Big Ten ADs see year of readiness fueling debate on balance
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) -- Big Ten athletic directors believe commissioner Jim Delany succeeded in one key area when he introduced the idea of a so-called year of readiness.
He helped fuel the conversation about the imbalance between athletics and academics.
Iowa AD Gary Barta says it has created a national dialogue about improving "the student-athlete experience."
Delany pitched the idea of a year of readiness in February. He followed that up last month with a 12-page letter titled, "Education First, Athletics Second: The Time for a National Discussion is Upon Us," outlining a plan to make football and men's basketball players sit out their freshman seasons without losing a year of eligibility.
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