Nike, Under Armour, Adidas Not Interested In Lonzo Ball James, Carter Recount Turning Down Reebok Western Kentucky Reaches Apparel Deal With Nike McIlroy Signs $100M Extension With Nike Nationals Unveil Luxury Seating Section LeBron Not Worried About Nike Q3 Results Nike Posts Solid Q3 Amid Adidas Resurgence Nike Remains Top Provider For Tourney Teams Michigan Gets Regular Jordan Jerseys Back UNC Football's Move To Jordan Could Pay Off
Upcoming Conferences and Events
May 31 - Jun 1
SBD/23/Sponsorships Advertising Marketing
IS IT THE SHOES? AFTER INJURIES, NC STATE WILL TRY NIKES
Published January 23, 1998
N.C. State has "temporarily ditched" adidas sneakers for Nike following three foot injuries to Wolfpack players, according to Caulton Tudor of the Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER. Coach Herb Sendek, who "has a lucrative contract with adidas," did not blame the injuries on the shoes, but said that N.C. State is likely to wear Nikes until mid-February, when adidas "is scheduled to ship a new model." Sendek: "[W]e couldn't find any pattern to the injuries ... but this [changing to Nike] is something we want to try at least for a while. We contacted adidas, and they want to do what's best for the players." adidas Dir of Sports Promotions Sonny Vaccaro said that Sendek's salary will not be affected as a result of the switch. Tudor: "Players at some schools that wear Nike -- Duke, Kansas, Georgetown -- have suffered similar injuries" (Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER, 1/21).