Oregon Ducks to Showcase New Nike Uniforms in BCS Title Game


Yesterday Nike took the evolution of college football
uniforms another quantum leap forward. The world's leading sportswear
concern unveiled its next generation of Nike Pro Combat uniforms and
cleats that top collegiate teams University of Oregon, Boise State
University, and University of Florida are expected to wear as they take
the field in this season's upcoming bowl games.

The Oregon Ducks will meet Cam Newton and the Auburn Tigers for the national championship on January

NFL players s Ndamukong Suh  (Detroit Lions), Clay Matthews (Green Bay Packers), Dwayne Bowe (Kansas City Chiefs), Felix Jones (Dallas Cowboys) and Steven Jackson (St. Louis Rams) were also on hand
at iconic Cowboys Stadium (site of the next Super Bowl) to introduce the
Nike Air Zoom Alpha Talon cleat and the 2011 Nike Pro Combat uniforms
to several hundred guests and media.

"NIKE, Inc. is the leading, most innovative football company in the
world and the top choice of football athletes at every level," said Kris
Aman, Vice President of Athletic Training. "Our success is based on
creating breakthrough products and experiences unmatched in our
industry, helping write the next chapter for Nike Football."

Take a look at the pics and videos of the new threads the Ducks will display on the BCS' biggest stage.

"Obviously, Chip Kelly likes to be known as the fastest team on the
field, so we got together with them and designed something that would
look like a bluer on the field," said Todd Van Horn, Global Creative
Director for Nike Football.

This redesigned base layer and uniform deliver the ultimate in
breathable protection for superior speed. Nike designers strategically
placed seams, pads and cooling zones to help minimize distraction, while
optimizing protection.

The uniform design emphasizes thermoregulation by featuring Nike Pro
Deflex padding with two-way airflow to cool the body and wick away
sweat. The jerseys are made of four-way stretch woven twill that sheds
moisture. A Flywire collar eliminates two layers of fabric for improved
breathability, providing a more stable anchor to keep the jersey in

For more information including multimedia, visit www.nikemedia.com, or call Nike Media Relations at (212) 367-4447

Paul M. Banks is CEO of The Sports Bank.net , a Midwest webzine. He's also a regular contributor to the Tribune's Chicago Now network, Walter Football.com, Yardbarker Network, and Fox Sports.com

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