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Miami Hurricane stars Tyler Van Dyke, Destiny Harden ink NIL deals with The Dan Le Batard Show

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The Dan Le Batard Show is considered to be one of the most listened to sports radio shows in the entire country, and because of the show’s Miami ties, they decided to sign NIL deals with two of the Hurricanes’ top student-athletes.

On Monday morning, Dan Le Batard announced that he signed Miami quarterback Tyler Van Dyke and women’s basketball star Destiny Harden to NIL deals.

“I know the deals are done, compliance has approved,” Dan Le Batard Show Executive Producer Mike Ryan said Monday morning. “We’re all signed and good to go. Huge announcement – the Le Batard Show has signed NIL deals with two star University of Miami athletes. Destiny Harden on the women’s hoop side. She destroyed Louisville during the ACC Tournament last year. Ripped out their heart. And Tyler Van Dyke, star quarterback. Tyler Van Dimes. They are our first NIL athletes.”

As part of their NIL deals, Van Dyke and Harden are expected to show up at the Battle Court Cesta Cyclones game on Sept. 30. The Cesta Cyclones are one of four pro jai-alai squads in Miami.

Back in March, Chris Cote, a long-time producer of the show, purchased the Cyclones. And because the Cyclones were the recent Battle Court Championship winner, they have to donate $50,000 to charity.

“We decided NIL was charity,” Ryan said during the announcement.

The Dan Le Batard Show isn’t the first media entity to execute an NIL deal.

Back in mid-August, Barstool Sports signed Wisconsin running back Braelon Allen to an NIL deal. The star running back has clothing available on Barstool Sports’ website, including t-shirts, hooded sweatshirts, and crewnecks.