Thursday, July 14, 2016

SCSU Athletics among 10 MEAC programs to ink apparel deal with Nike

ORANGEBURG, South Carolina -- South Carolina State sports fans will soon have a new reason to Just Do It, whether It is cheering on their student-athletes who will be wearing Nike jerseys or wearing a new SCSU Nike T-shirt to show their Bulldog pride.

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and Nike just entered into a multiyear agreement to have the Nike brand become the official apparel, accessory and equipment provider of the conference until 2020.

Currently, the MEAC has a conference-wide footwear agreement for all 13 member institutions with Nike that began on Sept. 1, 2005, and will end on Aug. 31, 2020.

The apparel, accessory and equipment agreement will begin Sept. 1, 2016 with 10 institutions associated, including Bethune-Cookman, Coppin State, Delaware State, Florida A&M, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Norfolk State, North Carolina A&T State, North Carolina Central, Savannah State, South Carolina State and the MEAC Office.

"It's exciting because our kids were wanting to be Nike for some time now, and it's probably the foremost manufacturer of all in the business," SCSU head football coach Buddy Pough said on Wednesday. "We'll see how the uniforms look and it'll be fun to have something new to give us some pizzazz in our first few games this season.


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