Cal Athletics released a statement yesterday to California Golden Blogs regarding the nature of future California Golden Bears basketball uniforms. The uniform concept put out in the Under Armour catalog will not be the jerseys used by the Bears on the basketball court next season.
The official statement from Cal.
The catalog does not represent the Cal basketball uniform design for next season, which will be revealed at a later date. Instead, what is shown are generic shorts and jerseys that can be ordered by high schools and other schools for their uses.
Cal’s contract with Nike is set to expire this summer, and its Under Armour deal begins immediately thereafter. Cal’s deal with Under Armour is set to run 10 years for $86 million. There will be a $3 million signing bonus, $3.5 million in cash per year, plus an average annual product allowance of $4.76 million.
By contrast, the Nike deal with Cal paid the Bears $2 million in product and $150,000 in cash in the final year of its deal.
Cal is expected to release potential Under Amour concepts later this summer. Expect some uniform reveals in the near future.