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Tag: "Jim Delany"

Andrew Logue: Better football fixes exist than fine-tuning Big Ten slate

[ 0 ] May 26, 2014

Don’t be fooled by numbers. The debate over conference scheduling may be intriguing, but it’s just a diversion from other inconsistencies plaguing college football. It doesn’t matter whether the Big Ten plays eight, nine or 10 league games, if the schedule-makers don’t rearrange their priorities. “We didn’t go to nine games for one reason,” Big […]

Andrew Logue: Props to Jim Delany, both a villain and a visionary

[ 0 ] May 14, 2014

CHICAGO — If you’re looking for a villain, Jim Delany is the guy. Just give him credit for being a visionary, as well. It’s easy to blame Delany, the Big Ten commissioner, for nudging us down a path of conference realignment, athlete unrest and possible Supreme Court rulings. The truth is, we were probably heading in […]

Future Big Ten TV deal could net Iowa more than $40 million a year

[ 0 ] April 26, 2014

By Mike Carmin, Lafayette (Ind.) Journal & Courier Negotiations for the next Big Ten Conference television contract haven’t started, but that hasn’t stopped the league from projecting revenue for the 2017-18 academic year — the first year of the new deal. In a document obtained by the Lafayette Journal & Courier through an open records […]

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 […]