3. Notre Dame
5. Kentucky (???)
3. Notre Dame
5. Kentucky (???)
Why are you questioing Kentucky? The basketball fans down there are more fanatic than most college football fans. Yes the top 4 on the list are football programs but Kentucky Basketball is a major revenue stream for that univeristy.
Plus, they won the national title just before this timeframe (June 2012-June 2013).
The Adidas difference.
When NIKE comes back, we're #1, we're #1!
Then by that logic, shouldn't Oregon be #1?
I don't think this has much, if anything, to do with our apparel manufacturer.
Texas has been #1 for eight consecutive years, which goes back to when we were still with Nike. They're the flagship school in a gigantic state, so it makes sense.
Alabama has won three national titles in four years, so it's hardly surprising people want to buy their stuff now.
As for ND, they just went to the national title game, and they're another Adidas school anyway.
than the crap adidas stuff!
Now, let's see a side by side compare, and we'll vote!
So you've got one replica fan jersey Nike produced and couldn't give away at MDen for a few years, and three template designs that were postseason tournament/bowl game templates that wouldn't have changed anything but the logo if they were Michigan or Podunk A&M. Convincing argument.
I don't really care about fan gear as it is, but I do care when Adidas can't deliver enough away basketball jerseys that won't tear. Or puts us out there in clown costumes with bumblebee stripes for rivalry games. Or can't even get the correct color for maize, even if Nike had a certain shade trademarked. Maize isn't highlighter yellow.
Adidas' track record at Michigan has been spotty at best. Don't care how incredible the contract is, but Michigan needs to go in a different direction when this deal is up.
And, Zubaz camo print!
I just wish they didn't push out crap. Don't feel that Nike unis have looked any better the last few years--face it, they squeeze out stuff in haste to sell it, all do it.
If Michigan starts competing for national titles that number will go up. Michigan had a good basketball tournament but morning drives fanbase spending enthusiasm like great football seasons.
If there is interest, the complete listing from the CLC site is here - (LINK)
Other Big Ten Teams:
19) Penn State
In case there was a question about Kentucky, the number one local licensee is "Kentucky Wholesale, Inc."
Responding to your spelling mistake with the correction thereby preventing you from fixing the original mistake
Where are all the Sav-a-Lot Spartans?
EDIT: Nevermind, was going to say it was incomplete since Ohio was not there but I see the post below. That said I never knew Penn State, like Ohio, is "The" Penn State.
For the eighth straight year, the University of Texas collected the most royalties of any college or university represented by the Collegiate Licensing Company, whose clients include all the major schools except Ohio State, Michigan State, University of Southern California and Oregon.
oh... some pretty popular schools on that list, except for sparty. Wonder where those schools would have fallen if included.
I take issue with the characterization of Michigan State as a "major" school.
but with all the basketball jerseys and MSU wife beaters they sell, I'd imagine they're up there
That's bullshit. I want a recount. I pump an egregious portion of my salary into the MDen just to be ranked 4th?!?!
lol, what? When was the last time they played? Pretty sure they split the series a few years back.
Gotta keep those sweat shop kids busy!
Regarding Michigan being ranked 4th instead of higher, I blame Brian and all the free T-shirts he gives away with HTTV donations...which reminds me, I need to go home and wash my newest T-shirt.
People bagging on Adidas should keep in mind that 1) royalties really don't amount to that much money for the schools (a school will typically get like a 4% cut of merchandise sales) and 2) Adidas pays us a ton of money straight-up for the contract ($7.5M per year), which is worth a lot more. As long as Adidas is willing to give us that money and Nike isn't, I'm all about the three stripes.
Bought zero Adidas michigan clothing, anything. I still search and buy the old Nike Michigan clothing.
On a side note thank god the Mgoblog store exists, I wanted a Woodson "believe" shirt, his site doesn't carry them any more but this store did. Never realized there was a store here always used the app but google sent me here.
You'd have to buy a hell of a lot of merchandise to make up for the millions more than Adidas pays us than Nike.
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