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Jonathan Alger To Join Knight Commission

Knight Foundation president and CEO Alberto Ibargüen and Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics Co-Chairs Arne Duncan, Len Elmore and Dr. Nancy L. Zimpher have announced the appointment of Jonathan Alger, president, James Madison University as a member of the Knight Commission. Alger is in his tenth year as president at James Madison. He is a

The Guardian: The case for big-time college sports helping academics remains weak

Tom Dart of The Guardian quotes Knight Commission CEO Amy P. Perko and cites the C.A.R.E. Model. Read the full article here. “When the College Football Playoff was created, when the conferences began their [broadcast] networks, billions of dollars of new revenues flowed into college sports and those revenues disproportionately were spent on coaches’ salaries,

ESPN: Knight Commission proposes restructuring distribution of more than $3 billion in annual revenue generated by college sports

ESPN’s Heather Dinich highlights the Knight Commission’s newest report in the Transforming the D-I Model series, the Connecting Athletics Revenues with the Educational Model of College Athletics (C.A.R.E. Model). Read the full article here. The Knight Commission on Wednesday released a proposal to require the NCAA, the College Football Playoff and Division I conferences to

Forbes: The Clock Is Ticking. The Time For NCAA Reform Is Here.

Karen Weaver of Forbes explains the Knight Commission has “successfully persuaded the NCAA to adopt significant, ‘education-centric’ changes” and quotes CEO Amy P. Perko. Read the full article here. If everything is truly up for discussion, there are plenty of good ideas from people who have been talking about true change for a long time,

Lincoln Journal Star: Chancellor Green discusses challenges in colleges and athletics

University of Nebraska-Lincoln chancellor Dr. Ronnie Green tells the Lincoln Journal Star he supports our proposal, Transforming the D-I Model. Read the full article here. “The third one is the whole idea of what is the structure of collegiate athletics going to be. The NCAA is under fire right now, folks. It really is,” said

The Athletic: How San Diego State has continued its success against the Pac-12, plus conference realignment and more: G5 Drive

The Athletic’s Chris Vannini utilizes the Knight Commission’s College Athletics Financial Information (CAFI) Database. Read the full Athletic article here. JMU has nice facilities and an athletics budget in the $50 million range, which would fit in the AAC, though it’s notable a huge chunk of that comes from student fees (more than $41 million

Knight Commission Releases New Report in its Transforming the D-I Model Series

[Connecting Athletics Revenues with the Educational Model of College Sports (C.A.R.E. Model)]

September 15, 2021—The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics today released a major proposal to require the NCAA, the College Football Playoff (CFP), and Division I conferences to more closely connect the distribution and spending of billions in shared athletics revenue distributions with the broad educational mission of NCAA Division I college athletics programs. The Commission’s

AP: ‘How is this guy still employed?’: NCAA’s Emmert a survivor

Ralph Russo of Associated Press quotes Knight Commission co-chair Nancy Zimpher on the need for change, citing the Transforming the NCAA D-I Model. Read the full AP article here. Nancy Zimpher, co-chair of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, said the university presidents who sit on the Board of Governors and other high-rankings bodies have

Challenge Grants for Achieving Racial Equity in College Sports

The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics issued a call for proposals for research grants to advance the goals in its “Achieving Racial Equity in College Sports” report. In the report, the Commission called on universities, athletics conferences, the College Football Playoff (CFP) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to take decisive action to address policies and