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Knight Commission’s NCAA Convention Forum

Join us for the Knight Commission Forum: Remaking the NCAA, Beyond Constitutional Reform Thursday, January 20, 2022 8 – 9 am ET The Westin Indianapolis Capitol Ballroom III or Join Us Virtually Via Zoom Register Here Members of the Knight Commission will provide an overview of their groundbreaking recommendations for a new Division I financial

Op-Ed: What’s wrong with the College Football Playoff? There needs to be more for athletes.

USA TODAY published an opinion article by Knight Commission Co-Chair Arne Duncan and member Jacques McClendon, highlighting the need for the College Football Playoff to halt expansion until it reforms itself to prioritize and support college athlete health, safety and well-being. “Put simply, the playoff should require that most of its lucrative revenue distributions be

Knight Commission Issues Letter to NCAA Constitution Committee Responding to Updated Draft NCAA Constitution

On December 9, 2021 the Knight Commission co-chairs sent a letter to Robert Gates, chair, NCAA Constitution Committee, to offer reactions to the updated draft NCAA Constitution shared in a December 7, 2021 memorandum. The letter suggests incorporating several important modifications regarding governance and Board composition, and clarity on the Association’s legal liability and services.

ESPN: FBS schools spent over $533.6 million in dead money over 10+ years

Paula Lavigne and Mark Schlabach of ESPN quote Knight Commission CEO Amy P. Perko, citing the C.A.R.E. Model. Read the full article here. The dead money paid to coaches is an example of the broken financial structure of big-money college sports, said Amy Perko, Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics CEO. “Institutions threw away more than

Intercollegiate Coaches Association Coalition Members Endorse C.A.R.E. Model

Intercollegiate Coach Association Coalition Supports Knight Commission Model for Division I Transformation (November 10, 2021) – Twenty-One members of the Intercollegiate Coach Association Coalition (ICAC), representing over thirty intercollegiate sports of which 240,000 NCAA athletes compete support the Knight Commission proposal to tie revenue distribution and spending in NCAA Division I programs to the broad

Knight Commission Issues Letter to NCAA Board of Directors Calling for Independent Members

On October 20, 2021 the Knight Commission co-chairs sent a letter to President Jere Morehead, Chair, NCAA Division I Board of Directors, calling for independent representation on the committee to be appointed to oversee rewriting Division I rules following expected changes to the NCAA Constitution this coming January. This committee will have significant impact on the

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