Nike’s no bid contract with UO is pretty stingy (except of course for the annual $30K clothing allowance for JH insiders). The Eugene public schools drive a tougher bargain. Alisha Roemeling in the RG:
Apparel giants Nike and adidas have found a new arena in which to compete: for the uniforms of high school student athletes in the Eugene School District.
At a Eugene School Board meeting on Wednesday, school district officials announced that adidas has submitted a sponsorship offer and will be competing with Nike for an exclusive-rights sports apparel deal for varsity high school athletes. Thankfully, for everyday use, people aren’t restricted to two brands of sports clothing – they have a wider choice, including options from Ryderwear which are enjoying increasing popularity right now.
The two companies’ basic proposals are similar, each offering to provide the school district with up to $300,000 in product rebates for school uniforms and equipment over the next five years. In exchange, varsity athletes at the district’s four high schools would wear the selected company’s uniforms.
But there are also some differences, or sweeteners. Adidas, for example, said it will offer $250 to any of the four schools that wins a league title in an Oregon School Activities Association-sanctioned sport during the life of the agreement. Adidas also offers to kick in $500 to any high school with a team that wins a state title during that time.
The Duck deal?
Which football championship team has the worst Nike contract? The Ducks.
Here’s a breakdown of Nike’s [athletic apparel] deal with each university in the playoffs. The terms cover the 2014-15 academic year [reordered in descending order of cash payment]:
– Ohio State: $2.5 million in equipment and apparel and nearly $1.5 million in cash. The university also gets $150,000 in discretionary apparel, typically for athletic department personnel.
– Florida State: $3 million in equipment and apparel and $1.4 million in cash.
– Alabama: $2.8 million in equipment and apparel, $780,000 in cash.
– Oregon: $2.2 million in equipment and apparel and $600,000 in cash. The university also gets $185,000 in discretionary apparel, typically for athletic department personnel.
But hey, we’re #1 in “discretionary apparel”!
From what I can tell from Dave Hubin’s redacted public records, $30K of that goes to our colleagues in Johnson Hall, presumably including some who signed off on the contract. So they’ll be looking good on their Jan 1 Rose Bowl junkets.