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Adidas Becomes Pac-12 Apparel/Footwear Partner In Three-Year Deal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 29 / 15

adidas has agreed to a three-year marketing and media deal that will make it the official athletic apparel and footwear partner of the Pac-12. The agreement, which will be announced later today, gives adidas rights at all Pac-12 championship events and the Pac-12 Networks. adidas will become present...

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