C of O Beginning Transition from Nike Uniforms

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The College of the Ozarks Volleyball team use new uniforms this past weekend to replace their former Nike Uniforms. (Photo courtesy of Ozarks First/Springfield News-Leader)

by: Scott McCaulley

The College of the Ozarks is following through in removing Nike from all of its athletic uniforms after the company’s announcement that their 30th Anniversary Campaign would feature former NFL Quarterback Colin Kapernick, who started the trend of athletes kneeling in protest during the National Anthem.

The C of O Volleyball team, playing in a tournament in Springfield over the weekend, used gray t-shirts and Adidas Shorts in place of the Nike Uniforms in the tournament.

C of O’s stance is gaining some national attention as school President appeared on FOX Television’s “Fox and Friends” Program to talk about the reason for the school’s position.

The school made the announcement last Wednesday after Nike’s announcement of their campaign.

(Ozarks First and the Springfield News-Leader contributed information for this story)