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Knight Takes Part in Knight Commission Panel on NCAA Rules Changes
UMKC Athletics 5-7-2018
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Former UMKC men’s basketball player and incoming Chair of the NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Noah Knight participated in a Knight Commission meeting in Washington D.C., where he discussed proposed changes to NCAA transfer rules.

Joining Knight on the panel were Jamion Christian, head men's basketball coach, Mount St. Mary's University, Rhonda Hatcher, faculty athletics representative, Texas Christian University; member, NCAA Committee on Academics and Jane Miller, senior associate athletics director, University of Virginia; member, NCAA Division I Transfer Working Group.

The Knight Commission was formed by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in October 1989 to promote reforms that support and strengthen the educational mission of college sports. Over the years, the NCAA has adopted a number of the Commission's recommendations, including the rule that requires teams to be on track to graduate at least 50 percent of their players to be eligible for postseason competition. The Commission's Athletic and Academic Spending Database provides financial data for more than 220 public Division I institutions, creating greater financial transparency on athletics spending.

During the meeting, the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, co-chaired by Arne Duncan, former U.S. Secretary of Education, and Carol Cartwright, president emeritus, Kent State University and Bowling Green State University, discussed recommendations made by the Commission on College Basketball, chaired by Condoleezza Rice. Speakers and panelists included Donald Remy, NCAA chief legal officer; Jay Bilas, college basketball analyst, ESPN; and Phil Martelli, head men's basketball coach, Saint Joseph's University. The event also included the three newly appointed members of the Knight Commission: Dr. Christine Copper, Shanteona Keys and Peter Roby.

For more information on today’s meeting visit the Knight Commission website.

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