July 2, 2012
Arlington, Texas - The University of Texas at Arlington Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced today it has reached a three-year agreement with adidas to outfit each of UT Arlington's 14 Division I intercollegiate sports programs starting with the 2012-13 season.
The comprehensive multi-year partnership is a first of its kind for UTA's athletic department and coincides with the University's impending moves to the Western Athletic Conference in 2012-13 and the Sun Belt Conference in 2013-14.
"We are thrilled to become an adidas-sponsored program," UT Arlington director of athletics Jim Baker said. "Adidas has a reputation around the world of product excellence and we look forward to seeing our teams wearing the adidas logo was we move into the WAC and in the future."
Adidas currently partners with more than 70 collegiate programs, as well as professional leagues such as the NBA, international soccer teams and numerous professional athletes.
"Adidas is thrilled with our new partnership with the University of Texas at Arlington," adidas official Paul Andrews said. "As the adidas team representative for the state of Texas, I'm very proud to be supporting such an outstanding school with such rich tradition right here in my own backyard. We look forward to working with UTA for years to come."
About UT Arlington Athletics
UT Arlington is an NCAA Division I institution and will be a member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) starting in the 2012-13 academic year and the Sun Belt Conference beginning in 2013-14. UTA is making improvements with its move into the College Park Center. The arena provides a new home court for the University's basketball and volleyball teams, and also gives the city of Arlington a signature facility for high-profile events and entertainment, conferences, and community activities.
adidas is a global designer, developer and marketer of athletic footwear, apparel and accessories with the mission to be the leading sports brand in the world. Brand adidas is part of the adidas Group, a corporation that includes brands such as Reebok, TaylorMade and Rockport. adidas is the official uniform, footwear and apparel provider for more than 70 collegiate programs including Nebraska, Wisconsin, Michigan, Notre Dame, Tennessee, UCLA and Texas A&M.
About UT Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington sets the standard for educational excellence in the thriving Dallas-Fort Worth area. With an enrollment approaching 33,500, it's the second largest institution in the UT System and the sixth largest in Texas. The University is rising in stature through its commitment to transforming the lives of students, pushing the boundaries of knowledge, and serving those around us. Research activity has more than tripled to $66 million over the past 10 years, with increasing expertise in bioengineering, medical diagnostics, micro-manufacturing, and defense and Homeland Security technologies, among other areas. With a growing number of campus residents, UT Arlington has become a first-choice university for students seeking a vibrant college experience while receiving a first-rate education in more than 180 disciplines.
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