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08-06-2012, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Mystlyfe View Post
What's UMD's relationship with Under Armor? Oregon didn't have to pay for all their ridiculous uniforms since Nike is associated with the University. UMD just seems to be wasting money.
I'm pretty UA was either based out of MD initially or the guy that started might have been a graduate but I'm not sure.

Yep looks like I was right.

The company was founded in 1996 by Kevin Plank, a 23-year old former University of Maryland special teams captain for the university American football team. Plank began the business from his grandmother's basement in Washington, D.C.
Plank, who got tired of having to change out of the sweat-soaked T-shirts he wore under his jersey, noticed that his compression shorts stayed dry, which inspired him to make a T-shirt using moisture-wicking fabric for athletic performance. Major competing brands including Nike, Adidas and Reebok soon followed in Plank's footsteps with their own version of Under Armour's moisture-wicking apparel.[6]

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