Knight Commission unveils database on college sports spending

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

An online, interactive database comparing spending on athletics vs. spending on academics in public Division I institutions is being released Wednesday by the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, as concern grows over the imbalance of the two core activities at many universities.

This is a followup to a 2010 report by the Commission which called for greater transparency in athletics spending.

"College athletics has the potential for so much good, but the current trajectory of spending is unsustainable," William E. Kirwan, chancellor of the University of Maryland system and co-chair of the Commission said in a statement.

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