Under Armour Interested in Partnering with UT

The apparel giant is prepared to make a monster bid to partner with the University of Texas

Even though Texas has been a die-hard Nike school since UT entered into an agreement with the shoe company in 2000, Under Armour is making a serious bid to outfit the Longhorns.

One source said it could be the largest apparel deal for a major university in college athletics history - such as a 10-year deal at $150 million.

Nike has always been seen as the leader because of the history between Nike and Texas. But officials said Under Armour is not deterred and will continue to make an aggressive bid and that Steve Patterson is enamored.

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