Minnesota Vikings chief operating officer Kevin Warren will take over as the commissioner of the Big Ten Conference after Jim Delany’s retirement at the beginning of 2020.
Warren will begin duties in September and work alongside Delaney for a few months. Warren has been with the Vikings since 2005 and was with the St. Louis Rams and Detroit Lions prior to that. He has also served as a sports agent and an attorney. Warren is a former college basketball player at both Penn and Grand Canyon State, and has a Master’s degree from Arizona State and a law degree from Notre Dame.
Kevin Warren says he is thrilled to become the new Big Ten Commissioner
Warren says he is grateful for the opportunity to take over the Big Ten
Warren says he is thankful for former St. Louis Rams coach Dick Vermeil, who hired him into the NFL
Warren says he appreciates the Vikings owners and employee
Warren says he owes his parents everything
Warren says he will work hard to make sure the Big Ten remains strong and gets stronger