CHICAGO -- Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany says the conference may reconsider the names of its new divisions after overwhelmingly negative feedback.
Delany told WGN AM-720 in Chicago that the Legends and Leaders names were designed to highlight the Big Ten's rich history and that "to a great extent it's fallen on deaf ears."
Many fans have mocked the nicknames and the Big Ten offices have been flooded with letters asking the conference to reconsider the names.
Delaney says that could happen after the first of the year, once people have had a chance "to breathe a little bit."
Delany says the conference considered naming the divisions after people, but decided that would be too limited.