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07:36 AM ET 01.21 | Nearly as iconic as the uniforms are brands. Basketball fans who tuned in last April to watch Louisville beat Michigan in the NCAA championship game saw the three-striped Adidas logo countless times on players' jerseys and shoes. Florida State won the NCAA football title earlier this month with the iconic Nike swoosh. ... [Notre Dame] might be on the verge of cashing in on a new equipment contract. The Motley Fool, the financial media company, estimated last week that Notre Dame could land $100 million if the university agreed to an 11- or 12-year deal with Under Armour to outfit its sports teams. The speculation surrounding the value of a potential deal started 10 days ago when ESPN reported the Fighting Irish will switch to Under Armour after the school's agreement with Adidas expires at the end of June.

South Bend Tribune

Stephon Tuitt, Icon Sports Stephon Tuitt, Icon Sports
January 21, 2014  07:41 AM ET

Why they get a deal with Keds?

January 21, 2014  08:34 AM ET

In my day they were all wearing Converse Chuck Taylor's on the basketball court. (Of course they were also jumping center after every basket...!).

January 21, 2014  08:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

In my day they were all wearing Converse Chuck Taylor's on the basketball court. (Of course they were also jumping center after every basket...!).

And the gilrls (when they were allowed to play) couldn't go past half court and couldn't run too much.

January 21, 2014  08:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

And the gilrls (when they were allowed to play) couldn't go past half court and couldn't run too much.

Ok, Ok...girls....

January 21, 2014  08:42 AM ET

maybe UTK can get more Adidas money then.

January 21, 2014  08:50 AM ET

More ways a school can make money off of us, the fans!!!!

January 21, 2014  08:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

And the gilrls (when they were allowed to play) couldn't go past half court and couldn't run too much.

I think that style of ball was mostly limited to Oklahoma and Iowa... Those were the last two states to have six on six....

January 21, 2014  08:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Why they get a deal with Keds?

Or with Underall.

January 21, 2014  08:59 AM ET

It's a different world in college sports, just a business today.

January 21, 2014  08:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Why they get a deal with Keds?

Roos suit them better.

But I think UA produced those quality Maryland unis a few years ago. Better read the fine print before signing.

January 21, 2014  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

And the gilrls (when they were allowed to play) couldn't go past half court and couldn't run too much.

Soo, you made the girls team in junior high, great job.

January 21, 2014  09:01 AM ET

If you have a marketable brand (like ND and several other major programs) then why shouldn't you be allowed to increase their earnings from it? I remember how outraged many in the college football community were in 1991 when ND first signed their exclusive contract with NBC to broadcast their home games. Now a lot of programs (and conferences) have exclusive networks. Admittedly I am an ND fan but why is this Under Armour deal news...?

January 21, 2014  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

If you have a marketable brand (like ND and several other major programs) then why shouldn't you be allowed to increase their earnings from it? I remember how outraged many in the college football community were in 1991 when ND first signed their exclusive contract with NBC to broadcast their home games. Now a lot of programs (and conferences) have exclusive networks. Admittedly I am an ND fan but why is this Under Armour deal news...?

Admittedly the grammar in the statement above is weak but remember, it is being written by Alfred E. Neuman...!

January 21, 2014  09:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

It's a different world in college sports, just a business today.

This says it all.

January 21, 2014  09:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I think that style of ball was mostly limited to Oklahoma and Iowa... Those were the last two states to have six on six....

Texas and New Mexico in the 50's

January 21, 2014  09:23 AM ET

Can't wait to see ND in those Maryland uniforms.

January 21, 2014  09:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Can't wait to see ND in those Maryland uniforms.

Irishapins?

January 21, 2014  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

why is this Under Armour deal news...?

Could not agree more... who cares what brand of underwear these guys don for game day? Now if we were talking women's gymnastics, maybe then a story!!! :-)

January 21, 2014  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

And the gilrls (when they were allowed to play) couldn't go past half court and couldn't run too much.

I officiated those type of games while in college before they switched. That was nothing more than a 12 girl fight of butts, boobs and elbows jostling for position at the mid court line.

 
January 21, 2014  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

If you have a marketable brand (like ND and several other major programs) then why shouldn't you be allowed to increase their earnings from it? I remember how outraged many in the college football community were in 1991 when ND first signed their exclusive contract with NBC to broadcast their home games. Now a lot of programs (and conferences) have exclusive networks. Admittedly I am an ND fan but why is this Under Armour deal news...?

It'd be fine if they also didn't want to continue with their "non profit" status.

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