Rising Spear Collective Supporting FSU Athletes Chooses Basepath as Exclusive NIL Operations Software

August 9, 2023

Rising Spear is named an official sponsor of Florida State Athletics

Tallahassee, Florida (August, 2023) – Basepath, the leading NIL operations software company for collectives, universities, and student-athletes has been chosen as the exclusive provider for Rising Spear, a collective created to support student athletes from Florida State University (FSU). Together, this collaboration aims to propel Florida State student-athletes into a new era of NIL opportunities, allowing them to seize their full potential and elevate their personal brands.

With a commitment to student-athletes, Rising Spear has already established an impressive track record, providing over 1500 hours of localized, regional, and national NIL activation opportunities and appearances for more than 200 FSU student-athletes. Rising Spear seeks to improve the student-athlete NIL experience with Basepath’s ‘Athlete Wallet’, which helps FSU student-athletes manage their NIL tasks and finances. This allows Rising Spear to focus on unlocking an array of monetization opportunities with donors, businesses, and community partners.

Basepath enables student-athletes to navigate the complexities of NIL with confidence. Basepath provides a platform that allows student-athletes to efficiently handle their NIL rights, ensuring compliance and maximizing opportunities. The software streamlines tasks such as contract management, financial reporting, and content submissions for approval, freeing up valuable time for student-athletes to focus on their athletic and academic pursuits. The platform automates NIL agreement management, ensuring compliance with local, state, and NCAA regulations and guidelines. 

By harnessing Basepath’s technology, Florida State student-athletes will now have the tools they need to thrive in the evolving NIL landscape. Basepath is used by over 40 collectives across the country including University of Louisville 502 Circle Collective and Foundation, University of Minnesota Collective Dinkytown, and FAU Paradise Collective.

Within the Rising Spear ecosystem, there are two entities: Garnet Spirit Inc. and Gold Standard.

Garnet Spirit Inc., an approved non-profit organization, is dedicated to empowering FSU student-athletes to make a positive impact on underserved communities in Tallahassee. With support from generous donors, Garnet Spirit Inc. facilitates in-person appearances for student-athletes at schools throughout Leon County, Tallahassee Memorial Rehabilitation Center, The American Red Cross, The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Big Bend, Make-A-Wish of Central and North Florida, and various other charitable organizations. Recently, the collective’s commitment to community upliftment earned it esteemed recognition as a distinguished business partner by Leon County schools.

On the other hand, Gold Standard, the for-profit entity within Rising Spear, paves the way for student-athletes to embrace the full potential of their Name, Image, and Likeness through strategic partnerships with local, regional, and national corporations. These alliances allow FSU student-athletes to develop their personal brands, amplifying their presence through in-person appearances, social media strategies, and digital media distribution.

“Basepath’s NIL athlete operations software is a game changer that will help our student-athletes excel both on and off the field,” said Chief Operating Officer of Rising Spear, Will Cowen. “By joining Rising Spear, you empower a holistic support system for our student-athletes’ journey to greatness.”

This collaboration between Rising Spear and Basepath drives positive change and offers new NIL opportunities for Florida State student-athletes. As the NIL landscape continues to evolve, this collaboration will ensure that student-athletes receive the support and tools they need to flourish in their athletic and personal endeavors.

“We’re excited for the impact this alliance will have on FSU’s campus and in the Tallahassee community,” said Basepath Co-Founder and CEO Thomas Thomas Jr. “Our advanced operations technology will improve the lives of Seminole student-athletes through enhancing their productivity, and ultimately, their success.”

About Rising Spear

Rising Spear is a prominent third-party NIL collective and a proud partner of Florida State Athletics. With a commitment to empowering student-athletes, Rising Spear provides exceptional NIL activation opportunities and appearances, optimizing their brands and opening doors to monetization opportunities. Visit risingspear.com for more information about Rising Spear. 

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 502Circle Collective and Foundation, University of Minnesota Collective Dinkytown, FAU Paradise Collective and Iowa State We Will Collective. For more information about Basepath, visit www.basepath.com or its social media pages on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

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