Tuesday, May 18, 2010

N.C. State keeping an eye on adidas deal

One early item on the agenda after N.C. State hires a new athletic director is likely to be careful consideration of the school's apparel contract with adidas.

The school's deal for basketball expires June 20, 2012, with the football contract to end on June 30, 2012, senior associate athletic director David Horning said Tuesday.

Horning said adidas provides N.C. State with $420,000 for football and $250,000 for basketball, with payments coming in the form of free apparel and stipends for the coaches in both sports.

But adidas recently did not renew a deal with Arkansas, and Horning said the future of department-wide contracts between college athletics programs with adidas is something N.C. State officials will watch closely.

"We have two more years [with adidas]," Horning said. ". . .We're going to go, as the contract allows us, to renegotiate for an extension, or take [bids] from other people, if necessary, at the appropriate time."

Ken Tysiac


Anonymous said...

Sign with Under Armour - Adidas is TERRIBLE! Our licensed merchandise is garbage.

Anonymous said...

NC State should sign a deal with Danskin. The State players always looked so cute running around in their red unitards.

Pack Attack said...

Get rid of Adidas....they just aren't relevant for style, fit, or appeal.

Best gear we had was from the NIKE and Phillip Rivers era.