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Lobos, Nike Announce Extension Through 2027

by Frank Mercogliano

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The University of New Mexico athletic department has proudly sported NIKE uniforms and team gear since signing an all-department contract in 2008, and that is not changing any time soon.  UNM and NIKE have announced an extension of their agreement that will last through the 2026-27 academic year.

The extension continues the main tenets of the 2020 signed agreement.  The agreement will cover official gear for the teams and coaching staffs as well as on-field uniforms

“We are excited to once again extend and continue our long partnership with NIKE,” said Vice President/Director of Athletics Eddie Nuñez. “NIKE is the industry leader in team equipment, apparel and product.  NIKE as a brand carries meaning with our coaches, student-athletes and fans.  We are tremendously proud to continue our association with NIKE through the 2026-27 season.”

Over the previous 15 years under NIKE, Lobo Athletics has enjoyed tremendous success to the tune of 64 conference titles, including a record 10 in the 2011-12 and 2013-14 academic years.


Danny Gonzales, Head Football Coach

“Our student-athletes and coaching staff love to be a part of the NIKE brand. It’s important in recruiting, and our relationship with NIKE is tremendous.”

Richard Pitino, Head Men’s Basketball Coach

“It’s exciting to extend our partnership with NIKE.  Our players absolutely love wearing NIKE, our recruits love the fact that we are a NIKE school and it’s great to be partnered with the industry leader.”

Mike Bradbury, Head Women’s Basketball Coach

“It’s exciting to see the relationship between NIKE and The University of New Mexico continue. Both our school and student-athletes benefit greatly from our partnership.”

Darren Gauson, Head Track, Field, and Cross Country Coach

“We are excited to extend our contract with NIKE. It is a great privilege to be working with the leading name in track and field.”