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Gophers soccer players find ‘entrepreneurial spirit’ with new NIL club

Gophers soccer players launched their namesake image and likeness club on Wednesday.

The Twin Cities NIL Club will be open to fans, where a $199 membership creates an “Access Pass” for various interactions with players and to view player-generated content. In a letter circulated on social media, he said about 1,000 subscriptions will go on sale in July, and the revenue will be shared equally among each participating Gophers team member.

All NCAA athletes have one calendar year to be compensated by organizations in exchange for work or services, and the Minnesota football team is considered the first Gophers team to start its own NCAA club.

“We’ve always known we have some of the best fans in the country,” quarterback Tanner Morgan, sixth, said in a Twitter post. “New we get to show the fans that we care.”

Gophers players are working with Yoke Gaming, a third-party platform that handles the infrastructure for these nascent clubs. Players from Michigan State and Notre Dame represent two existing groups to partner with Yoke, a Web site that began as an opportunity to connect fans with athletes as athletes play video games.

U’s director of compliance, Jeremiah Carter, said in an interview Wednesday that U wrote its first zero policy to provide guidance last summer and “as much as” on what student-athletes can benefit from this new frontier of college. Insert as many obstacles as possible”. Play.

U policy and NCAA guidance prohibit “pay to play,” where athletes are compensated for being on a team, not providing work or service for fair market value. U Policy does not allow NIL deals with alcohol or tobacco products, banned NCAA substances, weapons, gambling organizations or adult entertainment products or services. There are restrictions on using the U logo when a student-athlete can meet requirements and other items. The policy also reflects U’s student-athlete code of conduct.

“We haven’t really had instances where we’ve had to say it would be a violation of our policy, so don’t do it,” Carter said. “We didn’t have issues where we required a student-athlete to violate a code of conduct or anything like that. The credit goes to our student-athletes for the way they push themselves and take advantage of the opportunities they want to take. ,

Carter said that Yu reminded NIL club football players of the school’s railing on the NIL policy and guidance from the NCAA.

“They’re quite familiar with it,” Carter said. “It’s like giving them an opportunity to explore their entrepreneurial spirit.”

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