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UCLA Signs Deal With Nike After Acrimonious Under Armour Breakup

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Nike Inc. and its Jordan brand will become the official athletic gear provider for UCLA, following the university’s messy split with Under Armour Inc. that ended the biggest sponsorship deal in the history of college sports.

The Nike contract begins July 1 and spans six years, the school said on Tuesday, with the sportswear giant supplying apparel to 22 of UCLA’s 25 varsity squads. Terms of the agreement weren’t disclosed.