Jim Delany

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

Patrick Kane. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Ten Foot Mailbag: Passion, Playoffs And Patrick Kane

Kane is a grown man. Whatever he wants to do he can within the confines of the law and his professional contract.

CBS Chicago–05/11/2012

The Coaches' Trophy is seen at media day for the BCS National Championship at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Greenstein: Big Ten’s Plan For A Playoff System Is ‘Incredible’

It’s a debate that has gone nowhere for years: should college football use a playoff system or the bowl system?

670 The Score–02/07/2012

Jim Delany (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Big Ten Open To 4-Team Playoff

Conference commissioner Jim Delany has long been pegged as the highest-profile figurehead in opposition to a college football playoff, but it appears the Big Ten is changing its tune.

CBS Chicago–02/07/2012

Urban Meyer. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Hoge: Why Urban Meyer Will Win The Big Ten Civil War

Welcome to college football in 2012, Big Ten. The rest of the country has been waiting for you.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2012

Conor O'Neill celebrates with the trophy after Wisconsin beat Michigan State in the Big 10 Conference Championship Game. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Wisch: Big Ten Should Try Championship Game In Chicago

I offer up this proposal to Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany: If game attendance and ticket demand in Indy doesn’t improve markedly the next few years, the Big Ten should bring its football championship to Chicago’s Soldier Field in 2016.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2011

Joe Paterno. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Paterno’s Name Removed From Big Ten Trophy

Joe Paterno’s name has been removed from the Big Ten’s championship game trophy, league commissioner Jim Delany announced Monday.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2011

New Big Ten Logo

Wisch: Big Ten Should Scrap ‘Legends’ and ‘Leaders’

The Big Ten needs to dump the names. For one thing, more than two months into the season, I can’t even remember which division is which – they sound almost exactly the same – and have to look it up to remind myself every time.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2011

Joe Paterno and Jim Delany. (Getty Images)

Hoge: If True, Big Ten Should Kick Penn State Out

As far as NCAA scandals go, this is as bad as it gets. It’s worse than the worst recruiting violation. It’s worse than free tattoos. It’s worse than top bowl officials skimming money off the top for themselves.

CBS Chicago–11/08/2011

Jim Delany (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Delany Shuts Down Big Ten Expansion Talk

While most conferences around the country continue to juggle expansion talks, Commissioner Jim Delaney reiterated Thursday that the Big Ten is not currently interested in further expansion.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2011

Brian Kelly

Wisch: If Irish Spurn Big Ten For ACC, Big Ten Should Spurn Irish

When it comes to college football, I’m generally not one to mess with tradition. I love the sport’s pomp. I revel in its circumstance.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2011

Brian Kelly

Wisch: What Would Save A Notre Dame Season? The Big Ten

It wasn’t really Armageddon this past Saturday at Notre Dame. It just looked like it was.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2011

Jim Delany (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Is College Football Really America’s No. 2 Sport?

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany said last week that college football is the No. 2 sports in America behind only the NFL. Is he correct?

CBS Chicago–08/05/2011

Jim Delany (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Big Ten’s Delany The Highest Paid Commissioner In 2009

According to tax records recently acquired by the Associated Press, four of college football’s top conferences pay their commissioners $1 million or more, far exceeding the salary of most university presidents.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2011

Penn State vs Ohio State

CBS Sports, Big Ten Agree To Contract Extension For Basketball

CBS Sports and the Big Ten conference have agreed to a multi-year contract extension for the broadcast rights to the conference’s basketball games through the 2016-17 season, the two sides announced on Thursday.

CBS Chicago–06/16/2011

Lucas Oil Stadium

Big Ten Football Championship Staying In Indy

Big Ten president and chancellors have voted to keep the conference football championship game in Indianapolis through at least 2015.


New Big Ten Logo

Wisch: The Big Ten Needs To Get ‘Black & Blue’

On Feb. 8, 1896 – one month after X-Rays were discovered and nine months before William McKinley was elected as the United States’ 25th president – a the Midwest’s premier universities held a powwow in Chicago and established the Big Ten.


Big Ten Divisions

What Went In To Division Names? Delany Explains

When the Big Ten announced they were adding Nebraska, the response was almost all positive. And when the Big Ten announced the names for the new divisions, the response was almost all negative.


New Big Ten Logo

Wisch: In Name Game, Big Ten Gets Routed

This past summer, when the Big Ten announced that the University of Nebraska was signing on as the league’s 12th team, the Conference That Can’t Count hit a stand-up triple.


New Big Ten Logo

Bernstein: New Big Ten Divisions Boring For A Reason

Of course the names “Legends” and “Leaders” have been poorly received by fans and critics. The two new Big Ten division names are uninspiring and uncreative, at best.

670 The Score–12/14/2010