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March 28, 2014 - Colleges Can Help Without an Athletes’ Union
March 17, 2014 - Knight Commission, panelists call for stronger focus on educational mission in college sports
February 25, 2014 - Knight Commission Meeting on March 17 to Discuss Major Changes Proposed for College Sports
December 4, 2013 - Knight Commission Launches Groundbreaking, Interactive College Sports Spending Database
August 6, 2013 – Knight Commission memorandum to NCAA President Mark Emmert and NCAA Board of Directors on NCAA governance and related issues
Actions to Date on Knight Commission Recommendations from its “Restoring the Balance” Report
December 3, 2012 - Updated financial data
Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics 2011-12 Research Grants Initiative
Tribute to William C. Friday
October 9, 2012 - Growing impact of high financial stakes in college sports highlighted at Knight Commission meeting
June 14, 2012 - Thinking beyond the payoff from a playoff
June 13, 2012 - Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics Supports Knight Commission Concept on Revenue Distribution
April 27, 2012 - Knight Commission memorandum on distribution of BCS revenues
LeRoy Walker, 1918 - 2012
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 13, 2012 - A Dialogue on Intercollegiate Athletics in Higher Education
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 24, 2011 - Knight Commission Calls for Examination of College Sports Governance, While Recognizing NCAA Steps Toward Reform
October 24, 2011 - Updated financial data
October 10, 2011 - Knight Commission to Meet with NCAA President on Oct. 24 in Washington, D.C.
Creed Black – 1925-2011
May 20, 2011 - Media editorials on the work of the Knight Commission
March 17, 2011 - U.S. Secretary of Education Backs Knight Commission’s Call for Changing NCAA Basketball Tournament Eligibility Standards and Financial Rewards
November 16, 2010 - AGB Board of Directors Endorses Knight Commission Report
September 30, 2010 - Changing the game
September 17, 2010 - College sports spending out of whack
July 7, 2010 - Summary of media coverage of Restoring the Balance
July 6, 2010 - Editorials support Knight Commission's recommendations for spending on college sports
June 17, 2010 - Knight Commission Calls for College Sports Reform, Recommends Public Transparency of Finances and New Financial Incentives
May 24, 2010 - Knight Commission to Release Financial Reform Recommendations for College Sports
May 6, 2010 - Knight Commission Executive Director Amy Perko responds to a USA Today news report:
April 27, 2010 - Kirwan and Turner Comment on Mark Emmert Named New NCAA President
April 23, 2010 - NCAA Media Rights Deal: Time to Better Manage Commercial Success
March 8, 2010 - William E. Kirwan Honored with TIAA-CREF Theodore M. Hesburgh Award
January 5, 2010 - Knight Commission to press for fiscal change at NCAA Scholarly Colloquium
December 19, 2009 - Playoffs not the answer to college football's financial crisis
October 26, 2009 - First of its kind survey reveals dilemma of reform
May 12, 2009 - Knight Commission Urges College Leaders to Consider Bold, Innovative Solutions to Address Fiscal Health of College Sports
May 12, 2009 - Knight Commission Calls for collective action on spending
October 27, 2008 - Knight Commission Criticizes Commercialization of College Athletes in Fantasy Sports, New Media
October 1, 2008 - Knight Commission to Meet Oct. 27 to Discuss Publicity Rights, Fantasy Games, and Commercialism
August 30, 2008 - Tackling college football fantasy leagues
August 18, 2008 - A Tribute to Former Knight Commission Chairman Thomas K. Hearn
July 31, 2008 - Knight Commission calls on NCAA to protect athletes from commercial exploitation by fantasy leagues
June 25, 2008 - Knight Commission’s Executive Director Selected For CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame
June 15, 2008 - Knight Commission Calls on NCAA to Shorten Basketball Season
April 14, 2008 - New Commission from the Knight Foundation: Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities
October 15, 2007 - Faculty Summit on Intercollegiate Athletics
September 18, 2007 - Knight Commission to Hold Faculty Summit on Intercollegiate Athletics on Oct. 15, 2007 in Washington
May 14, 2007 - Knight Commission Urges Presidents To Show Strong Support For Academic Reforms
May 2, 2007 - Knight Commission reaction to NCAA academic data released today
April 23, 2007 - Knight Commission to Meet May 14 to Receive NCAA Reports on Academic and Financial Data and Reforms
February 4, 2007 - Make academic integrity part of recruiting process
February 1, 2007 - Knight Commission announces May meeting date and Faculty Summit
January 21, 2007 - Knight Commission meeting
December 11, 2006 - Speech: Ethics, Values and College Athletics
October 30, 2006 - Knight Commission responds to NCAA task force report
October 17, 2006 - Knight Commission Announces Addition
May 23, 2006 - Knight Commission Announces New Co-Chairmen
February 2, 2006 - Poll: Americans are concerned about college sports
February 2, 2006 - Participants in the Knight Commission’s Summit on the Collegiate Athlete Experience
January 30, 2006 - Knight Commission Poll Finds Americans Deeply Concerned About College Sports
January 6, 2006 - Americans Strongly Support Academic Reforms in College Sports
December 19, 2005 - Knight Commission Study Shows More Than $40 Million Will Be Earned by Bowl Teams with Poor Graduation Rates
November 8, 2005 - Knight Commission Announces Summit On the Collegiate Athlete Experience
October 18, 2005 - Knight Commission to Meet Nov. 8 in Washington, D.C. to Discuss College Athletes
September 13, 2005 - Knight Commission Names New Members
July 25, 2005 - Amy Perko Succeeds Maureen Devlin as Executive Director Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics
June 9, 2005 - Knight Commission Study Finds Low Graduation Rates Among Baseball Teams Participating in the NCAA Championship
May 23, 2005 - Knight Commission Discusses the Future of Intercollegiate Athletics with Myles Brand and Conference Commissioners
March 14, 2005 - Knight Commission Study Finds Nearly Two-thirds of Men's Basketball Tournament Field Fails Recommended Academic Standard Incentive
December 9, 2004 - Knight Commission Continues Call for Academic Performance To Factor into Bowl Game Eligibility
October 27, 2004 - Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics Meets with College Sports Finance Experts and NCAA Board of Directors Chair Robert Hemenway in Indianapolis
September 7, 2004 - New Study Debunks Link Among Winning College Athletic Programs and Increases in Donations and Quality of Applicants
May 24, 2004 - Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics Calls for Clearer Model of Division I-A Football Governance
May 12, 2004 - Knight Commission to Meet May 24 in Washington, D.C Continuing Efforts to Reform College Sports
March 29, 2004 - Trustees' National Group Advances College Sports Reform Effort
March 18, 2004 - Knight Commission Study Finds Two-Thirds of Men's Teams Would Be Ineligible for NCAA Basketball Tournament
February 2, 2004 - NCAA President, Coaches, Network Executives Meet With Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics
December 12, 2003 - Knight Commission Calls for Bowl Game Eligibility Reforms Under Commission Standards, 26 of 28 Bowl Games Could Not be Played
November 24, 2003 - Knight Commission Continues Reform Efforts
November 14, 2003 - Media Advisory: Knight Commission to Meet in Washington, D.C. Nov. 24 to Address Ongoing Efforts to Reform College Sports; Commission Introduces New Members
October 13, 2003 - Knight Commission Lauds Division I Basketball Coaches' Meeting Urges Adoption of Ethical Standards and a Focus on Coaches as Educators
July 15, 2002 - Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics Supports NCAA Academic Eligibility Proposals
June 26, 2001 - Knight Commission Proposes Penalties for Colleges Whose Athletes Fail Academically; Pursues Other Major Reforms Of College Sports 10 Years After Issuing Landmark Report
June 1, 2000 - Knight Commission Will Reconvene to Review State of College Athletics
January 10, 1995 - Knight Leaders Hail NCAA For Backing Higher Initial-Eligibility Standards; Say Convention Vote Means Sports Reform Is "On Track"
December 16, 1994 - Knight Commission Asks College Presidents Use Your Influence At January's NCAA Convention
October 25, 1994 - Knight Commission Calls on College Presidents to Stand Firm on Reform
October 20, 1994 - Attempt to Roll Back College Sports Reform Prompts Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics to Reconvene
July 24, 1991 - Knight Foundation Commission Names R. Gerald Turner as Member
March 19, 1991 - Knight Foundation Commission Says: College Presidents Must Assert Control to Cure College Sports Problems
September 27, 1989 - Knight Foundation Forms Blue-Ribbon Sports Panel