Monday, May 17, 2010

Crimson Notes 5/17/10

BCS National Championship - Alabama v Texas

Give me your verbal, please? Certainly!

The Alabama Crimson Tide have received yet another verbal commitment for the 2011 season. On this occasion the verbal comes from wide receiver Bradley Sylve of Port Sulphur, Louisiana. Sylve is considered to be an “early” four-star prospect according to many recruiting prognosticators.

In other news, Alabama has extended its contract with Nike through 2018.

UA Media Relations:

With this seven-year extension, valued at nearly $30 million in cash and product, Nike will provide the athletic department with shoes, uniforms, coaching gear and other equipment. Over the life of the contract, the Athletic Department will allocate funds for all sports teams' apparel and equipment as well as for the athletic department's annual Power of Pink initiative in which the company will provide specific "pink garments" to be worn by each women's sports team at one contest per year. Additionally, Nike will provide funds for paid internships for two UA students each summer at the company's world headquarters in Beaverton, Ore. In the contract, Nike will continue to have licensing rights granted by the University and will pay UA a premium royalty on the sale of Alabama-logoed merchandise at a minimum rate of 12 percent.

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