As they often do, the Oregon Ducks have changed the design on their uniforms, this time in anticipation of their participation in the BCS National Championship Game against the Auburn Tigers.
Sporting goods giant Nike, whose founder, Phil Nike, began the company at the University of Oregon, unveiled its "2011 Nike Pro Combat" uniforms Thursday, in addition to its new Nike Air Zoom Alpha Talon cleat.
The Ducks' new uniform features a black helmet, a white jersey and pants, and bright, neon-yellow socks and cleats.
In addition to the University of Oregon, Boise State, TCU and the University of Florida also got uniform redesigns ahead of their upcoming bowl games.
The new uniform has "strategically placed seams, pads and cooling zones to help minimize distraction, while optimizing protection," Nike said in a press release.
The material in the uniform reportedly wicks moisture away quickly, and is designed to protect players from typical injuries.
"The uniform provides enhanced protection throughout the crucial "hit zone"--between the knees and shoulders--delivering robust padding without the bulk," the release states. "Nike Pro Deflex padding has also been integrated in the hip and knee areas of the pant for crucial impact protection that stays in place. The base layer now features customizable protection, incorporating a thin, incredibly strong carbon fiber plate that comes in two different sizes and can be placed where needed."