December 8, 2022

Updates on Ohio State NIL Collective Organizations


Statement from Ohio State Senior Vice President & Wolfe Foundation Endowed Athletics Director Gene Smith

There has never been a more exciting time to be a fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes. Excellence within our programs and remarkable experiences for our student-athletes will always be the standard at Ohio State, while competing for championships, academic excellence and graduating, and preparing for life after sports are our goals.

Recent guidance updates from the NCAA clarified how schools can be involved with Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) activities of student-athletes. Many of our Buckeyes are taking advantage of this, and we are committed to supporting our current and future student-athletes while building strong, competitive programs.

We welcome your help in keeping Ohio State at the top of the college athletics landscape. Three “collective” organizations that are helping our Buckeyes maximize NIL opportunities are in operation now and seeking additional support. They are:

The Ohio State Department of Athletics thanks Buckeye Nation for its support.