Basepath Joins The Collective Association as a Founding Member

May 9, 2024

TCA is an organization that represents over 30 collectives nationwide 

University of South Carolina soccer player and TCA Athlete Advisory Board member Catherine Barry, who uses Basepath through Garnet Trust Collective.

Grand Rapids, MI (May, 2024) – Basepath, the leading name, image and likeness (NIL) operations software provider for collectives, universities and college athletes, has officially joined The Collective Association (TCA) as a founding member. All affiliate members who join in the first year are considered founding members. 

“Basepath brings their network and deep experience within the collective world to the partnership, adding tremendous value to our organization,” said TCA President Russell White. “As a unified voice within The Collective Association, we are dedicated to championing the interests of our member collectives and advancing NIL opportunities.” 

Basepath is hosting a webinar, “The Collective Association’s Initiatives” with White as the guest speaker on Thursday, May 30th at 1 pm. The discussion will include new exclusive announcements. Register here.

TCA Chairman and Spyre Sports Group Co-Founder and President (the NIL entity for the University of Tennessee) Hunter Baddour has outlined three core objectives of TCA: Athlete Protection, A Unified Understanding, and Establishment of a Collective Voice. In an official statement, Baddour emphasized TCA’s commitment to advancing opportunities and fairness for college athletes, with the addition of new members bolstering the collective efforts to shape the future of NIL. 

TCA is launching an Athlete Advisory Committee soon, with representatives from each collective.

“Basepath is committed to empowering collectives within The Collective Association as they navigate the evolving landscape of NIL opportunities.” said Basepath Founder and CEO Thomas Thomas Jr.  “Together, we strive to advance the NIL ecosystem, ensuring fair and equitable opportunities for student-athletes now and in the future.” 

Thomas added, “Basepath works with more collectives than anyone. We’re excited to be partnered with an organization that’s bringing best practices to collectives and helping support their organization.”

Over the past few months, TCA has expanded its membership to include over 30 collectives across the Power 4 conferences, with ongoing growth anticipated. Among its key initiatives is the development of a revenue-sharing model for athletes and working closely with other stakeholders in shaping the future of college athletics.

30+ Members of The Collective Association:

  1. University of Tennessee (Tennessee) – Spyre Sports Group
  2. University of Georgia (UGA) – Classic City Collective
  3. Florida State University (FSU) – The Battles EndH
  4. University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) – The Grove Collective
  5. University of Southern California (USC) – House of Victory
  6. University of Michigan (Michigan) – Champions Circle
  7. Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) – Happy Valley United
  8. Kansas State University (K-State) – Wildcat NIL
  9. University of South Carolina (USC) – Garnet Trust
  10. University of Kansas (KU) – Mass St. Collective
  11. Ohio State University (Ohio State) – The 1870 Society
  12. University of Colorado Boulder (CU) – The 5430 Foundation
  13. University of Arizona (Arizona) – Desert Takeover CollectiveCD
  14. University of Missouri (Mizzou) – Every True Tiger Foundation
  15. Brigham Young University (BYU) – The Royal Blue
  16. Arizona State University (Arizona St.) – Sun Angel Collective
  17. University of Louisville (Louisville) – 502 Circle 
  18. West Virginia University (WVU) – Country Roads Trust
  19. University of Cincinnati (Cincy) – Cincy Reigns
  20. University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) – Alliance 412
  21. University of Oregon (Oregon) – Division Street
  22. University of Alabama (Bama) – Yea Alabama
  23. Duke University (Duke) – Durham Devils
  24. University of Iowa (Iowa) – Iowa Swarm
  25. Washington State University – Cougar Collective
  26. Purdue University – Boilermaker Alliance
  27. University of Connecticut – Bleeding Blue for Good
  28. University of Florida – Florida Victorious 
  29. University of North Carolina – Heels 4 Life
  30. University of Washington – Montlake Futures
  31. University of Central Florida (UCF) – The Kingdom
  32. Oklahoma State University – Pokes with a Purpose
  33. Northwestern University – True NU

About The Collective Association

The Collective Association (TCA) was formed in July 2023 by a coalition of seven initial NIL entities: The Battles End (FSU), The Grove Collective (Ole Miss), Happy Valley United (Penn St), Spyre Sports Group (Tennessee), House of Victory (USC), Champions Circle (Michigan), and Classic City Collective (UGA). With a keen awareness of the challenges faced by coaches and athletes in navigating NIL regulations, TCA seeks to advocate for informed and equitable legislation that serves the interests of all stakeholders. To learn more about TCA visit their website

About Basepath

Basepath is the leading provider of NIL operations software for collectives, universities, agents and student-athletes. On the mobile app, Basepath Wallet helps athletes manage their NIL finances, employment income, and university grants. Collectives supported by Basepath include University of Louisville’s 502Circle Collective and Foundation, University of Colorado’s 5430 Foundation, University of Georgia’s Classic City Collective, Florida State University’s Rising Spear Collective and Ole Miss’ The Grove Collective. For more information about Basepath, visit or its social media pages on Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.