Jim Delany threatening Big Ten athletics: A feelings collage

Tuesday March 19th, 2013

thumbsuptoughguyAndy Staples on Jim Delany: "In a declaration filed last week in federal court in support of the NCAA's motion against class certification, Delany threatened that any outcome that results in athletes getting a piece of the schools' television revenue could force the schools of the Big Ten to de-emphasize athletics as the Ivy League's schools did decades ago."

Jim Delany to Andy Staples: "It's not that we want to go Division III or go to need-based aid," Delany said. "It's simply that in the plaintiff's hypothetical -- and if a court decided that Title IX is out and players must be paid -- I don't think we'd participate in that. I think we'd choose another option. ... If that's the law of the land, if you have to do that, I don't think we would."

Internet's reaction: Over there to your right.

Campus Union Feelings Collage on the subject: After the jump.

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Photo credits:

Steve Spurrier: Getty Images

Ken Niumatalolo: AP

Mack Brown: AP

Mark Dantonio: Getty Images

Mark Richt: AP

Nick Saban: Getty Images

Paul Rhoads: Austin American-Statesman

Lane Kiffin: AP

Mark Emmert: Getty Images

Brady Hoke: AP

Kevin Sumlin: AP
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