AAC-bound Wichita St aligns with apparel maker Under Armour

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Wichita State has announced an eight-year deal with Under Armour for players to wear its apparel and use its equipment, a contract that coincides with the Shockers' move to the American Athletic Conference.

The Shockers' high-profile basketball program had been aligned with Nike, but other programs had worn uniforms from other companies. The volleyball program, for example, wore Adidas last season.

One of the benefits of the contract is to establish uniformity throughout the department.

All teams will honor the terms of existing agreements, which means the basketball team will continue to wear Nike next season. It will begin wearing Under Armour gear for the 2018-19 season.

Other AAC schools that wear Under Armour include South Florida, Cincinnati and Temple.