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Big Ten boss talks night games, bowl access during Iowa City stop

2013-08-22T09:48:00Z 2013-08-23T04:49:19Z Big Ten boss talks night games, bowl access during Iowa City stopSteve Batterson sbatterson@qctimes.com The Quad-City Times

IOWA CITY — Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany received an engraved wooden chair from Iowa in recognition of his 25 years of work, but Delany doesn't plan to use it as a retirement gift.

After talking with the Iowa football team this morning as part of an anniversary tour of all 12 campuses, Delany talked about the future.

He said he is open to Big Ten football games being played on Saturday nights in November if television wants the product and institutions are willing participants.

Delany also likes the idea of a conference game being played on the Friday after Thanksgiving, although he was non-committal as to whether the current Iowa-Nebraska match up is the best game for that day.

"Given that we generally play on Saturdays, I like that particular Friday," Delany said. "I think it is a good window for us."

Delany did say that he doesn't like the notion of league games being played on Thursdays or Fridays and he is concerned about the potential for over saturation as the number of postseason bowl games grows to 38 beginning in 2014.

Delany has been a proponent of limiting bowl access to teams with 7-5 records or better. The commissioner talked to the Hawkeyes briefly during a morning workout, encouraging them to make smart choices and wishing the team well during his brief remarks.

The Iowa City stop was the first of three today for Delany, who is also visiting Minnesota and Nebraska today.

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  1. snowman05
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    snowman05 - August 22, 2013 10:49 am
    7-5 is going to be tough for Iowa. Better schedule southwest eastern tech Iowa.
  2. Eggszecutor
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    Eggszecutor - August 22, 2013 10:08 am
    I hope Nebraska and Iowa play on Black Friday for many years to come. As soon as the Hawkeyes win one against Nebraska, that rivalry will really take off. Of course, TV wants the game to be a defacto B1G west championship game. Hopefully we can oblige them.
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2014-15 Hawkeyes (22-12, 12-6)

11/02/14 Northwood (Exh.) W 92-51
11/14/14 Hampton W 90-56
11/17/14 ND State W 87-56
11/20/14 Texas # L 71-57
11/21/14 Syracuse # L 66-63
11/24/14 Pepperdine W 72-61
11/26/14 N. Illinois W 70-49
11/29/14 Longwood W 77-44
12/03/14 at N. Carolina W 60-55
12/06/14 Md. Baltimore Co. W 77-47
12/09/14 Alcorn State W 67-44
12/12/14 Iowa State L 90-75
12/20/14 N. Iowa* L 56-44
12/22/14 N. Florida W 80-70
12/30/14 at Ohio State W 71-65
01/05/15 Nebraska W 70-59
01/08/15 Michigan St. L 75-61
01/13/15 at Minnesota W 77-75
01/17/15 Ohio State W 76-67
01/20/15 at Wisconsin L 82-50
01/24/15 at Purdue L 67-63
01/31/15 Wisconsin L 74-63
02/05/15 at Michigan W 72-54
02/08/15 Maryland W 71-55
02/12/15 Minnesota L 64-59
02/15/15 at Northwestern L 66-61
02/19/15 Rutgers W 81-47
02/22/15 at Nebraska W 74-46
02/25/15 Illinois W 68-60
02/28/15 at Penn State W 81-77
03/03/15 at Indiana W 77-63
03/07/15 Northwestern W 69-52
03/12/15 Penn State (BTT) L 67-58
03/20/15 Davidson (NCAA) W 83-52
03/22/15 Gonzaga (NCAA) L 87-68
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2014 Hawkeyes (7-6)

Date Opponent Time/result
8/30/2014 Northern Iowa W 31-23
9/6/2014 Ball State W 17-13
9/13/2014 Iowa State L 20-17
9/20/2014 at Pittsburgh W 24-20
9/27/2014 at Purdue W 24-10
10/11/2014 Indiana W 45-29
10/18/2014 at Maryland L 38-31
11/1/2014 Northwestern W 48-7
11/8/2014 at Minnesota L 51-14
11/15/2014 at Illinois W 30-14
11/22/2014 Wisconsin  L 26-24
11/28/2014 Nebraska L 37-34
1/2/2015 Tennessee L 45-28

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1957 Rose   Oregon State W 35-19
1959 Rose   California W 38-12
1982 Rose   Washington L 28-0
1982 Peach   Tennessee W 28-22
1983 Gator   Florida L 14-6
1984 Freedom   Texas W 55-17
1986 Rose   UCLA L 45-28
1986 Holiday   SDSU W 39-38
1987 Holiday   Wyoming W 20-19
1988 Peach   NC State L 28-23
1991 Rose   Washington L 46-34
1991 Holiday   BYU T 13-13
1993 Alamo   California L 37-3
1995 Sun   Washington W 38-18
1996 Alamo   Texas Tech W 27-0
1997 Sun   Arizona State L 17-7
2001 Alamo   Texas Tech W 19-16
2003 Orange   USC L 38-17
2004 Outback   Florida W 37-17
2005 Capital One LSU W 30-25
2006 Outback   Florida L 31-24
2006 Alamo   Texas L 26-24
2009 Outback   South Carolina W 31-10
2010 Orange   Georgia Tech W 24-14
2010 Insight   Missouri W 27-24
2011 Insight   Oklahoma L 31-14
2014 Outback   LSU L 21-14
2015 TaxSlayer   Tennessee L 45-28