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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

Changes to NCAA Financial Reports Reveal Scope of Athletics Spending

The Springfield News-Leader published an article that discussed recent clarifications to the NCAA Financial Report Forms each NCAA-member institution files annually with the association. The clarifications were made to enhance consistency in reporting because not all universities were interpreting the agreed-upon procedures as intended. In some cases, prior interpretations of the reporting instructions caused some

Arne Duncan, Anna Spangler Nelson and Paul Tagliabue to Join Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics

Contact: Hadley Dreibelbis, hadley.dreibelbis@finnpartners.com, 202-667-0901 Knight Foundation President and Chief Executive Officer Alberto Ibargüen announced today the appointment of Arne Duncan, Anna Spangler Nelson and Paul Tagliabue to the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. Duncan recently stepped down as U.S. Secretary of Education; Tagliabue is the former commissioner of the National Football League; and Nelson

Public Universities Spend Millions On Stadiums, Despite Slim Chance For Payoff

As reported by the International Business Times: “Between 2009 and 2013, public universities reported increasing their annual expenditures on football to more than $1.8 billion — a 21 percent jump in inflation-adjusted dollars, according to Knight Commission data reviewed by International Business Times. In that same time period, public universities’ reported debt on their athletic

‘The Front Porch’: USU Officials Talk Athletics’ Role at Institution

Utah’s Herald Journal News examined the academic and athletic spending trends at Utah State University. Data from the Knight Commission’s Athletic and Academic Spending Database are cited. In discussing the comparisons of spending per athlete and spending per student, Knight Commission Executive Director Amy Perko is quoted: Perko said a better “financial framework” for universities