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U of L men's basketball to play Simmons College of Kentucky next year at the KFC Yum! Center

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The University of Louisville will play Simmons College of Kentucky in basketball at the KFC Yum! Center in the 2018-19 season. 

Cardinals basketball coach Rick Pitino announced that U of L will play an exhibition game against Simmons College next year at the KFC Yum! Center. 

The schools also announced a major donation by Adidas to sponsor Simmons. A $30,000 donation by the athletic company will help outfit the Simmons basketball team.  Simmons College officials said they will give $1,000 of that donation to relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey. 

U of L Athletic Director Tom Jurich announced a 10-year, $160 million deal with Adidas last week. The long-running partnership will now run through the 2027-28 season. The deal means Adidas will provide footwear, apparel and accessories and marketing support for all 23 of U of L's intercollegiate athletic programs.

It's Adidas' largest deal with any school, essentially making U of L its flagship property. The deal also ranks in the top five nationally for all brands.

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