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Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics Statement on NCAA Action to Add Independent Directors to the NCAA Board of Governors

The Knight Commission applauds the vote by NCAA member colleges and universities to add five independent directors to the NCAA’s highest governing board. The Commission first recommended in 2013 that the NCAA take this step, and it reiterated and expanded this recommendation last year in response to the men’s basketball scandal – urging that both

The Legacy and Lessons of the Godmother of Title IX

On January 5, Bernice Resnick Sandler, known as the godmother of Title IX, died at the age of 90. Knight Commission co-chairs Arne Duncan and Carol Cartwright honor her legacy and highlight the lessons college sports reformers can learn from her tireless efforts in this January 14 tribute on The legacy and lessons of

Videos and Presentation Materials from October 29, 2018 meeting

[Sessions and videos with USA Basketball, NCAA, National Federation of State High School Associations, WBCA, and AGB]

Session 1:  Overview of USA Basketball programs/policies that impact elite men’s college basketball players and USA Basketball coach license requirements. Jim Tooley, chief executive officer, USA Basketball Sean Ford, director, Men’s National Team, USA Basketball Jay Demings, youth division director, USA Basketball Whitney Frye, director, SafeSport, USA Basketball Download USA Basketball powerpoint. Session 2:  Coaches education/certification

October 2018 meeting

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Knight Commission Urges Financial Transparency of Shoe and Apparel Income and Certified Training for Coaches

For Public Release Oct. 29, 2018 Media Inquiries: Fred Frommer; 202.744.9273 Photos available.  Videos and presentation materials available. Agenda and list of meeting participants available here. Washington, D.C. — In the wake of last week’s felony convictions for pay-to-play college basketball schemes, the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics today pressed the NCAA to establish

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