Media Editorials on the Work of the Knight Commission

Below, please find editorials from the release of Restoring the Balance: Dollars, Values and the Future of College Sports on June 17, 2010 and other editorials surrounding the work of the Knight Commission through May 20, 2011. Download a PDF of the media editorials by clicking here.


  1. Houston Chronicle- Court time v. class time
  2. The Salt Lake Tribune- Eye on the ball
  3. The Gainesville Sun- Editorial: The core mission
  4. Orlando Sentinel- Put academics first: Colleges must curb athletic spending and focus on academics
  5. College athletic programs ought to share the wealth
  6. (serving Pennsylvania counties)- Troubling reports on higher learning
  7. The Detroit News- Universities should heed commission’s ideas for spending on athletics
  8. Roanoke Times- Editorial: Prove the profitability of college sports
  9. The Daily Tribune (Oakland Co, MI)- Universities must cut funding for college sports
  10. Boston Globe- Concerned about rising tuition? Look at the coaches’ salaries
  11. The Daily Camera (Colorado)- Treating student athletes like students: March Madness takes a class
  12. The Press Democrat (California)- PD Editorial: Hoop glory
  13. The Times-Tribune (Pennsylvania)- Stop (part of) the madness
    13a. Republished in The Progress-Index (Virginia) as NCAA basketball graduation rates aren’t always so sweet
  14. Florida Times-Union- College athletics: Get serious on academics

Student Newspaper Editorials:

  1. The Oracle Editorial Board, University of South Florida- Editorial: Suggestions good for NCAA
  2. The Chronicle, Duke University- Support the Knight report
  3. The Maneater, University of Missouri, Columbia- Editorial: Should academics or athletics be the true face of Missouri