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August 11, 2014 - Knight Commission to Discuss New Approaches for the Next Era of College Sports on Sept. 8 in Washington, D.C.
August 7, 2014 - Kansas State Coach Says Universities Have “Sold Out”
July 15, 2014 - House bill introduced to require college athletics financial reporting
July 9, 2014 - Knight Commission call for financial transparency cited by Senate committee
June 5, 2014 – Subsidizing athletics remains problematic for colleges
April 12, 2014 - A culture of sports obsession
April 3, 2014 - A Billion-dollar Amateur Show
March 22, 2014 - Bowlsby's Vision: College Sports Need Some Changes
March 28, 2014 - Colleges Can Help Without an Athletes’ Union
March 17, 2014 - Big-time college sports hurting academic mission
March 17, 2014 - Knight Commission, panelists call for stronger focus on educational mission in college sports
March 8, 2014 - College athletes' advocate ready for Knight Commission meeting
February 25, 2014 - Knight Commission Meeting on March 17 to Discuss Major Changes Proposed for College Sports
Knight Foundation blog highlights Knight Commission spending database
December 7, 2013 - Raleigh News and Observer Uses Knight Commission Database to Find “Coach salaries drive bigger athletic budgets"
December 5, 2013 - Editorial in Raleigh News and Observer cites Knight Commission’s Spending Database
December 4, 2013 - Knight Commission database used in spending analysis of Alabama universities
December 4, 2013 - Athletics spending outpaces academic spending in NCAA schools, including UNC, NC State
December 5, 2013 - Richmond Times Dispatch Uses Knight Commission Database in Analysis
December 5, 2013 - Columbus Dispatch Finds “Books Beat Sports in OSU Spending Hikes"
December 4, 2013 - Knight Commission Launches Groundbreaking, Interactive College Sports Spending Database
October 17, 2013 - Athletics at UND, NDSU subsidized heavily by schools, students
October 12, 2013 - Antitrust for the NCAA?
October 11, 2013 - Bill Friday’s legacy lasts a year later
September 15, 2013 - Athletics cost colleges, students millions
September 26, 2013 - Jim Delany calls for more athlete benefits, but not pay
August 8, 2013 – NCAA told it should address loss of trust in its governance
June 17, 2013 - How Poor Students Subsidize Unworthy College Sports
June 5, 2013 - “Time to take college presidents out of sports?”
May 10, 2013 - Most NCAA Division I athletic departments take subsidies
March 21, 2013 - Secretary of Education: Hit 'em in wallet
March 16, 2013 - It's time to change or move beyond the NCAA
March 14, 2013 - The Revenue Race: Athletics can sideline academics
January 23, 2013 - Financial Concerns Push Institutions to Consider Their Conference Affiliations
January 16, 2013 - College Athletic Departments Spend Three to Six Times More per Athlete Than Their Institutions Spend to Educate Each Student
December 6, 2012 - College football playoff money includes a $300,000 academic incentive to schools
November 29, 2012 - Firing a Coach, at a Price, With Little Evidence the Move Pays Off
November 13, 2012 - Knight Commission's recommendation to include academic performance as a part of football revenue distribution process takes hold
October 25, 2012 - Tulane President Scott Cowen urges universities to actively overview athletics
Knight Foundation honors Bill Friday with memorial fund contribution to UNC-Chapel Hill
October 9, 2012 - Growing impact of high financial stakes in college sports highlighted at Knight Commission meeting
October 6, 2012 - Knight Commission co-founder William Friday laments state of college athletics
September 18, 2012 - Knight Commission Meeting on Oct. 9 to Present Latest Research on College Sports
September 11, 2012 – LSU athletics directs portion of revenue to academics endeavors
September 11, 2012 - The future of the NCAA and its membership
August 18, 2012 - College sports subsidies remain integral part of game
July 23, 2012 - Knight Commission statement regarding NCAA penalties on Penn State football
July 13, 2012 - The Proper Role of Sports in Higher Education at a Santa Clara University Law Symposium on Sept. 6
July 2, 2012 - Maryland athletics’ financial woes reveal a broken college sports revenue model
July 2, 2012 - Knight Commission proposal that academic performance be considered in football playoff revenue distribution gains traction
June 14, 2012 - Thinking beyond the payoff from a playoff
June 13, 2012 - Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics Supports Knight Commission Concept on Revenue Distribution
June 13, 2012 - BCS approaches brink of establishing four-team playoff
April 5, 2012 - Several men’s basketball teams ineligible for next year's NCAA tourney based on poor academic performance
March 13, 2012 - Promoting Academics
January 30, 2012 – NCAA announces review of Division I governance
January 12, 2012 – Colleges consider how to pay for new cost-of-attendance stipends and impact of multi-year scholarships
January 12, 2012 - Arne Duncan urges NCAA leaders to continue changes
January 13, 2012 - A Dialogue on Intercollegiate Athletics in Higher Education
December 11, 2011 - Most colleges are playing a losing game with athletic spending
December 11, 2011 - Amy Perko's passion as a player and administrator lead to major NCAA honor
October 27, 2011 - Statement from Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics on NCAA Reforms Passed Today
October 26, 2011 - Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics Announces Six Grants to Advance Policy and Best Practices
October 25, 2011 - NCAA’s Mark Emmert supports Knight Commission efforts for tougher academic standards in athletics
October 24, 2011 - Knight Commission Calls for Examination of College Sports Governance, While Recognizing NCAA Steps Toward Reform
October 13, 2011 - Most Ohio schools depend on student fees, other public help for Division I intercollegiate sports
October 10, 2011 - Knight Commission to Meet with NCAA President on Oct. 24 in Washington, D.C.
October 5, 2011 - Best practices for academic integrity in athletics often not used
September 28, 2011 - Do college sports need to be saved?
September 24, 2011 - TV revenue fueling huge explosions in football coaching salaries
September 7, 2011 - The big-time phoniness of big-time college sports
August 31, 2011 - Bill Friday surveys the state of college sports
August 16, 2011 - Morals, Values Sacrificed In University Settings
August 17, 2011 - Students in the game
August 16, 2011: Creed C. Black, 1925-2011
August 15, 2011 - UNC's Friday scores with NCAA rule
August 12, 2011 - NCAA adopts academic threshold for postseason eligibility
August 11, 2011 - NCAA Adopts Long-Standing Knight Commission Proposal on Academic Threshold for Participation in Postseason Championships
July 26, 2011 - University of Maryland’s fiscal woes should be a wake-up call to governing boards
July 15, 2011 - Amy Perko discusses the state of college sports on UNC-TV with Bill Friday
June 27, 2011 - In FCS athletics, ambitions compete with costs
June 16, 2011 - College athletics departments surge in financially down economy
June 15, 2011 - Financial gap in college athletics widens
May 27, 2011 - Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics Announces New Grants Program
April 18, 2011 - Program-specific donations at California may alter funding practices
April 10, 2011 - NCAA proposal would allow companies to use player images and schools profit
April 15, 2011 – Underdog U: Sports and money at Brown
April 3, 2011 - Court time v. class time: The NCAA needs to boost academics in big-time college sports
March 25, 2011 - Media reports on Secretary Duncan’s support of Knight Commission recommendations to reward teams that make academics a priority
March 17, 2011 - Perko interviewed by KCBS radio on minimum academic benchmarks for men's basketball teams
March 17, 2011 - U.S. Secretary of Education Backs Knight Commission’s Call for Changing NCAA Basketball Tournament Eligibility Standards and Financial Rewards
April 1, 2011 - NCAA Needs More Control Over the Bowl System
February 20, 2011 - One way to save money? Cap athletics subsidies
January 28, 2011 - A Game Change: Paying for Big-Time College Sports
January 18, 2011 - Reform the NCAA? Group's new president has his hands full
January 15, 2011 - College coaches' salaries continue to soar
January 10, 2011 - NCAA proposal would give companies more latitude to use athletes' images in ads
January 6, 2011 - Football bowl season intrudes on the academic calendar for some BCS teams
January 4, 2011 - Complaint to IRS Faults Orange Bowl Committee for Caribbean 'Junket'