NAIA inks extension with Big Game USA as Official Championship Football

NAIA Communications
Brad Cygan

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced on Tuesday it has extended its partnership with Big Game USA as the “Official Football of the NAIA.”

The extension to the deal, which originated in 2017, will guarantee that Big Game footballs are the only ones used during NAIA Postseason play through the 2024 season.

Big Game USA is the leading manufacturer of official college and high school game balls. Its premium quality footballs, from regulation to commemorative, are all handmade at Big Game’s state-of-the-art facility in Dallas, Texas. The company is the largest American-owned football factory and builds more FBS collegiate footballs than any other company on the planet.

“Big Game has served as a great partner to the NAIA in its three years as our official football,” said Jim Carr, NAIA President and CEO. “We are excited to be renewing this deal for five years and to move forward with a company that creates such a quality product.”

Based in Dallas, Texas, Big Game USA produces about 70,000 footballs per year with over 100 college teams throughout the USA using their product. Currently Big Game USA has about 45 skilled craftsmen and women who create handmade footballs for not only the college level, but for high school, youth, junior and pee wee teams. Big Game, USA is proud to say that their product is 100 percent American made.