|MILTON OVERTON JR.|
FAMU ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
Overton said the deal would run concurrent with the MEAC’s current shoe deal with Nike, and that Nike would provide both new uniforms and apparel for the school.
FAMU’s previous apparel deal was with Russell Athletic. That deal was negotiated through the MEAC.
“Most of the conference moved to Nike,” Overton said. “Some of the conference members when to a different apparel company. I won’t necessarily say numbers. What I’ll say it was a 50-percent increase in value from Russell to Nike.”
Overton said at the end of the three-year deal, there will be an option for FAMU to renew. He added new uniforms and fan apparel will be released within the next “two to three weeks.”