Thursday, February 01, 2007


USC is considering switching uniform manufacturers from Nike to Under Armour, the company most famous for creating a commercial making everyone hope it's okay for Ralph Friedgen's face to get that red.

We must protect this house! (And the Bojangles next door.)

The relevant particulars:

South Carolina officials are in negotiations with Under Armour to make the Baltimore-based manufacturer the official apparel provider for many of the Gamecocks’ athletics teams.
With the apparel deals set to expire this year for USC’s football program and other sports, athletics department officials are looking for a company that can outfit a number of different teams.
“Right now, our focus is with Under Armour,” USC athletics director Eric Hyman said Wednesday. “We’re deep into discussions with them, and how exactly it’s all going to crystallize, I can’t tell you right now.” ...
“It’s a way for a team to stand out,” said Matt Powell, an analyst with SportsOneSource, a sporting goods research and analysis group. “Nike really dominates the space. If a team wants to be a little different or take a little different look, I think Under Armour’s a great way to go.”
Under Armour was founded in 1996 by former Maryland football player Kevin Plank, who developed a prototype of a microfiber T-shirt to replace the sweat-soaked, cotton T’s he wore as the Terps’ special teams captain. ...
“Contractual issues take time, but we want to do it as soon as possible,” Hyman said. “However long it takes to do it the right way.”

As long as they don't do this, I'm fine with it.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

you have your own gamecock blog but yet you say USC is switching from Nike to Under Armour? Find in the schools 100+ year history where they have ever worn Nike uniforms, buddy.

1:46 PM


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