Central Arkansas signs 5-year deal with Adidas

CONWAY (AP) - The University of Central Arkansas has reached a 5-year deal with Adidas to be the official supplier of uniforms, shoes, apparel and accessories for its sports teams.

UCA announced the partnership Tuesday. Under the deal, Adidas will supply all game and practice uniforms and footwear for the school's 17 sports teams through the 2017-2018 season.

It's the first time UCA has had a single provider for its athletic apparel. Athletic director Brad Teague says the partnership is due to UCA's "quick success in Division 1 athletics."

The Bears open their football season Aug. 29 by hosting Incarnate Word. On Sept. 7, the Bears travel to Boulder to take on Colorado.

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