Earlier this week Nike unveiled a new uniform for the University of Oregon’s football team, aptly named, the “Oregon Pioneers.” It utilizes Nike Mach Speed technology and was designed exclusively for the Ducks. It was created to pay tribute to Lewis and Clark and honor Oregon’s rich history.
“We have many discussions with the Oregon athletes, equipment staff and coaches,” says Todd Van Horne, Creative Director for Nike Football. “For this inspiring new uniform, we want to celebrate the state and its great founders and innovators.”
As an Oregon Alum, and dedicated fanatic, I fully embrace a tradition of innovation and the endless uniform combinations so every unveiling feels like Christmas.
According to Nike, here are the 10 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE OREGON DUCKS UNIFORMS.
Some highlights are:
- The Duck as well as Lewis and Clark are featured on the helmets
- Lines on the helmet represent 2,200 miles of the Oregon Trail
- The jersey includes a pattern of the Oregon Trail and each one displays a different section of the map
This carefully crafted and uniquely designed masterpiece can be seen in motion this weekend when Oregon takes on Washington State at Autzen Stadium. Hopefully the Ducks “Salute The State” with a win over the Cougs.
If you want in on the action, special edition apparel can be purchased at Nike.com.