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University: No contract with Nike OR adidas

By mrasor Published: July 9, 2008

Men's basketball
Something fishy is going on.
The university declined my public records request for the athletic department's contract with adidas because, well, there IS NO CONTRACT.
That is in stark conflict with an official story (and various other media reports) that the Zips' agreement with adidas lasts until 2013.
Don't believe me? Here is PDF of the letter I received. (Don't blame the sender. This order came from above him.)
Something doesn't add up. I love Dr. Luis Proenza. His underlings, however, have been known to be much less than forthcoming.

    Romeo Travis will play for the Cavaliers summer league team again in Las Vegas. This time, Dru Joyce will join him. Play begins July 14.
    It's never too early to look at the next year's recruiting class.
      Here are two targets for 2010...
      J.D. Weatherspoon, power forward, Columbus Offers: Akron, Bowling Green and James Madison Height: 6-foot-7 Weight: 200 Notes: Weatherspoon is a physical, athletic player with a reliable mid-range jumper. He wants to play for a school that has good team chemistry. Other schools watching Weatherspoon include Syracuse, Xavier, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Georgetown, Wake Forest and West Virginia.
      Casey Prather, small forward, Jackson, Tenn. Offers: Akron, Alabama, Mississippi, Southern Illinois, Vanderbilt and Virginia Height: 6-5 Weight: 180 Notes: In his sophomore year, Prather averaged 24.2 points, 11.4 rebounds and 3.2 steals per game. It's probably that third statistic that makes the Zips' coaches drool. Keith Dambrot loves his defensive 3's.
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