April 6, 1989
James E. Delany, named Wednesday as commissioner of the Big Ten Conference, called for fresh ideas to keep sports from overpowering the academic life of student-athletes. "At this unique time in college athletics, all is not well," said Delany, a 41-year-old lawyer completing his 10th year as commissioner of the Ohio Valley Conference. "I think it's important to find a better balance. There's got to be a way to make sure education is first.