UNC Football to Wear Jordan Brand in 2017

North Carolina is currently in a 10-year contract with Nike that was signed in 2009.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The North Carolina football team will move to Jordan Brand uniforms for the 2017 season, sources close to the football program confirmed to Inside Carolina on Friday.

An announcement from the school is expected in the near future.

Jordan Brand is a business unit of Nike, Inc., and UNC’s current Nike contract was signed in May 2009. The 10-year contract was valued at $37.7 million and included a premium royalty on the sale of merchandise carrying UNC logos.

According to sources, UNC is currently negotiating a new deal with Nike.

The University of Michigan signed a deal with Nike last spring that included moving its football program under the Jordan Brand division. That contract is worth at least $173.8 million if Michigan extends the deal completely through 2031. Nike will pay Michigan a total of $88.8 million in base compensation, which included a $12 million lump sum payment at the start of the agreement. Nike is also providing $85 million in apparel and products over the 15 years of the deal.

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