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Sports Business Journal: “College Football: The Cost of Winning”

Sports Business Journal staff writer Ben Portnoy delved into the complicated and ever-changing “business” of college football in his examination of the teams that participated in the College Football Playoff over the past decade. Portnoy cites data from the Knight-Newhouse College Athletics Database extensively among the expense trends over that decade: more lucrative coaching salaries,

CEO Perko to On3: State of College Sports

On3 asked industry leaders to weigh in on the No. 1 issue in college sports in 2023. Below is an excerpt of the response from Amy Privette Perko, CEO, Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics  “The biggest issue in college sports right now is getting surprisingly little attention. The upcoming revenue distribution decisions of the governing

Yahoo!Sports: Is college athletics headed for The Great Split? ‘We need to recreate or relaunch the NCAA’

In his article on the Knight Commission’s fall public meeting, Ross Dellenger of Yahoo! Sports reported on the key topics discussed, most notably, the call for reshaping the industry and changing governance and financial distributions for Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS).  This article highlights comments made by two expert panelists, Damon Evans and Kevin White. and

News-Gazette: “It’s time — it’s been time — for the Power 5 football conferences to go their own way”

News-Gazette editor Jeff D’Alessio followed his story on the new Knight Commission “Financial Projections through 2032 for Division I FBS Programs” report with answers from five members of the commission, CEO Amy Privette Perko, Co-Chair Arne Duncan, member Judy Olian, president of Quinnipiac University, Jon Alger, president of James Madison University, and Dr. Kim Harmon,

Associated Press: “Revenue-sharing with major college football players seems ‘inevitable.’ How could it be done?”

In his article, Ralph Russo of Associated Press Sports included a reference to the the Knight Commission’s recently released report “Financial Projections through 2032 for Division I FBS Programs.” “…The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics last week released the results of analysis that projected through 2032 the expenses of 54 public schools currently in Power Five conferences.

News-Gazette: “Study: Football coaching pay on track to exceed total scholarship funding”

News-Gazette editor Jeff D’Alessio wrote about the recent Knight Commission report “Financial Projections through 2032 for Division I FBS Programs.” The story notes “the alarming projections and the financial future of the next decade: if compensation continues at its current pace, football coaching salaries will exceed the total amount spent on scholarships and medical expenses “Coaches’ salaries on pace to outspend scholarships”

National writer Josh Brice cites Knight Commission report with revenue and salary projections over the next decade. The article highlights the report’s “crossover point” – “where football coaches’ salaries exceed all expenditures for athletes’ scholarships and medical expenses” and notes that the crossover point “is happening at nine Autonomy 5 Public Institutions, including a quartet “Many schools on track to spend more on coaches than player needs”

Heather Dinich quoted Knight Commission CEO Amy Privette Perko extensively in her piece on the newly released “Financial Projections through 2032 for Division I FBS Programs” report. Dinich’s article highlighted the projected spending on coaching compensation for football coaching staffs in relation to athlete scholarships and medical expenses across all athletes in all sports. From

Crain’s Chicago Business: “Northwestern and U of C Went Opposite Ways on Big-Time Sports. Who Made The Right Choice?”

Judith Crown, writer and former managing editor and reporter for Crain’s Chicago Business, compares the choices made by former Big Ten colleagues, the University of Chicago and Northwestern University, after contrasting choices in regard to intercollegiate athletics put the two institutions on different paths. From the article: “With recent consolidation and the creation of megaconferences,