Jim Delany joins USA Football's board

INDIANAPOLIS -- USA Football is adding Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany to its board of directors.

Delany is the 12th member to join the board, which includes Super Bowl MVP and Heisman Trophy winner Desmond Howard, former NFL running back Merill Hoge, former NFL executive Carl Peterson and NFL executives Ray Anderson and Joe Browne.

The Indianapolis-based organization provides educational opportunities for coaches and referees, assists in skill development for players, offers help to youth football leagues and oversees America's international football teams.

Delany is in his 23rd year as Big Ten commissioner, a tenure in which the league went from 10 to 12 teams, added a conference championship game in football and conference tournaments in men's and women's basketball and the addition of the Big Ten Network on cable television.