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Big Ten keeping division names

Updated: January 13, 2011, 6:28 PM ET
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com

The Big Ten will keep its new division names through the 2011 season, league officials confirmed Thursday.

The new names, Legends and Leaders, sparked a backlash after being unveiled last month. League commissioner Jim Delany told WGN-Radio in Chicago on Dec. 16 that he wanted to let the names "breathe a little bit," adding that they could be re-evaluated after Jan. 1.

Although the league will continue to evaluate the names and conduct market research on their sustainability, it never ...

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