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2023 NCAA Convention Session: Materials and Recording

On January 12, 2023, members of the Knight Commission presented the session “The Multi-Billion Dollar Question: How Should New CFP and D-I Revenues Be Used?” at the 2023 NCAA Convention in San Antonio, Texas. Related Materials: Session Slides (PDF) Video Recording Transcript of Session and Q&A (PDF) Session Panelists/Presenters: Eric Barron, Knight Commission member and

December 2022 Meeting Photos

Click on each photo to enlarge. From left: Amy Perko and Arne Duncan Jonathan Mariner From left: Christine Copper and Peter Roby Bud Peterson Eric Barron From left: Penny Kyle and Jessica Mendoza Arne Duncan Shanteona Keys Walt Harrison From left: LEAD1 panelists Erianne Weight and Tom McMillen,   

Knight Commission challenges university presidents to act on transformational reform of Division I sports

December 5, 2022 Knight-Newhouse Football Head Coach Buyout Data Session Summary and Panelist Bios Photos for media use are available here. Watch video of public meeting with LEAD1 panelists. Washington, D.C.—At its winter meeting, the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics called on university presidents leading the NCAA Division I Board of Directors to act more urgently

Knight Commission Statement regarding LEAD1’s FBS Football Governance meeting

Read Knight Commission Statement regarding LEAD1’s FBS Football Governance meeting This week’s LEAD1 meeting reaffirmed what college sports leaders, including athletics directors, told our Commission in 2020: FBS football needs a new and different leadership structure. Discussion of college football governance issues by FBS athletic directors is an important step from leaders within the industry.

Knight Commission Urges NCAA Division I Board of Directors 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% of its annual revenue distribution based on wins and participation in the Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament and 0% on the same measure in the Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament.

May 2022 Meeting Photos

Click on each photo to enlarge.   Roberta Kaplan Roberta Kaplan Roberta Kaplan Roberta Kaplan Kaplan Report Roberta Kaplan From left: Christine Cooper, Todd Petr and Chris Brown From left: Christine Cooper, Todd Petr and Chris Brown Christine Cooper Christine Cooper Chris Brown Chris Brown From left: Nancy Zimpher and Len Elmore From left: Nancy

Knight Commission’s May 16 Meeting to Assess and Recommend Improvements to NCAA Revenue Distribution to Close Gender and Racial Equity Gaps

The press release, video, and other materials related to this public meeting are available here. Meeting Resources: Session Summary and Panelist bios Digital Tool Kit Slide Deck: Altering NCAA Revenue Distribution To Correct for Racial Inequity On Monday, May 16, 2022, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics will meet

Front Office Sports: The Battle for Equity in NCAA Basketball

Amanda Christovitch of Front Office Sports quotes CEO Amy Perko on the need for greater equity in the financial incentives structures of Men’s and Women’s basketball in the NCAA. ‘Stakeholders from the WBCA to the Knight Commission, a college sports reform group, agree that must change — though the NCAA Division I Strategic Vision and

The Boston Globe: How the women’s NCAA basketball tournament has changed in a year from just one incredibly revealing tweet

Tara Sullivan of the Boston Globe cites CEO Amy Perko on the behavioral and institutional consequences of the inequitable distribution of NCAA funds in the wake of a social media scandal last march; illustrating disproportionately low quality and quantity of resources for women’s teams participating in the tournament.  “It calls into question why they haven’t