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It is the goal of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics to ensure that intercollegiate athletics programs operate within the educational mission of their colleges and universities.

  • The Knight Commission’s athletic and academic spending database allows users to compare athletic and academic spending trends for NCAA Division I public institutions, athletic conferences, and divisions.

    CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE DATABASE.  CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS RELEASE


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  • Financial Database Workshop & Research Awards Program

    On Thursday, November 20, 2014, Amy Perko and Scott Hirko will present a workshop on the Knight Commission’s NCAA Division I Athletic and Academic Spending Database to attendees at the Association for the Study of Higher Education annual conference in Washington, DC.  In addition, details will be provided about a research awards program for projects that use the database. Research awards of up to $5,000 per project will be provided. Individuals interested in attending the workshop should contact Jennifer Hoffman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and register at: https://secure.ashe.ws/?page=493  

    Study to Explore Alternative Sport Structures

    At its September 8-9, 2014 meeting, the Knight Commission announced a study to explore alternative sport structures that may respond to increasing financial pressures and the vast differences among sports in costs, market appeal and organizational structures. The study, to be launched in Fall 2014, further pursues concepts that emerged from the Commission’s 2013 research on the governance and structure of college sports. It will probe interest in a system that could allow institutions to alter competitive affiliations for different sports to reduce time demands on athletes and better manage costs.

    Division I Model and Governance Review

    The Knight Commission recently completed its 18-month examination of the Division I model and governance—an examination it called for at its October 24, 2011 meeting.  The Commission’s recommendations were conveyed to the NCAA Board of Directors and NCAA President Mark Emmert in an  August 6 memorandum.

    Promoting Changes in Revenue Distribution Models

    Knight Commission's recommendation to include academic performance as a part of football revenue distribution process takes hold

    In its 2010 report, the Knight Commission introduced a new approach to dividing postseason championship revenues.  In 2012, the Knight Commission continued to promote its concept to consider academic outcomes in the growing financial rewards.  CLICK HERE to read an op-ed on this issue by Knight Commission co-chairs William E. “Brit” Kirwan and R. Gerald Turner that was published by the Chicago Tribune in June 2012.

    The Commission also sent a communication on April 20, 2012 to presidents and conference commissioners recommending a new approach in anticipation of the new football playoff. The communication is accessible HERE. Related media coverage can be read HERE.

    Findings of Research Grants on the State of College Athletics

    Six reports were produced as part of the Knight Commission Research Initiative to enhance the study of intercollegiate athletics policy. Research projects were selected by the Knight Commission through a competitive grant process in 2011. The Commission awarded $100,000 toward the support of these projects. The reports were presented at the Commission’s Oct. 9, 2012 meeting. CLICK HERE to access the reports.

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  • Restoring the Balance
    Dollars, Values, and the Future of College Sports (June 2010)
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    Connect with the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics


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    KnightAthletics RT @YagoColas: Values of College Sport Symposium opens @umich on 11/14 at 4 pm w Amy Perko of @KnightAthletics & @taylorbranch http://t.co/
    KnightAthletics .@KnightAthletics Ex. Director Amy Perko to speak at The Values of College Sport Conference @umich Nov.14 #NCAA http://t.co/gPGFwsfRsD
    KnightAthletics @KnightAthletics to announce new research award program at #highered #NCAA database workshop on Nov 20 in DC. http://t.co/cXk0JSIuj5