Apparel deals, the NCAA and Josh Rosen

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Amid the hubbub about UCLA’s giant apparel deal, UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen again made some news on social media. He posted the attached picture on Instagram mocking the NCAA’s world of amateur sports where money flows freely to everyone but the people playing.

Rosen later deleted the photo from his account, but Jeff Miller with our friends at the OC Register, published a column about the situation, specifically about the issue of paying athletes.

An excerpt:

Whether or not you agree with Rosen’s forum or his timing, I, personally, continue to have a hard time not concurring with his sentiment.

Another big-money victory for college sports marked another bankrupt-inducing defeat for the archaic ideal of the athletes playing college sports.

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Periscope replay: UCLA/Under Armour press conference

In case you couldn’t catch it live, here’s today’s press conference with UCLA AD Dan Guerrero and Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank via Periscope replay.

Here’s the story from the press conference. Click here to see some photos of the UCLA apparel on display at the press conference.

Again, the deal is the richest in NCAA history, totaling $280 million over 15 years. Here are the other big-money deals in the country. (Graphic has been updated from a previous version to include Wisconsin’s $96 million, 10-year deal with Under Armour.)

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)

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PHOTOS: UCLA’s new Under Armour apparel

UCLA and Under Armour announced their new partnership Tuesday, a 15-year, $280 million deal that will commence on July 1, 2017.

At the press conference, there was some new gear on display. What are your initial thoughts?

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