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Can Jim Harbaugh help to lead the Big Ten to bigger and better things? The league's commissioner believes so

The Big Ten has come under fire in recent seasons, especially when compared to the SEC. Defending national champion Ohio State brought a great deal of positive press to the conference just one year ago, but aside from the Buckeyes, the league has been seen as “down” for some time. 243 more words

College Football

Armour: Jim Harbaugh is best thing Big Ten has going these days

CHICAGO — Jim Harbaugh knows his audience.

Back in Chicago for his first appearance at Big Ten Media Days as the Michigan coach, the former Bears quarterback did what you do in Chicago: He pulled out a Ditka jersey. 780 more words


Jim Delany: Big Ten will no longer schedule FCS cannon fodder beginning in 2016

At Friday’s Big Ten Media Days in Chicago, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany announced that conference members will no longer schedule inferior, schedule-padding, FCS opponents in their non-conference football slate beginning in 2016. 180 more words

Big Ten

Big Ten to schedule nine league games, no FCS teams starting in 2016

CHICAGO — In the most stringent scheduling criteria among all Power Five conferences, Big Ten teams have committed to play nine league games, one mandated nonconference game against a fellow power league and no longer schedule Football Championship Subdivision opponents beginning in 2016, Commissioner Jim Delany said Friday. 851 more words


Big Ten's Jim Delany eyes true balance between athletics & academics

Change has been constant for the Big Ten in recent years. There have been historic NCAA reforms headed by autonomy for the “power five” conferences and coming stipends to student athletes. 1,078 more words

Tom Dienhart

New Big Ten scheduling mandates Power 5 opponents, no FCS foes

Starting in 2016 the Big Ten will roll out a new scheduling outline for all conference members to follow. In addition to the new nine-game conference schedule, the Big Ten will now officially lock out FCS opponents and ask members to schedule one game against another power conference opponent. 259 more words

Rumor Mill

Commissioner Greg Sankey says SEC won't accept 'even one step back'

HOOVER, Ala. — Greg Sankey laid out broad goals for the Southeastern Conference to win every championship and graduate every athlete in his first Media Days address as commissioner, but said the league would not accept “even one step back” in its improved record of NCAA rules compliance over the [ast several years. 335 more words