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Video: Watch full Jim Delany O'Bannon trial interview

Jim Delany sat down with Dave Revsine to talk about the commissioner testifying in the O’Bannon trial last Friday in California. The interview aired Tuesday night on BTN. Watch the interview here and read the full transcript in this post.

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#BTNLive: Jim Delany on NCAA proposal

The NCAA’s board of directors took the first step toward shifting power to the five largest football conferences on Thursday, endorsing a 57-page plan that calls for giving 65 of the nation’s biggest schools more autonomy in how to fund scholarships, handle health care and decide other increasingly hot-button issues involving their athletes. Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany appeared on Thursday’s “#BTNLive” to discuss the latest developments, and you can watch that entire interview in this post.

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#BTNLive crew debates Friday night football games

Earlier this week, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart wrote a piece about Big Ten football games being played on Friday nights. The idea generated plenty of feedback from Big Ten fans across the country. Some fans were in favor of the idea, but the majority were against it, which can be seen by reading Dienhart’s weekly mailbag.

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Q&A: Thanks for joining us on the bus, commish!

When it comes to traveling, Jim Delany is the best. The Big Ten commissioner hitched a ride on the BTN bus during the first three stops—Indiana, Ohio State and Penn State–of our tour of training camps.

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Photo: OSU gives Delany helmet full of Buckeye stickers

Fact: Jim Delany is going to leave the 2013 BTN Football Tour with quite the stash of Big Ten memorabilia. One day after receiving a personalized No. 25 jersey and a (new) throwback helmet from Indiana on the trip’s first stop, the commissioner received an Ohio State helmet – decorated with 25 Buckeye stickers – Wednesday.

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Video: Indiana honors Jim Delany's 25th season

How does Jim Delany kick off his 25th year on the job? The Big Ten commissioner (boldly) joins the 2013 BTN bus tour for the first few stops on its trek across Big Ten country. At Tuesday’s opening stop in Bloomington, Ind., the Hoosiers and AD Fred Glass presented Delany with a couple gifts to commemorate the milestone season.

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On this date: Jim Delany becomes Big Ten commish

On July 1, 1989, Ohio Valley Conference commissioner Jim Delany took the helm as commissioner of the Big Ten Conference.

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Video: Jim Delany's Yankee Stadium first pitch

Jim Delany was in New York on Monday for the announcement of the conference’s partnership with the New York Yankees and the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. Hours after the release of the news, the commissioner threw out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium, home of the Pinstripe Bowl.

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Video: Big Ten's Delany on new plans

In a 20-minute interview Sunday, BTN’s Dave Revsine talks to Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany about the conference’s new football division for 2014, an expanded nine-game conference football schedule, and the state of the BCS. Delany explains why and how geography came to be the driver for the seven-team East and West division.

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Big Ten commish Jim Delany climbs Mt. Kilimanjaro

How did Jim Delany get ready for the 2012-13 athletic year? The Big Ten commissioner climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in early August. Delany was part of a group of 10 people, led by 2003 Indiana grad Ben Jones, who reached the summit of the world’s highest freestanding mountain Aug. 8. The group included Kevin Ash and Scott Jenkins from the Rose Bowl and Conference USA Commissioner Britton Banowsky. All 10 members made it to the top under the “Team Rose Bowl” banner.

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Instant Success: Title game a huge hit

INDIANAPOLIS – Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany had every reason to smile late Saturday night.

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