The Department of Athletics at Wittenberg University, in conjunction with INFCLR, has launched a new platform named Tiger Up Exchange, a partnership created to assist collegiate student-athletes and businesses in developing Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) agreements.
Tiger Up Exchange is a service offered free of charge to Wittenberg student-athletes and the commercial enterprises that use it. The partnership helps administrators in Wittenberg’s Department of Athletics customize and manage NIL reporting, while providing approved businesses, collectives, and individuals with a customized portal for communicating directly with student-athletes and fulfilling NIL transactions.
“Wittenberg University has always been a leader in supporting its students. We are leading by providing this NIL platform opportunity for our scholar athletes that choose to participate and the alumni, local businesses and companies that support them,” said Wittenberg Director of Athletics Brian Agler ‘80. “INFLCR Exchange provides the strategy, technology, education and compliance for the scholar athletes that choose to be included in a NIL partnership. It also creates a space for participants and businesses to connect with scholar athletes, and the essential oversight, accountability and education to support us in complying with the ever changing NCAA NIL policies and rules.”
After a business, collective, or individual registers on Wittenberg’s Tiger Up Exchange, access is granted to a searchable database of Tiger student-athletes. Messages can be sent directly to the student-athletes in the application or a request can be made for the student-athlete's contact information (or that of their representative) to start a discussion about an NIL transaction, provided they are within legal protocols.
Such activities may include autographs, promoting brands on social media, third-party media endorsements, running camps or clinics, providing private sports lessons, personal appearances, and more. INFLCR and Wittenberg will not be a party to the negotiations.
Wittenberg will offer its students-athletes the opportunity to opt-out of the Tiger Up Exchange if they choose. Businesses, collectives, or individuals can learn more about Tiger Up Exchange at this link: https://dash.inflcr.com/exchange/wittenberg-university
“We’re excited to help Wittenberg provide their student-athletes and local support with the technology to make NIL easier while staying compliant," said INFLCR Founder and President Jim Cavale. “Wittenberg will remain a leader in the DIII space with this INFLCR powered platform.”
About INFLCR & Local Exchange
INFLCR, a Teamworks product, is the leading athlete brand-building and NIL business management app for over 250 elite collegiate and professional sports organizations. The INFLCR athlete app educates student-athletes, coaches and staff for the NIL era in a safe and compliant environment, all powered by best-in-class content delivery for student-athletes to access and share content to their social media channels. INFLCR technology also includes the impactful INFLCR Local Exchange, a school-customized NIL exchange where schools can direct businesses, individuals, or collectives seeking to find, communicate with, pay and report NIL transactions with its student-athletes. The INFLCR Local Exchange maximizes the student-athlete’s wallet share while streamlining compliance and tax reporting responsibilities.
Wittenberg University has developed an education that develops the individual's capacity to think, read, and communicate with precision, understanding, and imagination. Wittenberg has more Ohio Professors of the Year than any four-year institution in the state, and the University has been recognized nationally for excellence in community service, sustainability, and intercollegiate athletics. Located among the beautiful rolling hills and hollows of Springfield, Ohio, Wittenberg offers more than 100 majors, minors and special programs, enviable student-faculty research opportunities, a unique student success center, service and study options close to home and abroad, a stellar athletics tradition, and successful career preparation.
Wittenberg has long been a pioneer in athletics and recreation, offering as broad-based an intercollegiate athletics program as possible and leading the way in offering women competitive opportunities. Now offering 26 intercollegiate teams — 12 for men and 14 for women — in addition to numerous club and intramural opportunities, Wittenberg has something to meet every student's athletics and recreation needs.
A charter member of NCAA Division III, Wittenberg won the inaugural football championship in 1973, one of five national titles credited to the program and one of nine national titles across four sports won by Tiger teams since 1961. Wittenberg has competed in the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) since 1989, winning more than 130 league championships and advancing multiple teams to NCAA Division III postseason play each year.
For further information, contact Senior Associate Director of Athletics Operations & Compliance Bret Billhardt at (937) 327-7088 or firstname.lastname@example.org.