The Atlantic East Conference Turns to Spry to Manage Compliance with the Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) Movement
The Atlantic East Conference and Spry announced Thursday a conference-wide partnership to help each school manage the NIL compliance landscape. In a proactive move, conference leadership will assist in providing Spry software to all seven of the Atlantic East schools.
“We are excited to partner with Spry, an industry leader in the NIL space, to help our student-athletes, coaches and administrators navigate this dynamic and evolving venture. Spry’s focus on compliance and education aligns with our mission to develop and educate our student-athletes, while also protecting them in this new space,” Atlantic East Conference Commissioner, Jessica Huntley said.
Spry, a third-party technology solution designed to help colleges and universities navigate the rapidly evolving NIL landscape, has been very active in the NIL space since becoming an LLC in January 2020. Spry is known as the only compliance-focused solution for the athletic departments.
“By partnering with the Atlantic East Conference, Spry is bringing industry-leading technology to these schools and equipping them with tools to build successful NIL compliance processes,” said Lyle Adams, founder and CEO of Spry. “I strongly believe that every student-athlete should have access to NIL focused software. We all have the same goal of educating and empowering student-athletes while supporting the compliance needs of the schools.”
About The Atlantic East Conference
The Atlantic East Conference was formed in 2018 to foster athletic competition and cooperation among academically selective, private colleges located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.
The geographic focus brings together some of the top colleges in the region, while still allowing for a strong conference of like-minded institutions, all of which integrate competitive athletics into the student-athlete’s university experience. The Atlantic East sponsors the following 20 sports: men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, field hockey, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s swimming, baseball, softball, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis as well as men’s and women’s outdoor track & field.
Schools include, Cabrini University, Gwynedd Mercy University, Immaculata University, Marymount University, Marywood University, Neumann University and Centenary University
About Spry Payment Systems, Inc.
Spry Payment Systems, Inc. (Spry) is a third-party technology solution designed to navigate the rapidly changing Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) landscape. With a focus on more than just connecting student-athletes with sponsors and brands, the Spry system helps member institutions and student-athletes stay compliant with NCAA rules while helping student-athletes maximize their opportunities.