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Posted on Tue, Nov 23, 2010 : 2:59 p.m.

What's new at Ohio State? Special uniforms for Michigan game, a quiet Terrelle Pryor and discarded blue clothes

By Staff

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State will sport new Nike uniforms for Saturday's game at home (noon, ABC) against rival Michigan.

There's a small U.S. flag on the right sleeve, plus other marks and logos which honor the 1942 Buckeyes team of coach Paul Brown that went 9-1 and won the national championship.

Coach Jim Tressel is a fan of the tribute uniform.

"We're looking forward to the fact that we're honoring that 1942 team, which one could argue that that's when a great part of our tradition began in Ohio State football," he said on Monday. "Not to mention the fact that what those men did once the season was over, they went and served in the ultimate way, and we even lost a couple members of that team in the war.

"So you put all those things together, I don't know if you could make the Ohio State-Michigan game any more special. But I think when you mention that football team and what they mean to our program and what they meant to our country, it just adds a little bit more."

No Pryor


Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor isn't talking to the media this week.

Associated Press

QB Terrelle Pryor was not made available to talk about the upcoming game during Ohio State's media day on Monday.

After the Iowa victory last Saturday night, Pryor, or someone using his Twitter account, sent disparaging messages about former Ohio State QB and current ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit, and also angrily wrote that all of the "haters" out there weren't good enough to even wear his shoes.

There was no comment from Ohio State about the tweets.

Lose the blue Now in its fifth year, the "Lose the Blue" clothing drive, headed by the Ohio State's athletic and licensing departments, has collected more than 18,000 pounds of clothing for Goodwill Columbus. Last year, the initiative gathered more than 4,000 pounds.

This year, fans can donate gently used items of blue clothing at the Ohio State team shop or at several other merchandise outlets throughout the city. With a donation of a blue item combined with a minimum purchase of $10, fans will receive a free "Beat Blue" Rah Rag.

Fans can bring clothing to the three men's and women's home basketball games this week, also.

Injury update Nothing to report out of Ohio State. Tressel said that a few players, including Pryor, had bruises and bumps but were expected to be full go for the Michigan game.

He did say that he didn't expect freshman safety Christian Bryant, still recovering from a foot infection, to play. Bryant had sent a message on his Twitter account last week that he planned on playing against Michigan.



Wed, Nov 24, 2010 : 8 a.m.

ThoseWhoStayUofM...It's "The Ohio State University"!


Tue, Nov 23, 2010 : 11:20 p.m.

Wow... OSU slapped a mandatory $10 additional purchase on their free rah-rah rag give-away?!?! Yeah... I always knew they were chumps. Seriously? That is just offensive. As if that program doesn't make enough money as it is. It's a disgrace. What ever happened to the concept of charity in this country? I guess charity need not apply if you are the University of Ohio State. And they call us arrogant?

Theo's Brother

Tue, Nov 23, 2010 : 8:23 p.m.

As much as I would love to win this game, I'm not sure how well this defense will hold up. What alarms me in regards to Michigan football right now is not necessarily the fact that we have NOT won some of these; it's more so that we CAN'T win some of these games. With the disparity in "trench toughness" (where Big Ten games are won), we simply do not have the fortitude to win these games in the trenches. That's why I firmly believe if we do not put up at least a respectable performance in Columbus, a change is necessary. DT - Born and raised in Michigan. Now live in the South. Can't stand the SEC slappies here. Theo212 - You're the MAN! Love your poetry I'm your biggest fan! I love Our King but it simply ain't working right now