo jerseys soon.
Nike released special t-shirts for the event. Campus Den calls it the “Nike Carrier Classic T-Shirt” which features the words “United We Stand” in the urban camo on a green shirt. Hopefully, Nike will also release a replica camo jersey for the fans.
BONUS: Speaking of basketball, ever wonder what happened to the old Breslin floor? It was split up and sold in pieces in 2005, giving many fans (including yours truly) the opportunity to own a unique piece of Spartan history. The largest piece sold, the center court, was just installed at The Ticket Machine’s new offices in East Lansing. When they open their doors in a few weeks, it would definitely be worth it to pay them a visit and walk on hallowed ground hardwood.