Last Updated on March 25, 2022
Dreamfield has launched its second NIL collective (although Dreamfield calls it a “University Specific Organization, or USO for short), this time for FSU. Warpath will provide invitations to exclusive events with FSU athletes, including private events, camps and clinics for children, Q&A sessions, limited-run apparel and more as part of a monthly membership.
Former FSU quarterback McKenzie Milton is a co-founder of Dreamfield, so it’s a natural fit. Dreamfield previously announced a collective for UCF, Mission Control.
“Warpath is the second iteration of our groundbreaking USO concept,” said Dreamfield CEO Luis Pardillo. “Warpath is wholly owned by Dreamfield, an experienced platform in compensating athletes for the use of their name, image, and likeness, all while being supported by the Seminole fanbase. Our proprietary Dreamfield technology and expertise will make Warpath one of the most efficient and compliant USO’s in the entire NCAA. We are also proud to partner with FSU alumni owned Athliance for compliance and reporting purposes.”
Milton, who has been working full-time with Dreamfield since completing his career at FSU, emphasized the collective’s goal to support both male and female athletes.
“Warpath 850 will look to partner with both male and female athletes. Clearly the tradition of powerhouse female athletic programs is alive and well in Tallahassee and those athletes, many I got to know well during my time at FSU, should be celebrated. We believe in this so much so that our first two Warpath ambassadors will be one male and one female athlete to help promote the organization.”
Although at least one collective has engaged in some questionable behavior, there’s an argument to be made that collectives serve a greater purpose for athletic departments than just helping their student athletes navigate NIL.
“Warpath 850’s goal is to be an asset to the historic, and frankly, the premier Seminole athletic community, tradition, and fan base” said Corey Staniscia, Director of External Relations and USO’s for Dreamfield. “More fan engagement leads to a better community experience for the fan, higher ticket and merchandise sales for the university, and an overall improved athletic experience for the athlete. Our only goal here is to use the athletes NIL for unique fan experiences, not just hand out cash, and give something in return to the fan.”
Warpath 850 will focus on building unique fan engagements and experiences, one-of-a-kind NFT’s, youth camps, and intimate private small gatherings with your favorite UCF athletes from all sports. Events are being planned and scheduled now and details will be released shortly. Events will be held in Tallahassee but also regionally in places like south Florida, Jacksonville, and even Atlanta where FSU alumni bases are strongest.