SAN ANTONIO – UTSA Athletics, in partnership with INFLCR, has launched the Runners Go Bold Exchange, a comprehensive Name, Image and Likeness platform that will connect student-athletes and businesses for NIL partnerships, endorsements and opportunities.
“We are excited to launch the Runners Go Bold Exchange through our great partnership with INFLCR, the industry leader in the NIL space,” UTSA Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Lisa Campos said. “We are committed to providing all of our student-athletes with the best tools possible to maximize their NIL opportunities. This platform will not only allow our student-athletes to market themselves for business partnerships, but also provide important educational information to set them up for success.”
After registering on the Runners Go Bold Exchange, businesses will be able to access a database of UTSA student-athletes in a manner that is searchable by a variety of criteria and to contact student-athletes directly. This will provide student-athletes the opportunity to participate in all brand-focused activities that meet the legal requirements set forth by the Texas State Legislature and follow UTSA NIL protocols.
After initial registration, all discussions and negotiations will take place directly between outside parties and UTSA student-athletes.
The Runners Go Bold Exchange is a free platform available to all UTSA student-athletes. Its content-delivery system allows student-athletes to easily access photos, videos and other media content that bolsters their online presence. The system also provides analytics that will help student-athletes measure their audience engagement.
In partnership with INFLCR, the Runners Go Bold Exchange includes a payment processing tool that will ensure secure payment for student-athletes, as well as an automatic tally on a consolidated 1099 tax form, a feature that will help student-athletes achieve more efficient and accurate tax reporting. In addition, the platform will provide comprehensive education on NIL issues, including financial literacy.
UTSA is just the latest collegiate athletics department to partner with INFLCR, which stands as the national leader in athlete brand building, NIL opportunity creation and content management. Its platforms are currently used by more than 3,500 collegiate and professional sports teams, and more than 70,000 active athlete users.
“I’m thrilled to see UTSA Athletics take this bold step forward in the world of Name, Image, and Likeness with the launch of the Runners Go Bold Exchange,” said INFLCR General Manager Sean Kelly. “Through the exchange, UTSA student-athletes will be able to harness their NIL potential and open new doors to exciting opportunities.”
About INFLCR Exchange
INFLCR, available on Teamworks’ Operating System for Sports™, is the leading athlete brand-building and NIL business management app for over 270 elite collegiate and professional sports organizations. The INFLCR athlete app educates student-athletes, coaches, and staff for the NILera in a safe and compliant environment, all powered by best-in-class content delivery for student-athletes to access and share content to their social media channels. The INFLCR platform also includes the impactful INFLCR Local Exchange, a school-customized NIL exchange where schools can direct businesses, collectives, and fans seeking to find, communicate with, pay, and report NIL transactions with student-athletes. The INFLCR Local Exchange maximizes the student-athlete wallet share while streamlining compliance and tax reporting responsibilities. To learn more about the INFLCR Local Exchange, please visit teamworks.com/inflcr.
About UTSA Athletics
The UTSA Department of Intercollegiate Athletics offers 17 sports at the NCAA Division I level as a member of the American Athletic Conference. UTSA boasts 80 conference championships, over 60 NCAA postseason appearances and more than 50 All-Americans since its inaugural year in 1981. UTSA Athletics transforms lives as San Antonio’s nationally recognized NCAA Division I program. UTSA Athletics develops champions in the classroom, in competition and in life, while serving as an integral part of the undergraduate student experience, enhancing the visibility of the university and engaging the community. Learn more online at GoUTSA.com or on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.