Rudner said Delany called the executive directors of the state high school athletic associations in each of the 11 Big Ten states to personally explain the conference's decision.
Big Ten to play 6 Friday night games a year starting in 2017
"We wanted to be able to create more prime-time exposure in our conference for more programs," associate commissioner Mark Rudner told The Baltimore Sun. "We look at the landscape.
Greed behind the Big Ten's Friday night scheduling