WSU student-athletes set for autograph signing 

NIL allows athletes to make money, Cougs capitalize 

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HAILEE SPEIR

WSU quarterback Cameron Ward looks for a pass during an NCAA college football game against Oregon, Sep. 24.

BRANDON WILLMAN, Evergreen reporter

Several WSU student-athletes are capitalizing on new NCAA rules allowing them to make money on their name, image or likeness.

In one of the first notable instances of a Coug athlete utilizing the new NCAA rules on using their likeness for profit, several athletes are set to sign fans’ autographs.

Several student-athletes will sign autographs there will be an autograph session from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Sports Card Show at the Courtyard Marriott.

Football players Cameron Ward, Ron Stone Jr. and Andre Dollar, as well as basketball player Dylan Darling will be in attendance at the signing. Although admission to the event is free, autographs will run attendees $10 each.

With the NIL agreement these WSU athletes will be able to pocket 100% of the proceeds they make from the autographs.

The signing is a partnership between 5 Star Sports and the Cougar Collective. Other than the signing of autographs by notable WSU athletes, there will be sports cards and memorabilia vendors present at the event.

Whether an attendee brings an already owned item or purchases one at the show, the price to get it autographed will stay the same.

If any vendor would like to set up a table, there are some available. Contact Jeff Elbracht at [email protected] or go to the 5 Star Sports Facebook page.

The Sports Card Show is a great opportunity to interact with and meet such prominent athletes on campus, as well as get ahead of the game on getting their autographs.

Several vendors will be there looking to sell sports memorabilia.

Even those completely uninterested in buying memorabilia or getting an autograph will be given the chance to meet the players that dominate the court and field for the Cougs.