The 2019 Big Ten Media Days are finally under way.

The two-day event is being held in Chicago on Thursday and Friday and first to talk was Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany. This will be Delany’s final season as the conference’s commissioner.

During his time talking and opening the 2019 event, Delany talked about numerous topics. A couple were about where the Big Ten is at as a whole in terms of competitiveness in college football as well as the conference’s nine-game regular season schedule.

“I think we’re built to win championships,” Delany said. “And I think many teams in our conference are built to win national championships. I wouldn’t be shocked to see more of a dominating presence from Big Ten football over the next decade. half-decade.”

Delany also said there is no plan on going away from the current nine-game in-conference format during the regular season.