University of Toledo teams up with Nike for athletic apparel

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - The University of Toledo Athletic Department and Nike have reached a multi-year exclusive partnership beginning on July 1, 2017. UT vice president and athletic director Mike O'Brien announced the partnership on Wednesday.

Nike will be the official provider for athletic footwear, apparel, accessories and equipment for al 16 of UT's varsity sports. The deal runs through the 2022-2023 season.

"We are very pleased to be teaming up with Nike for all of our sports," said O'Brien. "Nike is one of the most recognizable and innovative brands in the world, so we feel this partnership will be very beneficial for our program. Partnering with Nike will also create a consistent brand for our Athletic Department. Many of our student-athletes have told me that they are very excited to be wearing the swoosh on their uniforms, shoes and other apparel."

"Nike is proud to partner with the University of Toledo Athletic Department," said Kit Morris, Nike Senior Director, College Sports Marketing. "We look forward to outfitting Rocket student-athletes with the best in Nike footwear, uniform, and apparel innovation."

UT will begin rolling out Nike-branded apparel for football and other sports over the upcoming weeks. Rocky's Locker, the official apparel store of Rocket Athletics located in Savage Arena, will also be featuring new Nike apparel.