The Big Ten announced today it will be opening a second office in midtown Manhattan on June 1st to "better serve its 14 member institutions."
Here's B1G Bossman Jim Delany on the move:
“We are excited to be on the East Coast and to open a second office in New York City. With the addition of Maryland and Rutgers, we have become a conference with a significant presence in two regions of the country. While the space will be utilized full time by Big Ten staff, it will also be open to our member institutions conducting business in the city. New York is one of the world’s greatest cities, and this provides an opportunity for connecting with our many conference partners, media and alumni in that area.”
Perhaps with demographics and ratings continuing to have a southeastern flavor, Delany sees a chance to bully the B1G into the country's largest media market?