In the fall of 2023, eight Fighting Illini football student-athletes signed NIL deals with Stern Pinball to serve as brand ambassadors. The entire team had the opportunity to compete against each other on two of the latest Stern football games, Venom and Foo Fighters, which were housed in the Corey Liuget Players’ Lounge at the Henry Dale and Betty Smith Football Performance Center at the University of Illinois. Please check out the Stern Pinball press release for more details by clicking here.
The final part of the NIL deal is the sale of the two premium pinball machines. The auction is now live for the one-of-a-kind machines. Click here for the auction website. The auction is live until 7:05pm on December 20, 2023. Proceeds from the sale of the two machines will benefit the eight football players that are part of this unique Stern Pinball NIL deal.