NORFOLK, Va. – The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and Nike have entered into a multi-year agreement to become the official apparel, accessory and equipment brand of the conference until 2020.
Currently, the MEAC has a conference-wide footwear agreement for all thirteen (13)-member institutions with Nike that began on Sept. 1, 2005 ending Aug. 31, 2020. The apparel, accessory and equipment agreement will begin Sept. 1, 2016 with ten (10) institutions, Bethune-Cookman, Coppin State, Delaware State, Florida A&M, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Norfolk State, North Carolina A&T State, North Carolina Central, Savannah State, South Carolina State and the MEAC Office.[easyazon_infoblock align=”right” cart=”y” identifier=”B00EN9DMW2″ locale=”US” tag=”hbcusports-20″]
“We are elated to expand our partnership with Nike, the worldwide leader in athletic footwear, apparel and accessories,” said MEAC Commissioner Dr. Dennis Thomas. “We appreciate Nike’s over fifteen-year investment with the MEAC and recognizing the value of our brand.”
“Both Nike and the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference have a rich, storied history and progressive mindset,” said Kit Morris Senior Director of Sports Marketing. “The continuation of this partnership builds on that legacy to drive the future of student-athletes at these historic institutions.”
The company will also continue to provide summer internships to deserving MEAC student-athletes at the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore. and provide two (2) graduate scholarships annually for MEAC student-athletes attending graduate school.