Last Updated on June 8, 2023
Blueprint Sports, which powers name, image and likeness collectives at more than 14 schools, has signed an exclusive partnership with Basepath, an NIL operations software provider, to service all BPS collectives. Combined, Basepath and Blueprint now manage over 50 collectives nationally.
“We selected Basepath as the best option for NIL operations software because it is the most seamless product for our collectives and student-athletes,” said Blueprint Sports CFO Shawn Cable. “The ability to utilize a proven solution to even further automate the thousands of student-athlete engagements we run per year is unparalleled.”
“One of our hallmarks is to exceed all NCAA, state, and university compliance standards while organizing all the NIL activities for the student-athletes we serve at each collective,” said Cable. “This move accomplishes both of those for us.”
Backed by eight-time Grand Slam tennis champion Andre Agassi, BPS provides operational support that includes commercial and 501(c)(3) donor and member management platforms, full-time, in-market staff dedicated to fundraising and student-athlete engagements. Teaming up with Basepath gives collectives access to top-rated technology that automates task assignments, payments, contracts, analytics, and communications.
“Blueprint Sports is great at operating collectives and we’re proud to work with them in serving student athletes,” said Basepath Co-Founder and CEO Thomas Thomas Jr. “Between our two companies this partnership will support and operate more than 50 collectives and NIL Foundations across the country.”
Thomas added, “we’re excited to leverage the learnings and best practices from across our partner organizations to deliver meaningful value to the student-athletes and operators of our platform.”
Basepath’s NIL software provides an entire operational ecosystem that allows not only collectives but also university athletic departments, booster clubs and foundations to view all NIL activity on a simple dashboard. Organizations can use the best-in-class software to send and receive tasks and payments to student athletes while tracking details for NCAA compliance.
NIL organizations using Basepath can raise funds for athletes with membership tier subscriptions and donations support. The Basepath wallet capabilities in the mobile app for student-athletes provides custom financial education and tax estimations based on their income.