Filter by year:

Keep ‘Pro’ out of College Sports

“Keep ‘pro’ out of college sports,” Indianapolis Star, Apr. 2, 2006. March Madness is about to reach its finale. Without a doubt, the tournament in America’s favorite amateur sports event. CBS pays the NCAA roughly half a billion dollars a year for the right to broadcast the tournament, and it knows what it needs for

Knight Commission Poll Finds Americans Deeply Concerned About College Sports

The focus of the summit was academic reform through the eyes of students and athletes. What standards should a college adopt to determine when commercialism in funding research or athletics is too much? Is it only dollars that matters in the search for knowledge? Intercollegiate athletics as a subset of academe also has values. The summit also investigated behavioral issues relating to students and athletes.

Poll: Americans are concerned about college sports

Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics Public Opinion Poll Executive Summary January 2006 Americans are passionate about college sports. They believe athletes ought to be “normal” college students, facing the same standards in admissions and challenges in the classroom, according to a poll conducted last month for the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. Enthusiasm about college

Quoting the Summit’s participants

Kareem McKenzie, Pennsylvania State U. graduate and current player, New York Giants (On the message he tries to give to high school players, particularly regarding steroid use) “It takes hard work. There are shortcuts. Don’t be stupid and don’t put yourself in a situation where you can harm yourself.” “None of that stuff matters now—how

Participants in the Knight Commission’s Summit on the Collegiate Athlete Experience

Knight Commission Summit participants Joanne Belknap, Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies, University of Colorado Jemalle Cornelius, current student and football player, University of Florida Peter Roby, Director, Center for the Study of Sport in Society, Northeastern University Don McPherson, Executive Director, Sports Leadership Institute, Adelphi University Mike Aguirre, former Arizona State U. student and

Americans Strongly Support Academic Reforms in College Sports

Knight Commission poll results urge NCAA to preserve academic integrity Indianapolis, Ind. — Nearly eight out of ten Americans say an athlete’s college experience should be about academics, not sports, according to a new poll conducted for the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics by Widmeyer Research and Polling of Washington, D.C.[1] While a majority of

Knight Commission Announces Summit On the Collegiate Athlete Experience

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics announced plans to host a Summit on the Collegiate Athlete Experience in January 2006 at George Washington University. The announcement was one of the highlights of a daylong Knight Commission meeting at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel. Academic issues, such as graduation rates, the NCAA’s certification system,

Knight Commission to Meet Nov. 8 in Washington, D.C. to Discuss College Athletes

What:   Knight Commission meeting to review the academic performance of college athletes, reform efforts and the NCAA athletics certification program (agenda below) When: Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005, 8:45 – 12:45 p.m. (EST) Meeting Sessions, Pierce Room, Press Conference, 2:45 p.m., Douglas Room Where: The Willard InterContinental Washington, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Pierce and Douglas