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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 Advisory

Knight Conference Center at the Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Ave. N. W., 8th Floor Washington, D.C. Follow the Knight Commission on Twitter: 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 financial pressures contributed

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.

News Release: Americans are concerned about college sports

Knight Commission Poll Finds Americans Are Concerned About College Sports Professionalism in college sports, among topics at Washington, D.C. Summit (WASHINGTON, JAN. 30)– Americans are deeply concerned about the professionalization of college sports, according to a new poll conducted for the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. Concerns about how the increasing pressure to win and

Knight Commission Calls on NCAA to Shorten Basketball Season

[Sessions and audio with experts and researchers on academic performance in men's basketball; and NCAA infractions]

The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics held discussions on academic reform, potential changes in the basketball playing season, and changes to penalties for violating National Collegiate Athletic Association rules. The Commission called on the NCAA to shorten the season to reduce the number of missed classes and stress on players. It also commended the association’s academic performance program, but noted that a complex waiver process is threatening to weaken standards designed to hold programs responsible for the academic progress of their players.