Peter Ruppe, SVP of footwear at Under Armour, is leaving the company according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

Portland-based apparel brand Nau announced the departure of Co-founder and General Manager Mark Galbraith.

Runner’s Roost, based in Orchard Park, NY, has been sold to longtime employee Michelle Fox.

Redwave Global partnered with Under Armour Inc. to provide restorative apparel to consumers nationwide.

The University of North Dakota and Adidas announced a new multi-year partnership.

Academy Sports + Outdoors has signed a three-year deal to become the title sponsor the Texas Bowl.

Darn Tough Vermont welcomed Decker and Associates to the team as the agency of record in the Southeast territory.

As of January 1, 2018, Live to Play Sports will have exclusive distribution of all Five Ten bike and climbing products in Canada.

Sparx Hockey appointed Steve Jones as vice president of marketing and customer acquisition, and Mike Carpenter as vice president of finance and administration.

MBT hired Park City-based SIMBOL Communications as its public relations agency of record.

VICIS Inc. launched its online marketplace and broad commercial availability of the Zero1, its advanced football helmet.

Champion, in a partnership with BBC International, is launching a premium footwear program.

Grupo SBF SA, owner of Brazilian sporting goods chain Centauro, has requested authorization from securities industry regulator CVM for an initial public offering.

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