User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
Notre Dame switching to Under Armour

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Notre Dame is ending its 17-year relationship with Adidas and switching to Under Armour Inc. with a 10-year deal that athletic director Jack Swarbrick called ''the largest deal of its kind in the history of college athletics.''

Advertisement
Swarbrick said the deal will help Notre Dame navigate through what he called a period of change in college athletics ''unlike any of us have ever lived through or tried to navigate,'' mentioning the change from the BCS to a playoff system in football and conference realignment in all sports that saw Notre Dame move from the Big East to the Atlantic Coast Conference last year.

Swarbrick said Tuesdays that the deal includes an option for Notre Dame to take a portion of the cash component from the deal in Under Armour stock, ''again an opportunity to reflect our belief that we can help build Under Armour and continue the rocket ride it's on, and Under Armour's belief that they can have a major impact on the University of Notre Dame.''

Terms were not released. Notre Dame announced in 2005 it had entered into a 10-year contract worth more than $60 million with Adidas that ran through the end of the 2013-2014 season. Notre Dame teams began wearing Adidas shoes in 1997 and Adidas began supplying the school's athletic uniforms in 2001.

Swarbrick said he was impressed by Under Armour's commitment to technology and said the deal would provide Notre Dame with an ''entrepreneurial culture'' it has been missing.

''For us to marry our tradition with one of the great entrepreneurial stories in recent time in this country is exciting for me,'' he said. ''I think it will impact our culture in direct ways. Make us more creative, more inventive, allow us to move more quickly and to be fundamentally entrepreneurial.''

He said the university has asked Under Armour to make Notre Dame its laboratory for new technology.

Kevin Plank, Under Armour's chief executive officer, said the deal was a ''game-changing event'' for the company.

''It puts us on a completely different level, and frankly, we're ready for that level,'' he said.

Plank said he didn't expect any major changes in how Notre Dame uniforms look.

''We're not anticipating doing anything unusual, crazy. We need to honor and respect the history of the university. We believe less is more, especially in the early days,'' he said.

Notre Dame becomes the 13th Division I school to sign with Under Armour.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2016
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
Edwards: Pac-12 Predictions
Rogers: Week 1 Records - Power 5
Edwards: Big Ten East Predictions
ASA: Big 12 Best Bets
BetOnline.com: SEC vs. the Field
ASA: Big Ten East - Best Bets
Lawrence: 2016 Sun Belt Preview
ASA: Big Ten West - Best Bets
Nelson: Big Ten Betting Outlook
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NCAAFB College Football Handicapper Sports Picks Records
NCAA FB College Football Expert Picks
2015 CFB SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Bruce Marshall + 2379
Scott Pritchard + 1370
Marc Lawrence + 1207
Last Week's Leaders
Handicapper Money
No Games Last Week  
   
   
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Scott Pritchard 64 %
Paul Bovi 58 %
Marc Lawrence 58 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Greg Smith + 1775
Kevin Rogers + 1190
Brian Edwards + 856
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Joe Williams + 1596
James Manos + 1448
Kyle Hunter + 1332
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Antony Dinero + 2072
Bruce Marshall + 1842
Paul Bovi + 1307
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership