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The University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Athletics announced a new five-year exclusive apparel, footwear and equipment partnership with Nike beginning this season, according to a Friday news release from the UAF Athletic Department.

All Nike apparel will be acquired through sports equipment distributor BSN Sports. Each of the university’s 10 varsity sports will use Nike apparel and equipment, with the exception of any items not available through BSN Sports.

Prior to the deal with Nike, each team had a choice as to which apparel and equipment brands they would use.

UAF Women’s Basketball head coach Kerri Nakamoto was quoted in the news release saying, “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.”

The deal is scheduled to last through June 2024.

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