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Arizona State Maintains Similar Look With New Adidas Football Uniforms

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 31 / 15

Arizona State and adidas on Thursday "released the new football uniforms" for the '15 season, and the change "isn't drastic," according to Andrew Joseph of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. This is the first year of ASU's eight-year deal with adidas to outfit the school's athletic department, and officials "c...

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Budweiser, NHLPA Ink Deal

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