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Sports Business Journal: “NCAA Revenue Rewards Only Men, Not Women”

Michael Smith examines the revenue distribution of the NCAA Tournament and March Madness “with close to $170 million distributed to conferences and schools after March Madness based on the performance of the teams in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. No money is paid out based on how far the teams advance in the women’s basketball tournament.” From

Opinion: College football has a unique opportunity to right itself

Sports Business Journal (SBJ) published an opinion by Knight Commission member Eric Barron on March 13, 2023, highlighting the changes leaders should make before new revenue from the College Football Playoff expansion hits budgets, noting revenue will “outstrip even the NCAA’s March Madness revenue, making the CFP the biggest pot of gold in college sports

Forbes: “As March Madness Begins, It’s Time for Women to Play for the Money”

Karen Weaver took a look at the progress on addressing the inequities in the financial commitment and management of NCAA Division I men’s and women’s basketball tournaments and examined the opportunities ahead. Reporting on the existing revenue distribution inequities where the NCAA rewards schools for the tournament success of men’s basketball teams and not the

On3: “NCAA tournament gender inequities show up starkly in revenue distribution”’s Eric Prisbell examines the gender inequities in the NCAA revenue distribution formula. From the article:”’If you are going to reward athletic performance, you need to reward it on a gender-equitable basis,’ Amy Perko, CEO of the reform-minded Knight Commission of Intercollegiate Athletics, told On3. She later added, ‘The NCAA has to change its revenue-distribution

On3: “Who will ‘control’ college football in the future – the NCAA or a different entity?’

Veteran sports journalist Ivan Maisel identifies “the influx of money and its inequitable distribution” as “the wellspring of the sport’s current problems” and opines that “money has distorted the entire intercollegiate athletic model.” His commentary asks, prior to the start of the Charlie Baker’s tenure as president of the NCAA, which entity should ‘control” college

Pamela Bernard Appointed Knight Commission Co-Chair and New Members Announced

Knight Foundation president and CEO Alberto Ibargüen announced leadership and membership changes to the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. Commission member Pamela Bernard will join Len Elmore and Arne Duncan as a co-chair of the Knight Commission, and Dr. Kimberly Harmon, Amy Huchthausen, and Judy Olian will join as Commission members. Bernard replaces Nancy Zimpher,

ESPN “Finebaum Show”: Interview with Co-Chair Len Elmore Knight Commission Co-Chair Len Elmore discusses challenges new NCAA president Charlie Baker will need to address and the realities of requesting federal legislation for college sports.

CLA projections on future FBS and Power 5 spending

The Knight Commission engaged CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen), a national professional services firm, to analyze future FBS and Power 5 spending with more than a billion of new revenues flowing into their programs as early as 2026 due to the expansion of the College Football Playoff (CFP) and, for Big Ten and SEC programs, increased conference media

Front Office Sports: “P5 Football Coach Spending Shows No Sign of Slowing”

Amanda Christovich highlights key projections from the Knight Commission’s January 2023 NCAA Convention session. “If the NCAA, College Football Playoff, and Power 5 programs don’t make significant changes to their habits, spending on football coaching salaries will continue to far outpace spending for athletes’ rights, according to a Knight Commission report. By 2030, football coaching