Affiliation:Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics and Syracuse University
The playing field is about to change in college athletics. Lawsuits and other challenges are expected to fundamentally change the way college sports -- and especially football -- are financed and played. But how to cover the ongoing story? Who will end up as winners and who will lose out? This interactive session will provide attendees a hands-on opportunity (bring your laptop!) to use the Knight Commission’s NCAA Division I Athletic and Academic Spending Database to understand the financial landscape for Division I college sports, and the differences between well-resourced athletics programs and the ones that depend on school resources. Specific tools for reporters to compare financial statements and trends over time will be revealed for the first time at the 2019 CAR conference. These resources can help lead to enlightening and impactful stories about schools' athletics programs in your region.