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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany has deal through 2018

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany received a contract extension in 2011 that was never announced publicly, the league confirmed to ESPN.com on Monday.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2013
  15. Delany: Rutgers' B1G membership is safe

    Adam Rittenberg

    Before throwing the ceremonial first pitch at Monday night's Yankees game, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany made sure not to throw Rutgers under the bus. Delany, speaking at a news conference to announce the Big Ten's new agreement with the Pinstri...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  16. More B1G, Pac-12 bowl pairings a plus

    Adam Rittenberg

    Jim Delany chose his words carefully when the Big Ten-Pac-12 scheduling alliance went kaput in July, but the Big Ten commissioner was ticked off. He had gotten all his schools on board for a scheduling pact, which had been openly touted as an alte...

    Blog | May 23, 2013