Rutgers will reportedly have a new look in 2017.
According to NJ.com, the Scarlet Knights are switching apparel deals from Nike to Adidas. The new deal would reportedly be worth $10 million in apparel over six years, and cash value is expected to be announced later in the week.
That would mark the second straight season in which Rutgers had new uniforms. After Chris Ash took over in Piscataway, he made it a point to change the Knights’ uniforms to a cleaner look.
Rutgers’ deal with Nike is set to run through June of 2017. According to NJ.com, that deal was reportedly worth $5.2 million in apparel and an annual base payment of $130,000.
The new deal would make Rutgers one of three B1G teams (Indiana and Nebraska) to have Adidas apparel deals. Indiana just re-upped with Adidas for $6.7 million annually while Nebraska’s current deal brings in $2.6 million annually.
As of July 2016, a Forbes.com story reported that Rutgers ranked last among Power Five teams in apparel deals.
Rutgers officials have yet to confirm NJ.com’s report.