LSU football team to wear Nike Pro Combat Uniform for Auburn game

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Former Dutchtown High standout Patrick Lipoma and his family meet LSU head coach Les Miles at midfield prior to the Tigers' home game against Arkansas in 2009. LSU wore special uniforms for the regular season game.

Nine of the top college football teams in the nation will be donning uniquely designed uniforms for at least one game during hte 2011-12 season.

The LSU-Auburn match, set for Oct. 22, has been chosen as the game where the teams will wear the Nike Pro Combat uniforms.

LSU's uniform design will be unveiled in September.

LSU is one of several schools from across the country selected to sport the uniforms for a game this season. Other schools include the United States Military Academy (Army), Boise State, Georgia, Michigan State, United States Naval Academy, Ohio State, Oregon and Stanford.

"We're excited to be one of a few schools selected by Nike to wear the Pro Combat uniform for a game in 2011," said head coach Les Miles of the LSU Tigers. "While we love the tradition and the historical significance behind the uniform we wear each week, our players also enjoy the opportunity to wear something different. We think the Nike Pro Combat uniform gives LSU a unique look while also outfitting our team in the latest innovation."

The uniforms will hit the field on opening day of the 2011-12 college football season and throughout the year during some of fiercest rivalries in college football. Dates include Oregon vs. LSU at Cowboys Stadium (Oregon only; Sept. 3), Boise State vs. Georgia at the Georgia Dome (Sept. 3), Michigan State vs. Michigan (Oct. 15), LSU vs. Auburn (Oct. 22), Ohio State vs. Wisconsin (Oct. 29), Stanford v. Notre Dame (Oct. 27) and the annual service academy bragging rights matchup between two of the nation's most prestigious football programs - Army vs. Navy (Dec. 10).