Notre Dame drops adidas in favor of another outfitter
Posted on Jan. 10, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.
| Updated on Jan. 10, 2014 at 8:54 a.m.
Notre Dame's uniforms will have a slightly different look this fall. In fact, the only difference might be a crisscrossing U and A in place of the three distinct parallel bars symbolizing adidas's brand.
According to a report from ESPN's Darren Rovell, Notre Dame will not renew its contract with adidas after the current school year and will instead partner with Under Armor beginning at the start of the 2014-15 school year. Adidas had outfitted Notre Dame since 1997.
Sources told Rovell that Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank flew to South Bend on Thursday, Jan. 9, to meet with university officials.
Under Armor's football jersey designs have ranged from the flashy Maryland flag uniform to the somewhat controversial Northwestern Wounded Warrior look to a more traditional design for schools like Auburn and Boston College (though the Eagles also received the American flag treatment in 2012).
Under Armour currently makes athletic uniforms nine schools with FBS football programs: Auburn, Hawaii, Maryland, Texas Tech, Boston College, Utah, Northwestern, South Florida and South Carolina.