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Knight Commission challenges university presidents to act on transformational reform of Division I sports

December 5, 2022 Knight-Newhouse Football Head Coach Buyout Data Session Summary and Panelist Bios Photos for media use are available here. Watch video of public meeting with LEAD1 panelists. Washington, D.C.—At its winter meeting, the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics called on university presidents leading the NCAA Division I Board of Directors to act more urgently

Knight Commission Supports United Soccer’s Coach Credentialing Program for NCAA Coaches

The Knight Commission has long championed the need for a credential that addresses the important role of coaches as educators. In December 2022, United Soccer Coaches Association became the first organization to offer a formal college coach credential program when they launched a 60-hour curriculum coach credentialing program that includes NCAA Division I, II and

Media Advisory: Knight Commission’s Dec. 5 Meeting to Address the Future of FBS Football

Session Summary and Panelist bios For Public Release November 9, 2022 Media Inquiries: Steve Delsohn: steve@delsohn.com On Monday, December 5, 2022, at The Intercontinental, Washington, DC -The Wharf, the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics will hold a public session exploring potential changes to the governance of FBS Football and the oversized impact of the sport on

Knight Commission Statement regarding LEAD1’s FBS Football Governance meeting

Read Knight Commission Statement regarding LEAD1’s FBS Football Governance meeting This week’s LEAD1 meeting reaffirmed what college sports leaders, including athletics directors, told our Commission in 2020: FBS football needs a new and different leadership structure. Discussion of college football governance issues by FBS athletic directors is an important step from leaders within the industry.

Knight Commission Responds to Senators’ Inquiries about Potential NIL Legislation

  Read Knight Commission letter to Senators Tuberville and Manchin On August 3, 2022, the Knight Commission received a request from U.S. Senators Tommy Tuberville and Joe Manchin for input on potential legislation to address compensation to college athletes for the use of their names, images and likenesses (NIL). The Knight Commission’s response reflects its

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

Letter from Knight Commission to NCAA Division I Board of Directors urging action to eliminate gender discrimination in its annual revenue distribution

On June 23, 2022, the date which marks the 50th Anniversary of Title IX, the Knight Commission co-chairs sent a letter to Jere Morehead, chair of the NCAA Division I Board of Directors, urging the NCAA to eliminate the gender discrimination that exists in its annual revenue distribution plan. Specifically, the NCAA awards 28% of its annual revenue distribution based on wins and participation in the Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament and 0% on the same measure in the Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament.

May 2022 Meeting Photos

Click on each photo to enlarge.   Roberta Kaplan Roberta Kaplan Roberta Kaplan Roberta Kaplan Kaplan Report Roberta Kaplan From left: Christine Cooper, Todd Petr and Chris Brown From left: Christine Cooper, Todd Petr and Chris Brown Christine Cooper Christine Cooper Chris Brown Chris Brown From left: Nancy Zimpher and Len Elmore From left: Nancy

Knight Commission’s May 16 Meeting to Assess and Recommend Improvements to NCAA Revenue Distribution to Close Gender and Racial Equity Gaps

The press release, video, and other materials related to this public meeting are available here. Meeting Resources: Session Summary and Panelist bios Digital Tool Kit Slide Deck: Altering NCAA Revenue Distribution To Correct for Racial Inequity On Monday, May 16, 2022, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics will meet