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Knight Commission Meeting on Oct. 9 to Present Latest Research on College Sports

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Who:

The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, chaired by William E. "Brit" Kirwan, chancellor, University System of Maryland, and R. Gerald Turner, president, Southern Methodist University



What:

Researchers who won Knight Commission grants in 2011 to enhance the study of intercollegiate athletics policy will present their findings. Discussion topics will include the unsustainable path of sports spending in higher education, issues of oversight and accountability, the values guiding leadership in college sports, and recommendations and strategies for reform.



When:

Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 9:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET


Media will have an opportunity to interview and speak with presenters and Commission co-chairmen at the conclusion of the final session.



Where:

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Salon I


1150 22nd St., NW, Washington, D.C.

To RSVP for the meeting, contact Katie.Lawson@widmeyer.com, 202-667-0901 ext. 1500.

Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics Meeting Agenda

  • 9:45 – 11:30 a.m. Public Session I: Presentations and discussions about the findings from the Knight Commission Research Initiative

Trust, Accountability and Integrity: Board Responsibilities for Intercollegiate Athletics
John Casteen, president emeritus, University of Virginia and Rick Legon, president, Association of Governing Boards of Colleges and Universities

Following a Problematic, Yet Predictable, Path: The Unsustainable Nature of the Intercollegiate Athletics System
John Cheslock, director, Center for the Study of Higher Education, Pennsylvania State University

De-escalation of Commitment Among Division I Athletic Departments
Adrien Bouchet, Warren Clinic endowed professor of sport administration, University of Tulsa, and Michael Hutchinson, assistant professor of sport commerce, University of Memphis

  • 11:45 – 1:15 p.m. Public Session II: Presentations and discussions about the findings from the Knight Commission Research Initiative

What's At Our Core? NCAA Division I Voting Patterns vs. Student-Athlete Well-Being, Academic Standards and the Amateur (Collegiate) Model
Josephine (Jo) R. Potuto, Richard H. Larson professor of constitutional law, University of Nebraska; Connie Dillon, professor emerita of adult and higher education, University of Oklahoma; David Clough, professor of chemical and biological engineering, University of Colorado

Examining Administrator and Coach Perceptions of Value Systems in NCAA Division I Athletic Departments
Coyte G. Cooper, assistant professor of sport administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Erianne A. Weight, assistant professor of sport administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Competition and Control in The Gridiron Marketplace: Findings from the Intercollegiate Athletics Leadership Database
Jennifer Hoffman, assistant professor, Center for Leadership in Athletics, University of Washington

  • 1:15 p.m. Media interview opportunities with presenters

SOURCE Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics