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Big Ten's Bad Season About to Get Worse

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Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany is probably still trying to convince himself that the conference’s horrible September on the football field was a bad dream. Unfortunately, Delany’s nightmare is about to continue with Saturday’s Big Ten Championship Game and the ensuing bowl season.

We already knew it wasn’t going to be a banner year for the conference with Ohio State facing a postseason ban for “Tattoogate” and Penn State getting hammered with a four-year bowl ban and $60 million fine for the Jerry Sandusky scandal and cover-up.

Then came September, when the non-conference schedule turned out worse than anyone had imagined. A conference that prides itself on being the country’s strongest national brand became a national punchline after going 6-9...

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