The numbers are in. And, the numbers are good for the Big Ten and commissioner Jim Delany, who was paid $2.1 million in base salary for 2013-14. Jon Solomon of CBSSports.com notes that Delany’s base salary left him in the neighborhood of other Power Five commissioners. The Big 12’s Bob Bowlsby made $2.5 million in 2013-14 ($1.8 million in base pay), and the SEC’s Mike Slive received $2.1 million (almost entirely in base pay). The ACC and Pac-12 have not yet released their 2013-14 tax returns, although their commissioners previously had salaries that exceeded $2 million. Conference commissioner salaries have
On Thursday, we saw a young Ohio State fan’s homework assignment go viral after he changed the 50 states to “49,” in addition to putting an “X” through the state of Michigan, and the Buckeye symbol in Ohio. [ MORE: Young Ohio State fan gets creative on geography homework ] The young fan’s father posted a photo of his son’s homework on Twitter, which can be seen in the photo above. It received more than 100 combined retweets and favorites, as well as being published on several popular sports sites. Well, it looks like some Michigan fans responded by getting
The letters keep rolling in. BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart reaches into his email inbox and answers some of your more pressing queries.
There is much anticipation and excitement surrounding Jim Harbaugh’s first season at Michigan. Can he return the program to the postseason after it missed a bowl last season? More vital: Can he someday make the Wolverines a national power again?
Happy Friday! In today's Big Ten links we look at one athletic director's stance on the idea of freshman ineligibility, a few notes on basketball and football team schedules, and a story on how loaded Big Ten men's basketball could be next season.
Big Ten football teams announced 2015 homecoming opponents, dates and kickoff times Thursday afternoon. [ MORE: Get Tom Dienhart’s 2015 schedule analysis posts ] If you’re counting at home – we know many of you are – there’s 111 days until Thursday, Sept. 3, when Michigan (at Utah) and Minnesota (vs. TCU) kick off the Big Ten football season. See homecoming opponents, dates and kickoff times below. We will add remaining teams’ dates when they are released. ILLINOIS vs. Wisconsin – Oct. 24, 3:30 p.m. ET *** INDIANA vs. Rutgers – Oct. 17, 3:30 p.m. ET *** IOWA vs. Illinois
They start them young in the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry. Most of us knew this, but there was yet another example Thursday afternoon, in the form of a kindergartner's geography homework.
ESPN's Darren Rovell recently released a list of college football's biggest home attendance increases in 2014, and Maryland experienced the Big Ten's biggest boost in 2014.
Maryland’s Big Ten debut was a success by most measures, as Randy Edsall navigated the Terrapins to a third-place finish in the Big Ten East that saw them go 7-6 overall and reach a bowl. [ MORE: Get all of Tom Dienhart’s 2015 schedule analysis posts ] Highlights included wins on the road at Michigan and at Penn State. The Terps have a good chance to build on that 2014 mojo, but the 2015 schedule is filled with challenges. Here is a detailed look at Maryland’s to-do list for the fall. Toughest non-conference game: at West Virginia, Sept. 26. These
Illinois football players, past and present, took to Twitter on Thursday to show their support for the program and head coach Tim Beckman. Last Sunday, former offensive lineman Simon Cvijanovic sent out a flurry of critical tweets that accused Beckman of running a culture of player mistreatment. Cvijanovic, who tore his meniscus vs. Ohio State on Nov. 1 and missed the rest of the 2014 season, stopped playing football because, “I was asked to push myself past pain until I didn’t want to play anymore.” The offensive lineman started 29 games at Illinois during his final three seasons. He was