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CoSIDA Introduces Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship Program in Partnership with the Knight Commission

CoSIDA Release CoSIDA, in partnership with the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, is introducing a Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship program designed to encourage a greater understanding of how those in athletics communications offices at all levels can become effective champions for diversity, equity and inclusion in college athletics. “This is a new and exciting concept

Forbes: It’s Time For More Revenue Sharing And A Luxury Tax In College Football

Karen Weaver of Forbes cites Knight Commission Member Jonathan Mariner in a podcast conversation where he discusses the Knight Commission’s C.A.R.E. model.  “In a podcast conversation last week with Jonathan Mariner, a former Chief Financial Officer of Major League Baseball, Mariner compared the 2011 efforts to change professional sports leagues economics to the opportunities in

ESPN: Will NCAA committee take scalpel or bonfire approach to Division I changes?

Dan Murphy of ESPN quotes Knight Commission CEO, Amy Perko, regarding the implications of the evolution of college sports and NCAA Constitutional changes. “The Knight Commission, a college sports reform advocacy group, has previously suggested that a lot of the problems facing college sports could be solved by removing FBS-level football from the NCAA and

NCAA Convention Forum: Recording and Materials

On January 20, 2022, members of the Knight Commission provided an overview of its proposed financial C.A.R.E. Model at the 2022 NCAA Convention. The proposed model would impact the distribution criteria and spending for more than $3.5 billion in annual Division I revenues to prioritize the recently approved NCAA Constitutional principles. Related Materials: Forum Slides

Associated Press: NCAA ratifies new constitution, paving way to restructuring

Ralph Russo of Associated Press cites the Knight Commission’s December 2020 governance recommendation. “​​The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics has recommended moving major college football from under the NCAA’s umbrella altogether and creating a separate organization to manage the 10 conferences and 130 schools competing in Division I’s Bowl Subdivision.”  Read More Here.

Sports Illustrated: The Fight Over the Future of College Sports Is Here: ‘It Needs to Implode’

Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated cites the Knight Commission C.A.R.E. Model and quotes CEO Amy Perko regarding the model’s financial framework.  “The Knight Commission has proposed a new financial framework for the $3.5 billion in annual Division I shared revenue distributions to better direct money to athletes’ education, health and safety. ‘Our proposed model puts

The Chronicle of Higher Education: The NCAA Has a New Constitution. What Will That Mean for Big-Time College Sports? No One Knows

Eric Kelderman of The Chronicle of Higher Education cites the Knight Commission’s assessment of the NCAA’s constitutional reforms and notes the Knight Commission’s recommendation for reform to the CFB Playoff.  “For the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, which aims to strengthen the educational mission of college sports, the NCAA’s reforms fall short because they fail

The Athletic: At the NCAA convention, a new constitution is only the beginning for college sports leaders

Leading up to the 2022 NCAA Convention, Nicole Auerbach of The Athletic highlights the Knight Commission’s financial C.A.R.E. Model.  “‘The proposed solution [the C.A.R.E. Model] does tie the financial framework directly to, frankly, the constitutional principles that the membership will vote on that day — which are not that different than the current principles, to

Knight Commission’s NCAA Convention Forum

Join us for the Knight Commission Forum: Remaking the NCAA, Beyond Constitutional Reform Thursday, January 20, 2022 8 – 9 am ET The Westin Indianapolis Capitol Ballroom III or Join Us Virtually Via Zoom Register Here Members of the Knight Commission will provide an overview of their groundbreaking recommendations for a new Division I financial