SFA Athletics set to Host Inaugural NIL & Retailer Reception

NACOGDOCHES, Texas. – Stephen F. Austin Athletics is set to host the Inaugural NIL & Retailer Reception on Thursday, August 3, 2023, in the Baker Patillo Student Center movie theater located on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University. There will be light refreshments available to attendees as a part of the Welcome & Networking Reception. NIL (Name, Image and Likeness) has quickly become, and will remain, an integral part of the business of college athletics, and this forum will facilitate opportunities for dialogue, as well as standards and best practices to be communicated to the public.

We are excited to be able to host this reception for those that are interested in participating in, and learning more about, NIL activities with SFA Athletics. As we continue to try to achieve our vision of becoming the leading mid-major Athletics department in the nation, NIL is an area in which we must engage and create opportunities for our student-athletes. This reception is designed to provide educational opportunities for those interested in participating in and engaging with our NIL platform(s).

Director of Athletics – Ryan IveyThe free event is open to all members of the public who are interested in learning more about SFA Athletics and the process to engage in NIL driven campaigns. The event details are as follows:Date: Thursday, August 3, 2023
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Location: Baker Patillo Student Center – 2nd Floor movie theater, Stephen F. Austin State University
Program Schedule:

  • Welcome & Networking Reception
  • Athletics Director Opening Remarks
  • NIL Overview Presentation & Panel Conversation
  • Compliance Presentation
  • Licensing & Co-Branding Presentation
  • Conversation with the AD

Attendees will leave the event having a clear understanding of how to engage with SFA Athletics, and student-athletes, along with valuable points of contact to ensure those launching NIL campaigns do so in a manner that benefits all parties and is in-line with SFA Athletics’ policies and best practices.

It is our desire to be able to connect and communicate the many opportunities that are available to our community. We know there are many who may be confused, have questions or are searching for new ways to promote their product and brand. It is our hope that this reception will provide as many answers as possible, along with communicate the clear and permissible path to appropriate NIL activities.

Director of Athletics – Ryan IveyThose interested in attending are asked to RSVP by emailing coachwally@sfasu.edu so preparations may be made related to the event.