The Michigan State Spartans will be wearing new jerseys when they kick off their 2012-13 season in October.
Coach Tom Anastos announced both changes to the Spartans’ home and away jerseys, and the reintroduction of the classic “Michigan State” scripted logo as vintage alternative jerseys.
“In developing this new design, we gathered a lot of feedback from our players about the jersey’s fit, feel, performance and look,” said head coach Tom Anastos in a release. “We feel that the design that Nike has developed has a cutting-edge look and embraces the values of the Spartan brand.”
The club also announced new “vintage” jerseys, which will first be worn during the 2012 Great Lakes Invitational, held outdoors at Comerica Park instead of the traditional Joe Louis Arena arrangements. The jerseys will display the “Michigan State” script logo, which the Spartans donned for nearly 30 years.
“The script ‘Michigan State’ logo was introduced in my freshman season [1980-81] and over the course of time, became one of the iconic jerseys in college hockey,” said Anastos . “We will be bringing this design back on a limited basis, and will wear them for special events and for select games. Our players are really excited about it and we know that it resonates with so many of our alumni and fans.”
The graphics for the new jerseys, sent out by Michigan State Thursday afternoon: