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

For Public Release May 22, 2019 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 NCAA to continue efforts to

Videos and Presentation Materials from October 29, 2018 meeting

[ Sessions and videos with USA Basketball, NCAA, National Federation of State High School Associations, WBCA, and AGB ]

Session 1:  Overview of USA Basketball programs/policies that impact elite men’s college basketball players and USA Basketball coach license requirements. Jim Tooley, chief executive officer, USA Basketball Sean Ford, director, Men’s National Team, USA Basketball Jay Demings, youth division director, USA Basketball Whitney Frye, director, SafeSport, USA Basketball Download USA Basketball powerpoint. Session 2:  Coaches education/certification

Knight Commission Urges Financial Transparency of Shoe and Apparel Income and Certified Training for Coaches

For Public Release Oct. 29, 2018 Photos available.  Videos and presentation materials available. Agenda and list of meeting participants available here. Washington, D.C. — In the wake of last week’s felony convictions for pay-to-play college basketball schemes, the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics today pressed the NCAA to establish more demanding standards for oversight, including

Knight Commission Urges Tougher NCAA Reforms to Regain Public Confidence in College Sports

[ Session and video with NCAA chief legal officer and experts regarding Commission on College Basketball proposals and transfer rules ]

Group Seeks Reforms That Go Beyond Rice Commission Proposals for Basketball Photos available for public use, with credit to: Lisa Helfert/Knight Commission.  Link here. Videos available: Overview of Commission on College Basketball proposals. Link here. Discussion of proposed changes to college basketball. Link here. Proposed changes to transfer rules. Link here. Press conference with Arne

Knight Commission Sees Integrity of College Sports at Risk

[ Sessions and video with NCAA President Mark Emmert; experts on college football and health and safety benefits and protections ]

The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics said today that recent college sports scandals have threatened not only the integrity of intercollegiate athletics but raised basic questions about the NCAA’s ability to prevent abuses, protect the rights of athletes and clean up corruption. At today’s fall meeting, NCAA President Mark Emmert told the Knight Commission, “We cannot go into the next basketball season without seeing fundamental change in the way college basketball is operating.”

Knight Commission Calls for Change in College Football Playoff Revenues to Address National Challenges Facing the Sport

[ Sessions and video with experts on football finances and benefits for players; and leadership diversity in football and basketball ]

The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics called for the College Football Playoff to invest some of its revenue for the first time in national initiatives supporting the health and safety of football players and in programs to increase diversity among football coaches. In addition, the Commission urged the College Football Playoff to follow the NCAA’s lead in adding current or former student-athletes to its board of managers.