Letter from Knight Commission to NCAA Division I Board of Directors urging action to eliminate gender discrimination in its annual revenue distribution

On June 23, 2022, the date which marks the 50th Anniversary of Title IX, the Knight Commission co-chairs sent a letter to Jere Morehead, chair of the NCAA Division I Board of Directors, urging the NCAA to eliminate the gender discrimination that exists in its annual revenue distribution plan. Specifically, the NCAA awards 28 percent of its annual revenue distribution — more than $160 million — based on Division I men’s basketball teams’ wins and participation in the NCAA Men’s March Madness tournament. By stark contrast, the NCAA awards $0 for performance by women’s basketball teams in the NCAA Women’s March Madness tournament.

Read the letter here.