Comscore Rankings See ESPN Post Largest Margin ESPN Returns To Top Of ComScore Rankings Broussard Latest ESPN Personality Leaving For FS1 ESPN's "College GameDay" Teams With Snapchat Hill, Smith Ready For "SportsCenter" Profile Bump Nationals Preorder Batch Of NLDS Celebratory Gear Hill, Smith To Co-Anchor "SportsCenter" Porzingis Expands On Potential Adidas Deal ESPN Earns Strong 5.8 Rating For NL Wild Card John Kruk, ESPN Agree To Part Ways
SBD/20/Sponsorships Advertising Marketing
IT'S NO LARK FOR ADIDAS: TARK'S BOYS DON'T LIKE THE SHOES
Published December 20, 1995
Three of the five starters on Fresno State's basketball team are not wearing Adidas -- the brand coach Jerry Tarkanian is paid $100,000 annually to have his team wear. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of MCCLATCHY NEWS, the players, who wore Nike and Converse shoes during an ESPN telecast Saturday, complain the Adidas models sent hurt their feet. Adidas officials declined comment, but have told Tarkanian they are not paying him to have his team show off the Nike brand. Fresno State center Rahsaan Smith, to Tarkanian: "Hey coach, the shoes are no good." Tarkanian: "Yeah, but the money is good" (MCCLATCHY NEWS, 12/20).