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Basketball reforms highlight Knight Commission May 7 meeting agenda

For Public Release April 4, 2018 Media Inquiries: Fred Frommer, fred.frommer@deweysquare.com 202-744-9273 RSVPs: Travis Reuther travis.reuther@deweysquare.com 202-879-5594 MEDIA ADVISORY Who: The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics will discuss recommendations made by the Commission on College Basketball chaired by Condoleezza Rice. Speakers and panelists will include: Donald Remy, NCAA chief legal officer Jay Bilas, college basketball analyst,

Knight Commission Announces New Membership Appointments of Christine Copper, Shanteona Keys, and Peter Roby

Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics Co-Chairs Carol Cartwright and Arne Duncan have announced the appointment of three new members to the Commission:  Dr. Christine Copper, Shanteona Keys and Peter Roby. “Christine Copper, Shanteona Keys and Peter Roby bring a unique combination of experiences that will help the Knight Commission continue its important efforts to improve

Make Football Players’ Safety a Priority

By Arne Duncan and Dr. Myron Rolle. Published in the Indianapolis Star. LINK HERE. When the NCAA met last month in Indianapolis, it took up some of the most pressing issues facing college sports. But there’s one area outside the NCAA’s purview that deserves a good public hearing – the distribution of hundreds of millions

Knight Commission Sees Integrity of College Sports at Risk

[Sessions and video with NCAA President Mark Emmert; experts on college football and health and safety benefits and protections]

The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics said today that recent college sports scandals have threatened not only the integrity of intercollegiate athletics but raised basic questions about the NCAA’s ability to prevent abuses, protect the rights of athletes and clean up corruption. At today’s fall meeting, NCAA President Mark Emmert told the Knight Commission, “We cannot go into the next basketball season without seeing fundamental change in the way college basketball is operating.”

NCAA President Mark Emmert to Address Knight Commission Fall Meeting on October 30

Who The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics co-chaired by Arne Duncan, former U.S. Secretary of Education, and Carol Cartwright, president emeritus, Kent State University and Bowling Green State University. Speakers and panelists will include Mark Emmert, NCAA president; Ray Anderson, vice president for university athletics and athletics director at Arizona State University; Nancy Armour, USA

Supplemental Background Documents Provided by Panelists

Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics: Public Meeting Agenda (Holeman Lounge) Video (session 1) Figures produced by Knight Commission of College Football Playoff 8:45 – 10:30 a.m. The Future of College Football: A Focus on Finances and Player Benefits and Protections Bob Bowlsby, commissioner, Big 12 Conference; chair, NCAA Football Oversight Committee Judy MacLeod, commissioner, Conference

Knight Commission Calls for Change in College Football Playoff Revenues to Address National Challenges Facing the Sport

[Sessions and video with experts on football finances and benefits for players; and leadership diversity in football and basketball]

The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics called for the College Football Playoff to invest some of its revenue for the first time in national initiatives supporting the health and safety of football players and in programs to increase diversity among football coaches. In addition, the Commission urged the College Football Playoff to follow the NCAA’s lead in adding current or former student-athletes to its board of managers.