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Opinion: The NCAA Is Too Far Gone For Incremental Reform

The Chronicle of Higher Education published an opinion by Knight Commission Co-Chairs Arne Duncan and Carol Cartwright on June 7, 2018 that called for a transformation of the NCAA’s governance structure to responsibly administer the “public trust” of college sports with objective and independent oversight. Calling for independent directors to be added to the Division I

Presidents and Trustees Have a Rare Opportunity to Remake College Sports for the Better

Opinion from Knight Commission co-chairs Carol Cartwright and Arne Duncan posted on the blog of the Association of Governing Boards (AGB).  Link here for the full post. “The recent scandal that shook college basketball, while deeply troubling, gives university presidents and institutional boards a unique leadership opportunity to restore public confidence in the oversight and

Knight Commission Urges Tougher NCAA Reforms to Regain Public Confidence in College Sports

[ Session and video with NCAA chief legal officer and experts regarding Commission on College Basketball proposals and transfer rules ]

Group Seeks Reforms That Go Beyond Rice Commission Proposals for Basketball Photos available for public use, with credit to: Lisa Helfert/Knight Commission.  Link here. Videos available: Overview of Commission on College Basketball proposals. Link here. Discussion of proposed changes to college basketball. Link here. Proposed changes to transfer rules. Link here. Press conference with Arne

Statements in response to the report by the Commission on College Basketball

The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics released the following statements in response to the report by the Commission on College Basketball chaired by Condoleezza Rice “We applaud the far-reaching reforms recommended by the Commission on College Basketball, which we will examine at the Knight Commission public meeting May 7 in Washington, D.C.,” said Knight Commission

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.”