Quote of the Day

"We're trying to live here. We're not visiting. Our goal is to bind the two regions together."
-- Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany, on the conference’s desire to gain a permanent foothold in the N.Y. market.
Monday May 5, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 163 Print This Issue

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