Report: UCLA to sign record-breaking apparel deal with Under Armour

Former UCLA linebacker Myles Jack tumbled in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday. Photo by Keith Birmingham // Pasadena Star-News

Former UCLA linebacker Myles Jack had a professional sponsorship with Under Armour. UCLA is expected to sign a record-breaking apparel deal with the Maryland-based company worth $280 million over 15 years. Photo by Keith Birmingham // Pasadena Star-News

According to reports from ESPN and the LA Times, UCLA will announce a record-setting 15-year, $280 million apparel deal with Under Armour on Tuesday.

The schoolwide deal would be the biggest in history, eclipsing a 15-year, $252 million contract signed between Ohio State and Nike earlier this year.

UCLA has been with Adidas since 1999, and the school’s previous deal with the company, which was renewed in 2010, was worth $7.5 million per year.

The richest apparel deals in the nation. Graphic corrected to include Wisconsin's $96 million deal with Under Armour. (Thuc Nhi Nguyen // SCNG)

The richest apparel deals in the nation. Graphic corrected to include Wisconsin’s $96 million deal with Under Armour. (Thuc Nhi Nguyen // SCNG)

Although the contract with Adidas does not officially end until 2017, UCLA did not renew the deal during the exclusive negotiating period that ended in April, thus starting a bidding war between Adidas, Nike and Under Armour.

The Maryland-based company won out, continuing its effort to increase its presence on the West Coast. Cal dropped Nike in April after signing a 10-year, $86 million deal with Under Armour. Utah is the other Pac-12 school to be sponsored by Under Armour.

Some UCLA athletes have already expressed support for the deal, including former Bruin linebacker Myles Jack, who is sponsored by Under Armour now.

  • Laker Rod

    You heard it here first folks. If Rosen had only red shirted, ucla would still be with adidas.

    • The Cadre Must Go!

      Reason being?

  • Go Bruinz

    Nice! That’s what I like to see! Bruins on top!