Kansas State "Swoosh" University

New Football Coach and now a Big Change in Athletics- Kansas State to join only a Handful of Programs in the country. Each and every Wildcat sport is soon to be clad in Nike sports wear.

Purple Pride has learned that Kansas State will soon sign an eight-figure, six-year contract with Nike, which will include equipment and cash considerations.

Kansas State athletics director Tim Weiser would only say, "Football has always had its needs met, but we hadn't been totally successful with the needs of our other 15 programs. We think that's about ready to change."

That changed with the "Huggins" factor as shortly after Bob Huggins was hired as the Wildcats basketball coach last spring, Nike reportedly made contact with Kansas State to become a Nike-school.

Weiser confirmed, "It might have just been coincidence, but time-wise, it did factor in with when Bob was hired. I would sense it (Huggins' hire) had an awful lot to do with their call."

While coach Bill Snyder was under Nike contract when he coached the Wildcats, Weiser said that the company never wavered with the hiring of Ron Prince.

Kansas State would be one of only 10 or 12 sports programs in the country to be totally outfitted in Nike equipment.


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