San Jose State has signed a six-year deal with Adidas, with the apparel giant outfitting all the Spartans’ intercollegiate teams with footwear, uniforms and practice gear.
The agreement, announced Thursday, begins July 1. Terms were not disclosed.
SJSU will be the first member of the Mountain West conference to partner with Adidas.
The deal “provides our 20 sports programs with a consistent look in a quality worldwide brand and first-class apparel that will increase the awareness of San José State,” said Marie Tuite, the Spartans’ interim athletic director.
It’s the first all-sports partnership between SJSU and a major footwear and apparel company.
“I’ve seen what (Adidas) did with the re-branding at Arizona State in terms how they outfitted those teams … creating a look, an image and a brand that is cutting edge,” SJSU football coach Brent Brennan said.
In news related to Spartan football:
* There is no clarity in the quarterback competition featuring Montel Aaron, Josh Love, Michael Carrillo and Sam Allen.
“They take turns playing well and screwing it up,” coach Brent Brennan said. ‘I’d like to see a guy play with consistency.”
* Two position changes of note: Sophomore Deano Motes has moved to defensive line from the offensive side, while Jeremy Kelly has switched to receiver from safety.
* One new member of the football program is a familiar name to SJSU basketball fans:
Brandon Mitchell, a 6-foot-6 forward whose basketball eligibility expired, has joined the receiver group.
* The Spartans will conduct their spring game April 15 at 12:30 p.m. (admission is free). The festivities will include an Easter egg hunt and youth football clinics.