How much does it cost to play a round of golf with Illini athletes?
In this case, for a group of four, $1,200.
That includes green fees, golf cart use, a boxed lunch, course refreshments, a dinner meet-and-greet with players and a donation to the name/image/likeness liaison group Illini Guardians.
On Aug. 26, the Urbana Country Club will host the first NIL Golf Open, featuring several big-name Illinois athletes and coaches. A ticket pays for four golfers, who will team up with one of the Illini.
“Any profit from the event is going directly to the Illini Guardians and their athletes,” said Campus Ink sales director Jenna Koss. All players are compensated for showing up.
Who might a team be matched with? One of Illini basketball’s Luke Goode, Coleman Hawkins, Brandon Lieb, Skyy Clark, Matthew Mayer or…