UTC Athletics Is "All In" With adidas

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The UTC athletics department has entered into an agreement with adidas to become the Mocs' official all-sports apparel provider, beginning with the 2014-15 academic year.

This is a five-year partnership that takes effect on July 1, 2014.

  Chattanooga joins some of the giants in collegiate athletics, such as Michigan, Kansas, Louisville and Texas A&M, as exclusive partners with adidas. 

UTC has a few existing apparel contracts that must remain in place beyond the 2014-15 season, but both men’s and women’s basketball will begin wearing adidas next season.  Additionally, TaylorMade-adidas golf will outfit the Southern Conference Champion and nationally-recognized men’s and women’s golf programs. 

“One of the first things we identified when I started in April was the need for an apparel deal that would give us a concise brand across the board and benefit as many of our sports as possible,” stated Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics David Blackburn.  “After a lengthy bidding process and some tough decisions, adidas clearly wanted to partner with us and help equip our student-athletes for success.”

The adidas apparel deal includes all footwear, uniforms and additional clothing worn by the Mocs student-athletes, coaches and administrators.  It will also make adidas an official provider of Mocs gear through numerous retail outlets in the area.

"Our goal at adidas is to help athletes perform better and we look forward to introducing the best in performance footwear, apparel and accessories to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and their fans," said Mark Daniels, Director of Team Sports for adidas America. "We're excited to begin our partnership with the Mocs and help their student-athletes become stronger, lighter and faster."

This is the first all-sports apparel deal for the Mocs.  Individual programs have secured agreements with different companies for years, but this is the first relationship that covers all 17 of UTC’s programs.

“We are very excited about this move and the consistent look it will bring to all of our teams,” added Blackburn.  “We have such a strong mark with the ‘Power C’ logo, and we feel that this agreement with adidas will help solidify our brand in the community.  It will also afford us the opportunity to outfit our programs with top-of-the-line footwear and apparel from a world-wide leader in the industry and give our coaches an advantage on the recruiting trail.”


UTC's Russ Huesman is Quarterback Club Speaker Today

UTC head football coach Russ Huesman is the scheduled speaker for today's Chattanooga Quarterback Club lunch at Finley Stadium at noon. The lunch is open to the public and the cost is $10. Coach Huesman will talk about the upcoming NCAA playoffs as the Mocs are a No.8 seed and will host the Eastern Kentucky-Indiana State winner Sat. Dec. 6 at 1 p.m. at Finley Stadium. ... (click for more)

Georgia Northwestern Win Two at Welch College Invitational

After two narrow losses in their past two games, the Georgia Northwestern Bobcats took out their frustrations in a big way at the Welch College Invitational in Nashville, Tenn. Over the weekend. The Bobcats thumped St. Louis Christian on Friday night, 81-44, before whipping Appalachian Bible College in Saturday’s finale, 91-42, to improve to 2-4 overall on the season. ... (click for more)

2 Chattanooga Bounty Hunters In Jail After Man They Sought Not Home And They Take His Wife

Two Chattanooga bounty hunters are in jail near Atlanta after police said they took a man's wife away in handcuffs after the man they were seeking was not home. Khalil Abdullah and Kevin Roberson were charged with kidnapping, false arrest and false imprisonment. In an incident in Gwinnett County, police said the pair broke into a home wielding guns and found the man they were ... (click for more)

Bradley County Police Investigating Shooting; Victim Dies

The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred in the area of Georgetown Road. The sheriff's office said Sunday night that the victim had died. The victim's name has not yet been released.  A BCSO officer was waved down at the intersection of 25 th Street and Peerless Road by the driver of a vehicle who told the officer a gunshot victim ... (click for more)

When Black Friday Comes

So it’s Thanksgiving morning. You stumble out of bed and head to the bathroom to pee. Push the handle and away it goes (where does it go, anyway?) Better head to the kitchen and get the coffee on. While it’s brewing maybe a hot shower – love that gas water heater, I mean, it heats the water, and lots of it. Now time to enjoy a cup o’ joe and some breakfast while catching up with ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: UVa --Time For Change

The University of Virginia is, by any measure, one of the finest universities in the world. I have long admired it, whether covering dozens of sports events, cavorting with countless friends, or benefitting repeatedly from the surgical skills of the late world-class humanitarian Frank McCue. But today there is a terrible pall over “Mr. Jefferson’s university” – no, make that a ... (click for more)