The University of Arkansas Athletics Department and Nike have announced a partnership that will begin on July 1st of next year. Nike will sponsor all 19 sports with footwear and apparel for five years.
“We are excited about our new partnership with Nike,” Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long said. “Nike is the most coveted brand in collegiate athletics and has a tremendous reach in the United States and worldwide. We are proud that Nike has selected the University of Arkansas to be included in the limited number of schools whose agreement encompasses all sports. Our more than 460 student-athletes in 19 sports will be provided a wide range of apparel and other products to train and compete in the Southeastern Conference and nationally. We are appreciative of the commitment Nike has made to Razorback Athletics.”
The big buzz around Nike lately, has been with the special rivalry uniforms that 10 Nike teams will wear in the coming weeks.
Every jersey has a themed saying to go along with the jersey. And LSU’s slogan is “Cochon de lait”. That is French for “suckling pig.” So it is a safe assumption that Hog fans will get to see what Nike brings to the table in the season finale with LSU, November 28th.
My favorite part of these special Nike uniforms are the receiver gloves. Here is LSU’s version:
As always, stay tuned to uatv.uark.edu for up-to-date information and maybe our own special announcement in the coming weeks.