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Financial Projections through 2032 for Division I FBS Programs

Report: Financial Projections through 2032 for Division I FBS Programs Executive Summary Press Release (PDF) KNIGHT COMMISSION RELEASES REPORT ON FINANCIAL PROJECTIONS THROUGH 2032 FOR DIVISION I FBS PROGRAMS Projected spending, with billions in new revenues, raises big challenges—and a rare opportunity to fix Division I athletics September 6, 2023-The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics

Statement from Amy Privette Perko, CEO, Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, Thursday, August 17, 2023

College sports at most FBS-affiliated programs are driven today by one all-consuming pursuit: The money chase. The recent conference realignment decisions of six PAC-12 institutions, including two founding members of the 108-year-old conference, should be the final tipping point forcing university presidents to explain why the current structure is still in the best interests of

“The Projected Impact of New D-I Revenue in 2030 and Beyond”

The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics presented FBS financial projections through 2032 from financial services firm CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen) based on an estimated $1.4 billion in additional annual revenue from the expanded CFP and “business-as-usual” spending patterns. The session also outlined financial solutions leaders should prioritize to fulfill the recently adopted NCAA holistic model and to

Opinion: College football has a unique opportunity to right itself

Sports Business Journal (SBJ) published an opinion by Knight Commission member Eric Barron on March 13, 2023, highlighting the changes leaders should make before new revenue from the College Football Playoff expansion hits budgets, noting revenue will “outstrip even the NCAA’s March Madness revenue, making the CFP the biggest pot of gold in college sports

Pamela Bernard Appointed Knight Commission Co-Chair and New Members Announced

Knight Foundation president and CEO Alberto Ibargüen announced leadership and membership changes to the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. Commission member Pamela Bernard will join Len Elmore and Arne Duncan as a co-chair of the Knight Commission, and Dr. Kimberly Harmon, Amy Huchthausen, and Judy Olian will join as Commission members. Bernard replaces Nancy Zimpher,

“The Multi-Billion Dollar Question: How Should New CFP and D-I Revenues Be Used?”

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

Paying Football Coaches Not to Coach: The Mounting Costs of FBS Buyouts

The Commission released an analysis of FBS football coaching buyouts at public institutions over the 2012-2021 decade, along with an updated look at buyouts of head football coaches at Power Five institutions during the last two seasons. The analysis found that Power Five programs are wasting staggering amounts of dollars in “dead money,” paying coaches not

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