FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The University of Alaska Fairbanks announced Friday that Nike will be the exclusive apparel provider for the Nanooks through BSN Sports. The five-year deal will expire in June of 2024.
For the upcoming years, expect to see the iconic swoosh logo on all ten of UAF's uniforms, from basketball to cross country to hockey and everything in between.
"It was really exciting to see it come together, to have an iconic brand as Nike and we all know what the Nike brand represents throughout the world of collegiate athletics and professional athletics. It sends a message to our students and our stakeholders that we are trying to do things differently," Vice Chancellor Keith Champagne said.
"It is really exciting to see it come together, not for us as an athletic department but for our student-athletes and our coaches that want to have the understanding that we want to build a big time program and we want to build that 21st century modern athletic program, where you have access and you are able to wear nice gear and that is what your recruits want to see and that is what your potential coaching candidates want to see in your program so we are excited about it." he added.
Champagne says to expect to see Nanook apparel in Costco here in the near future.