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Letter from Knight Commission to NCAA Division I Board of Directors urging action to eliminate gender discrimination in its annual revenue distribution

On June 23, 2022, the date which marks the 50th Anniversary of Title IX, the Knight Commission co-chairs sent a letter to Jere Morehead, chair of the NCAA Division I Board of Directors, urging the NCAA to eliminate the gender discrimination that exists in its annual revenue distribution plan. Specifically, the NCAA awards 28% of its annual revenue distribution based on wins and participation in the Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament and 0% on the same measure in the Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament.

May 2022 Meeting Photos

Click on each photo to enlarge.   Roberta Kaplan Roberta Kaplan Roberta Kaplan Roberta Kaplan Kaplan Report Roberta Kaplan From left: Christine Cooper, Todd Petr and Chris Brown From left: Christine Cooper, Todd Petr and Chris Brown Christine Cooper Christine Cooper Chris Brown Chris Brown From left: Nancy Zimpher and Len Elmore From left: Nancy

Knight Commission’s May 16 Meeting to Assess and Recommend Improvements to NCAA Revenue Distribution to Close Gender and Racial Equity Gaps

The press release, video, and other materials related to this public meeting are available here. Meeting Resources: Session Summary and Panelist bios Digital Tool Kit Slide Deck: Altering NCAA Revenue Distribution To Correct for Racial Inequity On Monday, May 16, 2022, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics will meet

Front Office Sports: The Battle for Equity in NCAA Basketball

Amanda Christovitch of Front Office Sports quotes CEO Amy Perko on the need for greater equity in the financial incentives structures of Men’s and Women’s basketball in the NCAA. ‘Stakeholders from the WBCA to the Knight Commission, a college sports reform group, agree that must change — though the NCAA Division I Strategic Vision and

The Boston Globe: How the women’s NCAA basketball tournament has changed in a year from just one incredibly revealing tweet

Tara Sullivan of the Boston Globe cites CEO Amy Perko on the behavioral and institutional consequences of the inequitable distribution of NCAA funds in the wake of a social media scandal last march; illustrating disproportionately low quality and quantity of resources for women’s teams participating in the tournament.  “It calls into question why they haven’t

Racial Equity in College Sports Research Awards Announced

[Knight Commission awards $100,000 in research funding]

February 9, 2022—The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics announced today four research projects selected to share $100,000 in research funding to demonstrate how specific interventions impact the Black athlete experience and/or Black athlete advocacy areas. In its “Achieving Racial Equity in College Sports” report last year, the Knight Commission committed to supporting research that would

CoSIDA Introduces Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship Program in Partnership with the Knight Commission

CoSIDA Release CoSIDA, in partnership with the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, is introducing a Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship program designed to encourage a greater understanding of how those in athletics communications offices at all levels can become effective champions for diversity, equity and inclusion in college athletics. “This is a new and exciting concept

Forbes: It’s Time For More Revenue Sharing And A Luxury Tax In College Football

Karen Weaver of Forbes cites Knight Commission Member Jonathan Mariner in a podcast conversation where he discusses the Knight Commission’s C.A.R.E. model.  “In a podcast conversation last week with Jonathan Mariner, a former Chief Financial Officer of Major League Baseball, Mariner compared the 2011 efforts to change professional sports leagues economics to the opportunities in

ESPN: Will NCAA committee take scalpel or bonfire approach to Division I changes?

Dan Murphy of ESPN quotes Knight Commission CEO, Amy Perko, regarding the implications of the evolution of college sports and NCAA Constitutional changes. “The Knight Commission, a college sports reform advocacy group, has previously suggested that a lot of the problems facing college sports could be solved by removing FBS-level football from the NCAA and