The Wildcats’ Den NIL Collective Launches New Membership Program

The Wildcats’ Den NIL Collective Launches New Membership Program

Memberships start at $25/month and provide direct support for K-State student-athletes.

(Manhattan, KS) September 21, 2023 – The Wildcats’ Den, the premier Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) collective of K-State student-athletes announced the launch of its new membership program. In the Spring of 2023, the collective unveiled a new partnership with national NIL leader Blueprint Sports. Originally founded by former K-State wide receiver and NFL legend Aaron Lockett, the Wildcats’ Den has been providing NIL deals to student-athletes through various corporate sponsorships and paid appearances.

“We are excited to introduce the membership program and show the power in numbers behind the K-State community,” said Lockett. “Membership will bring fans closer to their favorite student-athletes through special events and perks designed for each level of giving.” 

In addition to Aaron Lockett, a group of notable K-State football lettermen and current NFL players are also showing the support for the collective. Kevin Lockett, former wide receiver and punter returner for the Kansas City Chiefs, Tyler Lockett, wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks, Darren Sproles, former running back for the Philadelphia Eagles, and Michael Bishop, former quarterback for the New England Patriots, are all seen in this video, calling to all K-State alumni and fans to join the collective through membership.

The Wildcats’ Den membership program is unlike any other in the Manhattan collegiate marketplace and is designed with affordable levels that accommodate various budgets. Membership options start as low as $25 per month and extend to $2,500 annually. Each membership tier offers donors a specific level of athlete engagement opportunities and on-campus access including exclusive meet and greets, digital content, autographed swag, and more. With the membership programs also comes a rebranded website, where fans will be able to get the latest news and content about K-State student-athletes. 

“The support from the K-State lettermen and the community at large has been overwhelming,” said Logan Craghead, General Manager of the Wildcats’ Den collective. “We know it takes a lot of people working together to make these NIL deals happen and we are grateful to everyone who chooses to support K-State student-athletes through their membership dollars.”

To join the collective and find other ways to support K-State student-athletes visit and follow @wildcatsdenksu on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About Wildcats’ Den

The Wildcats’ Den is a fan-driven and alumni-led Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) collective for Kansas State student-athletes, alumni, and fans. Community members who commit their support to the Wildcats’ Den are pledging to maximize opportunities for student-athletes to build their brand and earn compensation. In addition, community supporters gain access to exclusive events, autograph sessions, and more. The Wildcats’ Den is powered by parent company Blueprint Sports. For more information visit and follow @wildcatsdenksu on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

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Media Contacts:

Logan Craghead, The Wildcats’ Den General Manager

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