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Most Powerful Person In College Sports? Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany

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Big Ten Commisioner Jim Delany is widely credited with helping form the Big Ten Network, which could net each conference member up to $50 million a year when television rights are renegotiated next year.

When you think of the most powerful people in college sports, you might think of the leaders of sports networks, long-time coaches with multiple national championships, and even top athletes. You'd be partially right, but it turns out the most powerful person is Big Ten conference commissioner Jim Delany. That's according to new rankings from Forbes.

  Jason Belzer wrote the piece for Forbes, and he spoke with WOSU's Steve Brown about what makes Delany such a power broker, and why two OSU employees also made the list.

Click the play button above to hear their conversation