Michigan State rocked some ugly lime green jerseys last weekend and defeated Big Ten rival Maryland in East Lansing, but fans hoping to see those duds again are in for some disappointment.
According to Joe Rexrode of The Detroit Free Press, the lime green jerseys will not be showcased again this season.
However, per Rexrode, more alternate uniforms are on the way.
The larger point, as always in an era of alternate uniforms for college teams, is that Nike chose MSU as one of the programs to be part of its Hyper Elite Disruption line this season. That was not the case last season. It puts MSU in a group with Nike schools such as Duke, Kentucky and Arizona.
“It’s an honor,” MSU director of athletic equipment Dave Pruder said of the look, unveiled for Saturday’s 74-65 win over Maryland at the Breslin Center. “And they don’t do this for every school.”
And it’s about young people, which is why Pruder was quick to show MSU coach Tom Izzo all the Twitter reaction from recruits when the uniforms were revealed last week. That was different from the reaction of some fans, who didn’t like seeing MSU’s traditional green and white swapped for a fluorescent color that Nike called “Mean Green.”
It just goes to show that, though it may not seem like something that counts a lot, looking good on the court or on the field does apparently mean something to recruits. Personally, I enjoyed the lime green uniforms and wouldn’t be opposed to seeing them a few times a year.
Either way, it’s clear that Michigan State is opting for some fresh new looks on top of the old school green and white, so stay tuned to Campus Sports for further Spartans uniform updates!
*Featured Photo (above) credit to Detroit Free Press