Found April 04, 2013 on The Cardinal Connect:
Surprisingly, commemorative 2013 Final Four tee-shirts haven’t been the most popular item for Louisville fans this week. Instead it is the Kevin Ware apparel that has taken the city by storm. Smack Apparel and Adidas have both printed tee-shirts to sell in dedication for Kevin Ware’s injury. This is the “Win it for Ware” tee-shirt from Smack Apparel. Smack Apparel will reportedly donate all proceeds from this shirt to a charity. This is an officially licensed tee-shirt from Adidas and the University of Louisville. Numerous national sites had been reporting that Louisville would be making money from Ware’s injury with the proceeds from this shirt, considering it is officially licensed and was for sale on the school’s website. Eric Crawford of WDRB.com spoke to the folks at the University of Louisville to quickly put that rumor to rest. Here is an excerpt from Crawford’s column. U of L sports information director Kenny Klein, however, said that the university isn’t raking in cash fr...
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