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Big 10 commissioner supports injury report

By Justin Webster | Jul 24, 2018

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany supports establishing a national injury report, a topic renewed by the approval of sports gambling in multiple states.

Delany opened conference media days in Chicago on Monday discussing the impact of legislation that could kick open the door to federal approval of sports betting.

“We’ve had a lot of discussion about the changes in gambling that will obviously occur in the coming years. Couple things. First thing I would say is I think we’ve got great students playing football. Trust them. They’re young,” Delany said. “We need to continue to educate them about the challenges associated with gambling and the importance of the integrity of the game.

Delany said he doesn’t consider an injury report model such as the one used by the NFL each week a necessity.

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