UConn ticks off mega Nike renewal

College’s athletics division signs US$32.5 million extension with sportswear giant.

UConn ticks off mega Nike renewal

The athletics division of the University of Connecticut (UConn) has agreed a multi-year extension of its long-term partnership with Nike.

The agreement is worth a whopping US$32.5 million, and will see the American sportswear giant continue to provide all Huskies teams with uniforms, apparel, footwear, practice gear and equipment until the end of the 2022/23 academic year.

The renewal marks the continuation of a partnership which first began in 2008, when the two parties signed a ten-year US$46 million contract.

“UConn is very proud of the relationship we have had with Nike over the years and now we can look forward to that continuing in the future,” said David Benedict, UConn’s director of athletics. “The Nike agreement allows our student-athletes to practise and compete with premier sportswear and equipment and also provides our university with important financial resources.

“Our student-athletes, coaches and staff are extremely happy with the Nike product line. The Huskies have enjoyed many championship moments in Nike ware and look forward to more in the future.”