COLUMBUS, Ohio The Ohio State men’s lacrosse team has entered into agreements with both STX and Cascade to provide equipment and helmets, respectively, for the Buckeyes, beginning in the 2008-09 campaign.

Nick Myers, Ohio State head coach, is looking forward to working with both companies.

“We are excited and honored to begin a partnership with STX and Cascade,” Myers, in his first year at the helm of the Buckeyes, said. “Representatives from both companies have gone above and beyond to make our players feel like family. These relationships mean a great deal to our program and we look forward to taking the field in the best equipment on the market. A special thanks to Richard B.C. Tucker, founder and chairman of STX, and Bill Brine, founder of Cascade Helmets, for making this happen for us.”

Ohio State is one of seven schools to be fully sponsored by STX, joining Syracuse, Johns Hopkins, Maryland, Cornell, Navy and Hofstra.

“We are thrilled to now be affiliated with Ohio State lacrosse,” Jim Benton, marketing director for STX, said. “This program has been quickly on the rise and it is poised to make some great runs. STX is ecstatic to be working with this team and its coaching staff. It’s an honor and privilege to gear up this team and broaden our brand’s presence and awareness in this key lacrosse growth area.”

Cascade is happy to be joining forces with the Buckeyes.

“Cascade is excited and proud to be working the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team,” Tim Ellsworth, Cascade Sports director of sales and marketing, said. “Coach Myers, his staff and players share a passion for excellence that makes them an ideal partner for Cascade.” 

As a department, Ohio State athletics is in the second year of a seven-year contract with Nike, who will continue to provide uniforms, workout gear and more for the lacrosse players.