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Mike Slive's departure from SEC signals changing of guard
Slive, who also announced Tuesday he is entering treatment for prostate cancer, is 74. Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany, who along with Slive is considered...

Jim Delany stays the course on Big Ten media day
Unlike some of his counterparts from other leagues -- and unlike some of his own previous years here -- Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany didn't...

O'Bannon trial: In defending NCAA, Jim Delany also helps plaintiffs
One of the most powerful men in college athletics was expounding on part of his vision for reform. Jim Delany spoke, as he has in...

Delany: Let players bypass college
Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany said Wednesday that Division I football and basketball might be better served by following Major League Baseball's model, in that...

Big Ten's Jim Delany: NCAA needs to make big changes soon
Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby talked last week about “transformative change” within the NCAA structure, and colleague Jim Delany took the chance Wednesday to lay...

ACC commissioner John Swofford made $1.7 million in 2011
Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford received nearly $1.7 million in compensation during the 2011 calendar year, according to the conference's latest federal tax return...

John Swofford, Jim Delany still intertwined decades after attending UNC together
It has been a continual battle, ACC Commissioner John Swofford with his conservative approach, Big 10 Commissioner Jim Delany preferring to make a splash. But...

Delany: Big Ten talked seriously with several schools about expansion
Apparently the Big Ten exhausted several expansion options in the years before the ACC's grant of rights pumped the brakes on conference realignment. Commissioner Jim...

Realignment looming? Big 12 ADs to discuss expansion
If schools such as Florida State, Clemson, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech could be persuaded to join the Big 12 while having each other as...

Jim Delany's right: NCAA should expand scholarship package
Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany has had some fresh, bold ideas during his decades as an athletics administrator. This isn’t one of them. “Myles Brand...

In good hands
Four weeks ago, Jim Delany reminisced about his days as a college basketball player for North Carolina. He started only a few games for Dean...

Expansion 101: What's at stake?
Given the success of the 4-year-old Big Ten Network, Big Ten Conference commissioner Jim Delany announced in December that his league would begin exploring expansion...

Jim Delany, bearer of bad news
Jim Delany might not have any influence over the NCAA's impending decision on expansion, but he is the sort of in-the-know person likely being kept...

Playing 18 holes with Big Ten commish Jim Delany
He's known as "The Commish" in Big Ten circles, but Jim Delany sometimes sounds more like Tom Izzo or Joe Paterno. Give him a chalkboard...


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