Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What Is NIL?
On July 1, 2021 a new NCAA policy went into effect and allows student athletes from all three divisions to monetize their name, image, and likeness - often referred to as NIL. Athletes can now accept endorsements from brands, monetize their social media presences, and work with professional firms to coordinate deals. The NCAA guidance allows students to engage in NIL activities so long as they are “consistent with the law of the state where the school is located” and allows students in states without NIL laws to participate without breaking NCAA rules.
The new NCAA guidance also specifies that “colleges and universities are responsible for determining whether those activities are consistent with state law.” If you want further guidance on NIL in your state, reach out to the compliance department at your university. To learn more about NCAA NIL policies and resources click here.
FAN CLUB FAQS
What is a NBC Sports Athlete Direct fan club?
College student-athletes are partnering with NBC Sports Athlete Direct to launch fan clubs. Fan club members receive unprecedented access to their favorite athlete and a host of perks including an autographed photo, a $30 Promo Code towards 2 movie tickets ($15 each) from Fandango and 6 Months of Peacock Premium.
What are the benefits of becoming an athlete fan club member?
Access to Members Only Podcast
Get to know your favorite athlete off the field through a members only exclusive podcast.
6 Months of Peacock Premium
Start streaming! Please enjoy your 6-month, all-access pass to Peacock Premium and unlock everything peacock has to offer like live sporting events, blockbuster movies, original series and so much more! *Excludes certain existing Peacock subscribers. Peacock Premium auto-renews at $4.99/month or then-current retail price (plus tax) after offer ends. Cancel anytime. Additional eligibility restrictions and terms apply: https://www.peacocktv.com/offer-terms/NILfanoffer
2 Movie Tickets from Fandango
Your fan club membership includes $30 Fandango Promo Code towards 2 movie tickets ($15 per ticket, up to $30 total ticket and convenience fee value) to see any movie at Fandango partner theaters in the US.
Student-Athlete Autographed Photo
You will receive an autographed photo of your favorite student-athlete.
Student-Athlete Virtual Group Meet and Greet
Join your favorite student-athlete for a members only virtual meet and greet.
How much does it cost to join a student-athlete’s fan club?
Each student-athlete fan club membership costs $99.99 plus tax.
How long does a fan club membership last?
Fan club memberships run congruent with each student-athlete’s current sports season. The membership period for fall sports student-athletes starts on October 14 and ends on January 15.
I’m located outside of the United States, can I purchase a fan club membership?
Currently, we are not allowing purchases outside of the United States.
What is the minimum age requirement to purchase a fan club membership?
You must be 18 years of age or older to purchase a fan club membership.
What is the Refund Policy?
What forms of payment are accepted?
You may use Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover.
Does my NBC Sports Athlete Direct Fan Club Membership Auto Renew?
No. Fan club memberships purchased during the 2022-23 academic year do not auto renew.
How do student-athletes benefit from their fans clubs?
Student-athletes receive a share of revenue generated by their fan clubs. Student-athletes are able to engage directly with their fans and build their personal brands with the help of one of the largest media companies in the world. Student-athletes gain invaluable entrepreneurial and business experience.
How do I receive and redeem my 6 Months of Peacock Premium?
We will email you with instructions on how to redeem your 6 months of Peacock Premium after you purchase a fan club membership. If you do not receive an email or would like to contact customer support, please contact us here. This Peacock Premium offer will be subject to the following terms and conditions:
Peacock Promo Code Terms and Conditions
This Peacock promo code (the “Code”) grants you access to Peacock’s ad-supported, video on demand offering currently branded as Peacock Premium (“Peacock Premium”) subject to all applicable terms and conditions, for 6 months (your “Access Period”) at no charge (currently a $4.99/month retail value). This Code is valid from October 6, 2022 – April 30, 2023 (the “Redemption Period”). The Code becomes void once redeemed or if not redeemed by 11:59 PT on April 30, 2023.
You can start your Access Period by signing up for Peacock Premium at peacocktv.com/NILfanoffer and using this Code at the time of enrollment. You are only eligible to redeem this offer if you: (i) are 18 years of age or older; (ii) reside in the United States (including its territories, commonwealths and possessions); (iii) provide Peacock with a valid payment method; (iv) are a new or existing Peacock Premium user; and (v) purchase/subscribe to a NBC Sports Athlete Direct Fan Club during the Offer Period. Offer excludes Peacock subscribers billed through a third party (e.g., Apple, Google, Roku or Amazon). Existing Peacock Premium annual subscribers billed through Peacock must take additional steps to redeem offer. Contact Peacock’s Customer Care team for assistance through our Get in Touch page.
While supplies last. Peacock reserves the right to modify or terminate this offer at any time and for any reason. After such time, Peacock shall not be obliged to accept redemptions or any further attempts to use any Code. If lost or stolen, cannot be replaced. No cash value, except as required by law. Cannot be combined with any other offer, including any offer redeemed in the past 12 months. One-time use only; limit one Code per email account. Not for resale; void if sold, transferred or exchanged.
Limited time offer. Excludes Peacock subscribers billed through third party (e.g., Apple, Google, Roku or Amazon). Existing Peacock Premium annual subscribers must take additional steps to redeem offer. Peacock Premium auto-renews at $4.99/mo. or then-current retail price (plus tax) after offer ends. Cancel anytime. Eligibility restrictions and terms apply: Offer Terms. Peacock © Peacock TV LLC. All rights reserved.
How do I receive and redeem the $30 Promotional Code from Fandango?
We will email you with instructions on how to redeem your $30 Fandango Promo Code towards 2 movie tickets ($15 per ticket, up to $30 total ticket and convenience fee value) to see any movie at Fandango partner theaters in the US. after you purchase a fan club membership. If you do not receive an email or would like to contact customer support, please contact us here. This Fandango promotional code will be subject to the following terms and conditions:
Fandango Promotional Code Terms and Conditions
Promotional Code (“Code”) is good towards the purchase of 2 movie tickets ($15 per ticket, up to $30 total ticket and convenience fee value) to see any movie at Fandango partner theaters in the US. Code is void if not redeemed by 4/30/23. Only valid for purchase of movie tickets made at Fandango.com or via the Fandango app and cannot be redeemed directly at any theater box office. If lost or stolen, cannot be replaced. No cash value, except as required by law. Void where prohibited. Not valid with any other offer. Offer valid in U.S. One-time use only. Not for resale; void if sold or exchanged. If cost of movie tickets with Fandango’s convenience fee included is more than maximum value of the Code, then user must pay the difference. Any price difference between movie ticket purchased and maximum value of the Code will not be refunded. Fandango Loyalty Solutions, LLC is not a sponsor or co-sponsor of this offer. The redemption of the Code is subject to Fandango’s Terms and Policies at www.fandango.com/terms-and-policies.
How do I receive the autographed photo?
The autographed photo will be delivered to the shipping address that you provided during the purchase process. You will receive a separate email that contains shipping and tracking details. Please note that we can only ship to U.S. addresses.
How do I get access to the members only podcast?
We will email you with instructions on how to access the members only podcast after you purchase a fan club membership.
When will the members only group video call take place?
We will notify you via email when the call is scheduled. The video call will take place toward the end of the student-athlete’s sports season.
How do I contact NBC Sports Athlete Direct?
Please click here to contact us.
I’m a college athlete, how do I partner with NBC Sports Athlete Direct on a fan club?
DM us on Instagram @nbcsportsathletes or contact us here .
I’m a college athletic administrator. How do our student-athletes partner with NBC Sports Athlete Direct on a fan club?
Please click here to contact us.
NIL MARKETPLACE FAQS
What is NBC Sports Athlete Direct?
NBC Sports Athlete Direct is a NIL community that connects student-athletes and advertisers. NBC Sports Athlete Direct enables student-athletes to earn money from their name, image and likeness.
How does the NIL Marketplace work?
Advertisers will make NIL offers available to college student-athletes through NBC Sports Athlete Direct. College student-athletes have the option to participate in the NIL offer. Those who opt-in to participate and complete the advertiser’s campaign requirements will receive payment based on a predetermined rate.
How do athletes sign up for the NIL Marketplace?
Student-athletes can sign up here. We will notify you when NIL opportunities are available.
Who can sign up for NIL opportunities available through NBC Sports Athlete Direct?
Student-athletes at NCAA member schools can sign up for NIL opportunities through NBC Sports Athlete Direct.
If I’m under 18 and a student-athlete, can I sign up for NIL opportunities through NBC Sports Athlete Direct?
No. Unfortunately, you are not eligible at this time.
If I’m an international student and a student-athlete, can I sign up for NIL opportunities through NBC Sports Athlete Direct?
No. Unfortunately, you are not eligible at this time.
When did NBC Sports Athlete Direct launch?
NBC Sports Athlete Direct launched in May 2022. Student-athletes at Notre Dame, Temple and Vanderbilt participated in a pilot program.
How much money can I make participating in NBC Sports Athlete Direct marketplace?
It will vary by advertiser campaign.
If I participate in NIL offers from NBC Sports Athlete Direct, can I still do other NIL deals that are not related to NBC Sports Athlete Direct?
Yes. Absolutely! You can still do other NIL deals that are not related to NBC Sports Athlete Direct. This program is non-exclusive.
What should I know about NBC Sports?
NBC Sports is a media company that presents premier content across linear and digital platforms that include: NBC, USA Network, Golf Channel, CNBC, NBC Sports Regional Networks and Peacock. NBC Sports is home to the most watched events in America, and possesses an unparalleled collection of media rights agreements, with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world including the Olympics, NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NASCAR, INDYCAR, PGA TOUR, Notre Dame, Premier League and French Open.
NBC Sports also consists of NBC Sports Next, a subdivision of NBC Sports, and home to all NBCUniversal digital applications in sports and technology. NBC Sports is part of NBCUniversal which owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a premium ad-supported streaming service. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.