- Blair Angulo, Reporter, WeAreSC.com
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Will UCLA keep wearing adidas apparel and shoes beyond 2011? If the two don't reach a deal by midnight today, UCLA can start negotiating with other companies.
Well, it might happen.
Sam Allen of the Daily Bruin has been keeping a close eye on the negotiations between UCLA and adidas -- its current outfitter. The Bruins first signed on to wear adidas shoes and apparel in 1999 and the current contract expires in June 2011. The exclusive 90-day negotiation period with adidas ends tonight at midnight.
As of 12:01 Saturday morning, UCLA can talk to Nike and Under Armour and whomever else.
From the article:
UCLA athletics has submitted a proposal to renew its multimillion dollar shoe and apparel agreement with adidas, senior associate athletic director Glenn Toth said. So far, UCLA hasn’t received a response, and the current 90-day renegotiation period ends Friday at midnight.
“I’m sitting at my desk and hoping that the phone is going to ring soon,” Toth said Wednesday afternoon.
Can you imagine the UCLA men's basketball team wearing those skin-tight jerseys from Nike? What about the football team donning those highly-elaborate tops from Under Armour?