By Brian Murphy
The University of Idaho will ask the State Board of Education this week for approval of a five-year contract with apparel giant Nike.
The contract calls for Idaho to receive $140,000 worth of product and equipment each year.
The Vandals must purchase all products for its covered athletic programs through Nike.
Idaho purchases approximately $400,000 of athletic team apparel each year. Under terms of the contract, Idaho can purchase Nike product at wholesale prices.
By contrast, Boise State receives $1 million worth of product this year as part of a six-year contract signed in 2012. For more on Boise State’s deal, click here.
Also on the State Board agenda:
— A reduction in the buyout for Boise State Athletic Director Mark Coyle. Story here.