This NIL4U Podcast episode talks about the wild story of Johnny Manziel and what if Johnny Football had NIL deals when he was playing college football for Texas A&M? We also discuss the Louisville NIL Collective signing the women's basketball and volleyball teams and what this means for women's sports around the country. And finally, how does everyone maintain the integrity of college sports with the millions upon millions of dollars changing hands?

Connect with the hosts and producer of NIL4U
Rob Finkelstein: Linkedin | Website
Trent Clark: Linkedin | Website
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Key Topics Discussed in this NIL Podcast Episode:
  • The Role of Collectives in NIL
  • Legislation and Regulation in NIL
  • Creative NIL Deals and Entrepreneurship
  • Mental Health and Social Media Impact
  • The Influence of NIL on Lesser-Known Sports
  • NIL for Good
TIMESTAMPS | What If Johnny Football Had NIL Deals, Louisville NIL Collective, and Integrity in College Sports
00:00:02 - Introduction and Hosts
00:00:23 - Co-host Introduction
00:00:35 - Show's Purpose and Topics
00:00:56 - Headlines: Johnny Manziel and NIL
00:02:57 - Impact of NIL on Athletes' Lives
00:03:23 - Louisville NIL Collective Signs Teams
00:05:18 - Team Effort and NIL Deals
00:07:28 - The PASS Act Discussion
00:09:44 - Government Involvement in College Athletics
00:10:25 - Financial Aid and NIL Impact
00:13:01 - Athletes Giving Back: NIL for Good
00:16:18 - Alex Jean Glover's Commitment to Big Brother Big Sister
00:19:32 - Acacia Lofton's Passion for Financial Literacy
00:20:20 - The Importance of Financial Literacy in NIL
00:21:50 - NIL for Good: Athletes Making a Difference
00:23:17 - Education Segment: NIL Opportunities
00:32:55 - Networking and Building Relationships
00:35:40 - Alumni Direct and Networking Post-College
00:38:42 - Leveraging LinkedIn and Networking Strategies
00:42:25 - Closing Remarks and Next Episode Teaser

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Rob Finkelstein: Linkedin | Website
Trent Clark: Linkedin | Website
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Creators & Guests

Alumni Direct
Alumni Direct offers you a new way to connect. We have created a platform where alumni and athletes from all walks of life can network and collaborate.
Trent Clark
3-time Major League Baseball World Series CoachCEO of Leadershipity - We Help Leaders Create Teams of Coachable Champions
SportsE Media
SE is a digital sports media brand & production co for executives & entrepreneurs engaged in sports

What is NIL4U?

Hosted by two renowned figures in the NIL space, Rob Finklestein and Trent M. Clark, this podcast dives deep into the dynamic intersection of sports, business, and personal branding. Rob Finklestein, the founder and CEO of Alumni Direct, brings his expertise from leading “Athletes Entrepreneurs: The Alumni Journey,” a podcast that sheds light on athletes transitioning from sports to the business realm. Trent M. Clark, a 3x World Series champion and CEO of AIM NIL Academy, complements the discussion with his profound insights from educating athletes about NIL systems and entrepreneurial strategies. He is also the voice behind the “Winners Find A Way” podcast, featuring interviews with notable athletes and business personalities.