Name. Image. Likeness.


Boneyard Victor E. was formed to empower Northern Illinois University student-athletes to earn experience, develop philanthropy and become strong role models and ambassadors for thousands of NIU alumni and fans who look up to both on-and-off the field and court. The supporters of Boneyard Victor E believe that NIU student-athletes are destined to do amazing things, and are committed to working tirelessly to ensure that every current and future Huskie has the opportunity to leverage the power of their name, image and likeness to build a better future for themselves and their communities.

HELP EMPOWER Northern Illinois University STUDENT-ATHLETES

Fans of Northern Illinois University now have the opportunity to support student-athletes directly by joining Boneyard Victor E. Each membership level offers exclusive benefits, and contributions can be designated by specific sport, with funds being allocated equally among all participating team members.


Between 85 – 90%. Boneyard Victor E. keeps its overhead costs as low as possible, but must cover expenses related to IT, legal, marketing materials, content creation, student-athlete education, fan engagement experiences, and bookkeeping. 

Yes, Boneyard Victor E. members can denote what sport and their respective student-athletes contributions will be earmarked for. Members can also contact us directly to set up activations with their favorite student-athlete(s).

Individuals and businesses interested in giving larger contributions can do so via the “one-time contribution link” on the membership page, or can contact us directly at discuss further. Contributions can be specified for specific sports, programs and activations.

No, contracts vary based on the specific athlete and the requirements of the contributor and/or activation. Each deal is individually negotiated and agreed upon by the student-athletes. That being said, Boneyard Victor E. seeks to provide equal opportunities for both male and female student-athletes.
No, contracts are not exclusive. We want all Boneyard Victor E. student-athletes to thrive under NIL and take advantage of every opportunity that comes their way.

Boneyard Victor E. offers NIU student-athletes near limitless opportunities to engage in NIL activations, including: autograph signings, social media promotions, camps and clinics, charity events, special appearances, commercials, and many more! The types of opportunities student-athletes engage in are determined by contributors and our board of directors and advisors.

Yes – businesses and individuals can request specific NIL deals with athletes. Contact us at to get started.

While the NCAA does not allow NIL agreements to be predicated on a student-athlete’s continued enrollment at a university, our agreements are limited in time and scope to provide protection for contributor funds in situations where a student-athlete transfers.
No, the collective is not affiliated with the university in any way. It is a third party created to work with NIU student-athletes.
Student-athletes cannot enter into deals that promote alcohol, drugs, pharmaceuticals, political advertising, pornography, gambling or betting, or other opportunities that go against Northern Illinois University values. Additionally, there must be quid-pro-quo between the athlete and an individual or business. Boneyard Victor E. seeks to create a wide range of NIL opportunities for student-athletes that help them grow as young men and women, while also giving supporters an opportunity to interact with student-athletes in unique ways.
Contributions are not tax deductible.