Nike signed a five-year deal to outfit the athletic teams of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. BSN Sports will supply the merchandise as part of the initiative.

Each of Alaska’s 10 varsity sports (men’s and women’s cross country running, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s ice hockey, men’s and women’s Nordic skiing, coed rifle, women’s swimming and women’s volleyball) will have Nike as their preferred supplier for its athletic equipment and apparel needs with the exception of any items not available through BSN Sports.

The arrangement will start with the 2019-20 season and last through June 2024.

Erik Largen, men’s ice hockey head coach, said, “The Alaska hockey program is excited to be partnering with Nike and BSN. Our student-athletes are excited to be wearing a worldwide brand such as Nike.”

Kerri Nakamoto, women’s bsaketball head coach, said, “The partnership with Nike/BSN  will not only benefit the women’s basketball program, but the entire department with high quality gear and performance equipment. This deal will allow us to make gear purchasing more cost efficient for our program and will make the student-athletes, both current and future recruits, excited to represent UAF in Nike attire.”

Greg Sparling, men’s basketball head coach, said, “It’s great to be associated with a brand like Nike here at UAF. Nike is by far the best choice when it comes to basketball footwear and apparel. Our student-athletes are excited to be able to wear Nike throughout their athletic careers here. The men’s basketball program is especially excited to be partnered with Nike and BSN.”

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