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Saluki Football alliance

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SIU football student-athletes are monetizing and profiting from their name, image and likeness (NIL). This is a chance for Saluki fans to support the Saluki Football players.


Saluki Football Alliance was created with a goal of supporting student-athletes at Southern Illinois University by facilitating legal and compliant NIL opportunities as well as helping those athletes prepare for the future.


The Saluki Football Alliance provides student athletes an opportunity to work with area businesses and alumni…and learn the value of getting involved in their community. 

What is Name, Image, Likeness?

Name, image and likeness (NIL)is an individual’s personal brand. NCAA as of July 1, 2021 allows student-athletes to profit off that brand or influence through a variety of channels. To learn more about NCAA’s NIL progress and regulations, visit NIL Taking Action page for current updates.

“This is an important day for college athletes since they all are now able to take advantage of name, image and likeness opportunities. With the variety of state laws adopted across the country, we will continue to work with Congress to develop a solution that will provide clarity on a national level. The current environment — both legal and legislative — prevents us from providing a more permanent solution and the level of detail student-athletes deserve.”

NCAA President, Mark Emmert

Updated Rules for supporting SIU Athletes.

Rule #1: Extra Benefits

An extra benefit is any benefit provided to a student-athlete (or his/her family & friends) that isn’t available to the general public and/or general student population.

Compensation a student-athlete (and their family/friends) receives must be accompanied by an exchange of value.


Provide opportunities for an exchange of value such as a legitimate business deals (e.g., $100 for a social media post).


Provide benefits without any type of quid pro quo such as a cash gifts, discounts, or special access.

Rule #2: Pay For Play

The NCAA does not permit a student-athlete to receive compensation based in any manner on athletic participation or performance.

This restriction includes NIL contracts that provide compensation based on athletic performance.


Contract clause stating “Student-athlete compensation increases from 10% to 15% if his/her social media following increases to 100,000.” Creating a new contract based on new level of influence/reputation, regardless of how the influence/reputation was increased (i.e., whether it was based on athletic success).


Contract clause stating “Student-Athlete receives $500 bonus for offensive player of the week.” Contract clause stating “Student-Athlete compensation increases from 10% to 15% if the student-athlete is selected to all conference.”

Rule #3: Inducements

The NCAA does not permit any benefits to be promised in exchange for the commitment of a PSA or the continued enrollment/participation of a current student-athlete.

Neither the institution nor boosters of an institution may offer NIL contracts that are contingent on the prospect choosing SIU.


Find ways to assist current student-athletes and build an environment rich in NIL opportunities.


Provide NIL opportunities to prospective student-athletes prior to their enrollment at SIU.

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