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Knight Commission Continues Reform Efforts

Meetings Focus on Bowl Championship Series, Television Contracts and Financing of College Sports Nov. 24, 2003 WASHINGTON, D.C. — With reports on the financing of intercollegiate athletics, television contracts and the status of the Bowl Championship Series, a streamlined Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics met here today to resume its seminal work seeking reform

Media Advisory: Knight Commission to Meet in Washington, D.C. Nov. 24 to Address Ongoing Efforts to Reform College Sports; Commission Introduces New Members

WASHINGTON, D.C. In 2001, a decade after its initial meetings, the Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics released its groundbreaking A Call to Action detailing key steps needed to reform college athletics. The Commission continues to monitor the intense commercial and professional pressures affecting college sports, serving as a reminder of the higher education role

Knight Commission Lauds Division I Basketball Coaches’ Meeting Urges Adoption of Ethical Standards and a Focus on Coaches as Educators

MIAMI, Fla. (Oct. 13, 2003) – The incoming members of the reconstituted Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics have commended an upcoming meeting this week of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) called to address the recent series of scandals involving men’s college basketball coaches. The association is convening a mandatory meeting Wednesday (Oct.

Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics Supports NCAA Academic Eligibility Proposals

MIAMI – The co-chairs of the Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics have endorsed proposed changes to the NCAA’s initial and continuing eligibility standards. The proposals, noted in a memo to the NCAA Division I presidents, will be discussed at upcoming summer meetings of the NCAA Board of Directors and the Division I Management Council.

Knight Commission Proposes Penalties for Colleges Whose Athletes Fail Academically; Pursues Other Major Reforms of College Sports 10 Years After Issuing Landmark Report

The Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics today recommended that teams with graduation rates of less than 50 percent be barred from conference championships or postseason play. The sweeping recommendations, which include prohibiting corporate logos on athlete uniforms, also call for the establishment of a Coalition of Presidents representing academic as well as athletic associations to pursue needed reforms.

Knight Commission Will Reconvene to Review State of College Athletics

A decade after publishing a seminal series of reports that led to the restructuring of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics will reassemble to take stock of the state of college athletics. The original members of the commission have agreed to reconvene beginning later this summer, conduct hearings and

Knight Leaders Hail NCAA For Backing Higher Initial-Eligibility Standards; Say Convention Vote Means Sports Reform Is “On Track”

SAN DIEGO — Refusal by the National Collegiate Athletic Association convention to water down higher initial- eligibility requirements for athletes means “college sports reform remains on track,” according to leaders of the Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. “The Knight Commission is gratified that the presidents of American colleges and universities have acted through their NCAA representatives at this convention to

Knight Commission Calls on College Presidents to Stand Firm on Reform

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 — The Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics today called on college presidents to stand firm behind reform of college sports at the annual NCAA Convention scheduled for January in San Diego. The commission urged the presidents to rally to the support of “Proposition 16,” the tougher freshman eligibility rules adopted two years ago by the NCAA

Attempt to Roll Back College Sports Reform Prompts Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics to Reconvene

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 — Former members of the Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, concerned about attempts to roll back academic reforms already adopted by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), will reconvene here, Oct. 24, to consider steps they may take. The meeting follows a warning two months ago by Creed C. Black, president