Notre Dame switching from adidas to Under Armour

Notre Dame switching from adidas to Under Armour
January 9, 2014, 5:30 pm
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Notre Dame's uniforms will have a new look this fall, though don't expect any significant changes besides the logo adorning them.

According to ESPN's Darren Rovell, Under Armour will supply Notre Dame's uniforms beginning at the start of the 2014-2015 school year, ending a 16-year run with adidas.

While Under Armour has created a number of controversial uniforms — most notably, for Maryland — the company has kept classic, conservative looks for other clients (including Auburn). Adidas cleaned a few things up but didn't make any drastic changes to Notre Dame's uniforms since first making them in 1997. Given the history, tradition and brand associated with Notre Dame's classic blue-and-gold uniforms, it's highly unlikely much about them will be altered.

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Where fans can expect a different look is with the design of Notre Dame's Shamrock Series uniforms, which Notre Dame has used as a recruiting tool by letting adidas create a one-off bold variation of the football team's look. Under Armour will likely have the same leeway in designing those Shamrock Series uniforms.

A report first surfaced in December that Notre Dame could end its relationship with adidas and move on to Under Armour or Nike. Under Armour currently makes athletic uniforms nine schools with FBS-level football programs: Auburn, Hawaii, Maryland, Texas Tech, Boston College, Utah, Northwestern, South Florida and South Carolina.