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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.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State star defensive end Chase Young won't play Saturday against Maryland because of a possible…

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As long as the College Football Playoff remains at four teams, Power 5 programs are going to frantically try to…

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Do yourself a favor and listen to a few NFL play calls. They are, in a word, absurd. From the…

Jim Harbaugh Writes Mass Email, Denies Claim He’s Leaving Michigan Michigan Jim Harbaugh Writes Mass Email, Denies Claim He’s Leaving Michigan , 2:16pm, October 23

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has sent an email to parents of players on his team,…

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I love Pennsylvania State University. I was there when Jerry Sandusky's true, disgusting nature was revealed to the world, and…

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Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh is a national treasure. While many college football fans, and even a few who…

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Hall-of-Fame coach Bo Schembechler is famously quoted as saying "a Michigan man is going to coach a Michigan team." While…

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A jury deliberated for just 30 minutes on Friday before it acquitted former University of Wisconsin…

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Charles Rogers, Second Pick in the 2003 NFL Draft, Dead at 38 Michigan State Charles Rogers, Second Pick in the 2003 NFL Draft, Dead at 38 , Editor 1:55pm, November 11

Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Charles Rogers died Monday from liver failure, his former coaches at Saginaw High School told…

Ohio State Star Chase Young Out Due to Possible NCAA ‘Issue’ Ohio State Ohio State Star Chase Young Out Due to Possible NCAA ‘Issue’ , 10:33am, November 8

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State star defensive end Chase Young won't play Saturday against Maryland because of a possible…

Georgia, Ohio State Announce Massive Home-and-Home Series College Football Georgia, Ohio State Announce Massive Home-and-Home Series , 12:28pm, November 7

As long as the College Football Playoff remains at four teams, Power 5 programs are going to frantically try to…

Ohio State Names Special Play After Alabama’s Worst Moment Alabama Ohio State Names Special Play After Alabama’s Worst Moment , Editor 2:34pm, October 25

Do yourself a favor and listen to a few NFL play calls. They are, in a word, absurd. From the…

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Jim Harbaugh Writes Mass Email, Denies Claim He’s Leaving Michigan Michigan Jim Harbaugh Writes Mass Email, Denies Claim He’s Leaving Michigan , 2:16pm, October 23

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has sent an email to parents of players on his team,…

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Ohio State Honors Moon Landing with Mesmerizing Halftime Show Ohio State Ohio State Honors Moon Landing with Mesmerizing Halftime Show , Editor 5:00pm, October 8

The Ohio State University Marching Band is the real deal. I mean, they don't call themselves "The Best Damn Band…

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I love Pennsylvania State University. I was there when Jerry Sandusky's true, disgusting nature was revealed to the world, and…