Plans for a postseason basketball tournament in the Big Ten were sidetracked when the conference presidents postponed a decision on the matter.
The Big Ten's Council of Ten, meeting in Chicago, was expected to formally ratify a postseason tournament, beginning with the 1988-89 season. But the group decided to try to get additional information.
Items the school's presidents and chancellors wanted more information on concerned possible missed class time, site selection and financial considerations.
Big Ten athletic directors approved the proposal for a tournament earlier this month. Conference basketball coaches approved the plan earlier this year.