NIL Store Weekly Rewind: Aug. 26, 2022

NIL Store Weekly Rewind: Aug. 26, 2022

Here's everything that happened this week at the NIL Store!

We're expanding at Illinois!

On Monday, Campus Ink and the NIL Store announced its expansion plans at the University of Illinois.

This comes on the heels of Campus Ink's announcement of its partnership with Gameday Spirit, which will sell NIL apparel in its stores both in-venue and on-campus.

In reality, the expansion news is nothing new. The plan was always to add as many athletes from as many sports as possible. It just so happens that the NIL Store took liftoff last season when it signed the men's basketball team and proved the NIL merch store could be accomplished!

The NIL Show is a softball pod now

A few weeks ago we had our art director, Broc Anthony, on the pod and we enjoyed talking about Broc's transition into being a softball superfan!

The story prompted both a long blog and twitter thread yesterday, which shared the story of how we originally dove into the softball world back in the spring.

Ashley Prange & Bailey Dowling (Alabama), Mack Leonard (Florida State) and Keely Rochard (Virginia Tech) were among the first softball players brave enough to join us.

We were even invited to an Alabama softball tailgate next season! 

Mit Winter Joins the Pod

The NIL Show podcast episode 13 featured an insightful interview with former Division I basketball player Mit Winter, who is now one of the top NIL lawyers in the country.

In the pod, we covered the future of NIL, when athletes will be classified as employees and a wide range of other topics!