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Toledo athletics signs apparel deal with Nike starting July 1

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Toledo unifies its uniform selections with new 6-year deal through 2023.

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The Toledo Rockets are set to rock a new logo on their chests for the upcoming future.

The university announced earlier this week all 16 varsity sports will switch to Nike on a permanent basis. Nike has provided uniforms and equipment for men’s and women’s basketball and baseball, while Oasics dresses the track teams and Under Armour has equipped the football squad.

The deal is expected to last for six years effective July 1 and will remain in place until the 2022-2023 academic season. The outfitter change is notable if only because Toledo was one of a few schools that used multiple outfitters for different sports, most notably in football.

Toledo was one of the first schools to utilize Under Armour as a supplier, signing an apparel deal with the company in 2010, just four years after Under Armour opened shop.

Toledo is not the first school to switch uniform apparel suppliers this offseason. The Ohio Bobcats will switch from Russell to Adidas this summer as well. Bowling Green (Adidas to Nike) and Kent State (Nike to Under Armour) have also switched suppliers in recent years.

With the addition of Toledo, that makes four MAC members wearing Nike (Ball State, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Toledo), seven MAC members in Adidas (Akron, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Miami, Northern Illinois, Ohio, Western Michigan) and Kent State as the lone Under Armour school.

The university is expected to release new looks for the affected sports starting this summer.

Details regarding how much the deal is worth is yet to be known, per Nike policy.