About Us

Who We Are

Founded in Las Vegas in 2020 and backed by eight-time Grand Slam tennis champion Andre Agassi, Blueprint Sports (BPS) was established to create winning opportunities for student-athletes and their communities. BPS powers the industry’s leading name, image and likeness (NIL) collectives for alumni, supporters, businesses and fans of student-athletes at their favorite universities.

Once student-athletes reach a collegiate level, they know it takes hard work and grit to achieve the highest performance levels in their sport. Add-on the expenses associated with being a student-athlete including nutrition costs, training, travel, plus personal expenses like rent, utilities and transportation. Our goal is to make student-athletes’ lives easier, by connecting them with a marketplace of opportunities to earn additional compensation and grow their brand. In addition to compensation, BPS ensures all of our participating student-athletes receive financial literacy, legal guidance, contract management, tax reporting information, and other resources to create a well-rounded experience.

The Blueprint Advantage

The Blueprint Sports leadership team has over 50 years of combined experience in college and professional sports, spanning the Pac-12 Conference, IMG, Learfield, and the Nevada Athletics Commission, among others. BPS offers a full suite of services for each NIL collective, with systems designed to be in compliance with university policies and national regulations.

The Blueprint Sports Platform Includes

Dedicated Team

National Support





Direct Payment Solution for Student-Athletes


Tax support for Student-Athletes

Media and

Collective and Student-Athlete Merchandise Sales

National Compliance and Contracting Services

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Ready to take your NIL collective to the next level? Let Blueprint Sports help! Our team can build a comprehensive plan to launch and manage your collective, customized with the needs of your community and demands in your market. Don’t be a stranger and send us a note today!

Nate Brown

General Manager

Nate Brown is the General Manager of Zags Collective, leading the charge to help amplify the opportunities for the Gonzaga student-athletes through NIL partnerships with local charities, fans and businesses. With over a decade of experience in the professional sports industry and as a former business owner in Spokane, Nate is a seasoned professional who knows what it takes to succeed. Most recently, he served as the National Sales Director for a prominent west-coast real estate company, where he was responsible for driving growth and retention. With a deep understanding of sales and marketing, Nate brings a wealth of knowledge to the table and is always seeking innovative ways to drive revenue and create partnerships.With a passion for ensuring the success of student-athletes both on and off the field, Nate is dedicated to providing the necessary resources to keep Gonzaga competitive on the national stage. He understands the importance of building and maintaining strong relationships with the community and local businesses, and works to maximize opportunities for Gonzaga’s student-athletes. As the son of two Gonzaga alumni, including a father who was a baseball pitcher and also a coach for the school, Nate has a great connection to the university and a passion for ensuring its continued success. Outside of work, Nate enjoys spending time with family, including his wife Jessica and their 16-year-old daughter Brooklynn and 12-year-old son Marcus. When not working or spending time with family, you can find Nate at any one of the amazing golf courses in Spokane, honing his swing!

Mike Smith

General Manager

Mike Smith joined Micconope 1851 in March 2023 and is excited to be the General Manager and looks forward to working with Blueprint Sports increase NIL revenue generation for Florida State University student-athletes. Smith comes to Micconope 1851 from Catawba College where he held the title as the Senior Director of Athletics, Development. Prior to working in Athletics at Catawba College, Mike served as the Associate Athletics Director for External Relations at Charleston Southern University. Smith has an impressive background in the collegiate athletics industry, having held senior level development and corporate sponsorship sales roles at The University of Southern Mississippi, Limestone University, the Sun Belt Conference, Florida Atlantic University, and with multimedia rights-holders Tele South Communications at the University of Mississippi, Learfield Sports at UNC Chapel Hill, and with International Sports Properties at Georgia Tech. Smith is a graduate of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, and holds a master’s degree in Business Management from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In his new role here at Micconppe 1851, Smith will be responsible for raising major gifts for NIL deals as well as securing NIL corporate sponsorships for Florida State University student-athletes. Mike looks forward to helping ensure the FSU student-athletes have the resources and leadership opportunities to remain competitive nationally and positioned for success well beyond graduation. Mike is married to Katy Smith; the couple looks forward to relocating to Tallahassee, Florida, and becoming a part of the Micconope 1851 and Seminole family!

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