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Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany Remains Focused, Impactful In Growing Role

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 06 / 16

Though Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany has set '20 as a "potential target retirement date," he "shows no signs of slowing down," according to Nicole Auerbach of USA TODAY. Delany remains "focused on creating ways to reduce student-athlete time demands and increase player health and safety in an...

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LSU-Florida Still Without Makeup Date

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Rutgers' Football Season-Ticket Number Drops

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Washington State Looks To Dig Out Of Deficit

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Tennessee Athletics Sees Surplus Of $12.2M

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O'Bannon Case Could Affect Future Cases

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