According to Boardroom and other sources, Howard University in Washington D.C. will be joining the Jordan Brand family for the upcoming school year. Howard is joining a select few universities such as UNC, Georgetown, UCLA, OU, Houston, Marquette, Michigan, Florida, and San Diego State to be a Jumpman-sponsored school with HU’s current deal with Under Armour set to expire by the end of the summer.
Howard will be the second HBCU to be a Jordan Brand school as North Carolina A&T was one of the original three Jordan Brand schools alongside Cincinnati and St. John’s back in 1997.
It’s still unknown how soon the Jumpman will be appearing on Howard Bison apparel and equipment but stay tuned to Nice Kicks for any updates. Check out photos of Chris Paul in some Howard-branded Jordan CP3.XII below to hold you over until then.
Jordan Brand and Howard University have officially announced their 20-year partnership. Howard will officially debut their football jerseys on August 27th for Week 0 against Alabama State with all athletic teams rocking the Jumpman starting this fall except for the golf team which has a deal with Under Armour thanks to Steph Curry.
“Howard University and Jordan Brand share a legacy of excellence and deep commitment to the Black Community. As a HBCU graduate, I understand the educational impact an institution like Howard University has. We are proud to partner with Howard University and see the growth in Black talent on the field and well beyond it,” says Craig Williams, Jordan Brand President.
“We have always been proud of our legacy at Howard University, but we are audacious enough to believe our future could be brighter than our past. Partnering with Jordan Brand is another signal of our ambitions as a university to become an even brighter beacon for Black Excellence. We are thrilled to work on that vision of greatness together,” says Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick, Howard University President.