NORFOLK, Va. – The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and Nike have entered into a multi-year agreement to become the official apparel, accessory and equipment brand of the conference until 2020.
Currently, the MEAC has a conference-wide footwear agreement for all thirteen (13)-member institutions with Nike that began on Sept. 1, 2005 ending Aug. 31, 2020. The apparel, accessory and equipment agreement will begin Sept. 1, 2016 with ten (10) institutions, Bethune-Cookman, Coppin State, Delaware State, Florida A&M, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Norfolk State, North Carolina A&T State, North Carolina Central, Savannah State, South Carolina State and the MEAC Office.
“We are elated to expand our partnership with Nike, the worldwide leader in athletic footwear, apparel and accessories,” said MEAC Commissioner Dr. Dennis Thomas. “We appreciate Nike’s over fifteen-year investment with the MEAC and recognizing the value of our brand.”
“Both Nike and the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference have a rich, storied history and progressive mindset,” said Kit Morris Senior Director of Sports Marketing. “The continuation of this partnership builds on that legacy to drive the future of student-athletes at these historic institutions.”
The company will also continue to provide summer internships to deserving MEAC student-athletes at the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore. and provide two (2) graduate scholarships annually for MEAC student-athletes attending graduate school.