Arizona Drops Nike Investment After Betsy Ross Shoe Is Scrapped

by Molly Prince   Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey revealed Tuesday that the state of Arizona will withdraw all of the financial incentives provided to Nike following the company’s decision to pull an American flag-themed sneaker it deemed offensive. “Today was supposed to be a good day in Arizona, with…

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Commentary: How Nike Transformed the University Of Oregon

by George Leef   While money is not the root of all evil, it is undeniably responsible for the transformation of the University of Oregon (UO). It changed from a typical state flagship where athletics were a nice diversion for some students and alums into a sports powerhouse where the…

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Mississippi Police Ban Nike Products After Nike Endorses Colin Kaepernick

Marshal Fisher

by Grace Carr   Mississippi state police won’t be able to purchase any Nike apparel or products after an announcement from the commissioner of public safety. “As commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, I will not support vendors who do not support law enforcement and our military,” Commissioner Marshall…

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Will Ohio State University Review Its Deal with Nike in the Wake of the Colin Kaepernick Controversy?

When Ohio State University signed a massive $252 million deal with Nike for apparel and sponsorship there was a lot of media buzz about the arrangement.  The contract is very detailed about what Nike gets in exchange for the payments to the University, and provides Nike with several opportunities to…

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