Tag Archives: Jim Delany

Big Ten Tournaments and championships returning to Indianapolis, but not often enough
June 5, 2014

by Kent Sterling The Big Ten made a few smart calls today by announcing the conference football championship will be played in Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Stadium through 2021, and that the women’s basketball tournament will be held at Bankers Life Fieldhouse from 2017-2022. When a city has been built specifically as a host site […]

NCAA Football and College Basketball – Why Not Pay Players to Their Value?
September 26, 2013

by Kent Sterling Why is it inherently bad to pay college athletes commensurate to their value?  Other than it never being done – at least not above the table – is there any justification for not allowing basic economics to operate unfettered for athletes whose work makes a lot of money for everyone associated with […]

Texas to the Big Ten? Delany Offers Clues to Who’s Next for Big Ten Expansion
July 25, 2013

by Kent Sterling One thing about Jim Delany, he does not speak in code.  Information is offered, and through a Monday Sudoku series of simple deductions, the truth is revealed. Click here to follow Kent on Twitter In his statement yesterday, Delany identified Association of American Universities membership, contiguous state to existing members, population, and […]

Conference Commissioners Call for Immediate Change at the NCAA – and Delany Is Next
July 22, 2013

by Kent Sterling The dancing around doing what’s right, and consistent laying of blame elsewhere rather than leading the charge to a logical resolution of the inequities that fill the college football and men’s college basketball landscape has gone on long enough. After listening to ACC Commission John Swofford today and SEC Commission Mike Slive […]

Embattled Incoming Rutgers AD Julie Hermann Speaks – Looking Forward to June 17
June 5, 2013

by Kent Sterling What should have been a time of glee and excitement for incoming athletic director Julie Hermann became something else entirely when Rutgers University’s slapdash vetting work got a boost from the Neward Star-Ledger. The perfect candidate became quite flawed as some rudimentary journalistic shaking of trees dislodged some fruit that landed on […]

Big Ten Basketball – Is It Too Late for the Big Ten to Reconsider Admitting Rutgers?
May 11, 2013

by Kent Sterling Jeez.  Who’s in charge over at Rutgers? Not two months after basketball coach Mike Rice was told to pack a box after years of verbal and physical abuse were revealed in hilarious and horrifying practice videos, Deadspin has uncovered his replacement never earned the degree he has claimed to. Yep.  Eddie Jordan […]

Mike Rice Will Be Fired Today by Rutgers “Leader” Tim Pernetti
April 3, 2013

by Kent Sterling Doing what’s right doesn’t matter a damn to most administrators, and Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti said as much yesterday.  The right thing would have been to fire basketball coach Mike Rice as soon as anyone with the authority to do so saw the videotape showing physical and verbal abuse the first […]