Michigan State reveals Nike Pro Combat uniforms for Michigan game

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Michigan State unveiled Tuesday morning its special Nike Pro Combat uniforms the football team will sport for the Michigan rivalry game on Oct. 15.

The uniform, which includes a bronze helmet and black pants, has inscribed in back of the collar the words "Molon Labe," which means "come and take them" in Greek, a classic and defiant expression connected to King Leonidas of Sparta, according to msuspartans.com.

Also according to msuspartans.com:"The uniform's overall innovation starts at the baselayer, as strategically placed seams, pads and cooling zones help minimize distraction and optimize protective coverage. It features customizable protection, incorporating a thin, incredibly strong carbon fiber plate. This symbolically mirrors that of the Spartan shield, which is emblazoned on the right of the baselayer. The Nike Pro Combat Deflex padding, combined with strategically placed cooling zones helps wick away sweat to keep competitors cool, while the Flywire-threaded collar allows for more breathability, enabling that extra push needed during the rigors of Saturday battle."

The Spartans are one of nine schools selected to throw on the Nike Pro Combat system for the 2011 season.