50+ years sounds high to me.
by RocketShark (2016-05-21 08:14:59)
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  In reply to: Prior to signing wIth Adidas in 2001, ND was with Champion  posted by trout



Kuharich's uniforms were made by Rawlings. Before that some of the better-known names to provide jerseys and pants in the post-Rockne years included Spalding and MacGregor.

There was a time in the 70s and 80s when it appeared Nike and Champion were the two main suppliers of football uniforms. I think Starter might have had the NFL account at one time.


NFL teams used different suppliers until the early 2000s
by ShermanOaksND  (2016-05-23 14:31:12)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

At that time, the NFL signed a league-wide contract with Reebok, followed by the current league-wide deal with Nike.


Yes that 50 year reference was wrong
by trout  (2016-05-21 10:06:25)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Here is a link to a 1950 uniform for sale on an auction site

It consists of MacGregor jersey and Rawlings pants


The Ara Era was also the beginning of the Champion
by Odschool  (2016-05-21 08:33:06)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Era.


He also ushered in our return to Wilson footballs
by RocketShark  (2016-05-21 11:55:46)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

after a 30-year absence.


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