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Knight Commission to Announce Major Recommendations to Transform the NCAA Division I Model

[Proposed reforms will culminate year-long examination of college sports]

On Thursday, Dec. 3, the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics will release its recommendations for significant reform of the NCAA Division I model. The proposed reforms will be unveiled at the fourth and final virtual forum of the Knight Commission’s year-long examination of Division I, Transforming the NCAA D-I Model: A 4-Part Series.

Knight Commission to Release Major Survey of Division I Leaders at Forum on Oct. 13

[Results reveal campus leaders' views on pressing issues facing college sports and proposals for transformative change]

On Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics will release results of a groundbreaking survey of Division I campus leaders’ opinions on significant college sports reforms proposals, such as capping sports’ budgets and major reorganizations of the current Division I model. The reorganizations surveyed include creating a new NCAA division for Power 5 sports and separating FBS football into its own independent, operating entity.

Knight Commission to Seek Changes to How NCAA Distributes March Madness Revenue

[TODAY: Commission to discuss new analysis that highlights inequities in the annual NCAA distribution formula]

The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics today will propose in a virtual public session changes to the NCAA’s March Madness revenue distribution, which sends nearly $600 million to its 351 Division I schools every year. In addition to this direct funding to Division I schools, March Madness revenues support both NCAA operations and 90 national championships for 24 sports across all three membership divisions, which include more than 1,000 colleges and universities.

Knight Commission to Highlight Inequities in Division I Revenue Distribution at Second Virtual Forum

[Session will feature former U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and findings from a new analysis]

On Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics will hold the second virtual forum of its four-part series on the NCAA Division I model and the need for reform. This 60-minute forum, A New Analysis of the D-I Revenue Distribution Formula Inequities, will examine the financial distributions from Division I’s two marquee events: the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament and the FBS College Football Playoff.

“Transforming the NCAA D-I Model” Virtual Public Forums

The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics presents a series of four public forums examining the NCAA Division I model and the need for reform. View registration information for future forums and videos of earlier sessions.

Knight Commission’s June 4 Video and Webinar Kit

On June 4, 2020, the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics held a webinar to assess the NCAA’s proposal allowing college athletes to earn money for the use of their name, image and likeness (NIL) and to evaluate key differences with recommendations made by other groups. The session focused on issues such as compliance with fair market value, the confusion around group endorsement opportunities and ways to achieve uniformity, either through Congress or the Uniform Law Commission. The expert panel included Congressman Anthony Gonzalez, who is working on an NIL bill, Val Ackerman, Gabe Feldman and Tom McMillen.

VIDEOS FROM MAY 2019 MEETING

[[Sessions and videos with NCAA, NBA, and experts about college basketball issues]]

Session 1: A year of change in college basketball: A report on actions and plans to address remaining challenges Mike Brey, head men’s basketball coach, University of Notre Dame; president, Board of Directors, National Association of Basketball Coaches Dan Gavitt, senior vice president of basketball, NCAA Kevin Lennon, vice president for Division I governance, NCAA

To speed reform, Knight Commission calls for more transparency in college basketball

For Public Release May 22, 2019 Media Inquiries: Fred Frommer fred.frommer@deweysquare.com; 202.744.9273 Photos are available here. Videos are available here.   Agenda and list of meeting participants available here. WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics today discussed a series of recent reforms made in response to the men’s college basketball scandal and urged the