Jim Delany, Commissioner of the Big Ten Conference speaks during a news conference to announce a partnership with Madison Square Garden Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Frank Franklin II
February 24, 2015

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) The Big Ten says it is seeking more feedback on whether freshmen should compete in athletics.

The conference released a statement Tuesday indicating it wants to know what others think and will seek input from national leaders inside and outside college athletics before the 2016 NCAA National Convention.

The Big Ten is seeking feedback on establishing ''a year of readiness for all sports - or select sports; student-athlete time demands; playing seasons; initial eligibility requirements; and other areas impacting academics on college campuses across the country.''

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany says the conference ''won't go it alone on any of these matters'' and plans to work with ''our colleagues in the NCAA Division I governance structure.''

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