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Spry announces partnership with Texas Southern University

Spry is thrilled to announce their first HBCU partnership with Texas Southern University. Spry will provide TSU student-athletes and administrators with a best-in-class NIL solution giving  student-athletes access to best practices, courses, and educational resources to maximize their NIL potential. In addition to a robust education offering, Spry will allow the athletic department to easily communicate with student-athletes directly through the platform.

“Partnering with Spry allows us to stay abreast of changes within the NIL landscape so we can properly educate our administrators, coaches and student-athletes,” said TSU Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Kevin Granger. “NIL rules and regulations are constantly evolving and we want our student-athletes to maximize every opportunity available. I feel that Spry is the perfect company to assist us in this endeavor.”

Spry makes it possible for student-athletes to disclose business opportunities to their institution in a quick, transparent way to remain compliant with NIL regulations. Also, the platform enables compliance departments to seamlessly manage disclosures and communicate directly with its student-athletes.

Nestled upon a sprawling 150-acre campus in Houston, Texas, Texas Southern University is one of the nation’s largest historically black universities. Texas Southern University is heralded as a pioneer and has distinguished itself by producing a significant number of African American students who have obtained post-secondary and advanced degrees. Although initially established to educate African Americans, Texas Southern University has become one of the most diverse institutions in Texas. Texas Southern University athletics sponsors 16 intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports in NCAA Division I and is a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

“Spry is thrilled to partner with Texas Southern University,” says Lyle Adams, Founder and CEO of Spry. “The TSU athletic department is investing in their NIL program and believes in Spry’s vision that NIL is for everyone. We are proud to welcome our first HBCU program to the Spry family!”

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Lyle Adams


Lyle was a member of the 2007 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship team at Wake Forest. After embarking on a professional soccer career, Lyle transitioned to the tech industry, where he was one of the first 100 employees at Uber, designing platforms and tools for data consumers. Lyle also holds a Master’s in Sports Management from Columbia University.