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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

Forbes: “As March Madness Begins, It’s Time for Women to Play for the Money”

Karen Weaver took a look at the progress on addressing the inequities in the financial commitment and management of NCAA Division I men’s and women’s basketball tournaments and examined the opportunities ahead. Reporting on the existing revenue distribution inequities where the NCAA rewards schools for the tournament success of men’s basketball teams and not the

On3: “NCAA tournament gender inequities show up starkly in revenue distribution”’s Eric Prisbell examines the gender inequities in the NCAA revenue distribution formula. From the article:”’If you are going to reward athletic performance, you need to reward it on a gender-equitable basis,’ Amy Perko, CEO of the reform-minded Knight Commission of Intercollegiate Athletics, told On3. She later added, ‘The NCAA has to change its revenue-distribution

On3: “Who will ‘control’ college football in the future – the NCAA or a different entity?’

Veteran sports journalist Ivan Maisel identifies “the influx of money and its inequitable distribution” as “the wellspring of the sport’s current problems” and opines that “money has distorted the entire intercollegiate athletic model.” His commentary asks, prior to the start of the Charlie Baker’s tenure as president of the NCAA, which entity should ‘control” college

ESPN “Finebaum Show”: Interview with Co-Chair Len Elmore Knight Commission Co-Chair Len Elmore discusses challenges new NCAA president Charlie Baker will need to address and the realities of requesting federal legislation for college sports.

Front Office Sports: “P5 Football Coach Spending Shows No Sign of Slowing”

Amanda Christovich highlights key projections from the Knight Commission’s January 2023 NCAA Convention session. “If the NCAA, College Football Playoff, and Power 5 programs don’t make significant changes to their habits, spending on football coaching salaries will continue to far outpace spending for athletes’ rights, according to a Knight Commission report. By 2030, football coaching “NCAA committee proposes major changes for Division I sports, including bigger basketball tournaments”

Steve Berkowitz reported on recommendations from an NCAA committee ”charged with a wide-ranging examination of the future of major-college sports” noting that the recommendations will go to the NCAA Board of Directors. One of the items on the list was to “change Division I’s revenue distribution system so that it would account for athletic performance

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

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