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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

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

Sports Illustrated: The SEC, NCAA and a Fight to Change College Sports

SI’s Ross Dellenger cites the Knight Commission’s October 2020 survey of college administrators and subsequent recommendations. Read the full article here. Last October, the Knight Commission released a sweeping survey in which it polled college administrators on two potential future NCAA models: (1) create a fourth division made up only of the 65 Power 5 teams; (2)

Politico: NCAA lifts athlete endorsement rules as states scramble to court players

Knight Commission CEO Amy P. Perko speaks with Politico’s Juan Perez Jr. highlighting the need for action from college sports leaders. Read the article here. “Schools are doing what they’ve always done: trying to figure out how to get a competitive edge,” said Amy Perko, CEO of the Knight Commission college sports reform organization. “Now