Alabama A&M’s athletic department has joined an apparel partnership with Nike and BSN that begins during the 2018-19 athletic seasons.

In front of a crowd gathered at Louis Crews Stadium for Fan Day, the Alabama A&M athletic department unveiled its new Nike apparel for the fall sports with student-athletes from the football, women’s soccer and volleyball teams modeling the new uniform combinations.

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“This is an exciting time for our university and its athletic programs,” Alabama A&M Director of Athletics Bryan Hicks said. “This partnership brings two extremely recognizable brands together, and as our athletic programs move into the future, we feel like this is a partnership that will create great opportunities for everyone involved.”

As a SWAC member, Alabama A&M previously wore apparel supplied by Russell — which had a contract with the conference. That conference-wide contract ended following the 2017-18 athletic seasons, giving SWAC members an opportunity to pursue their own apparel deals.

“Nike was a good fit for us here at Alabama A&M, and we’re looking forward to working with them as we enter this new era,” Hicks said. “This has created a lot of excitement among our student-athletes, and having these two brands come together also is generating a lot of excitement for the future.”