How much more Jersey guy can you get than to grow up in South Orange, attend Saint Benedict’s Prep in Newark, migrate south to North Carolina, settle down in the Midwest as commissioner of the Big Ten and then finally come back to New Jersey as the patron saint of the state University of New Jersey, Rutgers.
That is the shortened bio of Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany, commissioner of the Big Ten since 1989, who made Rutgers officials happy last week by extending the Scarlet Knights an invitation to the Big Ten, a move that will secure the financial future of Rutgers.
And that Delany came back, taking indirect shots at Notre Dame and the Atlantic Coast Conference by taking Maryland as well, in true “don’t get mad get even fashion” makes Delany our Jerseyguy of the Week.
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