The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics takes your privacy seriously. This Privacy Policy discusses the information collected about you while you are visiting the Knight Commission’s Academic & Athletic Spending Database web site.

The information collected falls into two general categories as described below.

  1. Information You Provide to Us.

    The Knight Commission may use a variety of technologies and practices to collect and store information (such as your name, postal address or e-mail address) that you voluntarily supply when you contact the Knight Commission with questions, or through information posted from this web site onto other social networking areas.

    In addition, prior to downloading raw data from this website, you must complete an online registration form. The information you supply is collected and shared with USA TODAY for its own business purposes since USA TODAY is the source of athletics data. USA TODAY will track the usage of its data to ensure that it is not used for commercial purposes. Knight Commission will not share any user data to any other third parties. If you decline to supply or provide the Knight Commission with the information in the online registration form, you will not be able to download the raw data offered through this web-based database.

  2. Information that is Automatically Collected.

    The Knight Commission also collects and stores non-personally identifiable information generated automatically as you navigate through the web site. This web site uses a standard feature found in browser software called a "cookie" to enhance your experience with the web site. Cookies are small files that your web browser places on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes. By showing how and when visitors use this web site, cookies help the Knight Commission identify how many unique users visit this website, and track user trends and patterns. This cookie helps to improve the web site's performance by knowing what kind of browser and computer you are using during your visit.

    If you want to limit the non-personally identifiable information that is automatically collected while you use this web site, browsers allow you to disable certain functionality or set certain privacy settings. If you choose to disable cookies, or turn off other functionality, you may not be able to download the raw data offered through the web site.

Terms of Use


The use of the web site is free for non-commercial use.

Use of Data from Database

As specified on the registration form required to download Content, the athletics spending data are copyright protected and may not be used for commercial purposes without first obtaining permission. Contact USA TODAY’s Christopher Schnaars ( to discuss terms and conditions for commercial use of athletics spending data.

In order to republish or otherwise use the data in any non-commercial form or media, USA TODAY and Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics must be credited:

Knight Commission Athletic & Academic Spending Database for NCAA Division I. (2013). Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. Athletics Data Source: USA TODAY's NCAA Athletics Finance Database.



The web site carries no advertising. There are no paid sponsorships. The “search” function on this web site does not include any advertising content. The Knight Commission does not receive any payment or compensation for publishing any content or link.


If you are aware of incorrect information on this web site, please contact us and make sure to include all related information, including a link to the page.


If you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, please contact us.