CLC Names Top Selling Universities and Manufacturers for 2013-14

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

ATLANTA, Ga., (August 5, 2014) – The Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC), the licensing affiliate of IMG College, announced today its annual list of top-selling institutions and manufacturers. These rankings represent royalties reported July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014 on all collegiate merchandise sold on behalf of company-represented institutions.
 
The retail marketplace for college-licensed merchandise in 2013 was estimated at $4.59 billion. Royalties generated from the sale of officially licensed collegiate products go back to the Universities to support student scholarships, and enhance various initiatives on campus and in the community.
 
“We are proud to work side-by-side with our partner institutions to connect the more than 190 million passionate college fans to the brands they love through licensed merchandise,” said Cory Moss, Senior VP and Managing Director of CLC. “We will continue to develop new products and marketing programs to enhance the brands of our partner institutions as we work together to grow the collegiate licensed segment of the marketplace in conjunction with collegiate licensees and retailers.”
 
Notes of interest:
* This marked the ninth consecutive year The University of Texas at Austin ranked No. 1 in the
   fiscal year-end rankings.

* Florida State University stormed its way into the top-10 on the heels of its BCS victory and a
   strong national championship licensing program, moving from No. 21 to No. 8.

* The University of Connecticut moved from No. 53 to No. 47 due in part to the success of its
   basketball national championship licensing program.

* NIKE USA is the No. 1 collegiate apparel licensee for the second consecutive year. Excluding the
  2009-10 and 2010-11 fiscal years, NIKE USA Inc. has been the top apparel licensee since 1999.

* EA Sports has maintained its No. 1 status among non-apparel licensees.

* Top local licensee Southern Collegiate Apparel, produces officially licensed product for The
   University of Alabama and Auburn University.

* Top apparel categories for 2013-14 included performance apparel and clothing accessories.

* Top non-apparel categories included games, health/beauty, paper products and school supplies.

Top-75 Universities

1.   Texas  26. Arizona State 51. Pittsburgh
2.   Alabama 27. Arizona 52. East Carolina
3.   Michigan 28. Washington 53. Rutgers
4.   Notre Dame 29. Virginia Tech 54. Montana
5.   Georgia 30. Duke 55. Boston College
6.   Florida 31. Oregon State 56. Vanderbilt
7.   LSU 32. Illinois 57. UCF
8.   Florida State 33. Syracuse 58. Fresno State
9.   Texas A&M 34. UCLA 59. Northwestern
10. North Carolina 35. Mississippi 60. Georgetown
11. Auburn 36. Minnesota 61. Wyoming
12. Oklahoma  37. Purdue 62. New Mexico
13. Nebraska 38. Stanford 63. Louisiana-Lafayette 
14. Arkansas 39. Washington State 64. U.S. Military Academy
15. Wisconsin 40. Utah 65. Texas State
16. Tennessee 41. California 66. Nevada 
17. South Carolina 42. Boise State 67. South Florida
18. Penn State  43. Maryland 68. Marshall
19. Missouri 44. Virginia 69. Wake Forest
20. West Virginia 45. TCU 70. James Madison
21. Kansas 46. Cincinnati 71. Montana State
22. Clemson 47. Connecticut 72. Delaware
23. Oklahoma State 48. BYU 73. Gonzaga
24. Louisville 49. Colorado 74. Boston University
25. Texas Tech 50. Georgia Tech 75. Villanova


Top-25 Non-Apparel Licensees

1.   EA Sports 14. Rico Industries/Tag Express
2.   Wilson Sporting Goods  15. Evergreen Enterprises of Virginia
3.   Rawlings Sporting Goods  16. TOMS Shoes
4.   Tervis Tumbler Company 17. Jostens
5.   Commemorative Brands dba Balfour  18. Boelter Brands
6.   Northwest Company 19. Upper Deck Company
7.   Team Beans 20. Legacy Athletics
8.   Logo Chair 21. Spirit Products
9.   Wincraft 22. Concept One Accessories  
10. Herff Jones 23. Midwest College Marketing
11. Jenkins Enterprises 24. Stockdale 
12. Fabrique Innovations 25. Team Golf
13. Renaissance Imports  


Top-25 Apparel Licensees

1.   NIKE USA  14. JanSport, a division of VF Outdoo
2.   Knights Apparel 15. Russell Brands
3.   Gear for Sports 16. T-Shirt International
4.   Sports Licensed Div. of the adidas Group    17. Columbia Sportswear
5.   Top of the World   18. New Era Cap  
6.   Colosseum Athletics Corporation 19. New Agenda
7.   Twins Enterprise  20. 5th & Ocean Clothing
8.   VF Imagewear (Section 101 by Majestic)   21. Royce Apparel 
9.   College Concepts  22. Nike by Branded Custon Sportswear
10. Outerstuff Ltd. 23. New World Graphics
11. Haddad Brands    24. League Collegiate Wear
12. J. America   25. MV Sport
13. Lakeshirts Inc. dba Blue 84   


Top-25 Local Licensees

1.  Southern Collegiate Apparel 14. University Bookstore
2.  My Profile 15. Houndstooth Clothing Co. (AR)
3.  Holy Shirt 16. Goldden Corp.
4.  University Co-Operative Society 17. Tommey
5.  A-Game Apparel 18. Standard Pennant Co.
6.  Kentucky Wholesale 19. Collegiate Pride (PA)
7.  J & W Interest 20. R & S Impressions
8.  Anton Sport 21. Graphic Industries
9.  Jcs Enterprises 22. JC Graphics
10. Bear Basics 23. Tiger Town Graphics
11. Manny’s 24. USA Screen Printing & Embroidery
12. Dixie Pride dba Bama Fever & Tiger Pride 25. Spindler Textiles & Manufacturing
13. Cloissone Heirlooms  


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For more information please contact:
Laurie Cannon
Manager, Communications
Collegiate Licensing Company
404-937-4106 or lcannon@clc.com


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