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Warpath 850 merges with Rising Spear

Two of the NIL collectives that have formed opportunities for Florida State student-athletes have agreed to a merger, they announced on Thursday morning. Rising Spear and Warpath 850 will combine their efforts to help FSU athletes in a variety of sports.

“This exciting merger between Rising Spear and Warpath 850 will create a strong, unified membership platform to benefit Seminole student-athletes,” said Matthew Quigley, recently named CEO of Rising Spear. “To our knowledge, this groundbreaking merger is the first consolidation between NIL collectives representing student-athletes from the same institution. We look forward to welcoming all Warpath 850 subscribers with a reminder that the student-athletes receive 100% of all donations collected by Rising Spear.”

Rising Spear was established last fall by Bob Davis and Alan Flaumenhaft, who were longtime FSU boosters but divested themselves so that they can create the NIL collective. Warpath 850 was launched by Dreamfield, a company co-founded by FSU quarterback McKenzie Milton.

In April, Rising Spear launched an expanded social media push to engage FSU fans and now has more than 1,000 who are making monthly pledges.

“This is an important step forward for each organization as well as the student-athletes,” Milton said. “We are looking forward to working with Rising Spear to implement a program that brings as many NIL compliant deals to each one of them through Rising Spear and Dreamfield.”

For more on Rising Spear, visit their site.