Tech will drop Russell Athletic as uniform supplier

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Tech will drop Russell Athletic as uniform supplier

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Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets running back Dedrick Mills (26) celebrates after he scored a touchdown in the second half at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, September 17, 2016. (Hyosub Shin/hshin@ajc.com)

When Georgia Tech’s apparel contract with Russell Athletic expires in June 2018, the school will move on to a new apparel provider.

Tech is the only power-conference school under contract with Russell Athletic and is believed to be one of two schools in FBS not aligned with the big three of Adidas, Nike or Under Armour. Southern Miss, also a Russell Athletic school, is the only other exception.

Tech athletic director Todd Stansbury said he is in the early stages of gauging interest from Adidas, Nike and Under Armour and hopes to have a decision on the athletic department’s next apparel deal in the next few months.

Read more myAJC.com on the reason behind the change and what some Tech stars say about the importance of uniforms.

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