If you’ve got some time to kill this morning, I recommend browsing through UK’s Nike contract, courtesy of the Portland Business Journal. The PBJ, not to be confused with everyone’s favorite sandwich, filed an open records request for the Nike, Adidas and Under Armour contracts with the country’s top 125 athletic departments and released them this week. A full download of Kentucky’s can be found here.
UK has an equipment and apparel allowance of $1.6 million plus $1.8 million in cash, the most of any Nike school in the database. Michigan hauls in $4.4 million in apparel allowance and $3.8 million in cash from Adidas.
I was hoping to find some bizarre stuff in there, like Mitch Barnhart has to tattoo the Nike swoosh above his belly button, but it’s all pretty normal and straightforward. Still pretty interesting, though.