BATON ROUGE - LSU along with eight other top college football programs will lace their cleats and buckle their chin straps while donning uniquely designed, highly advanced Nike uniforms for at least one game during the 2011-12 season.
On Oct. 22, LSU will wear its 2011 Nike Pro Combat System of Dress uniforms for the first and only time when it plays host to defending BCS National Champion Auburn at Tiger Stadium.
Today, LSU revealed the design of the uniform to the public. The uniform design includes a white helmet with the traditional LSU Tigers helmet logo on each side; "old gold" and purple run from front to back and faint Tiger stripes are integrated into the helmet design.
The white jerseys will also include "old gold" piping around the shoulder pads and more subtle Tiger stripes within the purple numerals.
White pants, white and gold-toned shoes, "Eyes of the Tiger" gloves, and an LSU Tiger-themed under-layer complete the uniform design.
LSU's Nike Pro Combat merchandise went on sale to the public on Oct. 10. Fans may purchase this gear at the LSU SportShop on the school's campus or online at LSU Shop.net
Along with LSU, the schools selected to sport the special uniforms include Army, Boise State, Georgia, Michigan State, Navy, Ohio State, Oregon and Stanford.
LSU also helped Nike unveil its latest technology in 2009 when the Tigers faced Arkansas.
Sweet looking uniforms!