Filter by year: “Many schools on track to spend more on coaches than player needs”

Heather Dinich quoted Knight Commission CEO Amy Privette Perko extensively in her piece on the newly released “Financial Projections through 2032 for Division I FBS Programs” report. Dinich’s article highlighted the projected spending on coaching compensation for football coaching staffs in relation to athlete scholarships and medical expenses across all athletes in all sports. From

Financial Projections through 2032 for Division I FBS Programs

Report: Financial Projections through 2032 for Division I FBS Programs Executive Summary Press Release (PDF) KNIGHT COMMISSION RELEASES REPORT ON FINANCIAL PROJECTIONS THROUGH 2032 FOR DIVISION I FBS PROGRAMS Projected spending, with billions in new revenues, raises big challenges—and a rare opportunity to fix Division I athletics September 6, 2023-The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics

Crain’s Chicago Business: “Northwestern and U of C Went Opposite Ways on Big-Time Sports. Who Made The Right Choice?”

Judith Crown, writer and former managing editor and reporter for Crain’s Chicago Business, compares the choices made by former Big Ten colleagues, the University of Chicago and Northwestern University, after contrasting choices in regard to intercollegiate athletics put the two institutions on different paths. From the article: “With recent consolidation and the creation of megaconferences,

Sports Business Journal: “College Football: One Final Performance”

Michael Smith writes on this “historic” season for college football with “conference realignment; name, image and likeness; budget excesses; and unexpected ups and downs in the media industry” affecting “the sport in ways that were beyond belief this time last year.” From the article: “All of the changes have left college football wondering who is in charge

Statement from Amy Privette Perko, CEO, Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, Thursday, August 17, 2023

College sports at most FBS-affiliated programs are driven today by one all-consuming pursuit: The money chase. The recent conference realignment decisions of six PAC-12 institutions, including two founding members of the 108-year-old conference, should be the final tipping point forcing university presidents to explain why the current structure is still in the best interests of

Fox News: “Student loan debt is higher than ever, but colleges are on a spending spree”

Studying 50 flagship universities, typically the oldest public school in each state, during the 20-year period between 2002-2022, Kendall Tietz cites the Wall Street Journal analysis and institution’s “spending spree” by raising tuition prices and in turn, putting students in more debt. Included in Tietz’s article was the WSJ analysis of data from the Knight-Newhouse

YAHOO!Sports: “While Congress and the NCAA squabble, NIL collectives lead push on revenue sharing”

Ross Dellenger covers the “chaos” that surrounds name, image, and likeness (NIL), after representatives of major collectives met in July with NCAA and SEC officials. Dellenger writes how collectives are poised to change college sports with a revenue-sharing model, and questions if legislation can provide any solutions or order. The article includes quotes Knight Commission

2023 NACDA Convention Presentation – “Projected Impact of New D-I Revenue in 2030 and Beyond”

The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics presented FBS financial projections through 2032 from financial services firm CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen) based on an estimated $1.4 billion in additional annual revenue from the expanded CFP and “business-as-usual” spending patterns. The session also outlined financial solutions leaders should prioritize to fulfill the recently adopted NCAA holistic model and to