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Star Wars exerts its force on the college sports fan market


College sports fans are about to find that the universe of Star Wars has found its way on to the campuses and into their sports apparel and accessories lines. To borrow a phrase from that other franchise, resistance is futile.

Now college sports fans can celebrate their school pride with new iconic designs from the Star Wars saga! Everything you need for an intergalactic sports showdown: T-shirts, caps, throws, outerwear, lunchboxes, coolers, and more featuring each college’s unique graphics and favorite Star Wars characters like Yoda, Darth Vader, stormtroopers, and more. Almost 60 schools are participating so far.

The apparel is already available at top retailers such as Kohls and Old Navy, and the entire range will roll out to campus stores nationwide this fall. I very much hope they decide to carry these at the parks too. The Co-op Marketplace at Disney Springs would be the perfect place for these.

This actually isn’t all that new of an idea, in the old Team Mickey Downtown Disney location, Disney used to sell t-shirts and accessories for a small number of colleges with Disney characters on it (Donald Duck for Oregon, but mostly Mickey Mouse).

See a complete list of participating schools below the jump:


Participating schools:

The University of Alabama

The University of Arizona

Arizona State University

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Auburn University

Boise State University

Boston College


University of California, Berkeley

University of Cincinnati

The Citadel

Clemson University

University of Colorado

University of Connecticut

University of Florida

Florida State University

Georgetown University

University of Georgia

Georgia Institute of Technology

University of Illinois

The University of Kansas


University of Louisville

University of Maryland

The University of Michigan

University of Minnesota

University of Mississippi

University of Missouri

University of Nebraska

Northwestern University

The University of Oklahoma

Oklahoma State University

Oregon State University

University of the Pacific

The Pennsylvania State U

University of Pittsburgh

Purdue University

State Univ. of New Jersey, Rutgers

San Diego State University

University of South Carolina

University of South Florida

Syracuse University

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Texas A&M University

Texas Christian University

Texas Tech University


U.S. Air Force Academy

University of Utah

Vanderbilt University

The University of Virginia

Virginia Tech

Villanova University

Wake Forest University

Washington State University

Weber State University

West Virginia University

University of Wisconsin