A conversation with Big Ten commish Jim Delany

Updated: March 4, 2013, 2:00 PM ET
By Val Ackerman

Jim Delany is one of the most influential people in intercollegiate athletics.

He has served as commissioner of the Big Ten, one the country's premier athletic conferences, since 1989. Delany's accomplishments at the Big Ten include expanding the conference to 14 schools (Rutgers and Maryland were recently added and will start play in 2014), creating the Big Ten Network (the nation's first conference-owned broadcast network) and helping devise a new playoff system in college ...

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