ChrisKY91: How much does a school’s brand (athletic outfitters - Nike, Adidas, Under Armour) factor into recruitment, program building and overall success? Since the CFP started only one non Nike school - Notre Dame/Under Armour has made the cut. It’s been nearly a decade since a non Nike school won a National Title - 2011 Auburn Under Armour. Did Michigan and Tennessee see a boost from switching from Adidas to Nike and conversely did Miami and Washington take a hit going to Adidas from Nike? Nike does sponsor a large majority of top programs in college athletics- so maybe it’s a chicken/egg scenario. Why does it seem these other brands (specifically Adidas) not seem as interested in merchandising gear for their schools? IMO getting a stronger foothold in college athletics would boost and strengthen these brands in this country. Could you see any of these re-emerging brands like New Balance or Puma try and get into the game? … [Read more...] about Would Texas win the ACC if Clemson and Texas traded conferences?
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"All teams and officials will be housed in one hotel and everyone will be subject to strict quarantine protocols for the first two weeks they are in the country. Everyone travelling from overseas will be tested for COVID-19, before departure and then again on arrival in Trinidad," the statement read. … [Read more...] about CPL 2020: The tournament to be held between August 18-September 10 at Trinidad behind closed doors