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Nebraska’s Marriage To The Big Ten Has Never Been Better

I’ve been married 31 years. I know a thing or two.

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Jim Delanys run as Big Ten commissioner ends Jan. 1. And when it comes to his 30-year tenure, he has few regrets Kamil Krzaczynski/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

There have been numerous mentions how Nebraska’s marriage to the Big Ten is on the rocks, that it’s hit a “rough patch”, and may even be over.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

As a guy who’s been married for 31 years, all to the same person, I know a lot about marriage and I’m here to tell you that Nebraska’s marriage to the Big Ten has never been better.

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