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Knight Commission to Meet with NCAA President on Oct. 24 in Washington, D.C.

Policy changes being considered by the NCAA and updated financial data will frame the reform-focused discussion among higher education leaders WHO: The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, chaired by William E. “Brit” Kirwan, Chancellor, University System of Maryland, and R. Gerald Turner, President, Southern Methodist University, will be joined by Mark Emmert, president, NCAA; Robert

Creed Black – 1925-2011

Tribute from William C. Friday, Founding Co-Chairman of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics: “Creed Black was one of those newspaper men who profoundly believed that a free and productive press was the essential and primary force to sustain our democracy. As a civic and foundation leader, he kept his experienced eye on the needy

Media Editorials on the Work of the Knight Commission

Below, please find editorials from the release of Restoring the Balance: Dollars, Values and the Future of College Sports on June 17, 2010 and other editorials surrounding the work of the Knight Commission through May 20, 2011. Download a PDF of the media editorials by clicking here. Editorials: Houston Chronicle- Court time v. class time

Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics Announces New Grants Program

The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics is requesting proposals for grants to support research on intercollegiate athletics policy. The program is intended to enhance the Commission’s long-standing legacy of recommending policy changes to improve the management and integrity of big-time college athletics by bringing new voices into the conversation about how to ensure that athletics

Research Grants Call for Proposals: Shaping Policy and Practice in Intercollegiate Athletics for the Benefit of Students and Institutions

Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics Announces Six Grants to Advance Policy and Best Practices WASHINGTON (October 26, 2011)—The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics announced the results of a competitive grants program, “Shaping policy and practice in intercollegiate athletics for the benefit of students and institutions.” The Commission received 38 applications from researchers and organizations throughout

U.S. Secretary of Education Backs Knight Commission’s Call for Changing NCAA Basketball Tournament Eligibility Standards and Financial Rewards

New analysis shows basketball teams not meeting minimal academic benchmarks have earned nearly $179 million* for NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament success Highlights: 10 of 68 men’s basketball teams that competed in the 2011 “March Madness” would be ineligible under the benchmark recommended by the Knight Commission and backed by Secretary Duncan. Of the $409 million

AGB Board of Directors Endorses Knight Commission Report

The Board of Directors of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) voted at its board meeting November 12 to endorse the recent report issued by the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, Restoring the Balance: Dollars, Values, and the Future of College Sports. The report advocates strengthening intercollegiate athletics in three ways,

Changing the Game

In the September/October issue of Trusteeship, just in time for football season, read about how rising athletic expenses are becoming a destabilizing force for many institutions. William E. “Brit” Kirwan and R. Gerald Turner show you how the game is changing: “The trends do not look good. Last year, the 10 public FBS institutions with

College Sports Spending out of Whack

This opinion by Knight Commission co-chairs William E. “Brit” Kirwan and R. Gerald Turner was published in the September 17, 2010 edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “The college sports offseason was filled with news of record-breaking television revenues, lucrative multibillion-dollar television contracts and a reshuffling of athletic conference affiliations designed, in part, to maximize television

Summary of Media Coverage of Restoring the Balance

Media from across the nation published articles on the financial state of college athletics following the June 17 release of the Knight Commission report, Restoring the Balance: Dollars, Values, and the Future of College Sports. Below are brief summaries of articles published by several media outlets. A video from WUSA TV-9 in Washington DC, with