SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Athletics continues to take off in the NIL sphere that has taken more than college athletics with the addition of Accelerate Sports Ventures to their arsenal of sources.
Accelerate Sports Ventures is a leader in college name, image and likeness consulting and will assist present additional vision, approach and ideal practices for Utah student-athletes advancing the Utes’ NIL efforts. Accelerate is anticipated to assist bolster Utah’s efforts with its Elevate U plan by giving help to athletes, coaches and employees on all NIL-associated subjects.
“We are excited to companion with Doug Phillis and Accelerate Sports Ventures,” mentioned Utah Director of Athletics Mark Harlan. “Doug’s background tends to make him uniquely certified to recognize and navigate the NIL landscape.” Leveraging Accelerate’s market knowledge offers our student-athletes a important benefit in optimizing their NIL possibilities locally and beyond. We are confident that Accelerate will assist position Utah Athletics nicely nationally in this essential space.”
University of Utah Athletics continues to market the Elevate U plan to NIL student-athletes with the announcement of a new partnership with Accelerate Sports Ventures to serve as the school’s official name, image and likeness consultancy.#GoUtes https://t.co/5Ko75IbhMG
— Utah Athletics (@utahathletics) June 6, 2023
Who is Accelerate Sports Ventures?
Accelerate’s LinkedIn web page says the corporation launched in 2019 and offers “complete options for the future of college athletics.”
Founder Doug Phillis is surely familiar with the globe of college athletics as he was the Associate Athletic Director for Improvement and later the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Administration at Rutgers University from 2010-2013.
Phyllis also spent time at Army as an intern, improvement associate and assistant athletic director for improvement, important gifts and income generation from 2005-2010.
— Accelerate Sports Ventures (@AccelerateSV) June 6, 2023
Accelerate currently boasts an impressive list of athletic departments consulted on NIL matters, such as Boston College, NC State and Penn State, amongst other people.
“We are thrilled to companion with and help the University of Utah as they present their athletes and employees with the tools to take complete benefit of name, image and likeness,” Phyllis mentioned. “The NIL is about chance and empowerment and we are thrilled to be capable to help all stakeholders in Utah as they navigate this new era of college athletics.”
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