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12:31 PM ET 05.10 | Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany might have to testify in the Ed O'Bannon case, as Judge Nathanael Cousins made the decision to allow the plaintiffs to depose him as part of an antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA. Thanks to Cousins' ruling, Delany, Horizon League commissioner Jon LeCrone, Fresno State president John Welty and NCAA executive vice president Mark Lewis all can now be deposed. Delany once commented that should the NCAA lose the case, he would consider moving the Big Ten to Division III to avoid paying players. Delany backed away from those comments later, saying he would prefer the NCAA would increase scholarships to cover education, but still would like to avoid paying players in specific sports.

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, Reid Compton-US PRESSWIRE Reid Compton-US PRESSWIRE
 
May 10, 2013  02:33 PM ET

Delaney never said he would take the B1G to Division III, because he can't do that. Only the schools of the B1G can make that decision. What he said (I googled the article) was that he believed the presidents/chancellors of the B1G would not want to participate in a system that required schools to negotiate with individual students for their athletic services. He did say that the presidents/chancellors might consider the Division III model or some other undefined model that would not require paying the student-athletes.

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