How NBC Sports is growing its NIL business

MOGL claims to be used by over 10,000 student-athletes and has partnered with universities across all three NCAA divisions, including Notre Dame, Holy Cross and Winona State. It was founded by two Notre Dame classmates, including former quarterback Brandon Wimbush.

Since being signed into law in June 2021, brands of all sizes—including Chipotle, Degree, Vuori and Cash App—have inked deals with student-athletes. This year’s March Madness tournament saw LSU’s Angel Reese’s valuation jump to $1.3 million from $371,000 after her team’s win, according to On3, a platform that tracks NIL deals and valuations for players’ sponsored social media posts. Last year, NIL deals generated an estimated $1.14 billion in revenue for athletes, according to Opendorse, another NIL marketplace.

“As the NIL landscape continues to evolve, MOGL’s vision is for student-athletes to maximize their potential in all areas of life—including their name, image, and likeness,” said Ayden Syal, MOGL CEO and co-founder. “Our relationship with NBC Sports Athlete Direct increases our ability to continue to offer extraordinary opportunities for our student-athletes beyond simply sponsorships.”