Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany says he decided
on Indianapolis for the first conference championship game in
football because it was the simplest choice to make.
Delany was at a downtown Seattle hotel on Saturday as Michigan
faced the NCAA infractions committee. Delany declined to comment
about the hearing during a lunch break.
Delany says he wanted to give television partners a firm idea of
where the first title game would be played, then move forward with
better study of where the game would be played in the future. The
league welcomes Nebraska next year and becomes a 12-team
Delany says a decision on divisions for the 12 teams could be
coming within a month.