„Volleyball Day at Nebraska” at Memorial Stadium at the University of Nebraska is expected to draw more than 80,000 fans, making history as the largest crowd to watch an NCAA volleyball tournament. By focusing on them, Nebraska women’s volleyball athletes can take advantage of this historic moment with a variety of NIL opportunities.
Brander Group, consolidates team licensing opportunities for college athletes, combining four separate NIL opportunities with The Athletic Thread, Campus INK, The Athletic Collection and ONIT. Each of these opportunities, detailed below, is available to every athlete on the team.
„Volleyball Day will be a major event in Nebraska,” said Kathleen Melvin, senior manager of licensing operations with The Brander Group. „The Brandr Group communicated the opportunity to all licensees with product offers to coincide with the event. All local and national licensees were excited and eager to make offers.
Players are compensated for trading cards based on a revenue share per pack, with partial fees paid up front. They can earn additional compensation when they sell cards through their social or other platforms. One of every 10 packs will contain an autographed card, with participating athletes receiving additional compensation for the autographed cards.
Melvin said the Nebraska volleyball team had all already opted into The Brander Group’s team ownership program, so they were able to quickly transition these operations. For fans, there are various options to support their team.
„With products ranging from jerseys to team designs, caricature T-shirts and trading cards, there’s something for everyone,” said Melvin.
This is one of the biggest NIL operations for women till date.
Volleyball Day in Nebraska There will be a doubleheader (broadcast on the Big Ten Network and stream) with the University of Nebraska-Kearney playing Wayne State College at 4:30 p.m., and the University of Nebraska-Kearney playing the University of Nebraska-Omaha at 7 p.m. Fox Sports app). After the second race, country music star Scotty McCreary will perform.
„This is going to be a special day for volleyball in this state,” Nebraska head coach John Cook said. „At Nebraska we’ve always aimed to 'dream big’ and raise the bar, and there’s no bigger way than playing a tournament outdoors in a 90,000-seat football stadium. We’re excited. We’re going to include three local schools and make it a statewide celebration. Get Nebraska Volleyball tickets in town. It’s one of the toughest tickets out there, so we’re pumped that this match will deliver even more. An opportunity for fans to come see us play and be a part of a historic day.”
Nebraska volleyball holds an NCAA shutout streak of 303 consecutive regular season matches. Because the match at Memorial Stadium is played away from the Huskers’ main home facility, it does not count toward the streak.
„Całkowity introwertyk. Nieprzejednany specjalista od sieci. Przyjazny fanatyk bekonu. Student ekstremalnych. Miłośnik piwa. Organizator.”