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The Big Ten Conference began in 1896 when representatives from seven universities met in Chicago to discuss what would become the foundation of the “Intercollegiate Conference Athletic Association.” At that time, the conference consisted of the Perdue University, University of Chicago, University of Illinois, University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin, University of Minnesota and Northwestern University. Indiana University, the State University of Iowa and Ohio State University would eventually join. Although the public had long been referring to the conference as the “Big Ten,” the name wasn’t used in an official capacity until 1987. The Big Ten Conference is headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois. Jim Delany is the current commissioner.

Today, Big Ten members includes Indiana University, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, Rutgers University in the East Division and University of Illinois, University of Iowa, University of Minnesota, University Nebraska, Northwestern University, Purdue University and University of Wisconsin in the West Division.

The Big 10 Conference is a member of the Division 1 of the Football Bowl Subdivision of the NCAA, which features the most competitive teams in college football. Other “Power Five” conferences are Big 12, ACC, Pac 12 and SEC.

Syracuse has hired Mike Cavanaugh as offensive line coach ACC Syracuse has hired Mike Cavanaugh as offensive line coach 4:33pm, January 16

Syracuse football has announced that they have hired Mike Cavanaugh to be their next offensive line coach. Cavanaugh, the former…

Jimbo Fisher reportedly completes his coaching staff with latest hire Big Ten Jimbo Fisher reportedly completes his coaching staff with latest hire , Associate Content Editor 2:36pm, January 16

Jimbo Fisher has been scrambling to complete his new staff at Texas A&M and it looks like he's done it…

Former four-star WR Trishton Jackson announces transfer to Syracuse ACC Former four-star WR Trishton Jackson announces transfer to Syracuse , Content Editor 3:09pm, January 15

Trishton Jackson, a former four-star wide receiver prospect coming out of high school, has announced his transfer to the Syracuse…

Mississippi State hires PSU director of recruiting Michael Villagrana Big Ten Mississippi State hires PSU director of recruiting Michael Villagrana , Associate Content Editor 10:54am, January 15

The SEC has gotten some pretty good coaches in the offseason and it looks like they are stealing away some…

Former four-star recruit Breon Dixon transfers to Nebraska Big Ten Former four-star recruit Breon Dixon transfers to Nebraska , Content Editor 1:33pm, January 14

Former UCF Knights coach Scott Frost is already doing damage at his new home. Breon Dixon, a former four-star defensive prospect,…

Baker Mayfield will be allowed to compete in Combine despite arrest Big Ten Baker Mayfield will be allowed to compete in Combine despite arrest , Content Editor 6:05pm, January 13

Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield will be able to participate in the NFL scouting combine, despite being arrested last February,…

Former four-star WR Trishton Jackson leaving Michigan State Big Ten Former four-star WR Trishton Jackson leaving Michigan State , Content Editor 4:09pm, January 13

Michigan State sophomore wide receiver Trishton Jackson announced his decision to transfer on Friday via Twitter. Jackson, a former 4-star…

Wisconsin DC Jim Leonhard admits he's considered other coaching offers Big Ten Wisconsin DC Jim Leonhard admits he's considered other coaching offers , 6:08pm, January 12

Wisconsin has one of the best defensive coordinators in the country in Jim Leonhard, but the 35-year-old admitted he's entertained…

Four-star DT Matthew Pola-Mao is down to six schools Big Ten Four-star DT Matthew Pola-Mao is down to six schools , Associate Content Editor 11:23am, January 12

Four-star defensive tackle Matthew Pola-Mao is the younger brother of USC safety Isaiah Pola-Mao and so it should come as…

Florida State reportedly adding Michigan State's Mark Snyder to staff Big Ten Florida State reportedly adding Michigan State's Mark Snyder to staff , Associate Content Editor 5:08pm, January 11

Florida State has been adding staff members in a flurry as they recently reportedly added Lance Guidry from McNeese State…

Huge 6'9" Ohio State OT Kevin Feder announces decision to transfer Ohio State Huge 6'9" Ohio State OT Kevin Feder announces decision to transfer , FanBuzz Writer 2:14pm, January 11

Ohio State has little trouble in attracting some of the best high school prospects in the country and, as a…

Scott Frost is surprised it took Nick Saban so long to change QBs Alabama Scott Frost is surprised it took Nick Saban so long to change QBs , Content Editor 12:37pm, January 11

Now with the Nebraska Cornhuskers, former UCF Knights coach Scott Frost is basically king of the mountain. Following an undefeated…

Greg Schiano reportedly getting interest from NFL teams for DC jobs Ohio State Greg Schiano reportedly getting interest from NFL teams for DC jobs , Content Editor 11:04am, January 11

Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano is reportedly getting interest from NFL teams, according to Sports Illustrated's Bruce Feldman. Feldman…

Wide Receiver Hunter Rison will transfer out of Michigan State Big Ten Wide Receiver Hunter Rison will transfer out of Michigan State 12:12pm, January 10

Former Michigan State wide receiver Andre Rison says his son, Spartans true freshman wide receiver Hunter Rison, has decided to…

Minnesota's EOAA recommends expulsion for Reggie Lynch Big Ten Minnesota's EOAA recommends expulsion for Reggie Lynch , Content Editor 6:09pm, January 9

Hours after Minnesota Golden Gophers coach Richard Pitino said Reggie Lynch had rejoined practice despite being suspended until 2020, the…

Minnesota player suspended until 2020 rejoins team for practices Big Ten Minnesota player suspended until 2020 rejoins team for practices , Content Editor 1:16pm, January 9

Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino has updated the press about currently suspended player Reggie Lynch. A player for the Golden…

Former Michigan State QB Messiah DeWeaver decides to go to JUCO Big Ten Former Michigan State QB Messiah DeWeaver decides to go to JUCO , Content Editor 4:51pm, January 8

Messiah deWeaver, a four-star prospect out of the 2016 recruiting class, has officially announced that his transfer from Michigan State…

Rondale Moore commits to Purdue over traditional powerhouses Big Ten Rondale Moore commits to Purdue over traditional powerhouses , Associate Content Editor 3:31pm, January 6

Four-star receiver Rondale Moore had four hats on the table representing Florida State, Alabama, Ohio State and Purdue. He ended…

Syracuse has hired Mike Cavanaugh as offensive line coach ACC Syracuse has hired Mike Cavanaugh as offensive line coach 4:33pm, January 16

Syracuse football has announced that they have hired Mike Cavanaugh to be their next offensive line coach. Cavanaugh, the former…

Jimbo Fisher reportedly completes his coaching staff with latest hire Big Ten Jimbo Fisher reportedly completes his coaching staff with latest hire , Associate Content Editor 2:36pm, January 16

Jimbo Fisher has been scrambling to complete his new staff at Texas A&M and it looks like he's done it…

Former four-star recruit Breon Dixon transfers to Nebraska Big Ten Former four-star recruit Breon Dixon transfers to Nebraska , Content Editor 1:33pm, January 14

Former UCF Knights coach Scott Frost is already doing damage at his new home. Breon Dixon, a former four-star defensive prospect,…

Mississippi State hires PSU director of recruiting Michael Villagrana Big Ten Mississippi State hires PSU director of recruiting Michael Villagrana , Associate Content Editor 10:54am, January 15

The SEC has gotten some pretty good coaches in the offseason and it looks like they are stealing away some…

Former four-star WR Trishton Jackson announces transfer to Syracuse ACC Former four-star WR Trishton Jackson announces transfer to Syracuse , Content Editor 3:09pm, January 15

Trishton Jackson, a former four-star wide receiver prospect coming out of high school, has announced his transfer to the Syracuse…

If Louisville's title is vacated, there will be no champ for 2013 Big Ten If Louisville's title is vacated, there will be no champ for 2013 , Associate Content Editor 10:54am, June 15

Louisville has officially been handed down a punishment for its involvement in the escorts scandal that was discovered in 2015…

George Rushing and Jazz Peavy have suddenly left Wisconsin Big Ten George Rushing and Jazz Peavy have suddenly left Wisconsin , FanBuzz Writer 5:08pm, November 16

The Badgers revealed something interesting last Thursday as coach Paul Chryst was prompted about the absence of wide receivers Jazz…

Urban Meyer originally named Michigan among his "dream jobs" Big Ten Urban Meyer originally named Michigan among his "dream jobs" , FanBuzz Writer 8:36pm, October 11

Urban Meyer may not be seen as the best coach in college football but he’s certainly on the short list.…

Baker Mayfield will be allowed to compete in Combine despite arrest Big Ten Baker Mayfield will be allowed to compete in Combine despite arrest , Content Editor 6:05pm, January 13

Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield will be able to participate in the NFL scouting combine, despite being arrested last February,…

Four-star DT Matthew Pola-Mao is down to six schools Big Ten Four-star DT Matthew Pola-Mao is down to six schools , Associate Content Editor 11:23am, January 12

Four-star defensive tackle Matthew Pola-Mao is the younger brother of USC safety Isaiah Pola-Mao and so it should come as…

Four star safety Lewis Cine says Penn State is “tough to beat” Big Ten Four star safety Lewis Cine says Penn State is “tough to beat” , Content Editor 5:51pm, January 4

Four-star safety Lewis Cine (6-foot-2, 180 pounds) named Penn State as his current favorite college choice over Ohio State, Florida…

Former four-star WR Trishton Jackson leaving Michigan State Big Ten Former four-star WR Trishton Jackson leaving Michigan State , Content Editor 4:09pm, January 13

Michigan State sophomore wide receiver Trishton Jackson announced his decision to transfer on Friday via Twitter. Jackson, a former 4-star…

Florida State reportedly adding Michigan State's Mark Snyder to staff Big Ten Florida State reportedly adding Michigan State's Mark Snyder to staff , Associate Content Editor 5:08pm, January 11

Florida State has been adding staff members in a flurry as they recently reportedly added Lance Guidry from McNeese State…

Greg Schiano reportedly getting interest from NFL teams for DC jobs Ohio State Greg Schiano reportedly getting interest from NFL teams for DC jobs , Content Editor 11:04am, January 11

Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano is reportedly getting interest from NFL teams, according to Sports Illustrated's Bruce Feldman. Feldman…

The Top 5 linebacker groups in college football for 2015 Big 12 The Top 5 linebacker groups in college football for 2015 7:10pm, March 18

March is here, which means around the country college football teams have either already begun spring practice or will do…

Wisconsin DC Jim Leonhard admits he's considered other coaching offers Big Ten Wisconsin DC Jim Leonhard admits he's considered other coaching offers , 6:08pm, January 12

Wisconsin has one of the best defensive coordinators in the country in Jim Leonhard, but the 35-year-old admitted he's entertained…

Scott Frost is surprised it took Nick Saban so long to change QBs Alabama Scott Frost is surprised it took Nick Saban so long to change QBs , Content Editor 12:37pm, January 11

Now with the Nebraska Cornhuskers, former UCF Knights coach Scott Frost is basically king of the mountain. Following an undefeated…

Wide Receiver Hunter Rison will transfer out of Michigan State Big Ten Wide Receiver Hunter Rison will transfer out of Michigan State 12:12pm, January 10

Former Michigan State wide receiver Andre Rison says his son, Spartans true freshman wide receiver Hunter Rison, has decided to…