A conversation on the NIL charitable impact, unique NIL stories, and expert tips for athletes in the ever-evolving NIL environment. Welcome to the NIL4U Podcast, an enlightening journey into the world of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL), brought to you by SportsE Media.

Topics Discussed in NIL Charitable Impact and Complexities:
  • Athletes leveraging NIL for good, including LSU athletes supporting a sports editor with cancer and Arch Manning's significant donation to Ronald McDonald House charities.
  • The challenges of shoe endorsements within NIL, spotlighted by Harper Murray's deal with Avoli shoes and the conflict with university-wide contracts.
  • The expanding reach of NIL into lesser-known sports, illustrated by Learfield's partnership with college rodeo, bringing media attention to the sport.
  • The critical role of trusted advisors in guiding student-athletes through the complexities of NIL deals, emphasizing the importance of legal, financial, and ethical advice to align with NCAA regulations and protect long-term interests.
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5 Misconceptions About NIL (Name, Image, Likeness) | A Positive View
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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.