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“The Multi-Billion Dollar Question: How Should New CFP and D-I Revenues Be Used?”

On January 12, 2023, members of the Knight Commission presented the session “The Multi-Billion Dollar Question: How Should New CFP and D-I Revenues Be Used?” at the 2023 NCAA Convention in San Antonio, Texas. Related Materials: Session Slides (PDF) Video Recording Transcript of Session and Q&A (PDF) Session Panelists/Presenters: Eric Barron, Knight Commission member and “NCAA committee proposes major changes for Division I sports, including bigger basketball tournaments”

Steve Berkowitz reported on recommendations from an NCAA committee ”charged with a wide-ranging examination of the future of major-college sports” noting that the recommendations will go to the NCAA Board of Directors. One of the items on the list was to “change Division I’s revenue distribution system so that it would account for athletic performance

Paying Football Coaches Not to Coach: The Mounting Costs of FBS Buyouts

The Commission released an analysis of FBS football coaching buyouts at public institutions over the 2012-2021 decade, along with an updated look at buyouts of head football coaches at Power Five institutions during the last two seasons. The analysis found that Power Five programs are wasting staggering amounts of dollars in “dead money,” paying coaches not

December 2022 Meeting Photos

Click on each photo to enlarge. From left: Amy Perko and Arne Duncan Jonathan Mariner From left: Christine Copper and Peter Roby Bud Peterson Eric Barron From left: Penny Kyle and Jessica Mendoza Arne Duncan Shanteona Keys Walt Harrison From left: LEAD1 panelists Erianne Weight and Tom McMillen,   

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: 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