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May 2004 – Challenging the Myth: A Review of the Links Among College Athletic Success, Student Quality, and Donations

by Robert H. Frank Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management and Professor of Economics Johnson Graduate School of Management Cornell University Ithaca, NY 14853 Prepared for the Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics May 2004 Download PDF Abstract Do successful college athletic programs stimulate additional applications from prospective students and greater contributions by alumni and

Trustees’ National Group Advances College Sports Reform Effort

Best practices’ for college and university boards outlined in new guidelines from Association of Governing Boards of Universities and College NEW ORLEANS (March 24, 2004) — The excitement of March Madness should not distract higher education leaders from their responsibility to help the nation’s colleges and universities moderate the glorification of athletic achievement and commercialism

NCAA President, Coaches, Network Executives Meet With Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics

NCAA President, Coaches, Network Executives Meet With Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics Myles Brand, former UNC Coach Dean Smith Offer Testimony   WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics met today with NCAA President Myles Brand, television executives, basketball coaches and faculty members as it continued its work seeking reform of college

Knight Commission Continues Reform Efforts

Meetings Focus on Bowl Championship Series, Television Contracts and Financing of College Sports Nov. 24, 2003 WASHINGTON, D.C. — With reports on the financing of intercollegiate athletics, television contracts and the status of the Bowl Championship Series, a streamlined Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics met here today to resume its seminal work seeking reform

Media Advisory: Knight Commission to Meet in Washington, D.C. Nov. 24 to Address Ongoing Efforts to Reform College Sports; Commission Introduces New Members

WASHINGTON, D.C. In 2001, a decade after its initial meetings, the Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics released its groundbreaking A Call to Action detailing key steps needed to reform college athletics. The Commission continues to monitor the intense commercial and professional pressures affecting college sports, serving as a reminder of the higher education role

Knight Commission Lauds Division I Basketball Coaches’ Meeting Urges Adoption of Ethical Standards and a Focus on Coaches as Educators

MIAMI, Fla. (Oct. 13, 2003) – The incoming members of the reconstituted Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics have commended an upcoming meeting this week of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) called to address the recent series of scandals involving men’s college basketball coaches. The association is convening a mandatory meeting Wednesday (Oct.

Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics Supports NCAA Academic Eligibility Proposals

MIAMI – The co-chairs of the Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics have endorsed proposed changes to the NCAA’s initial and continuing eligibility standards. The proposals, noted in a memo to the NCAA Division I presidents, will be discussed at upcoming summer meetings of the NCAA Board of Directors and the Division I Management Council.