Lifer you are confusing two votes. The first was 2002 and it failed but we passed it in the Student Government at a lower rate. The first vote had a lot of pushback from students in part because a group of alumni were pushing it and students didn’t appreciate it (I think there were table top ads in dorm cafeterias if my memory is correct).
The second vote passed, in my opinion bc the AD kept a lower profile and didn’t try to ran it down the students’ throats.
Just one old man’s memory of it. I was only involved in 2002 so can’t speak first hand about the second one.
This is a link to more information about our newly formed NIL. I had several PM's asking me about this and I figured I would put out this link for everyone that is interested in UNT doing something similar to us now that we are in the same conference. I think this same concept could work well for you. Good luck to you guys.