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Knight Commission Statements on NCAA Values-Based Revenue Distribution Working Group Recommendations

The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics has issued the following statements in response to the NCAA Values-Based Revenue Distribution Working Group recommendations, which have been the subject of a recent media report: September 30, 2016 Knight Commission Chair William E. “Brit” Kirwan, chancellor emeritus, University System of Maryland The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics enthusiastically

Knight Commission to Meet on Oct. 24 at Newseum

Media Inquiries: Fred Frommer fred.frommer@deweysquare.com, 202.772.0459 Group will tackle important issues in quickly changing field of college sports Who: The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, chaired by William E. “Brit” Kirwan, chancellor emeritus, University System of Maryland and Co-Vice Chairs Carol Cartwright, president emeritus, Kent State University and Arne Duncan, former U.S. Secretary of Education,

Michigan’s Public Colleges Spend Millions to Subsidize Athletics

MLive.com produced a series, “The Price to Play,” of articles and infographics relating to the revenues and expenses on college sports at public institutions in the state of Michigan. The series compared NCAA Division I and II public institutions based on NCAA Financial Report Forms from 2014-15, similar to data available in the Knight Commission’s

Statement by Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics Leadership, William E. Kirwan, Chair; Carol Cartwright and Arne Duncan, Co-Vice Chairs

The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics supports the proposals announced last week by the ACC, Big 10, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC conferences aimed at giving college athletes more time off from their sports. Other conferences like the Ivy League and Conference USA have already taken some actions to address these issues in ways that

Statement by Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics Leadership

Statement by Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics leadership, William E. Kirwan, chair; Carol Cartwright and Arne Duncan, co-vice chairs The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics supports the proposals announced last week by the ACC, Big 10, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC conferences aimed at giving college athletes more time off from their sports. Other conferences

Knight Commission Calls for NCAA to Transform its Guidelines for March Madness Revenues to Better Support College Athletes and Protect Financial Integrity

[Sessions and video with experts on NCAA revenue distribution; health and safety issues; amateurism; and athletic time demands]

The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics met today at the National Press Club and called for the NCAA to establish a new guiding principle for the use of NCAA revenues distributed to institutions from the March Madness tournament. The Commission recommended that 100 percent of NCAA revenues received by institutions should be restricted to supporting athletes’ education and providing them with appropriate health and safety benefits and protections. Under current guidelines, just 25 percent of NCAA revenues received by institutions are restricted to support athletes’ education and provide other benefits.

May 2016 Meeting

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Knight Commission to Meet on May 10 at National Press Club

First meeting for new co-vice chair Arne Duncan; Lon Kruger, Marcus Lattimore and JC Watts among guest panelists Who: The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, chaired by William E. “Brit” Kirwan, chancellor emeritus, University System of Maryland; and Co-Vice Chairs Carol Cartwright, president emeritus, Kent State University and Arne Duncan, former U.S. Secretary of Education,

May 1 Meeting

May 1 – Knight Commission Calls for Change in College Football Playoff Revenues to Address National Challenges Facing the Sport Group Urges Resources for Student-Athletes’ Safety and Wellbeing, Coaching Diversity Figures Produced by the Knight Commission: College Football Playoff Distribution and Knight Commission Proposed Changes to CFP Distribution   Racial and Gender Diversity of Division