Knight Commission Urges NCAA Tournament Money for Students

The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics has operated as an indicator of reform in college athletics, frequently forecasting National Collegiate Athletic Association policy change. On Tuesday, May 10, 2016, the commission recommended that NCAA leadership pursue oversight, legal, and financial reforms. Among the reform recommendations, the Commission urged the NCAA to reconsider current guidelines for the use of NCAA March Madness tournament revenues distributed to institutions.

Under the current distribution scheme, just 25 percent, or $120 million, of NCAA revenues received by institutions are restricted …

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