LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (June 6, 2023) – Blueprint Sports (BPS), the leader in powering full-service Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) collectives, has signed an exclusive partnership with Basepath, the leading NIL operations software provider, to service all BPS collectives. This new partnership creates a one-of-a-kind level of service, offering the expanded operational capacity to an already robust national collective portfolio. Combined, Basepath and Blueprint now manage over 50 collectives.

“We selected Basepath as the best option for NIL operations software because it is the most seamless product for our collectives and student-athletes,” said Blueprint Sports CFO Shawn Cable. “The ability to utilize a proven solution to even further automate the thousands of student-athlete engagements we run per year is unparalleled.”

“One of our hallmarks is to exceed all NCAA, state, and university compliance standards while organizing all the NIL activities for the student-athletes we serve at each collective,” said Cable. “This move accomplishes both of those for us.”

Backed by eight-time Grand Slam tennis champion Andre Agassi, BPS provides a complete solution for anyone wanting to run a NIL collective. Services include commercial and 501c3 donor and member management platforms, full-time, in-market staff dedicated to fundraising and student-athlete engagements. Basepath’s top-rated technology automates task assignments, payments, contracts, analytics, and communications.

“Blueprint Sports is great at operating collectives and we’re proud to work with them in serving student athletes,” said Basepath Co-Founder and CEO Thomas Thomas Jr. “Between our two companies this partnership will support and operate more than 50 collectives and NIL Foundations across the country.”

Thomas added, “we’re excited to leverage the learnings and best practices from across our partner organizations to deliver meaningful value to the student-athletes and operators of our platform.”

Basepath’s NIL software provides an entire operational ecosystem that allows not only collectives but also university athletic departments, booster clubs and foundations to view all NIL activity on a simple dashboard. Organizations can use the best-in-class software to send and receive tasks and payments to student athletes while tracking details for NCAA compliance. NIL organizations can raise funds for athletes with membership tier subscriptions and donations support. The Basepath wallet capabilities in the mobile app for student-athletes provides custom financial education and tax estimations based on their income. Combined, Basepath technology is the easiest way to operate an NIL program. 


Founded in Las Vegas in 2020 and backed by Andre Agassi, eight-time Grand Slam tennis champion, Blueprint Sports (BPS) powers the industry’s leading name, image, and likeness (NIL) collectives for alumni, supporters, and businesses, connecting them with student-athletes at their favorite university. BPS’ national portfolio of collectives supports student-athletes across the country, including around Penn State University, Boston College, NC State University, Villanova University, Gonzaga University, University of Arizona, Kansas State University, University of Tennessee, University of Nevada Las Vegas, University of Nevada Reno, Ohio University, Bowling Green State University, University of Toledo, Montana State University and more. The Blueprint Sports management team possesses over 50 years of college and professional sports experience, spanning the Pac-12 Conference, IMG, Learfield, and Nevada Athletics Commission, among others. For more information, visit or its pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Basepath helps further operationalize and scale NIL organizations such as collectives, booster clubs, universities and sports agencies by automating deal processes for athletes and sponsors. Customers include University of South Carolina Collective Garnet Trust, University of Louisville 502Circle Collective and 502Circle Foundation, University of Minnesota Collective Dinkytown, FAU Paradise Collective and Iowa State We Will Collective. Basepath is co-founded by CEOs Thomas Thomas Jr. and Andrew Dennison. Thomas has a background in finance, innovation and strategy with an MBA from Notre Dame and an undergraduate degree from Grand Valley State University. Dennison’s drone services startup was acquired by DroneDeploy and he has a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan. For more information about Basepath, visit or its pages on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.


Allison Monette

Blueprint Sports, VP Marketing and Communications

Zoe Haugen

Basepath, Director of Marketing


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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