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#BTNLive: Jim Delany on NCAA proposal

The NCAA’s board of directors took the first step toward shifting power to the five largest football conferences on Thursday, endorsing a 57-page plan that calls for giving 65 of the nation’s biggest schools more autonomy in how to fund scholarships, handle health care and decide other increasingly hot-button issues involving their athletes. 188 more words

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany: 'We Believe Students Are Students, Not Employees'; Dave Brandon Vows To Fight For 'Collegiate Model'

By Ashley Dunkak
@AshleyDunkak

FORD FIELD (CBS DETROIT) - Is it fair to pay for hallowed ivy-covered halls with a big boost from student athletes who are banned from receiving paychecks? 973 more words

Sports

Big Ten announces it will open office in New York

In a sign of the changing landscape of college football, the Big Ten Conference — traditionally populated with Midwestern schools — will open an office in New York City, … 393 more words

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Doyel: Players Union Won't Ruin College Sports

Gregg Doyel-
CBSSports.com national columnist

(CBS) Mark Emmert is president of the NCAA. He calls a union for college athletes “a grossly inappropriate solution to the problem” that would “blow up everything about the collegiate model of athletics.” 164 more words

Sports

If Chicago wants Super Bowl, why not B1G Championship Game too?

Now that we know that it is possible to play a championship game of football outside in the cold elements, the idea is one that seems to be gaining traction in cold weather cities. 491 more words

Rumor Mill

Jim Delany says no Big Ten Friday night games (for now)

Although he did not slam the door shut on the idea, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany says there are no plans to add Friday night games to the Big Ten calendar any time soon. 319 more words

Rumor Mill

#BTNLive crew debates Friday night football games

Earlier this week, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart wrote a piece about Big Ten football games being played on Friday nights. The idea generated plenty of feedback from Big Ten fans across the country. 187 more words