No. 30 — Jim Delany
Big Ten ConferenceCHANGE FROM 2016: +1
Big Ten revenue is up. Big Ten exposure is up. And the conference’s veteran commissioner has been right in the middle of it, negotiating a new $2.64 billion media deal with Fox and ESPN that kicked in this season. Along the way, he took the conference’s basketball tournament to D.C., providing it with an unprecedented spotlight on the East Coast.