DC to become part of Big Ten tourney 'rotation'

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Photo - Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany speaks during a news conference at Verizon Center, on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in Washington. Delany announced that the 2017 Big Ten conference men's basketball tournament will be held in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany speaks during a news conference at Verizon Center, on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in Washington. Delany announced that the 2017 Big Ten conference men's basketball tournament will be held in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Big Ten Conference Commissioner Jim Delany says Washington will host the league's 2017 men's basketball tournament and join a "rotation" with Chicago and Indianapolis.

Says Delany: "We've come here not to visit, but to live."

Delany officially announced Tuesday that Washington's Verizon Center — home of the NBA's Wizards and NHL's Capitals, as well as Georgetown men's basketball — will host the Big Ten tournament on March 8-12, 2017.

He is aware some fans would prefer that the event stay in the Midwest. Delany also remembers there were those who thought it was a bad idea to add Penn State as a league member or to create a television network — both of which he says turned out to be successes.

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