Delany points to B1G athletic, academic quality

CHICAGO — College sports have been awash in change in recent years. And change isn’t always easy or welcome. But, it’s inevitable for progress to be achieved. It’s an exciting time. And it’s also a time of challenge, as the collegiate model is on the precipice of forever being altered through remarkable NCAA reform—the biggest change of all in these turbulent times of lawsuits, union talk and expansion as leagues position themselves for the 21st Century.

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany has been a central figure in this coming new-world of collegiate athletics, helping shape tomorrow with other college leaders. Delany discussed the current state of college athletics and the future among other topics today at Big Ten media days.

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Iowa OT Brandon Scherff is a 'football freak'

Iowa running back Mark Weisman offered an apt description of teammate and future first-round NFL draft pick Brandon Scherff during Monday’s Big Ten media day in Chicago.

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Video: All 14 Q&A sessions with Big Ten coaches

It was a busy day for the Big Ten’s 14 football coaches as each took the podium at the 2014 Big Ten Football Media Day in Chicago. We’ve clipped every Q&A session and posted them here. Check out our video page for more videos from Monday’s sessions, and read all of our media day coverage here.

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Video: Connor Cook shows off NaNa dance moves

Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook knows how to have fun, both on and off the football field. The reigning Big Ten title game and Rose Bowl Game MVP, Cook was in his element at his first Big Ten media days Monday in Chicago. So much so, he showed off his NaNa dance moves during an interview with teammate Shilique Calhoun. See it in this post.

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Video: Calhoun asks Drummond about media day suit

Michigan State safety Kurtis Drummond knew he had to make a statement Monday at Big Ten media days. Meeting the media in Chicago with the reigning Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year (Shilique Calhoun) and Big Ten title game and Rose Bowl Game MVP (Connor Cook), Drummond didn’t want to go unnoticed. So, he rocked a suit – and shoes – that made people take notice.

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