There is a lot going on in the world of collegiate sports, so it’s time to check in with our Sporting U NIL Athletes!
Starting off with Blake Craig, who got his first career start this past Saturday as Mizzou football took down #13 Tennessee in Knoxville this past weekend! The Tigers reached 11th in the nation with this Week 11 AP Coaches Poll. Mizzou will close out their season playing Florida and Arkansas, looking to capitalize on two big wins to set them up for success in their bid for a bowl game later this year.
Hallie Klanke finishes another strong season for the University of Kansas. Despite her injury late this year, Hallie had a stellar performance leading the Jayhawks in the beginning part of this season. Hallie finished this year with 4 goals and 5 assists for the Jayhawks, while being mentioned in Top Drawers Soccer this season for National Team of the Week and Honorable Mention for National Team of the Week.
Switching over to KU football, the Jayhawks started off a massive two-game performance last month by defeating Oklahoma 38-33. Devin Neal had 25 carries and rushed for 112 yards, sealing the deal with a game-winning touchdown that led to the KU’s win over #6 Oklahoma. Coming off that massive win at home, KU football traveled to Ames, Iowa where they defeated the Iowa State Cyclones 28-21. Once again, Devin made a massive impact on the game with 2 touchdowns to bump KU up to #16 in the nation after the win.
Keegan Good finished off a great Sophomore season, starting 8 games and playing over 830 minutes this season for Mizzou Soccer. Keegan added consistent energy on the field throughout the season including a sensational goal in one of her first matches of the season.
Jericho Frigon finished her sophomore year strong with K-State Soccer. Jericho not only helped her team’s on-field performance this season but also made national news with her involvement in the NIL space. Jericho continues to be a leader within this space and a voice to other collegiate athletes who are navigating their own personal journeys within NIL.
The Sporting U NIL initiative is designed to provide a platform for Sporting Kansas City to celebrate and interact with homegrown athletes on college campuses across the Midwest region who have excelled in their sports. The Sporting U NIL Athletes receive a financial stipend for social media engagement as well as tickets for Sporting KC home matches and merchandise from SportingStyle. For more information visit sportingkc.com/NIL.