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Knight Commission to Discuss New Approaches for the Next Era of College Sports on Sept. 8 in Washington, D.C.

New and future health and safety initiatives will be featured Who: The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, co-chaired by William E. “Brit” Kirwan, chancellor, University System of Maryland, and R. Gerald Turner, president, Southern Methodist University, will be joined by Brian Hainline, chief medical officer, NCAA; Oliver Luck, athletics director, West Virginia University; Alan Ashley,

Colleges Can Help Without an Athletes’ Union

On March 28, the New York Times published on its opinion page the following statement by Knight Commission Executive Director Amy Perko: The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics continues to strongly promote its principle that institutions must treat college athletes as students first and foremost, not as professionals. The commission supports many of the benefits

Knight Commission, Panelists Call for Stronger Focus on Educational Mission in College Sports

[Sessions and video with experts on academic reforms; NCAA governance; and well-being of athletes]

The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics heard passionate dialogue during a meeting here on a range of issues facing college sports, particularly issues of academics and well-being for college athletes. The Commission also announces latest update to its athletic and academic spending database

Knight Commission Meeting on March 17 to Discuss Major Changes Proposed for College Sports

New benefits for college athletes among the issues to be discussed Who: The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, co-chaired by William E. “Brit” Kirwan, chancellor, University System of Maryland and R. Gerald Turner, president, Southern Methodist University, will be joined by Nathan Hatch, chair, NCAA Board of Directors and president, Wake Forest University; Bob Bowlsby,

Knight Commission Launches Groundbreaking, Interactive College Sports Spending Database

Users can examine trends as sports spending rises and academic spending remains stagnant Dec. 4, 2013 – The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics releases today its Athletic and Academic Spending Database for NCAA Division I (http://spendingdatabase.knightcommission.org/) to provide greater transparency for athletics finances and better measures to compare trends in academic and athletic spending. The

Knight Commission Recommendations on NCAA Governance and Related Issues

CLICK HERE for this memo in PDF. MEMORANDUM To: David Berst, NCAA Vice President for Division I From: Amy Perko, Executive Director, Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics Subject: Knight Commission recommendations on NCAA governance and related issues Date: October 15, 2013 On August 6, 2013, the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics sent a memorandum to

Knight Commission Memorandum to NCAA President Mark Emmert and NCAA Board of Directors on NCAA Governance and Related Issues

LINK HERE to download as a PDF MEMORANDUM To: Mark Emmert, President, National Collegiate Athletic Association NCAA Division I Board of Directors From: William E. Kirwan and R. Gerald Turner, Co-Chairmen, Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics Subject: Recommendations on NCAA governance and related Division I issues Date: August 6, 2013 The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate

Updated Financial Data

In its 2010 report, the Knight Commission recommended greater transparency of athletics finances for college sports noting that “real long-term progress in athletics financing across all NCAA Division I institutions requires the availability of clear, comparable, and complete financial data, together with strategies to improve accountability. The Commission also introduced new financial metrics that could