Panthers want to diversify women getting paid
The Panthers said it will sign any interested and eligible FAU female athlete to a deal under the
new rules that allow college players to capitalize on their name, image, and likeness for
This decision came after the Panthers were looking for one female athlete to endorse but could not decide on one.The search for the female athletes began after they struck a deal with Miami quarterback D’Eriq King earlier this summer. If endorsed, the FAU athletes will be invited to attend Panthers gamesand engage with their social media followers, receiving some team merchandise in return.
Interested FAU athletes will register with Dreamfield, a company King co-founded, to redeem
the Panthers’ offer. Dreamfield has partnered with the team to manage the deals.
There are a lot of businesses out there that are doing deals with full teams, but they’re all on the
men’s side of things,” Panthers chief strategy officer Sam Doerr said. “And we said, ‘Why not do
that on the female side of things?’ We talked about basketball and a couple of other sports at
FAU, then decided we didn’t want to leave anyone out and said we’d just make the offer to
FAU has women’s teams in basketball, beach volleyball, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, diving,
tennis, cross-country, track and field, volleyball and more, that makes a total of just over 200
female athletes who can potentially benefit from deal. No other major sports franchise is known
to have made such an offer