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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.

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…

Get Your Popcorn Ready for Auburn-Purdue in the Music City Bowl Auburn Get Your Popcorn Ready for Auburn-Purdue in the Music City Bowl , Auburn University for The League, 1:27pm, December 27

If you look at the matchup between Purdue and Auburn, you can understand the excitement for this Music City Bowl.…

As They Cross Paths, Let’s Hope Dan Mullen is No Jim Harbaugh College Football As They Cross Paths, Let’s Hope Dan Mullen is No Jim Harbaugh , University of Florida for The League 12:24pm, December 24

There’s more at stake in this year’s Peach Bowl between the Florida Gators and Michigan Wolverines than you might think.…

This Giant Panda is Back Again to Predict the Peach Bowl Winner College Football This Giant Panda is Back Again to Predict the Peach Bowl Winner , University of Florida for The League 3:34pm, December 20

There’s nothing quite like college football, especially during bowl season. During the regular season, College GameDay hosts “expert” analysts like Kirk…

The $650,000 College Football Game That Never Happened Big Ten The $650,000 College Football Game That Never Happened , 4:45pm, December 18

For the Nebraska Cornhuskers, the start of the 2018 season under first-year head coach Scott Frost was far from ideal.…

Power 5 Teams Will Meet for the First Time Ever in These 6 Bowl Games ACC Power 5 Teams Will Meet for the First Time Ever in These 6 Bowl Games , 12:32pm, December 14

College football might have a serious bowl game problem with so many stars opting to skip their finale to prepare…

Dwayne Haskins Deserves to Win the Heisman Trophy. End of Story. Big Ten Dwayne Haskins Deserves to Win the Heisman Trophy. End of Story. , 6:57pm, December 3

You're probably here because it seems totally outrageous that someone other than Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa or Oklahoma quarterback Kyler…

Iowa Star Tight End Will Skip Bowl Game to Prepare for NFL Draft Big Ten Iowa Star Tight End Will Skip Bowl Game to Prepare for NFL Draft , 2:00pm, November 30

Throughout the 2018 season, the Iowa Hawkeyes have taken college football by storm with crazy formations and trick touchdown throws…

Ohio State Crushes Michigan’s College Football Playoff Dreams Big Ten Ohio State Crushes Michigan’s College Football Playoff Dreams , 11:48pm, November 24

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — This season for Ohio State has been anything but normal, beginning with its celebrated coach suspended…

The 15 Most Electric Entrances in College Football ACC The 15 Most Electric Entrances in College Football , 11:22am, November 23

Nothing beats the pageantry, the fans and the overall atmosphere of a college football game. From filling 100,000-plus seat stadiums…

Zach Smith’s Ex-Wife Backs Up Texas’ Tom Herman After Wild Twitter Rant Big Ten Zach Smith’s Ex-Wife Backs Up Texas’ Tom Herman After Wild Twitter Rant , Auburn University for The League, 2:09pm, November 16

Ever since former Ohio State Buckeyes assistant coach Zach Smith’s latest Twitter attack on Texas Longhorns head coach Tom Herman went…

The 5 Teams Built to Destroy Alabama’s Perfect Season Hopes Alabama The 5 Teams Built to Destroy Alabama’s Perfect Season Hopes , Auburn University for The League, 5:17pm, November 13

As long as the the Alabama Crimson Tide take care of business during the final two games of the regular…

REPORT: Florida WR Transferred From Ohio State Following “Racially-Charged Altercation” Big Ten REPORT: Florida WR Transferred From Ohio State Following “Racially-Charged Altercation” , University of Florida for The League 3:43pm, November 13

If you haven’t read Brett McMurphy’s latest story, it is an absolute doozy. It attempts to uncover the real reason…

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…

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…

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,…