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First of Its Kind Survey Reveals Dilemma of Reform

[Sessions and video on presidential survey; experts on educational values and commercial landscape of college sports]

The Knight Commission released the results of a presidential survey on the costs and benefits of intercollegiate athletics. An interactive, Web-based report, College Sports 101, that provides an overview of the business and economic landscape of college sports was also released. Potential solutions as well as an assessment of whether the current structure is equipped to address the mounting challenges were discussed with experts.

Knight Commission Urges College Leaders to Consider Bold, Innovative Solutions to Address Fiscal Health of College Sports

[Sessions and audio with experts on college sports finances; sport participation; and tax-exempt status of college sports]

The financial crisis in college sports isn’t attributable only to the ongoing recession, but also to declining athletics revenues unable to keep up with a runaway train of spending. That’s what members of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics heard from scholars and experts on higher education and intercollegiate sports.

Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics Meeting

Knight Conference Center at the Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Ave. N. W., 8th Floor Washington, D.C. RSVP to Katie.Reardon@widmeyer.com Follow the Knight Commission on Twitter: http://twitter.com/KnightAthletics Meeting Agenda and Session Summaries 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Sports participation and sports sponsorship at Division I universities: How have participation and varsity sports opportunities changed over time? How have

Knight Commission Criticizes Commercialization of College Athletes in Fantasy Sports, New Media

[Sessions and audio with experts on commercialism and athletes' rights in college sports; impact of the media on college sports; fantasy sports; and reporting of financial data ]

The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics met on October 27 to discuss the emerging conflict between new forms of media and long-standing NCAA rules designed to protect athletes from commercial exploitation. The Commission also announced it would pursue a year-long series of meetings and research on the economics of college sports, with a particular focus on why expenses are rising faster than revenues at virtually all Division I athletics programs.