SAN ANTONIO — UTSA and adidas have entered into a three-year partnership in which the company will be the school’s official athletic apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment products supplier through the 2015-16 season.
adidas will supply the Roadrunners’ 17 intercollegiate sports and the spirit programs with all apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment products for competition, practices, training, coaching, travel, recruiting and media engagements beginning in July.
“We are very excited about our new partnership with adidas,” UTSA Director of Athletics Lynn Hickey said. “They have supplied a few of our teams for the past couple of years, so to have them on board as the official supplier for our entire department is a positive move for UTSA. To be able to provide a consistent quality and look in our apparel and equipment is an integral part in building championship programs. I know all of our student-athletes, coaches and fans will be enthusiastic about this new partnership with adidas and its performance-level apparel and equipment.”
"Our new partnership with UTSA allows us to now provide footwear, apparel and accessories to all Roadrunners student-athletes, helping them become stronger, lighter and faster," Director of Team Sports for adidas America Mark Daniels said. "Our goal at adidas is to help athletes perform better and we look forward to continuing to introduce the best in performance uniforms, footwear and apparel to the Roadrunners and their fans. We value our relationship with UTSA and are very excited about the future in San Antonio."
adidas is a global designer, developer and marketer of athletic footwear, apparel and accessories with the mission to be the leading sports brand in the world. Brand adidas is part of the adidas Group, a corporation that includes brands such as Reebok, TaylorMade and Rockport. adidas is the official uniform, footwear and apparel provider for more than 70 collegiate programs including: Indiana, Cincinnati, Kansas, Louisville, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Texas A&M, UCLA and Wisconsin. In addition, adidas has marketing agreements with the Major League Soccer and the National Basketball Association.
The University of Texas at San Antonio is an emerging Tier One research institution specializing in health, energy, security, sustainability, and human and social development. With nearly 31,000 students, it is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan region. UTSA advances knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. The university embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources, as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property for Texas, the nation and the world. UTSA is a member of the Western Athletic Conference (joining Conference USA on July 1) and it sponsors 17 sports at the NCAA Division I level.