Some of you may remember Wisconsin, a school Michigan used to be in the same conference with and regularly competed against in football. Well, looks like they are the latest big name program to jump off the Adidas train in the last few years following Notre Dame, Tennessee, and us.
I guess it's worth noting that they picked up Miami and Arizona State in that time, but the outlook still doesn't look great for them.
Wisconsin will be the third B1G program outfitted by UA, after Maryland and Northwestern.
Next year's game at the Big House v. Wisconsin should sting a little for Adidas, with two of their former marquee names squaring off in the first year of new duds.
Auburn senior forward Allen Payne on Under Armour:
I can say this now... We'll struggle as long as we are under Under Armour.— Lucky Lefty (@AllenPayne2_) March 13, 2014
Someone tried to fisk me on this several weeks ago (I think it was one of the dudes from 247Sports' Michigan site), but I hope we stay far away from Under Armour in our next apparel contract negotiations. Under Armour is at a competitive disadvantage in basketball. May not matter to Notre Dame because their basketball team sucks, but I don't want to see that at Michigan. Add in the speedskating controversy, and it has not been a good month for Under Armour.
With all the Michigan players participating I assume this is not OT. Day 1 is currently being shown. I missed an interview with Wilton Speight.
Day 1 will be repeated Friday at 11:30PM. Day 2 will be shown tomorrow at noon and Saturday at 2AM.
Also scout.com named Jabrill Peppers the #1 performer after 3 days of practice.
Per Darren Rovell's Twitter, here they are. The midriff stripe is kinda cool IMO...
An article from Lake The Posts, a Northwestern blog, that discusses in depth the switch from Adidas to Under Armour. There are a lot of interesting tidbits in it, especially for those of you in the Chicago area.
Northwestern is the showpiece for Under Armour in the Big Ten and against the backdrop of the traditional palette of the conference’s traditional powers, they have a real opportunity to stand out. Do you think Nike is going to take risks with Penn State? Northwestern has something that no other Big Ten has and without the long-standing tradition that other schools have, you’d expect there will be some things they can do to really stand out.
It seems as if Northwestern is taking a calculated risk that probably will pay off for them in the long run. I can't wait to see what UA dreams up for their football uniforms.