2012 Rose Bowl: Oregon Ducks Unveil Innovative Uniforms

The Oregon Ducks unveiled their 2012 Rose Bowl uniforms today, and as the standard bearer for college football innovation, it's no surprise that the Ducks have pulled out all the stops for their game against the Wisconsin Badgers. The jerseys feature iridescent numbers that will appear to change colors as the players move. The Ducks retain the metallic wings on the shoulder, and will also have a metallic wing on the helmet. The modernized O still appears on the helmet, but now at the center top.

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"Oregon represents the gold-standard when it comes to merging science and innovation with athletic performance and we are excited to continue our partnership with Nike by unveiling the next iteration in uniform innovation for the Rose Bowl" said Oregon Ducks Head Football Coach Chip Kelly. "Nike always starts by listening to the voice of the athlete as they continue to bring the most intuitive technology to the game."

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Nike considers this the next stage in a design first unveiled for last year's national title game. The uniform is supposed to improve thermoregulation, although that won't be tested much in the mild Pasadena winter. They're also supposed to be more durable as they use a chain mail mesh.

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