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Knight Foundation Commission Says: College Presidents Must Assert Control to Cure College Sports Problems

The independent, blue-ribbon Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics reported Tuesday on “abuses…threatening the very integrity of higher education” and proposed a sweeping reform agenda based on university presidents’ asserting control of all aspects of college sports. “Keeping Faith with the Student-Athlete: a New Model for Intercollegiate Athletics” is the title of the 47-page report issued by the 22-member Commission after

Knight Foundation Forms Blue-Ribbon Sports Panel

WASHINGTON, D.C., — The Knight Foundation is establishing a national blue-ribbon commission to develop and build support for a reform agenda for intercollegiate athletics. Creed C. Black, president of the foundation, announced the decision at a press conference here today. Appearing with him were the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, president emeritus of the University of