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Op-Ed: College Sports Needs New Leadership that Puts Athletes First

Sportico published an article by Knight Commission CEO Amy Privette Perko, highlighting the leadership and policy changes needed to put athletes first following the Alston v. NCAA ruling and NIL. “College sports was changed forever this summer. In June, actions in state legislatures, Congress and even the Supreme Court all hit the same, rare bipartisan note

Politico: NCAA lifts athlete endorsement rules as states scramble to court players

Knight Commission CEO Amy P. Perko speaks with Politico’s Juan Perez Jr. highlighting the need for action from college sports leaders. Read the article here. “Schools are doing what they’ve always done: trying to figure out how to get a competitive edge,” said Amy Perko, CEO of the Knight Commission college sports reform organization. “Now

NPR: The Supreme Court Sides With NCAA Athletes In A Narrow Ruling

NPR’s Nina Totenberg spoke with Knight Commission CEO Amy Privette Perko and Co-Chair Len Elmore about the Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling in favor of college athletes in the NCAA v. Alston case. Read and listen here. Elmore, co-chair of the independent Knight Commission, would like to see the rules for collegiate athletics more broadly changed,

Wall Street Journal: After Decades of Control, the NCAA Finds Itself ‘On Its Heels’

The Wall Street Journal spoke with Knight Commission Co-Chair Len Elmore on the Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling in favor of college athletes in the NCAA v. Alston case: “The NCAA is on its heels right now,” said Len Elmore, co-chair of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, an advocacy group that aims to reform inequities in college

Opinion: Time for a Racial Reckoning in College Sports Leadership

Co-vice chairs of our racial equity task force, Shanteona Keys and Jacques McClendon, published an op-ed in The Athletic on why it is so critical for institutions to enact the Commission’s 4 recommendations to achieve racial equity. You can read our whole report here. An excerpt from the article: “We believe that one of the