Big Ten Commissioner to Retire in 2020

The Big Ten is set to have its first new commissioner since 1989. Commissioner Jim Delany will not be renewing his contract when it expires in June 2020, the Big Ten announced this morning.

Delany has served as the head of a Power Five conference for longer than any other commissioner in NCAA history.

During his tenure, he negotiated a massive broadcast rights deal with CBS for NCAA March Madness games, added four teams to the Big Ten (Penn State, Maryland, Nebraska, and Rutgers), oversaw the creation of the Big Ten Network, and helped implement the first ever instant replay system in NCAA football history.

No replacement has been named at this time.


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