Move over Oregon, you officially have jersey competition in the field of NCAA football.
The University of Missouri, or Mizzou known by fans, has officially unveiled new jerseys for the football team to be used this upcoming season. A project which has been under strict lock and key finally stepped onto the field during the Yellow and Black Mizzou spring scrimmage.
Don Barnes, the university’s Director of Equipment Operations, has been heading this top secret project for 18 months without a single peep to escape, according to The Columbia Tribune. The goal for the project has been to introduce a department-wide brand for the university and to make Mizzou a top identified program. The jersey designs have been headed by Nike under an eight-year contract ($2 million per year) for the university.
Working alongside Nike, the football squad is not the only to be welcomed for this program; men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball and soccer programs will also be a part of the new Mizzou brand. The jersey changes will be implemented starting for the 2012-2013 season.
Time to take a deeper look into the eye of the tiger!
All photos via mutigers.com.