–NEXTNAME selling multi-media NFTs to fans– Chicago, IL, December 6, 2022 — NextName is offering fans the opportunity to purchase the “name, image, likeness” (NIL) of a college team and individual players through the sale of their NFTs. NextName mints NFTs on the Flow blockchain developed by Dapper Labs. The majority of net proceeds of […]
-Platform allows fans to support individual players or the entire team- Chicago, IL, November 20, 2022 – Being a fan of Illini men’s basketball just got a lot more interesting. The entire Illini basketball team has signed up with NextName to sell their digital collectibles. Fighting Illini fans can now purchase digital collectibles, also known […]
NextName Partners with the University of Illinois!
Fans of Chase Brown and his Heisman Trophy journey can support him now CHICAGO, Nov. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Starting today, the first 250 fans and supporters of celebrated University of Illinois running back Chase Brown can purchase a NextName ‘Chasing History’ digital collectible. Brown’s name has been rumored to be on a list of […]
Fighting Illini Las Vegas Paid Trip Giveaway
Listen to Steven J. Thayer, President & Co-Founder of NextName on this episode of Sports Medicine Weekly Podcast with Dr. Brian Cole.
By Steven Thayer On October 26, 2022, the NCAA’s Division I Board of Directors unanimously voted to clarify how schools and collectives can be involved with the name, image and likeness (NIL) activities of enrolled student-athletes. The Board found it necessary to provide additional guidance to schools and booster organizations on a number of key […]
BY STEVEN MCAVOY Julia Roberts once said, “never underestimate the power of dinner.” Steve and Ryan Thayer can attest. In November 2021, Steve, an alumni of the University of Illinois attended a dinner hosted by the university alongside various friends and boosters. The biggest topic of discussion was NIL. “The University put together a dinner […]
Pete Nakos • 10/18/22 Illinois men’s basketball has entered the NFT space. The entire Fighting Illini team has inked NIL deals with NextName, a company that creates digital collectibles. The men’s basketball program is not the first Illinois team to sign with NextName. The Fighting Illini football, women’s volleyball, women’s soccer and men’s and women’s […]