Name. Image. Likeness.

Indiana State University STUDENT-ATHLETES

Crossroad of Champions was formed to help empower Indiana State University student-athletes to maximize all their endeavors while in Terre Haute, both on and off the field. Crossroad of Champions supports Indiana State University student-athletes in their endeavors to become men and women with an attitude of professionalism, gratitude, honesty, and integrity while succeeding academically, athletically, and beyond. Crossroad of Champions is committed to ensuring that every current and future Sycamore can leverage the power of their name, image, and likeness to build a brighter figure for themselves and the Indiana State University community.


Fans of Indiana State University now have the opportunity to support student-athletes directly by subscribing to Crossroad of Champions. Each membership level offers exclusive benefits, and contributions can be designated by specific sport, with funds being allocated equally among all participating team members.


Between 85 – 90%. Crossroad of Champions keeps its overhead costs as low as possible, but must cover expenses related to IT, legal, marketing materials, content creation, student-athlete education, fan engagement experiences, and bookkeeping. The Board of Directors review finances on an on-going basis to ensure funds are spent in ways that most benefit the athletes.

Yes, members of Crossroad of Champions can denote what sport and their respective student-athletes contributions will be earmarked for. Members can also contact us directly to set up activations with their favorite student-athlete(s).

Individuals and businesses interested in giving larger contributions can do so via the “one-time contribution link” on the membership page, or can contact us directly at to discuss further. Contributions can be specified for specific sports, programs and activations.

No, contracts vary based on the specific athlete and the requirements of the contributor and/or activation. Each deal is individually negotiated and agreed upon by the student-athletes. That being said, Crossroad of Champions seeks to provide equal opportunities for both male and female student-athletes.

No, contracts are not exclusive. We want all Crossroad of Champions student-athletes to thrive under NIL and take advantage of every opportunity that comes their way.

Crossroad of Champions offers Indiana State University student-athletes near limitless opportunities to engage in NIL activations, including: autograph signings, social media promotions, camps and clinics, charity events, special appearances, commercials, and many more!

Yes – businesses and individuals can request specific NIL deals with athletes. Contact us at to get started.

While the NCAA does not allow NIL agreements to be predicated on a student-athlete’s continued enrollment at a university, our agreements are limited in time and scope to provide protection for contributor funds in situations where a student-athlete transfers.

No, the collective is not affiliated with the university in any way. It is a third party created to work with Indiana State University student-athletes.

Student-athletes cannot enter into deals that promote alcohol, drugs, pharmaceuticals, political advertising, pornography, gambling or betting, or other opportunities that go against Indiana State University values. Additionally, there must be quid-pro-quo between the athlete and an individual or business. Crossroad of Champions seeks to create a wide range of NIL opportunities for student-athletes that help them grow as young men and women, while also giving supporters an opportunity to interact with student-athletes in unique ways. 

Crossroad of Champions is not a 501c3 tax exempt entity. As such, contributions to Crossroad of Champions are not tax deductible as a charitable donation.

A business may direct that payments for the NIL activations by the student athletes be used to promote the business and/or market the business’ products and services. To learn more, contact us at  Under these circumstances a business may be able to deduct these payments and/or payments for a membership to Crossroad of Champions as a business expense. Of course, a business seeking a tax deduction for such payments should consult with it’s tax advisor prior to taking any such deduction.

Nothing in this communication is intended to constitute legal or tax advice.