The Wolverine

August 2015 Issue

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 11 of 177

M ichigan interim athletics direc- tor Jim Hackett made a splash when he lured head coach Jim Har- baugh away from the NFL to take the reigns of the Wolverines. His encore was inking the largest apparel deal in the NCAA, proving the Michigan brand is strong as ever. Under the agreement, which starts in 2016, U-M will earn $169 million over 15 years to use Nike as its exclu- sive apparel and shoe provider. Nike will pay $12 million up front and an additional $76.8 million spread over Inside Michigan ATHLETICS Michigan Just Does It With Nike, Signs Record Deal Interim athletics director Jim Hackett helped fashion a 15-year, $169 million deal with Nike that will make the company U-M's exclusive apparel and shoe provider beginning in 2016. PHOTO BY PER KJELDSEN

Articles in this issue

Archives of this issue

view archives of The Wolverine - August 2015 Issue