Big 10 commissioner Jim Delaney to retire in 2020
(AP) – Jim Delany helped the Big Ten grow to 14 schools, launched the first athletic conference television network and helped construct the College Football Playoff while steadfastly protecting the league’s relationship with the Rose Bowl.
Over three decades, as Big Ten revenues soared under his leadership, Delany has become one of the most powerful and influential figures in college sports. On Monday, he set an end date for his time as Big Ten commissioner: June 30, 2020, when his current contract expires.
The 71-year-old Delany has led the Big Ten since 1989.