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  1. Developing story: NCAA fraud and corruption probe

    I would like to see something more akin to what Europe has with some sort of league-affiliated, privately-financed club teams eventually replacing the AAU. If kids could sign a contract with an organization and start getting paid to play high-level organized ball at a younger age, but still maintain the flexibility to attend college or pursue a pro career...I think that would be the best system. But it would impact the talent level in NCAA basketball. They'd essentially get the 17/18 year-old players that weren't deemed good enough to play in the NBA/G-League/overseas. And it would really change the NBA draft. They'd only be drafting for players that were late bloomers and not previously scouted/signed to club teams before college, or players that were from overseas.
  2. Developing story: NCAA fraud and corruption probe

    I would have to disagree. The scandal broke the same day that Nike released Q1FY18 earnings, in which Nike showed flat revenue growth compared to last year. It's been a while since Nike hasn't experienced growth. Also, revenue in North America was down 5% (North America makes up half of Nike's revenue so this is kind of a big deal). The scandal broke, Nike stock was flat for the day and actually started to rise near the close of market. Then after market close, Nike released earnings report. Stock got hammered in after hours trading and opened the next day down 2.5 points.
  3. Developing story: NCAA fraud and corruption probe

    This has been the general trend for the last two years. Nike had their best financial year ever in 2015, and has been relatively stagnant ever since. Simultaneously, Adidas is having its best growth ever over the last two years.
  4. This is Why I Don't Like Adidas...

    Glad to see that LaVar has come to the realization that LaMelo's game is hot garbage.
  5. This is Why I Don't Like Adidas...

    So then do you think the ACC is finished expanding? What would lead you to believe that? Conference imperialism is real, bro. Maybe you'll think differently after the ACC signs some truly garbage AAC/C-USA team? UConn or Central Florida, maybe? Hell, I think Notre Dame will even be joining the ACC in football within the next 10 years.
  6. This is Why I Don't Like Adidas...

    Last time I checked, the ACC had added SEVEN schools since 2000. Louisville is just one of them. Louisville is in a Power Five conference because conference expansion is lucrative, and because of their performance in basketball and football over the past decade. Also, they've negotiated huge corporate investments from Yum! Brands and Papa John's and made huge investments into their facilities and coaching staffs. They pay both their football and (especially) basketball staffs more than Nebraska. And as nice as the PBA is, the KFC Yum! Center is a bigger/better/more expensive facility. Papa John's Cardinal Stadium is going to have a capacity in the mid-60s after their next expansion. They're growing their brand at a very swift pace.
  7. This is Why I Don't Like Adidas...

    Louisville's football and basketball programs are currently in a much better position that Nebraska's, and those are the only two sports that really move this needle. As I said earlier, Nebraska is (at best) in third place in the Adidas portfolio behind Louisville and Miami. And although their payout doesn't have parity, Adidas has also been developing a significant relationship with Arizona State with respect to sports science and product design/testing. Miami signed their Adidas deal two years before we renewed our contract. Miami had been a Nike school for nearly three decades so Adidas wanted to make a big splash with their contract. I think they got $90MM spread over 12 years, so significantly less than Nebraska. And Adidas is willing to come back to the table and renegotiate if these payouts keep climbing. What more could we ask for? Nike represents far too many programs to be able to offer Nebraska these amounts or give us any sort of attention/special treatment. I believe Adidas actually employs a corporate liaison that lives on site in Lincoln. This is where we want to be.
  8. This is Why I Don't Like Adidas...

    I also would've expected the premium materials, but this is probably a good play by Adidas. High-end basketball sneakers aren't exactly popping-off like they were 5 years ago. There are plenty of high-performance signature shoes that can be had for ~$100-120 like Nike's PG1 or Kyrie 3. If Adidas really wants to saturate the market with them, price point might matter.
  9. This is Why I Don't Like Adidas...

    Honestly, so long as it has a PK upper, full-length Boost midsole, and a multidirectional outsole pattern akin to the Crazy Explosive, I'll probably mess with it.
  10. This is Why I Don't Like Adidas...

    What I'd like to see is exclusive Yeezy team apparel and some 350s/750s/slides for off court wear. Team exclusive 350 and 750 colorways would be absolutely bonkers. If Adidas gave us even half the Oregon Duck treatment, the results would pay huge dividends. For those of you that don't know, this is the type of shit that Nike hands-out to Oregon student-athletes Kind of tacky. But this is how much it goes for on the aftermarket: https://www.flightclub.com/air-jordan-5-retro-apple-green-yellow-strike-blk-012248
  11. This is Why I Don't Like Adidas...

    Agreed. Love the marketability, but it will be difficult to execute. I worry about the performance of the sneakers and cleats while achieving desired design aesthetics. But it would be foolish to ever bet against Mr. West. The Turtle Dove cleats aren't anything special, and I doubt the 750s are either. Regarding basketball shoes, are you talking about the Wave Runner 700s? That's what he wore (with ankle braces) when he played with the UCLA basketball team recently. That ships in November and I have a pair secured that I actually will be running -- and possibly hooping -- in so I'll give you my review then. He's also been seen wearing a white colorway, and a grey colorway has surfaced, but that appears to have a totally different outsole. Back in the mid-to-late 90s, Adidas had a "Feet You Wear" campaign that was carried across the outsole design of several basketball and cross-training sneakers. The outsole and midsole on these looks like it is taken from Kobe's KB8 III which he wore something like 17 years ago. This is why I'm worried about performance. I know the Huskers rocked a bunch of the "Feet You Wear" kicks back in the day...maybe this program needs a little history lesson? Let's lace-up some vintage Adidas vibes! In fact, I've got the perfect addition to the equipment staff...
  12. This is Why I Don't Like Adidas...

    With all that pink, these were probably designed by Cam'ron, not Kanye...
  13. This is Why I Don't Like Adidas...

    Hobby and some light connections. My family lives in Beaverton, OR which puts them in the heart of Nike/Adidas territory. Mainly, I'm just a collector/end user/wannabe athlete lol
  14. This is Why I Don't Like Adidas...

    Looking at our peers, our deal looks pretty amazing. We are getting roughly equal $/year compared to Michigan. They signed with Nike's Jordan Brand a couple years before us. And their contract made a pretty big splash since it was JB's first foray into football (previously had only supplied basketball equipment to schools such as UNC, Georgetown, Cal, etc.). Their deal was for 15 years, much like tOSU's Nike deal. And I don't think either of them have a clause allowing them to terminate/renegotiate if the terms are no longer agreeable. Honestly, we got a great deal. Adidas and Kanye West are trying to come out with an athletic line in the next year or two. If we could position ourselves to be the first school Adidas supplied Yeezy equipment to, the amount of hype would be insane. If you watched any of the NFL coverage from the few games last season where select players wore Yeezy cleats...it was about the only thing the broadcasters wanted to talk about. My guess is Adidas gives that honor to Miami or Louisville, but at least we are in the running for it. UCLA leaving Adidas to sign with UA was very good for us.
  15. This is Why I Don't Like Adidas...

    Agreed completely. That's the most important demographic for us to attract. If you asked Adidas, their sentiments would be similar. Males aged 18-30 are typically the target demographic for most athletic wear suppliers. Lately that has changed slightly as "athleisure" wear has become popular for both genders, but brands will always try to cultivate a younger customer base. I was more or less apologizing ahead of the slightly offensive comments I was about to make. Ask for forgiveness, not permission lol
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