Central Florida to don Nike apparel

Updated: March 19, 2010, 7:32 PM ET
Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Central Florida has signed an agreement with Nike to provide shoes and apparel for all the university's sports.

The joint announcement Friday comes after Adidas ended any future sponsorship with UCF in November, in part because of the national attention caused after basketball player Marcus Jordan wore his famous father's Nike Air Jordans.

The freshman guard had said he would only wear the shoes of his father, Michael Jordan, because they hold special meaning to his family.

The contract with Nike begins July 1. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


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