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Under Armour defends its basketballs that became focus of Big Ten debate

Under Armour defends its basketballs that became focus of Big Ten debate

Under Armour entered the discussion Wednesday night  about its basketballs -- a social media-fueled conversation that began with complaints by some Big Ten players that grew loud enough that the topic was eventually addressed by the University of Maryland’s men’s coach.

The Baltimore-based fitness apparel, footwear and equipment company defended its brand of ball, which it said is used by ten NCAA Division I teams.

Under Armour spokeswoman Diane Pelkey said the company's 695 ball meets all mandatory National Federation of State High School Associations specifications, "which are the guidelines the NCAA uses to ensure the standardization of...

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