FAMU, also known as Florida A &M University, recently debuted photos of the Rattlers men’s and women’s basketball teams wearing new uniforms deriving from its partnership with Nike and Lebron James.
The six-year agreement, which began July 1, makes Nike the official athletic footwear, apparel, and equipment provider for the Rattlers. The agreement will service the university’s athletic department, all 14 of FAMU’s sport programs and the Marching 100 band. NIKE will supply all team footwear, uniforms, apparel and equipment.
Florida A&M’s sports teams will be outfitted in LeBron James uniforms, apparel and footwear, including footwear designed specifically for the university, as part of this relationship.
“FAMU is an elite institution with a rich tradition of first, and our student-athletes deserve a student-athlete experience that is second to none. As we transition into a new athletic conference and the opportunity to engage apparel partners, the 23-year relationship with Nike and their commitment to culture, diversity, inclusion, and innovation has never been clearer,” said Vice President and Director of Athletics, Kortne Gosha.
“Florida A&M has a rich tradition of excellence on the court and field, which not only includes athletic success, but equally important is academics, preparation for future careers and community engagement,” said Sonja Henning, Nike’s VP of League Partnerships for North America. “Through our continued relationship with Florida A&M Athletics, we’ll have the opportunity to partner with some of the country’s preeminent student-athletes and the next generation of leaders.”
The partnership extends beyond outfitting some of the most iconic teams in collegiate athletics NIKE, Inc. will also support Florida A&M Athletics’ student-athlete development programs, offer internships and coordinate networking opportunities for Florida A&M students.
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