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Front Office Sports: Opportunity for Change?

Amanda Christovich of Front Office Sports cites the Knight Commission’s financial C.A.R.E. Model.  “The Commission noted the draft includes the same principles as the C.A.R.E. model. But ‘the problem has been that the principles have not been fully put into practice,’ CEO Amy Perko told reporters.”  “’The C.A.R.E. Model addresses the concerns we repeatedly hear

Intercollegiate Coaches Association Coalition Members Endorse C.A.R.E. Model

Intercollegiate Coach Association Coalition Supports Knight Commission Model for Division I Transformation (November 10, 2021) – Twenty-One members of the Intercollegiate Coach Association Coalition (ICAC), representing over thirty intercollegiate sports of which 240,000 NCAA athletes compete support the Knight Commission proposal to tie revenue distribution and spending in NCAA Division I programs to the broad

ESPN: FBS schools spent over $533.6 million in dead money over 10+ years

Paula Lavigne and Mark Schlabach of ESPN quote Knight Commission CEO Amy P. Perko, citing the C.A.R.E. Model. Read the full article here. The dead money paid to coaches is an example of the broken financial structure of big-money college sports, said Amy Perko, Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics CEO. “Institutions threw away more than

Knight Commission Issues Letter to NCAA Board of Directors Calling for Independent Members

On October 20, 2021 the Knight Commission co-chairs sent a letter to President Jere Morehead, Chair, NCAA Division I Board of Directors, calling for independent representation on the committee to be appointed to oversee rewriting Division I rules following expected changes to the NCAA Constitution this coming January. This committee will have significant impact on the

Jonathan Alger To Join Knight Commission

Knight Foundation president and CEO Alberto Ibargüen and Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics Co-Chairs Arne Duncan, Len Elmore and Dr. Nancy L. Zimpher have announced the appointment of Jonathan Alger, president, James Madison University as a member of the Knight Commission. Alger is in his tenth year as president at James Madison. He is a

The Guardian: The case for big-time college sports helping academics remains weak

Tom Dart of The Guardian quotes Knight Commission CEO Amy P. Perko and cites the C.A.R.E. Model. Read the full article here. “When the College Football Playoff was created, when the conferences began their [broadcast] networks, billions of dollars of new revenues flowed into college sports and those revenues disproportionately were spent on coaches’ salaries,

ESPN: Knight Commission proposes restructuring distribution of more than $3 billion in annual revenue generated by college sports

ESPN’s Heather Dinich highlights the Knight Commission’s newest report in the Transforming the D-I Model series, the Connecting Athletics Revenues with the Educational Model of College Athletics (C.A.R.E. Model). Read the full article here. The Knight Commission on Wednesday released a proposal to require the NCAA, the College Football Playoff and Division I conferences to

Forbes: The Clock Is Ticking. The Time For NCAA Reform Is Here.

Karen Weaver of Forbes explains the Knight Commission has “successfully persuaded the NCAA to adopt significant, ‘education-centric’ changes” and quotes CEO Amy P. Perko. Read the full article here. If everything is truly up for discussion, there are plenty of good ideas from people who have been talking about true change for a long time,

Lincoln Journal Star: Chancellor Green discusses challenges in colleges and athletics

University of Nebraska-Lincoln chancellor Dr. Ronnie Green tells the Lincoln Journal Star he supports our proposal, Transforming the D-I Model. Read the full article here. “The third one is the whole idea of what is the structure of collegiate athletics going to be. The NCAA is under fire right now, folks. It really is,” said

The Athletic: How San Diego State has continued its success against the Pac-12, plus conference realignment and more: G5 Drive

The Athletic’s Chris Vannini utilizes the Knight Commission’s College Athletics Financial Information (CAFI) Database. Read the full Athletic article here. JMU has nice facilities and an athletics budget in the $50 million range, which would fit in the AAC, though it’s notable a huge chunk of that comes from student fees (more than $41 million