Wayne Duke, American collegiate athletic executive, Died at 88


Wayne Duke was born on November 9, 1928, and died on March 29, 2017.

He was an American collegiate sports executive.

Duke served as commissioner of the Big Eight Confernece from 1963 to 1971 than as commissioner of the Big Ten Conference from 1971 to 1988.

Duke was a native of Burlington, Iowa, Wayne Duke graduated from the University of Iowa in 1950.

Wayne married Martha Buesch on June 11, 1950.

Wayne Duke passed away at 88 years old.