Notre Dame signs 10-year, $60M deal with adidas

Updated: November 9, 2005, 6:07 PM ET
Associated Press

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Notre Dame has signed a 10-year deal with adidas worth more than $60 million to have the company continue to supply footwear and apparel for the school's 26 varsity teams.

Adidas began supplying some Notre Dame teams during the 1997-98 school year and expanded to nearly all Irish teams in 2001-02. The new contract extends through the 2013-14 seasons, the school said Wednesday.

The agreement includes the value of all footwear and apparel for game and practice gear as well as cash.

"The ability to outfit every one of those participants with shoes and apparel through this relationship -- and at the same time subsidize grant-in-aid expenses which comprise one-third of our budget -- has a major impact in terms of providing assistance to our student-athletes," athletic director Kevin White said.

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