New Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren was in Bloomington this past weekend for his first trip to a conference campus since taking over for Jim Delany.
On Monday afternoon, Warren met with the media to discuss his trip to Bloomington, his plans as commissioner and much more. A list of Warren’s talking points are available below, as is a full video of his comments:
0:04 – Opening statement
5:07 – Why is Kevin Warren taking the time to visit all 14 Big Ten schools this year?
7:25 – Warren’s thoughts on “Pay for Play” and NCAA athlete name and image likeness
10:54 – What questions is Warren asking when he visits with student-athletes at Big Ten schools?
17:15 – How does he plan to keep the Big Ten at an ”elite” level both on and off the field?
20:35 – How will the Big Ten stay on the cutting edge of television viewership after the initial success of the Big Ten Network?
24:40 – Elaborating on the steps to ensure the proper mental health and wellness of Big Ten athletes
28:12 – Discussion about the style of play of Big Ten men’s basketball
30:55 – Will Warren change the division alignment for Big Ten football?
33:30 – Warren’s thoughts on a nine-game conference schedule in Big Ten football
36:11 – Warren’s thoughts on the basketball officiating in the Big Ten conference
38:05 – Warren’s thoughts on Big Ten basketball at-large and his perspective on a 20-game conference schedule for Big Ten men’s basketball
40:00 – What did Warren learn from Jim Delany while he worked under him during a transition period at the end of last year?
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