Eastern Tennessee State said Nike and BSN Sports have partnered to become as the official apparel, footwear & equipment provider for Buccaneer athletics.

The new deal is a five-year agreement, which more than doubles the value of the previous partnership. The Bucs’ original contract with Nike was signed back in November of 2013, while this new agreement goes into effect on July 1, 2019.

“The ETSU Athletics brand is stronger than ever and this new agreement with Nike & BSN Sports is a testament to that strength,” said ETSU Athletics Director Scott Carter. “During the life of this agreement, Buccaneer student-athletes will be supported at an incredibly high level. This partnership will enhance experiences for our athletes, coaches, staff and fans. We could not be happier about the future of the ETSU Buccaneer brand with Nike and are excited about the service and innovation that BSN Sports provides.”

Todd Northrop, vice president of BSN Sports Collegiate Select, is excited to continue their partnership with the Bucs.

“Our longstanding relationship with ETSU and its incredible athletic program was very important to us, and we’re beyond excited to continue our partnership for many years to come,” said Northrop. “Not only will we provide the finest apparel and athletic products to all athletes associated with Buccaneers Athletics, but we’ll also work tirelessly with coaches to put time back into their day so they can spend more time impacting students’ lives on the field or court.”