“We’ve been looking forward to this day for a long time,” said Jared Orton, Bananas Team President. “This will be the first time that players’ faces can and will be on their own jersey. It’s historic for college athletes and it’s huge for the fans of these players,” he continued.
Name, image, and likeness regulations were relaxed by the NCAA on July 1. It is believed that July 30 will be the first time in history that fans can buy a jersey that was a collaboration between a team and a college athlete. Bananas players will also be the first college athletes in history to receive their royalties under the new name, image, and likeness freedoms. The most popular jersey over the weekend will stay available for fans to purchase online and at the stadium until next season.