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Academy Sports + Outdoors renews partnerships with Univ. of Alabama and Auburn Univ.

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KATY, Texas, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Academy Sports + Outdoors (d/b/a Academy), a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer, today announced the renewal of its multi-year partnerships with the University of Alabama and Auburn University.

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"We are thrilled about our continued partnership with these storied rival schools," says Tammi Hysell, Academy Sports + Outdoors' senior director of promotions. "No matter which school you cheer for, all three of our organizations share a commitment to our community, fans, and their families. We look forward to providing Alabama and Auburn fans everything from their fan gear to fishing gear and more at everyday low prices for years to come."

Academy Sports + Outdoors offers a wide selection of officially licensed products for both universities throughout its 13 stores across Alabama.

"Academy has been an exceptional partner and supporter of our athletics programs," said Jim Carabin, general manager of Crimson Tide Sports Marketing, multimedia rights holder for the University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. "They've shown a deep commitment to the diverse interests of Tide fans, our students, their parents and our community."

Academy Sports + Outdoors is an official sponsor of the Alabama Crimson Tide.

"We're appreciate Academy's continued support and shared values when it comes to our school and the community," said Jon Cole, general manager of Auburn IMG Sports Marketing. "They've played an active role in this community for many years and we are proud to have them as part of the Auburn family."

Academy Sports + Outdoors is the official sporting goods retailer of the Auburn Tigers.

Individuals interested in careers at Academy can visit academy.com/careers to apply for open positions. Customers can also shop academy.com, receive the digital version of the weekly ad, engage with Academy through its social media sites, download Academy's shopping guide apps, sign up for email and SMS text alerts, or visit any of Academy's 13 stores in Alabama.

About Academy Sports + Outdoors
Academy Sports + Outdoors is a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer with a broad assortment of quality hunting, fishing and camping equipment and gear along with sports and leisure products, footwear, apparel and much more. The Texas-based company operates 176 stores throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. The Academy Sports + Outdoors philosophy is to deliver an unparalleled shopping experience by providing convenience, offering a broad selection of quality products, delivering exceptional customer service and selling the right stuff at everyday low prices. For more information about Academy Sports + Outdoors visit academy.com, facebook.com/academy, twitter.com/academy, pinterest.com/academy, youtube.com/academy and instagram.com/academy.

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