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No green, yellow in Ducks' uniforms

Nike announced on Monday the uniforms that Oregon and Ohio State will wear for the College Football Playoff National Championship presented by AT&T on Jan. 12 -- and in a twist, the Ducks will wear no green or bright yellow.

Oregon, whose biggest booster is Nike founder and chairman Phil Knight, will wear new away white jerseys with wings on the shoulder and the "Fighting Ducks" logo on the sleeves, both in silver. The team will wear white helmets with gray pants.

The Buckeyes will wear a new home uniform, which was unveiled by Nike last month but wasn't worn in the team's game against Alabama. The scarlet jerseys feature gray stripes on the sleeves and black numbers on the shoulders, a tribute to the school's 1968 championship team.

As was the case for last week's semifinals games, the uniforms feature a diamond-colored swoosh that symbolizes the goal to obtain a championship ring.

Nike has made Oregon jerseys to sell at retail in the No. 8, worn by Ducks quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota. For Ohio State, Nike will sell the No. 15, perhaps for running back Ezekiel Elliott, but it also might be for the year. The quarterback shuffle from Braxton Miller to J.T. Barrett to Cardale Jones has proved to be a merchandising challenge as well.

The jerseys will sell for $160.

Nike is paying Oregon $600,000 in cash and $2.2 million in an equipment allowance this year. Ohio State's contract calls for $1.5 million in cash and $2.5 million in equipment from Nike.