Swoop to Wear the "Swoosh" - UT Tyler and Nike Reach Deal

Monday, June 15, 2015

TYLER -- The most successful Division III Athletics Program in the State of Texas and the most recognizable name in athletic gear have reached a deal, as The University of Texas at Tyler Patriots will don Nike gear in the years to come.

Dr. Howard Patterson, Vice President of Student Affairs, made the announcement today, assuring that the Patriots will be in the brand that sponsors athletes such as Lebron James, Michael Jordan, Rory McIlroy, and schools such as Alabama, Duke, Texas and LSU.

The deal allows the Patriots three years to "change over" their current uniforms to the Nike brand, in partnership with BSN Sports.