November 07, 2012
On November 9th a Basketball game is going to be played on an aircraft carrier. The game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Ohio St. Buckeyes will be played on the USS Yorktown in honor of Military Appreciation Day. The NCAA Men’s Basketball pre-season tournaments haven’t even been played yet, but because of the numerous ties that the military has with Universities around the country, the NCAA wanted to use this game to promote Military Appreciation.
In keeping with the spirit of the day, the Ohio St. Buckeyes will wear special uniforms just for the occasion. Nike designed the grey, silver, and white army-like camouflage jerseys. Other than the camo background, the jerseys look identical to any other Ohio St. basketball uniform. There is red trim around the outside with a red “Ohio State” written on the chest of the jersey with the players’ number just below it. The entire uniform including shorts, socks, and shoes will match the camouflage jerseys. The jerseys were specially made by Nike and are part of a line of Nike products that are made from recycled materials called the Hyper Elite line. Nike had previously come out with a line of Hyper Elite Platinum uniforms for 9 NCAA teams, but neither Ohio St. nor Notre Dame was one of those teams. The company specially made these jerseys for Ohio St. for the game to be played on the USS Yorktown. Adidas supplies Notre Dame with its basketball uniforms, so they will not be wearing the Hyper Elite jerseys like the Buckeyes.
Authentic Store Buzz: Barry Rubin, the Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Philadelphia Eagles was recently at the store. The Pro League Authentics Nike Dri-Fit T-Shirt seen in the above picture is the new Eagles weight room t-shirt, supplied by the #1 Authentic Sports Apparel Store in Philly, Pro League Authentics. Get your PLA shirt by contacting the store or visiting us down town.
Pro League Authentics has just come out with a new exclusive line of apparel. The Legends Line- Wilt Chamberlain. A fan of Wilt the Stilt, The Big Dipper, or maybe you just know him as Mr. 100. Wilt Chamberlain was a basketball legend, considered by many to be the most athletic and talented player to ever strut onto the NBA hardwood. The big man, who wore number 13 and was famous for wearing the sweatband on his head, once dropped 100 points in Hershey, PA. PLA has the exclusive line of shirts of the Wilt Chamberlain line. For more information check out the shirts here: http://www.facebook.com/proleagueauthentics?fref=ts
The NFL season is officially at the half way point. The Atlanta Falcons remain the lone unbeaten team, while rookies RGIII and Andrew Luck are putting on great shows in line to compete for the Rookie of the Year Award. The Eagles are looking to bounce back from their trouncing at the hands of the Falcons against another NFC South team this Monday night. PLA has a great selection of authentic NIKE NFL jerseys including the newest one, a home blue Andrew Luck jersey. Check our selection out on our website, call up the store to inquire, or keep track of our Facebook Page and Twitter feed for daily updates.
Authentically Speaking Trivia Time: The Tampa Bay Lightning have three jerseys, one say something other than Tampa Bay or Lightning on it. What does that third jersey have written on it? Answer to come tomorrow.
Thursday’s answer: Patrick Ewing from Georgetown.