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Knight Commission’s June 4 Video and Webinar Kit

On June 4, 2020, the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics held a webinar to assess the NCAA’s proposal allowing college athletes to earn money for the use of their name, image and likeness (NIL) and to evaluate key differences with recommendations made by other groups. The session focused on issues such as compliance with fair market value, the confusion around group endorsement opportunities and ways to achieve uniformity, either through Congress or the Uniform Law Commission. The expert panel included Congressman Anthony Gonzalez, who is working on an NIL bill, Val Ackerman, Gabe Feldman and Tom McMillen.

Knight Commission Initiatives on the Use of College Athletes’ Name, Image and Likeness

Knight Commission Proposes Principles to Guide New Name, Image and Likeness Rules for College Athletes; Letter to Dr. Mark Emmert, NCAA President, from the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics Co-Chairs; Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics Principles for New Rules on the Use of College Athletes’ Name, Image and Likeness; Examples Applying Knight Commission Principles to NIL Opportunities for College Athletes; History of Knight Commission Work on Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) Models and Issues

Knight Commission Examining Major Restructuring of College Sports

For Public Release Dec. 16, 2019 Media Inquiries: Fred Frommer fred.frommer@deweysquare.com; 202.744.9273 The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, a leading voice for college sports reform, informed NCAA President Mark Emmert today that it will examine new models to restructure college sports, citing the challenges created by the “highly commercialized environment” for Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS)

History of Knight Commission Work on Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) Models and Issues

The following provides links to papers and videos from prior Knight Commission meetings where potential changes of NCAA rules regarding the use of student-athletes names, images and likenesses (NIL) were considered. These discussions preceded the passage of California’s SB 206 in September 2019 that will allow student-athletes at California universities to be compensated for the

May 2019 Meeting Photos

Click on each photo to enlarge. Carol Cartwright Gabe Feldman (left), Amadou Kilkenny Diaw Amadou Kilkenny Diaw From left: Scott Bearby, Gabe Feldman, Amadou Kilkenny Diaw From left: Eric Chenowith, Tom McMillen,  Scott Bearby, Gabe Feldman, Amadou Kilkenny Diaw Tom McMillen (left), Scott Bearby Jonathan Mariner Garth Glissman Michael Crow Jacques McClendon Amy Perko (left),

To speed reform, Knight Commission calls for more transparency in college basketball

For Public Release May 22, 2019 Media Inquiries: Fred Frommer fred.frommer@deweysquare.com; 202.744.9273 Photos are available here. Videos are available here.   Agenda and list of meeting participants available here. WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics today discussed a series of recent reforms made in response to the men’s college basketball scandal and urged the

Media Advisory: Knight Commission’s May 22 Meeting to Address Major Changes and Challenges in College Basketball 

For Public Release May 1, 2019  Media Inquiries: Fred Frommer, fred.frommer@deweysquare.com 202-744-9273 To RSVP: Travis Reuther, travis.reuther@deweysquare.com 202-879-5594 MEDIA ADVISORY Knight Commission’s May 22 Meeting to Address Major Changes and Challenges in College Basketball  On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics will hear from a variety of panelists who will discuss