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Podcast title Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics
Website URL http://www.knightcommission.or...
Description The Knight Commission is committed to a philosophy of firm institutional control of athletics, to the unquestioned academic and financial integrity of our athletics program, and to the accountability of the athletics department to the values and goals befitting higher education.
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Category Sports

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1. Part 1, Presentations and discussions about the findings from the Knight Commission Research Initiative
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Description: 1. Trust, Accountability and Integrity: Board Responsibilities for Intercollegiate Athletics. 2. Following a Problematic, Yet Predictable Path: The Unsustainable Nature of the Intercollegiate Athletics System. 3. De-escalation of Commitment Among Division I Athletic Departments.

2. Part 2, Presentations and discussions about the findings from the Knight Commission Research Initiative
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Description: 4. Whats at our core? NCAA Division I voting patterns vs student-athlete well-being, academic standards, and the amateur collegiate model. 5. Examining administrator and coach perceptions of value systems in NCAA Division I athletic departments. 6. Competition and control in the gridiron marketplace: Findings from the Intercollegiate Athletics Leadership database.

3. Presidential Viewpoints on the Future of NCAA Division I Athletics
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Description: Three university leaders discussed their values on major challenges facing college sports, the values that should guide the future, current reform efforts by the NCAA and recommendations from the Knight Commission. Presidents included Robert Kustra of Boise State University, Michael Martin of Louisiana State University, and Thomas Ross of the University of North Carolina System.

4. An Update on Financial Trends in Academic and Athletics Spending at Division I Universities
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Description: Researchers from the Delta Cost Project on Postsecondary Education Costs and Knight Commission consultants provided updates on athletics and academic revenue and spending data as presented in the Restoring the Balance report. For the first time, athletics and academic spending data were presented for non-FBS Division I public universities. Relevant financial data shaping the college sports landscape were reviewed.

5. Discussion with NCAA President Mark Emmert
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Description: President Emmert provided a summary of key policy issues being considered by the NCAA Division I Board of Directors and the values guiding NCAA efforts. The session included reactions by the NCAA membership to specific Knight Commission recommendations and the implications of recent conference realignments.

6. Opportunities and Threats: Preserving Educational Values in an Increasingly Commercial Landscape for College Sports
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Description: Dutch Baughman, Jim Delaney, Pete Likins, and Neal Pilson discuss opportunities and threats, preserving educational values in an increasingly commercial landscape for college sports

7. Assessing Two Decades of the Knight Commissions Reform Agenda
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Description: Cedrick Dempsey, Gene Smith, and John Thelin discuss the extent the Knight Commission has improved intercollegiate athletics for institutions and athletes. Is the NCAA and its current governance structure equipped to address the rising financial stakes and their implications

8. Financial challenges in intercollegiate athletics: New stratgies for fiscal responsibility in the changing landscape in higher education and intercollegiate athletics
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Description: Featuring Andy Geiger, former athletics director at Ohio State University, University of Maryland, and Stanford University; John Colombo, Professor at the University of Illinois College of Law; and, Robert Zemsky, chair of The Learning Alliance for Higher Education.

9. Sports participation and sports sponsorship in Division I intercollegiate athletics: How has participation and sponsorship changed over time? How have financial pressures contributed to these changes?
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Description: Featuring John Cheslock, Associate Professor in the Center for the Study of Higher Education, University of Arizona; and, Tim Curley, Athletic Director at Pennsylvania State University.

10. College Sports Finances: An Update on Efforts to Improve Accuracy of Financial Data reported by Division I Athletics Programs and a Report on the Financial Health of Division I Athletics Programs
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Description: Dan Fulks, Jim Isch, Andrew Zimbalist, and Ron Wellman discuss the financial health of intercollegiate athletics.

11. Commercialism in Sports and Athletes’ Rights in the 21st Century: Part I
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Description: Robert Corn-Revere, Jeffrey Mishkin, Wallace Renfro, Clay Walker, and Glenn Wong discuss how the new media landscape and fan interactivity is impacting traditional amateurism principles.

12. NCAA Infractions: An Examination of Trends, Recommendations to Restructure Penalties, and Challenges
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Description: Josephine Potuto, Gene Marsh, Mike Glazier, and Chad McEvoy discuss NCAA institutions expectations for penalties for major rules violations and the principles that should drive any changes.

13. Academic Integrity: NCAA Academic Performance Program and Academic Performance of Mens Basketball Players
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Description: Todd Petr, Wally Renfro, Bill Regan, and Paul Hewitt discuss the NCAA Academic Performance Program and the recommendations to improve academic performance of mens basketball players.

14. Faculty Governance Roles
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Description: Josephine Potuto, Susanna Rinehart, Gary Roberts, and Virginia Shepherd take a closer look at issues surrounding current faculty governance structure, including faculty athletic representatives, athletics governance boards, and faculty senates. From the Faculty Summit on Intercollegiate Athletics.

15. Case Study of Crises Spurring Faculty Involvement
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Description: Scott Adler, Paul Haagen, and Nathan Tublitz are faculty members from universities where athletic departments have made controversial headlines for ethical issues involving athletes and coaches. They discuss the appropriate role for faculty during such crises. From the Faculty Summit on Intercollegiate Athletics.

16. Faculty, Academic Integrity, and Athletics
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Description: Mark Becker, Phil Hughes, and Carol Simpson Stern discuss the NCAAs academic standards and the fear that athletes will be steered into classes and degree programs designed to keep them eligible with minimum effort required. From the Faculty Summit on Intercollegiate Athletics.

17. Fiscal responsibility: A report on new NCAA financial data and recommendations
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Description: Peter Likins, Todd Petr, Jamie Pollard, John Walda discuss the new NCAA financial data and the status of financial recommendations made by the NCAAs Presidential Task Force on the Future of Division I Intercollegiate Athletics.

18. Academic integrity: Report on the NCAA academic performance program and academic performance of baseball players
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Description: Walter Harrison, Kevin Lennon, Kevin Weiberg, discuss the NCAA academic performance program and the recommendations to improve academic performance of baseball players.

19. Integrating Academic Values into the Recruiting Process
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Description: John Blackburn, Joseph Castiglione, Jeffrey Orleans, and Douglas Toma discuss integrating academic values into the recruiting process.

20. Gender Equity and College Sports, 35 years after Title IX
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Description: Christine Grant, Janet Judge, Ted Leland, and Eric Pearson discuss gender equity in college sports.

21. External Influences and Pressures in the Recruiting Process
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Description: Bobby Burton, John Bunting, Harry Edwards, Bill McGregor, Malcom Moran, and Andrew Crummey discuss external influences and pressures in the recruiting process.

22. Values and Choices: Issues for Athletes
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Description: Discussion about drug-testing, performance enhancing substances and violent behavior with Frank Uryasz of the National center for Drug Free Sport and Kareem McKenzie of the NY Giants.

23. Sociology, Leadership, and Behavior of College Student-Athletes
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Description: Discussion with Joanne Belknap of the University of Colorado, Don McPherson of the Sport Leadership Institute at Adelphi University, Jemalle Cornelius student-athlete at the University of Florida.

24. Recruiting: Ethics and athlete welfare during the recruiting process
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Description: Discussion with Myron Rolle of the Hun School in NJ, Ruth Riley of WNBAs Detroit Shock, Scottie Reynolds of Herndon HS, coach Joe Wooten of OConnell HS, Dan Wetzel of Yahoo.com, and Peter Roby of the Center for the Study of Sport in Society at Northeastern Univ.

25. Life On and Off the Field
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Description: Moderated by Len Elmore, student athletes discuss their college lives on and off the field.