Delany: Big Ten Prefers ‘Another Option’ If Forced To Pay Players

The antitrust lawsuit brought by former UCLA basketball player Ed O’Bannon and other college football and basketball players seeking a share of television revenues could have vast, far-reaching implications for the NCAA if it loses the suit — and is forced to negotiate a split of those revenues with the players it oversees.

How vast? Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany wrote in a declaration filed in court last week and revealed by’s Andy Staples that he envisions his league dropping back to a Division III non-scholarship model if the court sides with the plaintiffs.

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