In less than two hours the Oregon Ducks and Wisconsin Badgers will battle it out in their new 2012 uniforms at the 98th Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.
The Ducks and Badgers are seeking their first Bowl Championship Series victory and they both hope to win in fine style.
The Ducks new uniform was designed by Nike. In a statement on its Web site, the sportswear company noted that it is celebrating the Ducks' return to the Rose Bowl by debuting the latest Nike Pro Combat system of dress.
(It's) the most advanced football uniform system ever assembled, Nike said.
Nike said the design elements include:
- A completely re-designed number system boasting an iridescent sheen similar to that on a mallard's feathers. The larger, bolder numbers shift in color as they move.
- An armored wing design resting on new material engineered for maximum strength along the shoulder area.
- A new look for the helmet featuring bright wings atop a mirrored appearance using a LiquidMetal black finish never before seen on the field. Though the wings are featured on the side, the iconic Oregon O still appears on the helmet located in a unique top-center placement.
Wisconsin Badger's also unveiled a special outfit designed by Adidas.
Adidas stated that the Badgers will wear the special edition of the uniform unveiled last month.
Adidas said the new look is inspired by the Rose Bowl and the school's back-to-back trips to Pasadena.
On the Badgers' white and red uniform is what Adidas calls a Battle Rose design, which incorporates rose petal graphics within the jersey numbers. The uniform also includes motion W helmet logo and stripes, Adidas TechFit compression base layers and adizero gloves.
Check out the mean uniforms in the photos below and then get ready for the Ducks vs. Badgers battle at 5 p.m. Who do you think will win?
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