Op-Ed: College Sports Needs New Leadership that Puts Athletes First

Sportico published an article by Knight Commission CEO Amy Privette Perko, highlighting the leadership and policy changes needed to put athletes first following the Alston v. NCAA ruling and NIL.

“College sports was changed forever this summer. In June, actions in state legislatures, Congress and even the Supreme Court all hit the same, rare bipartisan note and in ways not seen on other issues: change the model of college sports to treat college athletes more fairly.”

“Even with these landmark changes, comprehensive reform is overdue. The fact that lawmakers and the courts are forcing big changes underscores one overarching problem: The governance of college sports is not working. College sports leaders must put college athletes first, instead of clinging to the status quo and only making big changes when forced by others.”

Read the full Op-ed here.