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Oklahoma announces new deal to become Jordan Brand’s newest NCAA partner


The Oklahoma Sooners are going to have a new look starting in 2018, courtesy of the Jordan Brand. Oklahoma announced they have signed on as the latest Jordan Brand partner, joining Michigan and UNC. In doing so, the Sooners will begin wearing the signature Jumpman logo on their uniforms instead of the Nike swoosh beginning in the 2018-2019 seasons, including football.

Financial terms of the new deal have not yet been revealed, but it figures to have a nice financial perk for Oklahoma moving forward. Michigan signed a lucrative $173.8 million contract with Nike, the producer of the Jordan Brand. Part of the deal allowed for the opportunity to have Michigan become the first college football program to wear the Jumpman logo on their new uniforms as Nike and the Jordan Brand worked with Michigan to bring the Jordan Brand to college sports in a competitive field with Nike’s main product line, Adidas, and Under Armour. UNC followed by becoming the second Jordan Brand-outfitted program this season as part of its new contract with Nike.

Oklahoma signed a new contract with Nike in 2014, with the deadline for an extension due in this academic year.

We will have to wait to get our first glimpse of the new Oklahoma football uniforms to be worn next season, but it should not be expected to deviate too much in the overall design compared to what Oklahoma traditionally wears. The only real difference will likely just be the swapping out of the Nike swoosh logo for the silhouette of Michael Jordan’s iconic slam dunk figure.

Sooner fans wanting to get some new gear with the Jumpman logo on it can start looking for merchandise in 2018.

Nike unveils “color rush” uniforms for Michigan and Florida


The Michigan Wolverines will be taking on the Florida Gators in Arlington this weekend in one of the more notable matchups in Week 1 action outside of Atlanta. When the two schools face off in AT&T Stadium, they will be wearing “color rush” uniforms from Nike.

Florida’s uniform will feature blue jerseys and blue pants complete with a white helmet. It’s not too out of whack from what you would expect to see from the Gators. The white helmet is a nice touch, although you still want to see Florida wearing an orange helmet and orange pants.

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Michigan will look like a big mustard stain that might have you think you are watching West Virginia instead. Not pictured below is the new Jordan Trainer 2 shoe the Wolverines will be wearing for the game.

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This will be the first time Michigan has worn an all-maize football uniform in program history, and with any luck it will be the last.