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Knight Commission Studies Interest in Alternative Division I Competition Models

Knight Commission Studies Interest in Alternative Division I Competition Models A Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics study reveals interest among university presidents, athletics administrators, faculty and head coaches in exploring alternative models for Division I competition and administration of different sports that may reduce missed class time and travel costs. The study was conducted to

May 1 Meeting

May 1 – Knight Commission Calls for Change in College Football Playoff Revenues to Address National Challenges Facing the Sport Group Urges Resources for Student-Athletes’ Safety and Wellbeing, Coaching Diversity Figures Produced by the Knight Commission: College Football Playoff Distribution and Knight Commission Proposed Changes to CFP Distribution   Racial and Gender Diversity of Division


While the intercollegiate athletics environment today differs greatly from that which existed in 1989 when the Knight Commission was formed, it is unquestionable that many of the positive changes in college sports since then would not have occurred were it not for the Commission’s clear voice and consistent pressure to emphasize the “college” in college

Current Initiatives

Where the Money Comes From & Where the Money Goes In an effort to strengthen financial transparency, the Knight Commission produces information to describe the financial landscape of Division I college sports. Below are figures that describe “Where the money comes from,” “Where the money goes” and “How the money has changed” in Division I

Spending Database

The Knight Commission’s athletic and academic spending database allows users to compare athletic and academic spending trends for NCAA Division I public institutions, athletic conferences, and divisions. CLICK HERE FOR AN OVERVIEW OF DIVISION I FINANCES CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE DATABASE The graphs below illustrate “Where the Money Goes…” and “Where the Money Comes

Knight Commission Statement Regarding NCAA Penalties on Penn State Football

The Knight Commission’s policy is to refrain from commenting on issues at a specific institution, which includes the sanctions recently announced for Penn State University’s football program. However, the Knight Commission believes this is an appropriate moment to comment more broadly on the current state of college athletics. Recent action by the NCAA, including today’s

Thinking Beyond the Payoff from a Playoff

The Chicago Tribune published this opinion by Knight Commission co-chairs, William “Brit” Kirwan and R. Gerald Turner, on June 14, 2012: “Major change is on its way to big-time college football after years of debate among fans, sports media, Congress and even President Barack Obama about how the sport crowns its national champion. The conference

June 2010 Report: “Restoring the Balance”

Dollars, Values, and the Future of College Sports More » Multimedia Site Updated Financial Data Commission Report Actions to Date on Report Recommendations Endorsements from Higher Education Leaders, Organizations, and Editorial Boards Press Release for Restoring the Balance Request Free Copy of Restoring the Balance Report

Meeting Spotlight

In preparation for the 20th Anniversary meeting on October 26, the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics created a commemorative video highlighting different perspectives about the Commission’s contributions to college sports. Multimedia Links: 20th Anniversary Video History of the Knight Commission See Past Meeting Highlights

Knight Commission to Release Major Findings of University President Survey on Financial State of College Athletics

KNIGHT COMMISSION TO RELEASE MAJOR FINDINGS OF UNIVERSITY-PRESIDENT SURVEY ON FINANCIAL STATE OF COLLEGE ATHLETICS AT 20th ANNIVERSARY MEETING First-of-Its-Kind Study and Related Reform Issues to Be Examined by Commission at October Meeting in Miami WHO: The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics co-chaired by William E. “Brit” Kirwan, Chancellor, University System of Maryland, and R.