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Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics offers new approach to shared media revenues

April 28, 2012, 3:39 p.m., Posted by Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics

Crossposted from knightcommission.org.

The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics has distributed a communication to all FBS presidents and conference commissioners.

The purpose of the April 20, 2012 communication is to offer a new approach to distributing shared media revenues that the Knight Commission believes should be discussed and considered by FBS conferences in conjunction with the discussions currently underway to change the postseason football format.

The Knight Commission is advocating consideration and discussion on a new approach for distributing new projected revenues that are expected in upcoming media rights renegotiations for the FBS football postseason competition. 

The Commission’s April 20 communication has been the subject of recent media interest and coverage; therefore, in an effort to clearly present the Knight Commission’s position and the new approach itself, the related communication is accessible HERE .