Times Staff Report
October 9, 2012
MOREHEAD - Morehead State Athletics has signed a five-year partnership with Russell Athletic, which runs through the 2016-17 schoolyear.
The deal makes Russell the “official apparel and uniform provider” for Morehead State Athletics. It covers 14 of the school’s 16 athletic teams, including baseball, cross country, football, golf, rifle, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field and volleyball.
“We are very excited about our new partnership with Russell Athletic,” Morehead State Director of Athletics Brian Hutchinson said. “This new arrangement will have a huge impact on our entire department. Across the board, we will all see a difference with the commitment Russell has made to Eagle Athletics.”
Russell Athletic, which is the main brand of Russell Brands, is based in Bowling Green. Founded in 1902, the company produces uniforms for a wide range of sports. It currently focuses on colleges and universities throughout the country in addition to a number of Minor League organizations.
“We are pleased to add Morehead State to the Russell Athletic team,” Executive Vice President of Russell Brands Gary Barfield said. “To be able to outfit another storied Kentucky-based university is important to our brand and our state. We couldn’t be happier that the Eagles will be taking to the fields and courts in Russell Athletic uniforms.”