2000 – 2006 Michigan State Basketball Jersey Style
The jerseys featured the State Script Logo and were the first basketball jerseys made by Nike for Michigan State.
State Script Logo appears above the player numerals
Player numerals on the front and back
Reflective Michigan State Helmet Logo at the point of the V-neck
Half-inch stripe around neck and arms
One-and-a-half inch stripe running down both sides of the jersey
Thin gray stripe running parallel to the one-and-a-half inch stripe
Player last names on the back above the player numerals
Block S Logo on the bottom left leg
Nike logo on the upper left leg
One-and-a-half inch stripe continues down both sides of the shorts
Thin gray stripe running parallel to the one-and-a-half inch
Both stripes make two 45 degree angles at the bottom of the shorts and curve around the back of the leg
2000 – 2001 was the first season of Michigan State’s contract with Nike
2001 - 2002 Mid-Season Changes
A large United States flag patch was added to the left shoulder in memory of the events of September 11, 2001
For the Michigan State vs. Michigan game on January 30, 2002 (71 – 44 Win), Michigan State wore 1979 National Championship throwback jerseys
For the Michigan State vs. Illinois game on February 12, 2002 (61 – 63 Loss), Michigan State wore 1979 National Championship throwback jerseys
2002 - 2003 Season Changes
The size of the United States flag patch was reduced
2002 - 2003 Mid-Season Changes
For the Michigan State vs. Pennsylvania game on November 29, 2003 (77 – 52 Win), Michigan State wore 1979 National Championship throwback jerseys
For the Michigan State vs. DePaul game on November 30, 2003 (89 – 81 Win), Michigan State wore 1979 National Championship throwback jerseys
For the Michigan State vs. Duke game on December 2, 2003 (72 – 50 Loss), Michigan State debuted silver alternate jerseys
For the Michigan State vs. Indiana game on January 31, 2004 (84 – 72 Win), Michigan State wore 1979 National Championship throwback jerseys for ESPN’s “Turn Back The Clock” game celebrating ESPN’s 25th year of televising college basketball. Dick Vitale wore a 1979-style blazer and horn-rimmed glasses and during the broadcast, ESPN replays and graphics reflected the 1979 look and the music during the telecast included top songs from 1979
2002 - 2003 Mid-Season Changes
150 Year patch commemorating the anniversary of Michigan State’s foundation in 1855 was added to the right shoulder
For the Michigan State vs. Nicholls St. game on November 27, 2004 (102 – 52 Win), Michigan State wore silver alternate jerseys
For the Michigan State vs. Stanford game on December 11, 2004 (78 – 53 Win), Michigan State wore silver alternate jerseys for the CITGO Spartan Clash
For the Michigan State vs. North Carolina game on April 2, 2005 (87 – 71 Loss), Michigan State wore a Final Four patch on the left shoulder
2005 - 2006 Mid-Season Changes
For the Michigan State vs. Georgia Tech game on November 30, 2005 (88 – 86 Win), the jersey top was changed to the Nike Pro Revolution Top – all Nike sponsored Big Ten and ACC teams wore the same style jerseys with their respective colors and logo for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge
Photography Credits: Masthead image is courtesy of Lansing State Journal. Images of 2000 – 2006 jersey and 2000 – 2006 shorts are courtesy of The Detroit News; image of 2001 – 2002 mid-season changes is courtesy of Tim Potter; images of 2002 – 2003 season changes, 2003 – 2004 mid-season changes and 2004 – 2005 mid-season changes are courtesy of Associated Press; images of 2004 – 2005 mid-season changes and 2005 – 2006 mid-season changes are courtesy of MSU Athletic Communications. Spartan Jerseys claims no ownership to these images.
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