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Media Advisory: Knight Commission’s Dec. 5 Meeting to Address the Future of FBS Football

For Public Release November 9, 2022 Media Inquiries: Steve Delsohn: steve@delsohn.com On Monday, December 5, 2022, at The Intercontinental, Washington, DC -The Wharf, the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics will hold a public session exploring potential changes to the governance of FBS Football and the oversized impact of the sport on the NCAA and all of

Knight Commission Statement regarding LEAD1’s FBS Football Governance meeting

Read Knight Commission Statement regarding LEAD1’s FBS Football Governance meeting This week’s LEAD1 meeting reaffirmed what college sports leaders, including athletics directors, told our Commission in 2020: FBS football needs a new and different leadership structure. Discussion of college football governance issues by FBS athletic directors is an important step from leaders within the industry.

Knight Commission Responds to Senators’ Inquiries about Potential NIL Legislation

  Read Knight Commission letter to Senators Tuberville and Manchin On August 3, 2022, the Knight Commission received a request from U.S. Senators Tommy Tuberville and Joe Manchin for input on potential legislation to address compensation to college athletes for the use of their names, images and likenesses (NIL). The Knight Commission’s response reflects its

Knight Commission Initiatives on the Use of College Athletes’ Name, Image and Likeness

Knight Commission Proposes Principles to Guide New Name, Image and Likeness Rules for College Athletes; Letter to Dr. Mark Emmert, NCAA President, from the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics Co-Chairs; Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics Principles for New Rules on the Use of College Athletes’ Name, Image and Likeness; Examples Applying Knight Commission Principles to NIL Opportunities for College Athletes; History of Knight Commission Work on Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) Models and Issues

Knight Commission Urges NCAA Division I Board of Directors to Eliminate Gender Discrimination in Its Annual Revenue Distribution

On June 23, 2022, the date which marks the 50th Anniversary of Title IX, the Knight Commission co-chairs sent a letter to Jere Morehead, chair of the NCAA Division I Board of Directors, urging the NCAA to eliminate the gender discrimination that exists in its annual revenue distribution plan. Specifically, the NCAA awards 28% of its annual revenue distribution based on wins and participation in the Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament and 0% on the same measure in the Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament.

Knight Commission’s May 16 Meeting to Assess and Recommend Improvements to NCAA Revenue Distribution to Close Gender and Racial Equity Gaps

The press release, video, and other materials related to this public meeting are available here. Meeting Resources: Session Summary and Panelist bios Digital Tool Kit Slide Deck: Altering NCAA Revenue Distribution To Correct for Racial Inequity On Monday, May 16, 2022, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics will meet

Racial Equity in College Sports Research Awards Announced

[Knight Commission awards $100,000 in research funding]

February 9, 2022—The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics announced today four research projects selected to share $100,000 in research funding to demonstrate how specific interventions impact the Black athlete experience and/or Black athlete advocacy areas. In its “Achieving Racial Equity in College Sports” report last year, the Knight Commission committed to supporting research that would

CoSIDA Introduces Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship Program in Partnership with the Knight Commission

CoSIDA Release CoSIDA, in partnership with the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, is introducing a Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship program designed to encourage a greater understanding of how those in athletics communications offices at all levels can become effective champions for diversity, equity and inclusion in college athletics. “This is a new and exciting concept

Knight Commission Issues Letter to NCAA Constitution Committee Responding to Updated Draft NCAA Constitution

On December 9, 2021 the Knight Commission co-chairs sent a letter to Robert Gates, chair, NCAA Constitution Committee, to offer reactions to the updated draft NCAA Constitution shared in a December 7, 2021 memorandum. The letter suggests incorporating several important modifications regarding governance and Board composition, and clarity on the Association’s legal liability and services.