FREDERICK, Md. - The Hood College athletic department announced a new apparel partnership with NIKE that makes the apparel giant the official uniform and apparel supplier for the Blazers’ 21 NCAA Division III programs.
“It gives me great pleasure to announce Hood College’s new relationship with Nike,” said Director of Athletics Tom Dickman. “Nike has been a worldwide leader in athletic apparel and footwear for generations. This partnership will benefit all Blazer athletic teams. I believe that the Nike brand will be an exciting addition for our student-athletes, coaches, fans, and potential recruits.”
The agreement through LIDS Team Sports, NIKE’s largest team dealer in the United States, will provide Hood with a consistent look, design and color scheme among all of its varsity sports. LIDS Team Sports is a national strategic partner with NIKE and full-service team dealer operating out of Indianapolis, Indiana, servicing a wide range of colleges, high schools, and youth organizations across the country.
As part of the Blazers’ five-year deal with NIKE, a new online retail store will be launched for all 21 varsity sports and for general athletic apparel. The site can be used to buy official Hood College NIKE gear, including sport-specific items sold exclusively online.
The Blazers will transition all 21 sports to NIKE uniforms over the next four seasons in conjunction with the current uniform cycle in the athletic department.