Nike and Michigan State have given their football team an upgrade. The new look is heavily influenced by MSU’s Greek patterns that make up the jersey's sleeves and flow into the pants.
The biggest change comes with the alternate uniforms that features a bronze helmet. "The phalanx battle formation, perfected by ancient Spartan warriors, represents an impenetrable unified front and is known as one of the most feared tactical formations in history. The all-new alternate Spartan football uniform brings this story to life, visually representing the phalanx when the team stands side-by-side on the field. Influenced by Spartan shields, bronze sleeve caps house the MSU logo and pay homage to the gridiron warrior’s homeland. The alternate jersey also features subtle bronze highlights throughout the design." via Nike.
The classic green helmet for MSU will not have an updated anodized aluminum finish to give it a new unique look.
On the inside of the neck the phrase "molon labe," is stitched taken from King Leonidas’s battle cry to “come and get them” as the Spartans take the field.