Expansion: Big Ten chief talks championship game

From the AP, He also said teams will likely play nine conference games instead of eight in the future to help preserve rivalries.

“I think there’s a real consensus among our athletic directors to do that,” Delany said Monday at the league’s football media days. “How quickly we can do that? We can’t do that in the next year or two. I’m hopeful we can make some progress for years three, four. Hopefully, it’s not three or four, but it could be depending on the contractual commitments.”