Kansas’ flagship university tops Missouri, Illinois in apparel contracts

The University of Missouri, with a 2013 enrollment of 34,658, has a $2.25 million contract with Nike for 2014-2015, while Illinois, with a 2013 enrollment of 44,520, has a contract of $1.53 million. The University of Kansas, with a 2013 enrollment of 27,784, however, takes the cake with a 2014-2015 contract value of $6.38 million from Adidas.

MU’s contract with Nike has grown significantly from 2004-2005 at $643,500 and will continue until at least July 31, 2019. In 2014, Mizzou’s contract is comprised of an equipment and apparel contract ($2,000,000), cash ($150,000) and a discretionary apparel allowance ($100,000).

The school also gets a $15,000 bonus for competing in a BCS football game and $25,000 if it wins the game. A national championship title in football would give the school $40,000 in bonuses.

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