The Ziggy Collective is a fan-driven and alumni-led Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) program for Bowling Green State University. When you commit to The Ziggy Collective, you’re committing to maximizing opportunities for student-athletes to build their brand and earn compensation.

What is Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL)?

“NIL” is the term used to associate with student-athletes’ ability to earn money off their brand, THEMSELVES. As of July 1, 2021, student-athletes across the country can now profit off their name, image, and likeness. Now, for example, a student-athlete may earn money for: 

  • Hosting their own basketball, soccer, or other sports camp!
  • Partnering with and promoting a local restaurant or business! 
  • Having a photoshoot and autograph session! 

Want to make a charitable contribution?

The Ziggy Collective has partnered with the BPS Foundation, a 501c3, to support Bowling Green State University student-athletes and help support charitable causes in their community. Supporters will earn a tax-deductible benefit for their donations. Payment options include credit card, check, wire transfer or ACH.

You can also support through Donated Securities and Donor Advised Funds (DAF). EIN: 88-2260784. 

Contact Logan Craghead for more information at (785) 530-9544 or

Cal Bowers

Originally from Auburn, IN, Cal was a standout 3-sport student-athlete for DeKalb High School before earning a scholarship to play football for Bowling Green State University.  A four-year starter for the Falcons on the Offensive Line, he was also a Tri-Captain his senior year in 1995. Earning First Team Academic-All MAC Honors for three years along with an Academic All-American designation for the Midwest region (Football), Cal was also a member of the NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) during his time at BGSU. Along with helping start the Falcon SAAC his last year in school as well as holding numerous leadership positions on campus, Cal graduated in 1996. From 2006 to 2008, Cal was the color-analyst for the BGSU Football Falcon radio broadcasts, alongside long-standing play-by-play announcer, Todd Walker. Throughout his career, Cal has held several positions across the sports industry, including marketing, sales and development, specifically having held roles working with his alma mater in Falcon Sports Properties and the BGSU University Advancement/Alumni & Development office. He currently serves as the Executive Director/COO of the Wood Lane Residential Services, Inc. Foundation, a 40+ year old nonprofit serving individuals in the Northwest Ohio area that have Developmental and/or Intellectual Disabilities. Cal is married to spouse Jennifer Bowers and has three children: daughter Claire, who attends BGSU, son Mason, at St. John’s Jesuit HS in Toledo and daughter Lucy, 14 getting ready to enter high school. His motto:  #PoundTheRock 

Jonathan Jakubowski

Jonathan Jakubowski began his collegiate football career as a walk-on under Urban Meyer before being awarded a full-ride scholarship prior to his junior season and was subsequently awarded the Falcon Junior Scholar Athlete of the Year. Jonathan received his undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University and Masters Degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University. Jonathan is an author, entrepreneur, founder, and inventor. He is the President of SmartSolve, an award-winning startup business focused on zero waste packaging, founder of Champions in Action, chairman of the Forge Leadership Network Board of Directors, and author of an award-winning book that has gained national attention. Jonathan, his wife Missy, and their four children reside in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Joe Jakubowski

Joseph Jakubowski was a four-year starting point guard for the Bowling Green State University men’s basketball team from 2007-2011. His career highlight was helping the Falcon basketball team win the MAC regular season title and earn a bid to the NIT Tournament in 2009. Joe completed his career ranked fifth in BGSU history in career assists (382), eighth in career-three pointers made (130), and tied for 10th in career steals (124). He earned MAC All-Freshman honors, All Academic honors, and was the Bowling Green Senior Scholar of Athlete of the Year in 2011. Joe graduated from BGSU with an undergraduate degree in business. He then went on to earn a law degree from Ohio State University.  Joe currently practices law at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP.  He met his wife, Jeanyne, while both attended Bowling Green State University.  Together, Joe and Jeanyne have three children, Emma, Addison, and Moses.  They currently reside in Bowling Green, Ohio. 

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