Sooners Nabbed As One of 11 Elite Teams to Wear New Nike Uniform

Sooners ExaminerContributor INovember 13, 2009

Nike announced Thursday that Oklahoma is one of 11 elite programs that will wear Nike's new Pro Combat uniform during the month of November.

Oklahoma "will take the field wearing the Nike Pro Combat uniform, a new system of dress and the lightest football uniform Nike has ever created," Nike's press release stated.

The Sooners will unveil the new uniform on the road against Texas Tech (Nov. 21) or at home against Oklahoma State (Nov. 28).  

"Nike designed the Nike Pro Combat uniform to address the evolution of the game: Today's players are stronger and faster and the collisions are more violent and explosive than ever before," Nike's press release stated.

"Nike also worked closely with coaches and administrators at each university and took great care to bring inspiration to the Nike Pro Combat uniforms that each team will wear. Nike designers gave a nod to teams' past national championships, drew upon the heritage of the universities' traditions, and combined these cues into the design aesthetic for each football program," stated the release.

Clemson, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Miami, Missouri, Ohio State, Texas, TCU, and Virginia Tech are the other 10 schools.

Slideshow of Nike's new Pro Combat uniform