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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.

Ohio State Denied “THE” Trademark Because Someone Already Did It Ohio State Ohio State Denied “THE” Trademark Because Someone Already Did It , 4:00pm, September 11

If you didn’t already know, The Ohio State University has a serious ego problem. Anyone outside of the Buckeyes fan…

Jim Harbaugh Claims It’s “Hard to Beat the Cheaters” in the SEC Michigan Jim Harbaugh Claims It’s “Hard to Beat the Cheaters” in the SEC , 11:21am, August 22

People always seem to say, “If you ain’t cheatin’, you ain’t tryin’.” That quote certainly comes up and can be…

Former Ohio State OL Dead, Posted Chilling Suicide Note on Facebook Ohio State Former Ohio State OL Dead, Posted Chilling Suicide Note on Facebook , Senior Staff Writer 10:59am, August 9

It's hard being a football player. The grind takes a toll on you — both physically and mentally — but…

Michigan State’s Lime Green Uniforms are the Ugliest Things I’ve Ever Seen Michigan State Michigan State’s Lime Green Uniforms are the Ugliest Things I’ve Ever Seen , The League, 4:30pm, August 6

Uniforms from classic colors to crazy combinations are met with a mixture of reactions from fans. Unless you're the Michigan…

Former Wisconsin WR Found Not Guilty of Rape Wisconsin Former Wisconsin WR Found Not Guilty of Rape , 10:12am, August 3

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

WATCH: Don’t Forget That Jim Harbaugh Eats His Own Boogers Big Ten WATCH: Don’t Forget That Jim Harbaugh Eats His Own Boogers , 3:30pm, May 24

There are plenty of reasons that people who don't root for Michigan hate coach Jim Harbaugh. They don't like his…

Ohio State Team Doctor Abused 177 Men Over 18 Years, Report Finds Ohio State Ohio State Team Doctor Abused 177 Men Over 18 Years, Report Finds , 10:43am, May 17

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — At least 177 men were sexually abused by an Ohio State team doctor who died years…

The Big Ten is America’s Richest Conference Despite Playoff Drought Big Ten The Big Ten is America’s Richest Conference Despite Playoff Drought , Senior Staff Writer 4:50pm, May 16

The first year the College Football Playoff was introduced, head coach Urban Meyer and the Ohio State Buckeyes won the…

This Big Ten Road Trip Takes You to 14 Spectacular Cities and Stadiums Big Ten This Big Ten Road Trip Takes You to 14 Spectacular Cities and Stadiums , Senior Staff Writer 5:20pm, May 3

Growing up in Pennsylvania and living all over the state, I know there's just nothing like this area of the…

Ex-Penn State President Avoids Jail, And Now He’s Rich Penn State Ex-Penn State President Avoids Jail, And Now He’s Rich , 10:27am, May 2

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State President Graham Spanier's success this week in getting his child-endangerment conviction overturned capped…

Jesse Owens’ 80-Year-Old Record Finally Broken at Ohio State Ohio State Jesse Owens’ 80-Year-Old Record Finally Broken at Ohio State , 4:00pm, April 16

When it comes to track and field, Jesse Owens is considered the gold standard. After all, he set three world…

Airplane Banner Makes Fun of Jim Harbaugh at Michigan Spring Game Michigan Airplane Banner Makes Fun of Jim Harbaugh at Michigan Spring Game , 11:18am, April 15

From the moment Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh was hired by his alma mater, the expectations for the college…

Big Ten Commish Jim Delany Will Step Down in 2020, But What Does That Really Mean? Big Ten Big Ten Commish Jim Delany Will Step Down in 2020, But What Does That Really Mean? , 6:20pm, March 4

Jim Delany helped the Big Ten grow to 14 schools, launched the first athletic conference television network and helped construct…

After Death and Turmoil, Maryland’s Mike Locksley Shifts Focus to Safety Big Ten After Death and Turmoil, Maryland’s Mike Locksley Shifts Focus to Safety , 3:44pm, February 22

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Sitting in his office, sipping an energy drink with his back to empty Maryland Stadium,…

NCAA Gives Justin Fields the Green Light to Play at Ohio State Next Season Big Ten NCAA Gives Justin Fields the Green Light to Play at Ohio State Next Season , 5:48pm, February 8

What once looked like an uphill battle has turned into the best possible news for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Transfer…

Jim Harbaugh Believes a Tom Brady Statue is Needed at Michigan Michigan Jim Harbaugh Believes a Tom Brady Statue is Needed at Michigan , 3:08pm, February 8

As the quarterback of the Michigan Wolverines, Tom Brady was good. He wasn’t special, by any means, definitely not what…

Justin Fields’ Next Destination Will Make You Shake Your Head in Disgust Big Ten Justin Fields’ Next Destination Will Make You Shake Your Head in Disgust , 2:40pm, January 4

Former Georgia quarterback Justin Fields had options. He might have been doomed from the start with the Bulldogs in Athens,…

The Official Timeline of Urban Meyer’s Crazy Final Season at Ohio State Big Ten The Official Timeline of Urban Meyer’s Crazy Final Season at Ohio State , 3:15pm, December 28

For the past seven seasons, Urban Meyer has led the Ohio State Buckeyes to impressive heights on the football field…

Jim Harbaugh Claims It’s “Hard to Beat the Cheaters” in the SEC Michigan Jim Harbaugh Claims It’s “Hard to Beat the Cheaters” in the SEC , 11:21am, August 22

People always seem to say, “If you ain’t cheatin’, you ain’t tryin’.” That quote certainly comes up and can be…

Michigan State’s Lime Green Uniforms are the Ugliest Things I’ve Ever Seen Michigan State Michigan State’s Lime Green Uniforms are the Ugliest Things I’ve Ever Seen , The League, 4:30pm, August 6

Uniforms from classic colors to crazy combinations are met with a mixture of reactions from fans. Unless you're the Michigan…

Ohio State Denied “THE” Trademark Because Someone Already Did It Ohio State Ohio State Denied “THE” Trademark Because Someone Already Did It , 4:00pm, September 11

If you didn’t already know, The Ohio State University has a serious ego problem. Anyone outside of the Buckeyes fan…

Former Ohio State OL Dead, Posted Chilling Suicide Note on Facebook Ohio State Former Ohio State OL Dead, Posted Chilling Suicide Note on Facebook , Senior Staff Writer 10:59am, August 9

It's hard being a football player. The grind takes a toll on you — both physically and mentally — but…

Former Wisconsin WR Found Not Guilty of Rape Wisconsin Former Wisconsin WR Found Not Guilty of Rape , 10:12am, August 3

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