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Politico: NCAA lifts athlete endorsement rules as states scramble to court players

Knight Commission CEO Amy P. Perko speaks with Politico’s Juan Perez Jr. highlighting the need for action from college sports leaders. Read the article here. “Schools are doing what they’ve always done: trying to figure out how to get a competitive edge,” said Amy Perko, CEO of the Knight Commission college sports reform organization. “Now

NPR: The Supreme Court Sides With NCAA Athletes In A Narrow Ruling

NPR’s Nina Totenberg spoke with Knight Commission CEO Amy Privette Perko and Co-Chair Len Elmore about the Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling in favor of college athletes in the NCAA v. Alston case. Read and listen here. Elmore, co-chair of the independent Knight Commission, would like to see the rules for collegiate athletics more broadly changed,

Wall Street Journal: After Decades of Control, the NCAA Finds Itself ‘On Its Heels’

The Wall Street Journal spoke with Knight Commission Co-Chair Len Elmore on the Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling in favor of college athletes in the NCAA v. Alston case: “The NCAA is on its heels right now,” said Len Elmore, co-chair of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, an advocacy group that aims to reform inequities in college

Opinion: Time for a Racial Reckoning in College Sports Leadership

Co-vice chairs of our racial equity task force, Shanteona Keys and Jacques McClendon, published an op-ed in The Athletic on why it is so critical for institutions to enact the Commission’s 4 recommendations to achieve racial equity. You can read our whole report here. An excerpt from the article: “We believe that one of the

Knight Commission Announces New Membership Appointments of Dr. Wayne Frederick, Jessica Mendoza and Gloria Nevarez

Knight Foundation president and CEO Alberto Ibargüen and Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics Co-Chairs Arne Duncan, Len Elmore and Dr. Nancy L. Zimpher have announced the appointment of new members to the Commission: Dr. Wayne Frederick, Jessica Mendoza and Gloria Nevarez. “Understanding a wide range of points of view is essential in our pluralistic society,”

Bloomberg Quicktake: Why These Money-Making Athletes Are Paid Nothing

Bloomberg’s Business of Sports released a 20-minute brief on the Name, Image, and Likeness issues facing college sports. This explainer features Knight Commission CEO Amy Privette Perko, Consultant Gabe Feldman, and Commission member Kendall Spencer. View on Bloomberg here.