After hearing pitches from adidas, Under Armour and Nike, the Michigan Athletic Department has apparently settled on a new apparel company. Sources to Rivals’ Chris Balas says that a deal is in place between Nike and Michigan.
Will U-M return to Nike when the adidas contract is up? All signs point to yes ($): https://t.co/Nr9EbMzRuM
— Chris Balas (@Balas_Wolverine) May 27, 2015
Balas also notes the Michigan Athletic Department believes that Nike gives the school ‘an advantage’, and that most of the student athletes prefer Nike to adidas ($).
Michigan must inform adidas this fall whether they’ll renew with them or not. The current contract with adidas runs up in 2016-17.
As you can see by the below poll, most Michigan fans want Nike back: