Notre Dame's landmark 10-year apparel deal with Under Armour -- the largest in the history of college sports -- began Tuesday at midnight, and was met with a considerable amount of enthusiasm in South Bend.
While Notre Dame and Under Armour aren't expected to unveil the Irish's 2014 football uniforms until sometime in August, players seemed pretty pumped up for new Under Armour-branded gear leading up to Tuesday's official switchover from adidas:
Really need to get some sleep but this under armour unveiling is calling my name.— Jhonny WIlliams (@Jhonny_willl) July 1, 2014
UA tomorrow!! #letsgitit— Malik Zaire (@LuckyLefty8) June 30, 2014
Going to this under armour unveiling tonight IF I finish this paper in time #schoolfirst— Irish Club C.E.O. (@petemokwuah) July 1, 2014
I am so excited for @UnderArmour ND Olineman will finally have swag!— Quenton Nelson (@BigQ56) July 1, 2014
This @UnderArmour gear is about to be too nice!!!!— Torii Hunter Jr. (@THunterJr) July 1, 2014
A pretty good crowd showed up for a midnight sale of Under Armour gear at the Leep Varsity Shop at the Joyce Center, too: