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Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany. (Getty Images)

Emma: Let’s Finally Accept Big Ten’s Eastern Expansion

The Big Ten yearns to own two regions, which would be unprecedented for a collegiate conference.

CBS Chicago–05/14/2014

Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann. (Getty Images)

Wisch: Rutgers’ Bad Rep A Scarlet Letter For Big Ten

Rutgers just can’t get out of its own way.

CBS Chicago–05/13/2014

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany. (Getty Images)

Wisch: Big Ten Must Remember Roots While Branching Out East

If you add schools out East, you need to embrace the region. And the Big Ten has already.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2014

NCAA president Mark Emmert. (Getty Images)

Doyel: Players Union Won’t Ruin College Sports

Don’t give in to the scare tactics of the leaders of college sports.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2014

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany. (Getty Images)

Wisch: When It Comes To Titles, Big Ten Is Final Forlorn

The Big Ten has sent 18 teams to the Final Four in the last quarter century but has just one champion.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2014

Rocky Wirtz, left, with President Barack Obama. (Getty Images)

Wisch: Who Are Chicago’s Most Powerful Sports Figures?

Wins often equate to power in sports, but that’s not all.

CBS Chicago–02/18/2014

Tim Beckman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Why Is Beckman Not Fired?

The Tim Beckman hire was a mistake and everybody has known it since his first press conference.

670 The Score–12/04/2013

Big Ten Tournament. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Wisch: Sold-Out Big Ten Tourney Shows Chicago Should Stay In Mix

In 2006, when Indianapolis beat out Chicago for exclusive rights to host the Big Ten men’s basketball tournament from 2008-12, conference commissioner Jim Delany expressed his hope that a fixed location would help boost attendance for his league’s hoops extravaganza.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2013

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Wisch: Does College Football Need A 13-Game Regular Season?

College football seems to just keep getting bigger.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2013

Jim Delany. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Big Ten Can’t Dump ‘Legends’, ‘Leaders’ Soon Enough

From the get-go, the names fit like a small-sized helmet on an XL-sized head. Awkwardly. And now, it’s time for the Big Ten to send “Legends” and “Leaders” on their way. Mercifully.

CBS Chicago–01/15/2013

Jim Delany. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Delany: College Football Playoff Won’t Start A Year Early

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany expects the new college football playoff to be finalized by Jan. 1, but he ruled out the possibility of the new four-team tournament starting next season.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2012

Brian Kelly. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Wisch: How Will Notre Dame’s Big Move Impact The Big Ten?

It passed on the Big Ten’s TV millions. It passed on aligning itself with the familiarity of many of its most traditional rivals. And it passed on the region where its campus is based – although some Fighting Irish fans might tell you that, you know, Notre Dame doesn’t really reside here in the Midwest.

670 The Score–09/13/2012

New Illinois head coach Tim Beckman. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illinois’ Beckman Mishandled Penn State ‘Recruiting’ Trip

At Big Ten Media Days this week, much discussion swirled around the controversial topic of recruiting current Penn State players, who were who were essentially declared “free agents” by NCAA president Mark Emmert as part of PSU’s sweeping sanctions.

CBS Chicago–07/28/2012

New Illinois head coach Tim Beckman. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Hoge: Beckman’s Recruiting Tactics At Odds With Delany’s Desires

Beckman confirmed Thursday that he had eight coaches camped out at a State College restaurant outside the Penn State campus Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2012

Jim Delany. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Big Ten Makes Right Call On Limiting Delany’s Power

Without a doubt, the Big Ten’s other schools and their fan bases – along with every college in the country – need to reassess their priorities in the wake of the Penn State disaster.

CBS Chicago–07/21/2012

Jim Delany. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Big Ten May Give Commish Power To Fire Coaches

The Chronicle of Higher Education is reporting that the Big Ten is considering a plan to give its commissioner the power to fire coaches in the wake of the Penn State child sex-abuse scandal.

670 The Score–07/19/2012

Jim Delany. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Why The Big Ten Should — But Likely Won’t — Kick Penn State Out

While most of the conversation right now is about how the NCAA should punish Penn State, there’s a different organization that has been laying low and has the power to take action: the Big Ten.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2012

Wisconsin running back Montee Ball attempts to leap over Oregon defenders in the 2012 Rose Bowl Game. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Big Ten, Pac-12 Suspend Scheduling Agreement

The Big Ten and Pac-12 have scrapped plans to schedule games against each other in all sports, with Pac-12 officials saying there were too many complications with football schedules to pull it off.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2012

Jim Delany (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Big Ten Still Prefers Plus-One Over Playoff

Big Ten administrators would prefer a plus-one system over a four-team playoff to determine a national champion if the BCS can’t be maintained in its current form.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2012

Jim Delany (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: With Blind Rose Bowl Loyalty, Big Ten Losing Playoff Battle

If the Big Ten athletic directors are any indication, they are going to find a way to mess this up.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2012

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