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Oh Honey, No…a Bucky’s 5th Quarter Fashion Blog: Ohio State University

Wear the cursive alternate uniforms every game, you cowards...

NCAA Basketball: Ohio State at Illinois Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

Wisconsin next welcomes THE Tree Nuts to the Kohl Center.

That’s right, Ohio State is making its way from the Buckeye state, with hopes of not being crushed.

Did you know that buckeye nuts are mildly toxic and you have to remove them from their shells and then roast them in order to eat them? Seems like an awful lot of work for a nut. That must be why they must have made their uniforms look the way they did. You really have to work to enjoy them.

Anyway, back to the fashion...

As a reminder, we will be rating the opposing threads on a scale of oh honey, no, to YAASS QUEEN.

Oh honey, no: Obviously, this is the worst rating. If I must explain this to you, you’re probably wearing socks with sandals right now, or a brown belt with black pants, either way, oh honey, no.

Ewww: Nice try, but no.

Werk it: You brought it.

YAASS QUEEN: Best of the best. Your proverbial milkshake brings all the proverbial boys to the yard.

School: Ohio State University

Mascot: Buckeyes

Color Scheme: Grey and Scarlet

Official Brand Sponsor: Nike

Home uniform:

NCAA Basketball: Northwestern at Ohio State Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

The Buckeyes home uniform features ‘Ohio State’ across the chest in red, in an arched pattern with the O, S and E being enlarged, with lines under the other letters. The number is in block text (bleh...), in red with a grey outline. The jersey also features red around the collar of the jersey as well as the arm holes.

Striping appears down both sides of the jersey and continues all the way down the shorts as well. The striping is black, grey, red, grey and black, which replicates the striping used on the Buckeye football helmets.

The Ohio State logo also appears on the right legs of the shorts.

In my opinion, I think that the Ohio State design on the uniform is a bit busy and overstated. I much prefer the Buckeye’s previous design where all the text was the same size. However, I have an even better idea for an improved home uniform, bu we will get to that in a bit.

Home uniform score:


Away uniform:

NCAA Basketball: Ohio State at Illinois Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

When playing away from the Buckeye state, Ohio State’s uniforms are a scarlet version of their home uniforms. ‘Ohio State’ appears across the chest of the uniform in the same fashion as the home uniform, but in white. The player’s number is white as well, but keeps the grey outlining.

The collar and arm holes features a white border and the same striping appears down the side of the jersey and shorts, but in black, white, grey, white and a black.

While I am not a fan of the home white’s for OSU, I like the scarlet road uniforms a bit less. The striping on the side of the uniform could be improved, as the inner stripes are too close in shade to one another.

Just with the home uniform, the design of the uniform is too much and too busy and with the white design on the scarlet background, it makes it stick out more, which amplifies the busy factor even more.

Away uniform score:


Alternate uniform:

NCAA Basketball: Purdue at Ohio State Columbus Dispatch-USA TODAY NETWORK

The first of Ohio State’s alternate uniforms that we will be taking a look at is their retro grey uniform.

‘Ohio State’ is listed on the front of the uniform, with the player’s number appears between the two words. All text is red, with white outline.

White and red lines appear on both the collar and the arm holes of the jersey and then again at the bottom of the shorts, the the two colors coming to a point on the side of the shorts, pointing at the Ohio State logo.

I like that Ohio State has introduced an alternate uniform that differs from their two home uniforms in color and design, but this uniform just falls flat for me. The use of block text brings down the uniform and doesn’t let it be what it could, if a different style of text was used.

NCAA Basketball: Ohio State at UCLA Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The second of Ohio State’s alternate uniforms is a scarlet uniform, that strays from the pack and instead has ‘Buckeyes’ across the chest of the uniform in a cursive font, which is white, with a black outline. The player’s number still appears in a block font, in white, with a black border, but the differing fonts works in this case.

The uniform features white, grey and black stripes around the collar, as well as the arm holes of the jersey and the same three stripes can be found along the bottom of the shorts.

Just as with their other alternate uniform, the stripes on the shorts come to a point along the side of the shorts, but instead of having the Ohio State logo, they have the ‘O’ logo.

I don’t know if it’s just because I am so underwhelmed by the rest of Ohio State’s assortment of uniforms, but I love this look. The use of cursive on the jersey really sets it apart from the other uniforms and provides a solid option for Ohio State.

In my opinion, this should be their main road uniform and a white version of it should be made as their home uniform.

Ohio State introduced these uniforms last night ahead of their matchup with Wisconsin today and I am... not impressed.

Their third alternate uniform is a black version of their home and away uniforms, with red accents, as you can see.

I am all for schools having alternate uniforms, but when they introduce just another uniform that is just a carbon copy of their other uniforms, it just comes off as lazy.

I am also all for schools introducing black uniforms, even when it isn’t one of the primary colors of the school, but with this design it’s just too busy. They would be better off to introduce a black version that is more minimalist.

I would have loved to see a black version of the Buckeye’s alternate uniforms with the cursive ‘Buckeyes’ across the chest.

Alternate uniform score:

Grey: Ewww

Scarlet: YAASS Queeen

Black: Ewww