Joe Paterno’s name has been removed from the Big Ten’s championship game trophy, league commissioner Jim Delany announced Monday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It wasn’t really Armageddon this past Saturday at Notre Dame. It just looked like it was.
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?
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 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.
Big Ten president and chancellors have voted to keep the conference football championship game in Indianapolis through at least 2015.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You know how offensive coordinators can get too “cute” with their play calling when they are already having success? That’s basically what Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany has done since announcing Nebraska would join the conference, allowing for a Big Ten Championship Game to be born.
The Big Ten released it’s new logo and the names for it’s two divisions, today. The addition of Nebraska, next year, will allow for the conference to have two divisions and a championship game.
There has been plenty of talk about Saturday’s Northwestern and Illinois football game at Wrigley Field. Most of the talk has surrounded the safety of the players. Today an announcement was made to help protect them.
CHICAGO — Commissioner Jim Delany expects the Big Ten to hold a championship game next season, when Nebraska joins and brings the league to 12 members. He also said teams will likely play nine conference […]