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