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Michigan's Deal With Nike Is Now Official, Worth $173 Million

Michigan’s deal with Nike and Jordan is now official.

The Detroit Free Press is reporting that the Wolverines have signed their contract with the apparel brand, about 10 months after it was announced that they were making the move from adidas.

The deal is reportedly worth $173.8 million – a figure slightly higher than originally reported – and runs through 2027. It begins on Aug. 1.

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It is not the biggest apparel deal in college sports history. Many thought it would be last summer, but Texas (15 years, $200 million) and Ohio State (15 years, $252 million) have both signed bigger extensions with Nike.

You can view the full contract details at the Detroit Free Press, but here is the key point for college football and basketball fans:

  • The Jordan “Jumpman” logo will be used on the basketball and football uniforms, making Michigan the first football team to wear it.

Could the football jerseys look something like this?

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Michigan’s football team opens its 2016 season Sept. 3 against Hawaii. We’ll get a look at the Jumpan uniforms in action for the first time then.