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Knight Commission Announces New Membership Appointments of Eric Barron, Pam Bernard, Michael Crow, Jacques McClendon, and Jill Pilgrim

Knight Foundation CEO Alberto Ibargüen and Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics Co-Chairs Carol Cartwright and Arne Duncan have announced the appointment of five new members to the Commission: Eric Barron, Pamela J. Bernard, Michael M. Crow, Jacques McClendon, and Jill Pilgrim. “This diverse group of new members brings a range of life experiences and exceptional

Knight Commission’s Oct. 29 Meeting Features Athletics Oversight Guidelines, USA Basketball and Coaching Certification Initiatives

For Public Release October 9, 2018  Media Inquiries: Fred Frommer, 202-744-9273 To RSVP: Travis Reuther, 202-879-5594 MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT:  The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics continues its push for greater reforms, particularly changes that will better prepare coaches for their roles in the development of student-athletes. The NCAA recently adopted changes recommended by

The NCAA Is Too Far Gone For Incremental Reform

Commentary from Knight Commission co-chairs Arne Duncan and Carol Cartwright published for The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Link here for the full article. “At its spring meeting last month, the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics made a radical recommendation. We urged the NCAA to shift from being a membership association — with inherent conflicts of interest — to being

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

Statement in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling invalidating the federal ban on sports betting

Media Inquiries: Fred Frommer 202.772.0459 May 14, 2018 The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling invalidating the federal ban on sports betting: “This decision could allow states to make their own decisions about how to handle gambling on college sports. The Knight Commission encourages

Condoleezza Rice: Fix college basketball now, or it will collapse

In an opinion published in USA Today, former US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, who chaired the Commission on College Basketball to recommend changes to NCAA Division I college basketball, referred to the May 7, 2018 meeting of the Knight Commission:  “the Knight Commission updated their findings and expressed support for our Commission’s work –

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 For Public Release Media Inquiries: Fred Frommer; 202.744.9273 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