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Naval Academy to revisit Under Armour contract this week

Naval Academy to revisit Under Armour contract this week

During a time of economic uncertainty, Baltimore-based Under Armour is apparently looking for ways to save money which may likely come in the fashion of terminating apparel deals. 

After reports surfaced last week of Under Armour seeking to terminate their $280 million deal with UCLA, the Naval Academy is now on the company's radar, according to a report from the Capital Gazette. 

"I've got a teleconference with the Under Armour folks tomorrow [Thursday] to go over some things," Navy's athletic director Chet Gladchuk said. "We're going to review all the tenets of the contract. Under Armour has asked the Naval Academy Athletic Association to keep an open mind with regard to the big picture."

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Nike was the Naval Academy's apparel company up until 2014 when Under Armour took over with an undisclosed multi-year partnership. 

Under Armour is under contract to pay at minimum $679 million over the next five years in total in sponsorships with professional teams and leagues, colleges, and universities, athletes,  athletic events and other marketing commitments, the company announced in its 2019 annual report. $131 million of that is due by the end of this year.

"Under Armour is going through the process of revisiting all deals with their various collegiate programs. I'm sure their intention is to readjust all their contracts," Gladchuk said. "Every business must address the realities of market conditions.

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Maryland basketball surprises walk-on senior Reese Mona with scholarship, quarantine style

Maryland basketball surprises walk-on senior Reese Mona with scholarship, quarantine style

It's become one of the best traditions in all of college sports.

A walk-on member of the sports program is rewarded for his dedication and hard work by being added to the list of scholarships for the team, with the announcement typically coming in a surprising and tear-jerking fashion.

Maryland basketball senior guard Reese Mona became the latest recipient of the honor, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, he found out through a Zoom with all his teammates. The most "2020" way of announcing a scholarship, the moment was still a special one

The Terps had the scholarship to give away due to their struggles in the transfer portal over the last several months. However, it's better to just focus on the positives here.

Mona, a local product from La Plata, Md., has appeared in 32 games during his Terrapin career. Off the court, he's twice been an Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

Even if he's never filled up the stat sheet, Mona has always been a part of the culture within Maryland's locker room since walked on for the 2017-18 season. That constant positive attitude and willingness to do whatever it takes to help the team allowed him to earn a moment he'll never forget.

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Maryland Football 2020 season schedule released

Maryland Football 2020 season schedule released

Monday, news dropped that an amended Big Ten schedule had been completed and was set to release some time this week. That time has finally arrived. 

Take a look at the road ahead for the Maryland Terrapins. 

FULL SCHEDULE

September 5: @ Iowa

September 12: Michigan State

September 19: Rutgers

September 26: @ Northwestern

October 3: Wisconsin

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October 10: Bye

October 17: @ Penn State

October 24: @ Indiana

October 31: Ohio State

November 7: @ Michigan

November 14: Bye

November 21: Minnesota

Maryland's on pace to get things started extremely soon as preseason camp begins on Friday. August 7. So far, there have been no noted outbreaks of the coronavirus on campus among athletes. Big 10 rivals Rutgers and Michigan State have not been so lucky. It leaves everything still in a state of uncertainty. But if the football season does begin on time, the Terrapins know who and when they are playing. 

Maryland also announced on Wednesday that it is also preparing to begin the season with no fans in attendance. 

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