Purdue has yet to enter the fray in terms of having an official Name, Image, and Likeness collective available for student-athletes. That may change with AD Mike Bobinski updating the program’s progress on Tuesday.

According to Tom Dienhart with Blackandgold.com, Bobinski discussed being cautious in his approach to collectives. Bobinski also said there is a need to not “get caught up in the emotion” of all the changes happening in college athletics.

The AD of the Boilermakers did indicate conversations are ongoing “in real time” with another meeting set in Indianapolis for Wednesday. While Bobinski did not say anything is imminent, he admitted a need to advise those interested in forming a collective on how to be most beneficial for Purdue’s student-athletes.


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Bobinski also sees two groups as options for Purdue at this point:

“We’ve talked to two,” said Bobinski. “I think one has a lot more possibility to be what we’re looking for. If that one is able to move in a good direction, that’s a great start. And then build from there.”