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Knight Commission Names New Members

Veterans of sports, industry, and academe join commission Miami, Fla. – The Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics announced eight new members today, along with one former member returning to the panel. The new commissioners bring a broad array of experience and perspectives to the mission of reforming intercollegiate athletics. “The Knight Commission is moving

Knight Commission Discusses the Future of Intercollegiate Athletics with Myles Brand and Conference Commissioners

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics met today with NCAA President Myles Brand and conference commissioners and addressed a broad range of challenges facing college sports.  Commissioners discussed and applauded the work of the newly formed NCAA Presidential Task Force on the Future of Intercollegiate Athletics, citing the alignment of its

Knight Commission Study Finds Nearly Two-thirds of Men’s Basketball Tournament Field Fails Recommended Academic Standard Incentive

MIAMI, Fla. — One of the central recommendations of A Call to Action, the Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics’ 2001 report, was that eligibility for postseason participation should be reserved by 2007 for basketball teams that graduate 50 percent of their players. If that recommendation were in effect today, nearly two-thirds (42 of 65)

Knight Commission Continues Call for Academic Performance To Factor into Bowl Game Eligibility

MIAMI, Fla. – In 2001, the Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics recommended that eligibility for postseason bowl games should be reserved for football teams that graduate at least 50 percent of their players. If that recommendation were in effect today, nearly half of the participating teams would not be eligible.  Twenty-seven of this season’s

Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics Meets with College Sports Finance Experts and NCAA Board of Directors Chair Robert Hemenway in Indianapolis

WASHINGTON , D.C. — Members of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics met today with experts on college sports financial issues as well as the NCAA Board of Directors’ Chair and University of Kansas Chancellor Robert Hemenway, to discuss the ongoing need for the reform of college sports. The meeting, which also marks the Commission’s

New Study Debunks Link Among Winning College Athletic Programs and Increases in Donations and Quality of Applicants

Study Commissioned by the Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics Has Broad Implications for Funding PolicyStudy Commissioned by the Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics Has Broad Implications for Funding Policy MIAMI, FLORIDA — Success in big-time athletics has little if any effect on a college’s alumni donations or on the academic quality of its

Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics Calls for Clearer Model of Division I-A Football Governance

Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics Calls for Clearer Model of Division I-A Football Governance   Notre Dame Football Coach Tyrone Willingham and Former Texas A&M Coach R.C. Slocum Offer their Testimony WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics today welcomed recent efforts to reform the postseason bowl structure and to tighten requirements