Tennessee Athletics Dump adidas For Nike Starting In 2015

Deal That Covers All UT Sports Teams Will Run Through 2023

Friday, January 31, 2014 - by Special to Chattanoogan.com

The University of Tennessee department of athletics announced today that it has reached an eight-year apparel and sponsorship agreement with NIKE, Inc. to become the official apparel provider for the Tennessee department of athletics.

0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); text-align: justify;">The agreement, beginning July 1, 2015, and continuing through June 30, 2023, will supply all 20 of Tennessee’s athletics programs as well as the UT spirit squads with NIKE apparel and uniforms, footwear and additional equipment for the duration of the agreement.

 

“We were very thorough and deliberate in assessing and evaluating our options with our apparel partner decision,” said Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics, Dave Hart. “NIKE is the right partner for the University of Tennessee moving forward. We appreciate our current partner and the strong relationship we have had for many years. We will continue to work together through the end of the existing contract.”

 

Fans will be able to purchase officially licensed Tennessee gear produced by Nike once the partnership commences in July 2015.

 

“NIKE is especially proud to resume our association with the University of Tennessee” said Kit Morris, Nike Sports Marketing Director. “We admire their rich tradition and are enthusiastic to begin working once again with Volunteer student-athletes, coaches, and programs.”

 

Tennessee has partnered with adidas since 1997 and will continue to work with the brand for the duration of the contract.

(E-mail Larry Fleming at larryfleming44@gmail.com)


Lee Golfers Win TVA Credit Union Invitational

  Playing against several high-ranking teams in NCAA Division II men's golf, the Lee dominated the field by posting a 54-hole total of 857 (7-under par) and winning the TVA Credit Union Invitational by a remarkable 15 strokes. After zipping to rounds of 283-284   on Monday , the Flames continued the torrid pace with another 284   on Tuesday . The ... (click for more)

Farlett PK Leads CCS To 1-0 Region 4A/AA Win

Chattanooga Christian senior Sara Farlett buried her penalty kick Tuesday night in the 62nd minute to lead the Lady Chargers to a 1-0 win over Central Magnet of Murfreesboro. The penalty kick came after Olivia Hoffman was taken down in the box.  CCS out shot Central Magnet 16-5.  CCS will advance to play Notre Dame on Thursday. (click for more)

Architect/Contractor Selected By Erlanger For New Children's/Women's Hospital

HKS has been selected as the architect and McCarthy as the construction manager for a new Children’s and Women’s Hospital at the Erlanger campus on East Third Street. The Atlanta team competed against another Atlanta group for the major construction project. Erlanger officials announced Monday that $11.5 million is being set aside in a debt restructuring for the new $30 ... (click for more)

Westfield Charged In Burning, Torture Of Kitten At Cleveland

An arrest has been made in the case of a kitten who was burned and tortured in Cleveland, Tn. At 12:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Gary A. Westfield, 31, of Cleveland, was placed in custody on a warrant obtained by Lt. Robert Harbison and Detective Matt Jenkins of the Criminal Investigations Division. Westfield was charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, which is a Class E felony. ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Has Lost Its Most Popular Citizen - Luther Masingill

Chattanooga has lost its most popular citizen – Luther Masingill. Although we are saddened we cherish the memories.  All of us have a Luther story.  Mine is the first time I met Luther.  This was before TV and all of Chattanooga listened to Luther on the radio.  I was 12-years-old.  Some of my buddies and I had gone to the State Theater in downtown ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: An Election Day Fable

Every day I am peppered with emails that friends send to me from across the country so I am unsure of where the fable you are about to read originated. But with early voting for the November general election now in full swing, I think everyone who will -- or will not -- take part in freedom’s greatest privilege should read this story because I believe there is a great lesson contained ... (click for more)