The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics has distributed a communication to all FBS presidents and conference commissioners.
The purpose of the April 20, 2012 communication is to offer a new approach to distributing shared media revenues that the Knight Commission believes should be discussed and considered by FBS conferences in conjunction with the discussions currently underway to change the postseason football format.
The Commission’s April 20 communication has been the subject of recent media interest and coverage; therefore, in an effort to clearly present the Knight Commission’s position and the new approach itself, the related communication is accessible here:
- April 20, 2012 memorandum
- Model summary
- Model A - Tier 1 = GSR 70, Tier 2 = GSR 60
- Model B - Tier 1 = GSR 70, Tier 2 = GSR 50
- Model C - Tier 1 = top third, Tier 2 = second third
On June 13, 2012, the Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics endorsed the Knight Commission’s concept. Click here to read COIA’s endorsement.