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Collaborative Efforts to Strengthen Educational Opportunities Through College Sports

Link here to download as PDF MEMORANDUM To: NCAA Division I Board of Directors NCAA Division I Council Mark A. Emmert, President, National Collegiate Athletic Association From: William E. Kirwan and R. Gerald Turner, Co-Chairmen Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics Subject: Collaborative Efforts to Strengthen Educational Opportunities through College Sports Date: March 16, 2015 Over

Tribute to Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.

The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, founding co-chairman of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics and president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, died February 26, 2015. He was 97. Father Hesburgh was co-chairman with William C. Friday, president emeritus at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, when the Knight Commission was formed in 1989

Knight Commission Announces New Membership Appointments of Walter Harrison, Penelope Ward Kyle, G.P. “Bud” Peterson and Nancy Zimpher

Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics Co-Chairmen William E. “Brit” Kirwan, chancellor of the University of Maryland System, and R. Gerald Turner, president at Southern Methodist University, announce the appointment of four new members to the Commission: Walter Harrison, president, University of Hartford; Penelope Ward Kyle, president, Radford University; G.P. “Bud” Peterson, president, Georgia Institute of

Knight Commission Studies Interest in Alternative Division I Competition Models

Link here for the press release in PDF Link here for the study in PDF 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.

Costly Hotel Stays for Home Games Remain College Football Norm

The Dallas Star-Telegram reported on the cost for football teams at major NCAA Division I-FBS public institutions in Texas to stay overnight in a hotel room, despite their playing at their home campus. Costs for the four institutions examined in the article ranged from $84,000 to $232,000 for the season. Coaches explained the intent of

Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics Spending Database Challenge Awards

Call for Proposals The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, an initiative of the John S. & James L. Knight Foundation, announces a challenge program to support research proposals that use the Commission’s Athletic and Academic Spending Database ( to investigate athletics debt, athletics debt service, or institutional financial support (e.g., student fees, institutional transfers to

Why an Off-the-Field Win for Student Athletes Could Mean Higher College Costs

An article by Matt Krupnick with The Hechinger Report and published on, quotes Knight Commission leadership and cites Knight Commission data in examining potential changes to college sports in the future. The Hechinger Report is a nonprofit, nonpartisan education-news outlet affiliated with Teachers College, Columbia University. Examining the potential impact of the lawsuit filed

Knight Commission Announces Financial Database Workshop & Research Awards

On Thursday, November 20, 2014, Amy Perko and Scott Hirko will present a workshop on the Knight Commission’s NCAA Division I Athletic and Academic Spending Database to attendees at the Association for the Study of Higher Education annual conference in Washington, DC. The workshop will provide an opportunity to learn more about the financial database and its potential

“College Sports: Upon Further Review” Event Set for November 5th

Three Experts Discuss the State of College Athletics WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – Monmouth will host a panel discussion, “College Sports: Upon Further Review,” on November 5 to address the complex issues surrounding commercialism in college athletics. The expert panel will include Monmouth University President Dr. Paul R. Brown, Dan Beebe, founder and principal of the Dan