Inside the Cage (ITC), an FIU-focused NIL collective, was founded in March 2022 by Johnathan Cyprien, a former second-round NFL draft pick. At the time of the collective's launch, the organization outlined a mission “to help Golden Panthers thrive in NIL while also building the foundation for a successful future.” ITC’s athlete-first strategy is built on the core values of integrity, inclusivity, empathy and empowerment. ITC uses these core values to build strategic partnerships with companies and organizations that provide mentorship and employment opportunities to student-athletes during and after college. ITC has also established its own nonprofit, called Panther Territory. This organization focuses on education in financial literacy, mental health, and the betterment of local communities through sports. ITC’s student athletes have the opportunity to host and run sport camps at local schools and organizations, funded through Panther Territory.