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Tag: "Jim Delany"

Logue: Delany’s overhaul ideas are a bit naive

[ 0 ] July 24, 2013

CHICAGO – The longer Jim Delany spoke Wednesday afternoon, the more his audience fidgeted. When the Big Ten Conference commissioner finally opened the floor for questions, a reporter raised his hand and admitted to being confused. He wasn’t the only one. That’s because Delany not only talked about what was wrong with the NCAA, he […]

Delany: ‘Rutgers will be a member of the Big Ten’

[ 0 ] June 3, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — Rutgers’ recent troubles will not interfere with its entry into the Big Ten, conference Commissioner Jim Delany says. “You should rest assured that Rutgers will be a member of the Big Ten, on time, in place,” Delany said Monday after a news conference at Yankee Stadium to announce a deal with […]

The reasons not to change Big Ten Conference men’s basketball format

[ 0 ] May 15, 2013

CHICAGO – When it comes to men’s basketball, Jim Delany supports moderation. The Big Ten commissioner was asked Wednesday if league officials favored a divisional format, similar to what football will adopt. “There is no appetite for regional divisions in basketball,” Delany said. “We want to keep the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. I think 18 (conference) […]

Is expansion a dead issue in the Big Ten Conference?

[ 0 ] May 15, 2013

CHICAGO – Jim Delany appears to be tapping the brakes on conference realignment. Delany, the Big Ten commissioner, kick-started an era of upheaval by inviting Nebraska to join his conference three years ago. Wednesday, he was asked if the period of expansion was dead. “Dead is a strong word,” Delany said, “but I know where […]

B1G sticking with 8-game schedule

[ 1 ] July 26, 2012

And Ferentz talks about Paterno’s legacy.

Big Ten commissioner: No talk of realignment

[ 2 ] July 23, 2012

Football fans believing the Legends Division of the Big Ten Conference to be more competitive than the Leaders Division haven’t seen anything. Yet. Iowa is one of six teams battling to represent the Legends in the conference championship game, while just four teams will compete for the same prize in the Leaders after Penn State […]

Iowa’s Mason: Big Ten has no intent to fire coaches

[ 1 ] July 20, 2012

Kirk Ferentz, or any other Big Ten coach, isn’t likely to be fired by conference commissioner Jim Delany. That’s the word Friday from University of Iowa president Sally Mason, chairman of the league’s powerful council of presidents and chancellors, who responded to a story in the Chronicle of Higher Education that stated Delany was seeking […]

Big Ten’s Delany could get additional power [with poll]

[ 2 ] July 19, 2012

  Big Ten Conference commissioner Jim Delany wants more power than he already wields. He wants to swing a bigger bat. According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, Big Ten presidents and chancellors are studying a proposal that would give Delany the power to fire a coach if they do something that brings disrespect to […]

Football playoff? Big Ten prefers status quo

[ 1 ] June 4, 2012

The Big Ten Conference will support a four-team postseason football playoff, albeit with conditions, commissioner Jim Delany told reporters Monday. Acknowledging the current BCS bowl system the conference favors is likely extinct after the 2013 season, Delany said the conference will back a “transparent” playoff selection process that rewards teams with regular-season conference championships. “Our […]

UPDATE: Barta supports McCaffery, but warns of ‘crossing line’ after chair incident

[ 23 ] January 16, 2012

The Big Ten Conference has a bit to say about Fran McCaffery’s chair incident.