As the ongoing saga between schools as the NCAA continues, as it always has, some schools recently announced that they will begin selling generic jerseys in the outlets, rather than the numbers the players currently on the field sport. Texas A&M, Arizona and Northwestern, who’s at the forefront right now in the NCAA fight, are three good examples of schools that have gone this route.
Ohio State will not be joining that movement.
“I am aware that other universities are contemplating different ideas regarding jersey numbers, but to date we have had no discussion about moving toward a generic jersey,” Rick Van Brimmer, director of Ohio State’s Trademark and Licensing Services, told cleveland.com.
“Our plans for this product are made months in advance, so you will see numbered jerseys in the market this fall, including the continuation of our custom program where the purchaser chooses the number of their choice.”
Now on this subject, everyone generally has an opinion on either side of the fence, however you can’t argue that fans are choosing which number they want based off of their favorite player on the field.
It’s commendable that ‘Zona, Texas A&M and Northwestern are making it look as if they’re being proactive, however it’s also wise to get the money while you still can.
College football is a business, plain and simple.