The Michigan State Spartans currently have a uniform contract with Nike. We have 14 basketball uniforms in our database for the Michigan State Spartans and are working to add more to Uniform Critics. Feel free to contact us with any uniform designs for this team that we may be missing.

CURRENT UNIFORMS

UNIFORM HISTORY

A member of Nike’s elite, the Spartans were one of eight teams chosen to wear military-specific camouflage alternates in 2012 as part of season openers played on naval ships, air bases or decommissioned aircraft carriers.

Michigan State donned its basic style road uniforms with a white “SPARTANS” wordmark across the front but kelly green was replaced with gray and light green camo throughout. Kelly green stayed as the accent color on arm holes and MSU’s neck collar.

The Spartans and North Carolina Tar Heels opened Nike’s military marketing campaign in 2011 during the Carrier Classic.

During the Tom Izzo era (1995-now), the Spartans have worn a variety of different uniform styles perhaps the strangest coming in 2000 when MSU beat Florida for the national championship.

Led by Morris Peterson and Mateen Cleaves, the Spartans sported uniforms strange patterns on the collar, armpits and waistband with a stacked “MICHIGAN STATE” wordmark across the chest. After winning the title, Michigan State’s first Nike uniforms dropped “MICHIGAN STATE” for good as a wordmark in favor of “STATE” that has remained since.

In 2013, Michigan State released a green Hyper Elite road uniform with gold lettering a gold Spartan helmet in place of the “MICHIGAN STATE” wordmark. Player names were replaced with “SPARTANS” on the back to create uniformity within a spartan army.

The jersey material on the swoosh’s Hyper Elite series is 96 percent recycled and the shorts are 100 percent recycled. Each uniform recycles the equivalent of 22 plastic water bottles. The Spartans were one of 11 swoosh-sponsored teams during the 2012-13 season to don Nike’s “large logo” alternate road uniforms, a look that first appeared 13 years ago.

In place of the school’s traditional “SPARTANS” wordmark was MSU’s secondary “Trojan” logo.