Between the sunshine and the time off, we are all enjoying a great summer vacation. But with August right around the corner, we also must begin to think about hitting the books again and getting back to school.

A new school year is a fresh start and calls for new gear, school supplies and accessories. And if you’re a sports fan, there is no better place to find back to school gear you may need than FansEdge.com. Here are the top three back to school essentials every student needs when they head to class this fall:

1.  Backpacks

Bilabong Backpacks

Whether you have a favorite professional sports team or a favorite sports brand, you can find backpacks and bookbags from all of the sports teams, brands, and universities you could be looking for. Some of the most popular backpacks come from action sports brands like Roxy and Billabong and come in a variety of styles including bookbags, drawstring bags, sling backpacks and more.

2. Stationery Items

NFL Pens, Pencils & Pads

Between new pencils, pens and notepads, stationery items are some of the most important school supplies that you need to stay organized throughout the school year. With pens, lunchboxes and other desk accessories branded with your favorite NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB or college team logo, you will look like the best sports fan in the class!

3.  Electronics

Electronics and Protective Cases

With education now in the digital age, students are heading to class with laptops, tablets and all kinds of other electronics.  However, it is important to keep these electronics protected. At FansEdge, we carry a wide selection of electronics and electronic cases, including laptop bags and cases, headphones, chargers, tablet keyboards, and much more. All of these items can feature the logo and colors of your favorite team or university!

With these three back to school essentials, you will be ready to head back to school in style. No matter your favorite sport or university, everyone will know you are the biggest fan in every class you’re in. Shop for the back to school gear and accessories you need from FansEdge today and enjoy the new school year!

 

P.S. – Don’t forget to dress the part too. Be sure to also shop FansEdge’s vast selection of fan apparel, including hats, jerseys and t-shirts from all of your favorite sports teams!

Germany has won the 2014 World Soccer Championship! In what was a close final match, Germany defeated Argentina 1-0 to earn their 4th Cup victory in history.

After easily dispatching Cup-favorite Brazil 7-1 in the Semi-finals, all eyes were on Germany as the clear favorite to win in all. Despite the heavy optimism, Argentina wouldn’t allow an easy victory and Germany had to wait until extra time to score their only goal of the match. Mario Gotze hit a strike in the 113rd minute to seal the victory for Germany.

Now it’s time to celebrate in Deutschland! Shop Germany 2014 Soccer Champions shirts and accessories now from FansEdge.com.

LeBron James is going back to the team that started it all! With one announcement, LeBron James has turned the sports world upside-down.

After weeks of speculation, James has decided that Cleveland is the place to be. James took the Heat to 4 straight NBA Finals and winning 2 of them (earning the MVP award for both) but has concluded that his hometown area is where he wants to continue his already-amazing career.

Are you a Cleveland Cavaliers fan? Will you welcome him back with open arms or is he in the dog house for a little while? Either way, if you’re looking to restock your LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers gear, head over to FansEdge.com! We’ll have all the newest arrivals LeBron James merchandise including jerseys, shirts, and collectible memorabilia.

A watch can be a simple timepiece, or it can be a fashion accessory. For those that are particular in the look, feel, and performance of a watch, Nixon watches are the way to go.

Nixon watches are made with those with an active lifestyle in mind. Skaters, snowboarders, surfers, and athletes can all benefit from the durability and stylish nature of Nixon watches.

Nixon 48-20 Chrono - Black

If a night out on the town is on the agenda, you can’t go wrong with a Nixon 51-30 or 48-20 Chrono watch featuring large faces, multiple hands, and Japanese Miyota quartz movement. Coming in stainless steel, black, or gold, these watches make a statement that you take class seriously.

Nixon Lodown Tide Watch - Black-on-Black

For everyday use, Nixon produces many options that fit any style. Nixon Digital Tide watches will tell you when it’s the perfect time to grab the board and hit the surf. “The Player” watches feature a James Bond-like look that compliments the business casual or formal dress.

Each watch is specifically designed and manufactured to handle the rigors of an active and sporty lifestyle. Wear them out to a party or wear them during your favorite activity. Browse our selection of Nixon Watches and make your statement.

It’s been a long time coming for head coach Tim Corbin and the Vanderbilt Commodores baseball team. After two SEC regular season championships and two College World Series appearances, the Commodores are now National Champions of College Baseball.

It was not an easy road for the Vanderbilt Commodores to take home their first National Championship. After finishing in 3rd place in the SEC during the regular season, Vanderbilt went on a run during the NCAA tournament and made it all the way to the semifinals where they faced the Texas Longhorns. After losing 4-0 in the first game against the Longhorns and forcing an elimination game, Tyler Campbell stepped up to the plate in extra innings with the bases loaded and a chance to send the Commodores to the College World Series. Grounding softly to the shortstop, Campbell then hustled to beat out the throw to first and punch Vanderbilt’s ticket to the College Baseball World Series!

But then came the hardest part of all – the Virginia Cavaliers. Heading into the season as the nation’s #1 ranked baseball team and entering the NCAA tournament as the top overall seed, the Virginia Cavaliers were one of the most feared team in College Baseball and the Commodores now had to go toe-to-toe with them for the National Championship. After winning a 9-8 in game one, the Vanderbilt Commodores dropped game two and Virginia looked to have the momentum in the series. But Vandy proved the critics wrong by settling down and taking down the favorite in the very next game behind solid pitching by Carson Fulmer and a solo home-run in the top of the 8th by John Norwood to become 2014 College World Series National Champions!

Now it’s time to celebrate! No matter if you’re a Vanderbilt student, alumni or just a huge Vandy baseball fan, you can commemorate this championship run and remember it forever with any of the latest Vanderbilt Commodores College World Series Champs gear now available! Choose from the vast selection of t-shirts, hats and accessories from FansEdge.com and show off your Vanderbilt baseball pride everywhere you go. Order today and cheer on a repeat performance next season and every season to come!

Neon is here to stay! The trend that brings a pop of color into any look has been gaining momentum from season to season, but summer is where it belongs. You might think that the sports world hasn’t caught up with this warm-weather trend, but here’s 5 ways to prove the opposite.

1. Commit to the trend with neon-colored V-neck tees

The best way to wear this look is to go all out! If you’re up for the challenge, a neon-colored tee is the way to go. Personally, I just can’t resist the neon blue of this #88 tee. This shirt + a warm summer day = recipe for style success!

2. Cool down in a colorful tank top

There are some sunny days that absolutely require the coolness of tank tops. Luckily, tanks like this ‘Bama top with subtle neon accents are a super cute way to combine your love of sports with your love of neon colors.

3. Take it down a notch with neon details

Not into wearing a bright-colored top? Don’t worry! Tees like this Majestic Spurs shirt have the perfect combination of neon, style and spirit with a touch of color on the logo. After all, there are no neon laws – you can wear this trend however you want!

Neon Ladies Slim Fit Spurs Tee

Neon Spurs Tee from Fans Edge

4. Pack up with a bright backpack

There’s no doubt that days at the pool or beach require a lot of accessories. If you’re anything like me, your tote bag is usually overflowing with sunscreen, snacks and magazines. Solution? A backpack! Take this Cleveland Browns neon-accented backpack for example. It’s perfect for letting every other sunbather know that you’re a fashion-conscious gal who loves her team.

5. Radiant bracelets complete your look

It’s time to accessorize! Take any outfit to the next level with accessories like this Michigan bangle bracelet.

See, there are plenty of neon and spirited looks out there! Make sure you shop at FansEdge this summer to keep up with this fun trend.

Hannah Collier: a neutral sports fan since she doesn’t really have a favorite team, but that doesn’t stop her from being passionate about other things like photography, writing and personal style. The views expressed in this post reflect the author’s own private opinion and do not, in any way, reflect the opinions of FansEdge or its affiliates.