Here's everything that happened this week at the NIL Store!
Keely Rochard Makes History
Virginia Tech star pitcher Keely Rochard, who was recently named ACC Pitcher of the Year for the second consecutive season, made history Thursday when she became the first NIL co-licensed athlete in Virginia Tech history.
Rochard commemorated the announcement by dropping an entire line of shirseys, available in all colors and styles.
Said Campus Ink CEO Steven Farag: “Keely represents the best of the best in the sport of softball and college athletics as a whole. We look forward to expanding our partnership with Virginia Tech into the 2022-23 athletic season.”
Illinois Baseball Merch Drops
A trio of Illinois baseball players dropped new merch on Thursday. Check out the Illini Store for the complete Illinois baseball collection!
Updated NCAA Guidelines
The NCAA dropped updated NIL guidelines on Monday that were much-anticipated by everyone involved in college athletics around the country.
Here's a blog on the takeaways from the new guidelines, which mainly focused on reiterating the definition of a booster, especially as it relates to "collectives."
Also Seen on Campus Ink
- In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Campus Ink re-opened the Note to Self fundraising project. For every shirt purchased, $5 will be donated to the Mental Health Alliance.
- How the Illini Store was created at The Lab in Champaign in 24 hours!
- Why Procreate is one of the best apps for creation, as told by student designer Nolan Ray