The Nike swoosh is now officially part of Alabama A&M athletics.
Nike’s athletic department has joined a apparel partnership with Nike that kicks off during the 2018-19 athletic seasons.
“This is an exciting time for our university and its athletic programs,” said Alabama A&M Director of Athletics Bryan Hicks. “This partnership brings together two extremely recognizable brands, and as our sports programs evolve into the future, we believe this is a partnership that will create great opportunities for everyone involved.”
As a SWAC member, Alabama A&M previously wore clothing provided by Russell — who had a contract with the conference. This conference-wide contract ended after the 2017–18 sports seasons, giving SWAC members the ability to pursue their own apparel deals.
“Nike was a perfect fit for us here at Alabama A&M, and we look forward to working with them as we enter this new era,” Hicks said. “When we began working on this new apparel partnership, finding a brand that was a perfect fit for our student-athletes and the future of our sports programs was a priority.
“It has created a lot of excitement among our student-athletes, and bringing these two brands together also generates a lot of excitement for the future.”
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