CHICAGO (AP) — Outgoing Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany kicked off his final Big Ten football media days Thursday by saying he thinks some serious mistakes made in the 1970s created problems today...
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Kevin Warren keeps a picture in his office of Curt Flood. There's another of Jackie Robinson, one of Texas Western's barrier-bulldozing 1966 NCAA championship basketball team...
Jim Delany helped the Big Ten grow to 14 schools, launched the first athletic conference television network and helped construct the College Football Playoff while steadfastly protecting the...
A bigger college football playoff faces series of obstacles
When talking about the possibility of expanding the College Football Playoff, the word momentum gets tossed around a lot.
Expansion seems inevitable. Why? Because playoffs always expand. But when?
Big Ten fines Michigan St 10K, reprimands Harbaugh, Dantonio
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — The Big Ten fined Michigan State $10,000 and reprimanded the Spartans football team, coach Mark Dantonio, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and Wolverines linebacker Devin Bush for their actions and comments regarding a confrontation before last week's game.
Big Ten’s Delany: ‘Storm clouds’ hang over college sports
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany said Thursday significant "storm clouds" are hanging over college athletics because of a basketball recruiting scandal displaying what many see as the sleazy side of the sport.
Delany cited a federal trial that began in New York last week following an FBI investigation, and he said there is a "pattern" at certain schools. He also insisted the vast majority of programs are following the rules.
Tom Oates: Wisconsin men’s basketball team enters Big Ten tournament in unfamiliar situation
NEW YORK — The Big Ten Conference men’s basketball tournament is in uncharted waters this season, both for the University of Wisconsin and the Big Ten Conference.
Not since the inaugural Big Ten tournament in 1998 has UW found itself in a situation where it must win the conference tournament title to reach the NCAA tournament, but that’s the case this week.
Spartans will welcome their own ‘spring break’ after Big Ten tournament
When the Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany decided to play the conference tournament at Madison Square Garden, it came with one significant caveat – it would be played a week earlier than normal.
That, of course, created a couple of key issues for teams in the conference. First, it meant playing a condensed schedule that started with a pair of Big Ten games before the end of the calendar year and fewer days off between games.
It won't happen again.
That's what Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany told The Chicago Tribune on Friday about the conference's demanding condensed regular-season schedule that put teams through the meat grinder this season.
Due to the Big Ten tournament taking place a week earlier so it could be played at Madison Square Garden in New York, teams had to endure schedule stretches with short turnarounds and minimal game prep.
East Lansing — The Big Ten wanted its conference tournament at Madison Square Garden this season.
Really, commissioner Jim Delany wanted it there in an effort to expand the footprint of the conference. Following the admission of Maryland and Rutgers in 2014, that was one of the goals. To that end, the conference tournament headed east for Washington D.C. last year and moves to New York this season.
The good old days for sports fans are often called that for the simplest of reasons: Those were the good old days.
There has been nonstop bitterness from followers of Gophers mens hockey over what has become of interest since the team was ordered out of the WCHA and into a six-team (now seven) Big Ten for the winter of 2013-14.
New York — The Big Ten had been preparing to make a jump to a 20-game conference schedule.
The conference officially made the leap on Thursday, announcing it would increase the men's basketball league slate from 18 games to 20 beginning with the 2018-19 season.
According to Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany, the conference took a hard look at navigating a shorter season and felt it could add more quality games while also improving the presentation of the league's product.
Delany: ‘Not shocked’ by FBI investigation of college hoops
NEW YORK (AP) — Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany says he wasn't shocked by the FBI investigation into college basketball because of the history of federal law enforcement intersecting with the sport.
At Big Ten media day on Thursday at Madison Square Garden, Delany said the conference has had no contact with the FBI about the investigation.
"We really don't have any facts other than what we've read," Delany said.
New York – When the FBI announced a couple of weeks ago that it had uncovered mass corruption, bribery and wire fraud involving some of college basketball's top programs, it didn't exactly come as a surprise.
The common reaction seemed to be, "Tell us something we don't know."
As the college football season steamrolls into the second half, don't look now, but basketball season is closing in quickly.
By next week, Michigan State will be playing its first exhibition game and Michigan is on the court the following week. Within three weeks, the games will start counting.
Taking advantage of a change in Big Ten nonconference football scheduling policy, Iowa announced the addition of a game against Northern Iowa to its 2020 football schedule on Thursday.
The Hawkeyes completed their schedule for that season by adding a home game against the Panthers on Sept. 5, 2020 and moving a game against Northern Illinois previously scheduled for that date to Sept. 26.
Both games, as well as a nonconference game on Sept. 12 against Iowa State, will be played at Kinnick Stadium.
Pospisil: Nebraska’s rare Friday night game stretches prep schedule across the weekend, providing ‘chance of a lifetime’
This week in Nebraska high school football starts on Thursday, courtesy of Jim Delany and Shawn Eichorst, but there are benefits.
Games have gotten spread out over three days. It’s never bad for a sportswriter to see more games and more teams.
- Columbus TelegramMedia Days primer: What to watch for from the Huskers in ChicagoJuly 18, 2019
- Wisconsin State JournalTom Oates: Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany needs to convince peers to increase CFP field to eight teamsDecember 6, 2018
- Wisconsin State JournalWisconsin Badgers' share of Big Ten media rights nearly doubles in 2017-18 fiscal yearNovember 19, 2018
- Star TribuneFriday night lights ... at TCF Bank Stadium?October 26, 2018
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Big Ten’s television deals confirmed; Friday night games receive criticism
Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany finally confirmed Monday what has been reported for months regarding TV contracts.
The Big Ten has extended its deal with BTN through 2032, while signing six-year contracts with CBS for basketball and with Fox and ESPN for football, basketball and Olympic sports.
CHICAGO — Is a football game between Nebraska and Youngstown State on the horizon?
It’s highly doubtful, but it would be possible now under a scheduling policy change Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany detailed Monday.
Three years ago, the league decided to stop scheduling Football Championship Subdivision schools such as Youngstown. Some of those games are still on the schedule because prior contracts were grandfathered in.
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CHICAGO (AP) — The Big Ten Network will triple its prime-time national TV exposure during football season and add more basketball games in the time slot, thanks to new deals with broadcast partners FOX, ABC/ESPN and CBS.
Commissioner Jim Delany made the announcements at the kickoff of the conference media days event Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — As part of an ongoing effort to broaden its scope, the Big Ten will converge a few blocks from the White House this week to crown a new basketball champion.
Long a fixture in the Midwest, the Big Ten Tournament will be held in the nation's capital for the first time.
"It's going to be some big-time basketball," Maryland coach Mark Turgeon said. "We're just glad we get to do it in our backyard, which should be fun."
Big Ten basketball makes itself at home on East Coast
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Big Ten Conference displayed its broader footprint Thursday with a landmark visit to the nation's capital.
All the league's men's basketball coaches and many of the best players gathered for the first Big Ten Media Day held on the East Coast. Even more significant: The conference tournament will take place in Washington from March 8-12.
CHICAGO (AP) — Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany does not envision the Rose Bowl abandoning its New Year's Day spot in order to accommodate the College Football Playoff semifinals.
He said there might be "some movement from the bowls" but not by the Granddaddy of Them All.
"I realize the challenge," Delany said Tuesday at Big Ten Media Days. "There may be changes in the offing, but I wouldn't expect those changes to impact the Rose Bowl."