School Athletic Apparel Deals


bjnt922

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So far Adidas has PV, Alabama State and Grambling. Under Armour has TSU and from what I hear possibly Southern. And word on who the others school are going with?
 

Fiyah

Administrator
Staff member
Switching from Russell will cost some HBCUs heavily

Unlike the big name schools who get money thrown at them to wear brands like Nike, Addidas, Under Armour, etc, HBCUs aren’t getting broken off to wear them. Even when the MEAC switched from Russell to Nike for nine of its 11 football schools, several of them wore old uniforms in a one-year transition period. It’s not clear if the CIAA, the SIAC (who went with Nike) and the SWAC (whose members will have individual deals) will have the same option.

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jag4life

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Switching from Russell will cost some HBCUs heavily

Unlike the big name schools who get money thrown at them to wear brands like Nike, Addidas, Under Armour, etc, HBCUs aren’t getting broken off to wear them. Even when the MEAC switched from Russell to Nike for nine of its 11 football schools, several of them wore old uniforms in a one-year transition period. It’s not clear if the CIAA, the SIAC (who went with Nike) and the SWAC (whose members will have individual deals) will have the same option.

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I wonder why WSSU included "equipment" as line items in this UA transition budget? UA doesn't make baseball, softball, or football equipment other than balls. They are claiming $525/player for football equipment and $650/player for baseball equipment. Makes zero sense. That's over $100K of the $500K they claim as a NEW expense.
 

SUjagTILLiDIE

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I wonder why WSSU included "equipment" as line items in this UA transition budget? UA doesn't make baseball, softball, or football equipment other than balls. They are claiming $525/player for football equipment and $650/player for baseball equipment. Makes zero sense. That's over $100K of the $500K they claim as a NEW expense.
I was wondering would SU’s deal effect the deal SU baseball has with Marruci.
 

2kool

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Anybody with eyes could see the end of the road for Russell Athletics years ago.

Question is... which schools were proactive about the transition and newly added cost that they KNEW would come with one of the major suppliers?
 

jag4life

Well-Known Member
Anybody with eyes could see the end of the road for Russell Athletics years ago.

Question is... which schools were proactive about the transition and newly added cost that they KNEW would come with one of the major suppliers?
At one point every school was negotiating a new deal before Russell announced the end of their athletic apparel business.
 

In_The_662

Deeeeep In The Delta.....
At one point every school was negotiating a new deal before Russell announced the end of their athletic apparel business.
Sure was.

Coach Dancy told us three months ago that Valley was finalizing a deal with a company and would announce it mid-February (as well as announce the scoreboard company we were going with for 2018). They've shown hints here and there but why they haven't announced it is unknown (the scoreboard might be announced before the apparel deal)
 

PV_Sigma7

Think twice, speak once
At one point every school was negotiating a new deal before Russell announced the end of their athletic apparel business.
Yep. Our AD said that most of the schools in the conference have BEEN trying to get individual apparel deals but the conference wanted a conference-wide deal.
 

PV_Sigma7

Think twice, speak once
Anybody with eyes could see the end of the road for Russell Athletics years ago.

Question is... which schools were proactive about the transition and newly added cost that they KNEW would come with one of the major suppliers?
I don't know what's in everyone else's deal but Adidas provided Prairie View with transition $$$. ;)
 

jag4life

Well-Known Member
Yep. Our AD said that most of the schools in the conference have BEEN trying to get individual apparel deals but the conference wanted a conference-wide deal.
The smaller/lower athletic budget schools wanted the conference-wide deals because they were more favorable to them than doing it on their own.
 
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