9 episodes

Duke track and field athlete Emily Cole and Business of College Sports founder Kristi Dosh have teamed up for The Players' Podcast. Every week, they interview student athletes who are leveraging their name, image and likeness and personal brands to make money and make a difference. Guests share their ups and downs—both in and out of the jersey—to help and inspire their fellow athletes.

The Players' Platform Emily Cole and Kristi Dosh

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    • 4.8 • 4 Ratings

Duke track and field athlete Emily Cole and Business of College Sports founder Kristi Dosh have teamed up for The Players' Podcast. Every week, they interview student athletes who are leveraging their name, image and likeness and personal brands to make money and make a difference. Guests share their ups and downs—both in and out of the jersey—to help and inspire their fellow athletes.

    Using NIL to Host Camps and Work With Your Favorite Brands

    Using NIL to Host Camps and Work With Your Favorite Brands

    We are joined on this episode by Anna Camden of Penn State women’s basketball. Anna was quick to embrace NIL during its infancy and has since taken part in numerous NIL deals ranging from food to skin care and even deals to benefit charitable causes, such as her basketball camp for girls in State College.
    We discuss:
    Her experience being an early adopter of NILHow she feels NIL has changed since its inceptionHer basketball camp (Camp Camden) and the opportunity it presented to raise money for charityThe evolution of her deal with Roots Natural Kitchen, including having her own menu itemWhat NIL marketplace apps she uses and the success she’s experienced with themThe defining lessons she has learned that may help those just getting started in NILThe importance of her faith and how it has changed where she finds her value and identity...and so much more!Follow Anna Camden on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.
    You can follow The Players' Platform podcast on Instagram: @playersplatformpod.

    Kristi Dosh: @SportsBizMiss
    Emily Cole: @EmilyCole

    • 32 min
    Navigating Transferring and NIL with Brevin Galloway

    Navigating Transferring and NIL with Brevin Galloway

    As a sixth-year senior, Clemson guard Brevin Galloway has seen a dramatic evolution in NIL opportunities during his time as a student athlete. 

    He joins the show to talk about his NIL experiences, including: 
    His unique transfer process from Boston College to Clemson Goals he has for his brand during his final year as a student athlete His deals and custom apparel with Amazon and iSlide Advice he has for other student athletes who are just starting in NIL His favorite NIL deal thus far and lessons he’s learned while building his brand His passion for mental health awareness Follow Brevin on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok
    You can follow The Players' Platform podcast on Instagram: @playersplatformpod.

    Kristi Dosh: @SportsBizMiss
    Emily Cole: @EmilyCole

    • 25 min
    Fran Belibi on Building Her Brand and Life After Basketball

    Fran Belibi on Building Her Brand and Life After Basketball

    Known for her dunks on the court, Stanford forward Francesa "Fran" Belibi is also scoring in the NIL space. She joins the show to talk about her NIL journey, her clothing
    line, and how she’s already leveraging NIL for her future after basketball.

    We talked with Fran about:
    The start of her NIL journeyFHABS - The brand and clothing line created by Fran and her familyHer experience in the Meta NIL Empower programHer “Thinky Thought Thursdays” series on InstagramWhat her plans are for after basketballAdvice she has for other athletes entering the NIL spaceHow she evaluates each NIL opportunity and what her dealbreakers areHer favorite NIL deals thus farAnd much more!Follow Fran: Instagram, Tik Tok, and Twitter.
    You can follow The Players' Platform podcast on Instagram: @playersplatformpod.

    Kristi Dosh: @SportsBizMiss
    Emily Cole: @EmilyCole

    • 31 min
    Kentucky QB Will Levis: From Car Deals to Horse Farms and all the NIL In Between

    Kentucky QB Will Levis: From Car Deals to Horse Farms and all the NIL In Between

    We're joined this episode by University of Kentucky QB Will Levis to talk all things NIL. From the first NIL deal with a horse farm to a car deal—and everything in between—he shares his strategy and how he's helping his teammates.

    We discussed:
    How he decides whether to accept an NIL dealWhy he embraced doing a deal with a horse farmLessons from trying to balance NIL while in-seasonBattling being a "yes" manThe NIL conversations happening among him and his teammatesChoosing an agentHaving both local and national representationHow his car deal came about and what it looks likePlanning for life after football...and so much more!Follow Will on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter.
    You can follow The Players' Platform podcast on Instagram: @playersplatformpod.

    Kristi Dosh: @SportsBizMiss
    Emily Cole: @EmilyCole

    • 50 min
    Geo Baker: From #NotNCAAProperty to NIL Entrepreneur

    Geo Baker: From #NotNCAAProperty to NIL Entrepreneur

    We're joined this episode by Geo Baker, former Rutgers men's basketball athlete and co-founder of The Knight Society. We get into so many great topics with Geo, starting with how he advocated for student athlete rights before NIL rules were changed in 2021.

    Geo shares with us:
    What it was like being part of the #NotNCAAProperty movement in the spring of 2021How coaches and administration reacted to his involvement in #NotNCAAPropertyHis experience meeting with the NCAAWhat he thinks his group did through the #NotNCAAProperty movement that was effective in creating changeHow to use your platform to have a voice in issues that matter to youAdvice for leaning into being a creator, even if your following is smallHow he's giving back to youth athletes and fansHow NIL changed his path...and so much more!You can follow Geo on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter.



    You can follow The Players' Platform podcast on Instagram: @playersplatformpod.

    Kristi Dosh: @SportsBizMiss
    Emily Cole: @EmilyCole

    • 53 min
    How Leah Clapper Became an Entrepreneur Through NIL

    How Leah Clapper Became an Entrepreneur Through NIL

    This episode, we're joined by University of Florida gymnast Leah Clapper, who has definitely made the most of NIL so far. Not only had Leah done numerous brand deals, she's also consulted with companies on their NIL strategies, built her own boardgame and started her own NIL education company for student athletes. She's even the TA for our host Kristi Dosh's NIL classes at UF.

    Leah is currently getting her second masters degree at Florida while competing in her final season of eligibility as a gymnast. She shares with us:
    How creating content with athletes in other sports at gymnastics has been a win for everyone involvedHow NIL has changed her academic and career pathHer entrepreneurial ambitionsWhere she sees herself in 10 yearsWhy she wants to live overseas after graduationHow athletes can hone in on their passions as they create contentThe idea for her boardgame and how she created, marketed and sold itHow she started NIL Island and how she plans to help other student athletes through it...and so much more!Athletes, check out these resources on Leah's NIL Island site:
    What's my worth?How do I negotiate?Should I sign the deal?You can follow Leah on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter.
    You can follow The Players' Platform podcast on Instagram: @playersplatformpod.

    Kristi Dosh: @SportsBizMiss
    Emily Cole: @EmilyCole

    • 56 min

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