MARSHALL, Texas - East Texas Baptist University announced that the Tiger Athletic Department has signed a three-year deal with Nike/BSN SPORTS, which will provide exclusive Nike apparel, jerseys and equipment for ETBU Athletics effective June 1, 2017.
"We are extremely excited to partner with Nike and BSN SPORTS. As a department, part of our mission is to enhance our brand and provide our student-athletes with the best opportunity to compete at the highest level," Vice President for Athletics Ryan Erwin said. “By partnering with NIKE/BSN SPORTS, we have ensured all our athletics programs have the best apparel and equipment available and we are excited to bring the internationally recognized Nike brand to all of the ETBU athletic teams and student-athletes.”
BSN SPORTS is the largest distributor of team sports apparel and equipment in the United States, offering access to more brands than any single distributor in the industry. In addition to Nike, BSN SPORTS is a licensed distributor for Russell, Champion, Wilson, Louisville Slugger, Oakley, Mizuno, and Easton, as well as dozens of other popular brand names.
The agreement offers a number of different incentives to the ETBU athletic programs in terms of discounts and rebates on all products, as well as incentives for on-field achievements and marketing and promotional opportunities.
“The partnership agreement between East Texas Baptist University, BSN SPORTS and Nike is a great example of the value of athletics in a school system. This strategic partnership provides the finest apparel and athletic products to the ETBU athletic teams and benefits each student athlete representing the community on the athletic field or court” said Terry Babilla, BSN SPORTS President. “We are proud to be their partner and pleased that we can elevate the student-athlete experience.”