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  1. Delany 'disappointed,' still sees playoff path

    Adam Rittenberg

    Jim Delany feels your pain. "I'm the No. 1 fan of the Big Ten so I look at it more like a fan looks at it," the league commissioner told ESPN.com on Sunday. "I don't get over it immediately. I give myself a day to think about it. "But I have to...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  2. Jim Delany disappointed in Big Ten's showing Saturday

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany expressed disappointment in the league's results Saturday but doesn't think the door is closed for a Big Ten team to reach the inaugural College Football Playoff.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2014
  3. Fast start would mean sunny days for B1G

    Adam Rittenberg

    Few would describe Jim Delany as Mr. Sunshine, but the Big Ten commissioner spread some of it as a new season dawns and, with it, the playoff era in college football. "It's what I would describe as a fresh start," Delany told ESPN.com on Monday mo...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  4. Big Ten's lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Back from vacation. Nice to link up again. A good look at the real reasons behind the Big Ten's latest expansion. League commissioner Jim Delany might have hurt the NCAA in the O'Bannon case. Urban Meyer talks culture, moving past last season...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  5. Delany: Early signing date merits more talk

    Adam Rittenberg

    Unlike other conferences, the Big Ten hasn't taken a formal position on an early signing period. Many league coaches see the benefits but differ on when such a period would start and how exactly it would work. Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany and h...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  6. B1G must strike East-Midwest balance

    Adam Rittenberg

    ROSEMONT, Ill. -- If you've listened to Jim Delany lately, you undoubtedly have heard the Big Ten commissioner talk about living on the East Coast, not just visiting. It's all part of the Big Ten's push to be a bi-regional conference with the addi...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  7. Delany on East Coast pre-expansion push

    Adam Rittenberg

    Hailing from South Orange, N.J., Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany knows what he's up against. The sporting spectrum in the area between New York and Washington, D.C., is crowded, competitive and cutthroat. There's no welcome mat or receiving line, ...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  8. Delany: Voting process vital to autonomy

    Adam Rittenberg

    Many of the benefits for college players gaining national attention these days aren't new to Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany. He brought them up years ago. Increasing the value of an athletic scholarship to the federal full cost of attendance fig...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  9. Hermann making Delany's task tougher

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany is one of the smartest and most persuasive people in the sports world. If he wasn't leading the nation's richest athletic conference, Delany, who has a law degree from North Carolina, could be a fearsome figure in the ...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  10. Delany: Big Ten mindset must be national

    Adam Rittenberg

    After the Big Ten approved Maryland and Rutgers as future members in November 2012, league commissioner Jim Delany described the additions as "an Eastern initiative with a Penn State bridge." The Big Ten is about to cross that bridge, put down roo...

    Blog | February 14, 2014
  11. Delany sounds off on pay-for-play issue

    Adam Rittenberg

    ROSEMONT, Ill. -- You already know Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany is among the most vocal opponents of a pay-for-play system in college sports. You also should know Delany is among the more vocal advocates for increasing the value of athletic sch...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  12. Big Ten takes a look in the mirror

    Adam Rittenberg

    Jim Delany spent last week visiting six Big Ten campuses, a mini tour that simply reinforced what the commissioner already assumed about the league. He saw large, iconic stadiums built in the 20th century modernized for the 21st-century fan. He sa...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  13. Championship drought weighs heavily on minds of Big Ten coaches, ...

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten knows the strength of its brand and the viability of its television network can only go so far in dispelling criticism of its performance on a national stage. Simply put, the league needs some hardware in the worst way, and it knows it.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2013
  14. Delany takes NCAA reform to next level

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- It's not Jim Delany's style to simply restate the party line. The Big Ten commissioner has always been one to step out on his own. Wednesday, he took the ongoing discussion about the NCAA one step further. Delany didn't echo ...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  15. Sources -- Big Ten adds Holiday, Kraft Fight Hunger bowls to post...

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten is adding the Holiday Bowl and the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl to its future postseason lineup and will face Pac-12 teams in both games, sources have told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2013
  16. Jim Delany's quiet contract extension

    Adam Rittenberg

    The recent talk about the potential retirement of SEC commissioner Mike Slive in 2014 got me thinking about Slive's chief rival, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany, and his future with the league. Delany, 65, is eight years younger than Slive, who tu...

    Blog | June 11, 2013