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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

Front Office Sports: The Battle for Equity in NCAA Basketball

Amanda Christovitch of Front Office Sports quotes CEO Amy Perko on the need for greater equity in the financial incentives structures of Men’s and Women’s basketball in the NCAA. ‘Stakeholders from the WBCA to the Knight Commission, a college sports reform group, agree that must change — though the NCAA Division I Strategic Vision and

The Boston Globe: How the women’s NCAA basketball tournament has changed in a year from just one incredibly revealing tweet

Tara Sullivan of the Boston Globe cites CEO Amy Perko on the behavioral and institutional consequences of the inequitable distribution of NCAA funds in the wake of a social media scandal last march; illustrating disproportionately low quality and quantity of resources for women’s teams participating in the tournament.  “It calls into question why they haven’t

Forbes: It’s Time For More Revenue Sharing And A Luxury Tax In College Football

Karen Weaver of Forbes cites Knight Commission Member Jonathan Mariner in a podcast conversation where he discusses the Knight Commission’s C.A.R.E. model.  “In a podcast conversation last week with Jonathan Mariner, a former Chief Financial Officer of Major League Baseball, Mariner compared the 2011 efforts to change professional sports leagues economics to the opportunities in

ESPN: Will NCAA committee take scalpel or bonfire approach to Division I changes?

Dan Murphy of ESPN quotes Knight Commission CEO, Amy Perko, regarding the implications of the evolution of college sports and NCAA Constitutional changes. “The Knight Commission, a college sports reform advocacy group, has previously suggested that a lot of the problems facing college sports could be solved by removing FBS-level football from the NCAA and

Associated Press: NCAA ratifies new constitution, paving way to restructuring

Ralph Russo of Associated Press cites the Knight Commission’s December 2020 governance recommendation. “​​The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics has recommended moving major college football from under the NCAA’s umbrella altogether and creating a separate organization to manage the 10 conferences and 130 schools competing in Division I’s Bowl Subdivision.”  Read More Here.

Sports Illustrated: The Fight Over the Future of College Sports Is Here: ‘It Needs to Implode’

Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated cites the Knight Commission C.A.R.E. Model and quotes CEO Amy Perko regarding the model’s financial framework.  “The Knight Commission has proposed a new financial framework for the $3.5 billion in annual Division I shared revenue distributions to better direct money to athletes’ education, health and safety. ‘Our proposed model puts

The Chronicle of Higher Education: The NCAA Has a New Constitution. What Will That Mean for Big-Time College Sports? No One Knows

Eric Kelderman of The Chronicle of Higher Education cites the Knight Commission’s assessment of the NCAA’s constitutional reforms and notes the Knight Commission’s recommendation for reform to the CFB Playoff.  “For the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, which aims to strengthen the educational mission of college sports, the NCAA’s reforms fall short because they fail

The Athletic: At the NCAA convention, a new constitution is only the beginning for college sports leaders

Leading up to the 2022 NCAA Convention, Nicole Auerbach of The Athletic highlights the Knight Commission’s financial C.A.R.E. Model.  “‘The proposed solution [the C.A.R.E. Model] does tie the financial framework directly to, frankly, the constitutional principles that the membership will vote on that day — which are not that different than the current principles, to