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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.

Female Reporter Scores 2-Point Conversion in Illinois Spring Game Big Ten Female Reporter Scores 2-Point Conversion in Illinois Spring Game , Staff Writer 11:58am, April 20

Imagine Erin Andrews throwing on the pads and subbing in for Christian McCaffrey on third and long. What if Pam…

Johnny Rodgers’ Punt Return TD is an Iconic College Football Moment Big Ten Johnny Rodgers’ Punt Return TD is an Iconic College Football Moment , The League 2:50pm, April 19

College football has plenty of "where were you when" moments. The watershed plays that etch themselves in fans' memories. For…

4-Star TE, Son of Super Bowl Champ, Signs Close to Home College Football 4-Star TE, Son of Super Bowl Champ, Signs Close to Home , The League 10:15am, April 14

The Penn State Nittany Lions fan base is always looking for more from their college football team. Though the team…

Micah Parsons Does Everything to Protect His Young Son College Football Micah Parsons Does Everything to Protect His Young Son , The League 3:12pm, April 13

Watching old footage of Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons play running back at Harrisburg High School in Pennsylvania feels like watching Bo Jackson in his hay day. Parsons simply runs over,…

Justin Fields Clocks Blazing 40-Yard Dash at Pro Day NFL Justin Fields Clocks Blazing 40-Yard Dash at Pro Day , Staff Writer 6:03pm, March 30

The 2021 NFL Draft is right around the corner, and nobody is shooting up draft boards like former Ohio State…

Charles Woodson Has His Own Wine Called “Intercept” Michigan Charles Woodson Has His Own Wine Called “Intercept” , The League 2:01pm, March 28

No football player is more synonymous with interceptions than NFL Hall of Famer Charles Woodson. The defensive back made wide-outs cry-out…

Archie Griffin Made Heisman Trophy History, But Where is He Now? College Football Archie Griffin Made Heisman Trophy History, But Where is He Now? , The League 2:14pm, March 24

Archie Griffin is a college football legend. The former Ohio State Buckeyes running back is the only two-time Heisman Trophy…

Ohio State DB Falls Asleep at McDonald’s Drive-Thru & Gets Arrested Big Ten Ohio State DB Falls Asleep at McDonald’s Drive-Thru & Gets Arrested , Staff Writer 12:07pm, March 24

Ohio State safety Marcus Hooker may be the younger brother of a former OSU All-American, but he's failed to live…

4-Star WR, Son of Two-Time National Champ, Passes on Dad’s Alma Mater College Football 4-Star WR, Son of Two-Time National Champ, Passes on Dad’s Alma Mater , The League 9:36am, March 20

The Nebraska Cornhuskers have one of the most historic programs in college football history. Unfortunately for Huskers fans, nothing gold…

260-Pound Kicker Lowers Boom on Unsuspecting Returners College Football 260-Pound Kicker Lowers Boom on Unsuspecting Returners , 1:21pm, March 16

I gravitated to Penn State football from the start. That wasn't hard growing up in Pennsylvania, and there are dozens…

Chris Holtmann & His Wife Met at Work More Than 20 Years Ago Big Ten Chris Holtmann & His Wife Met at Work More Than 20 Years Ago , The League 10:54am, March 11

Lori Bedi was sitting in a Taylor University hall director staff meeting. The scratching of a pencil disrupted her concentration.…

4-Star Athlete, Son of Former NFL Coach, Committed to College Powerhouse College Football 4-Star Athlete, Son of Former NFL Coach, Committed to College Powerhouse , The League 1:09pm, March 9

Dasan McCullough is an explosive athlete. At 6-foot-5 and 220 pounds, he had plenty of college football offers to choose from,…

4-Star Safety Boosts Ohio State’s New-Look Secondary College Football 4-Star Safety Boosts Ohio State’s New-Look Secondary , The League 2:37pm, February 22

The Ohio State Buckeyes have gained a reputation for developing NFL-quality defenders. Jantzen Dunn is hoping to be the next to…

Hall of Famer’s Son Taking 4-Star Talent to Ohio State Next Season College Football Hall of Famer’s Son Taking 4-Star Talent to Ohio State Next Season , The League 11:34am, February 10

With expectations to reach the College Football Playoff every season, the Ohio State Buckeyes look to maintain Big Ten supremacy…

Drew Brees’ High School Days Jumpstarted His Legacy High School Drew Brees’ High School Days Jumpstarted His Legacy , The League 3:06pm, February 4

The New England Patriots have Tom Brady. The Indianapolis Colts have Peyton Manning. The Green Bay Packers have Aaron Rodgers.…

Ohio State’s Band Performing Michael Jackson’s “Moonwalk” is Breathtaking Big Ten Ohio State’s Band Performing Michael Jackson’s “Moonwalk” is Breathtaking , The League 1:52pm, January 19

The Ohio State Buckeyes are consistently one of the top dogs in college football, but there is one area in…

Urban Meyer’s Children Have Been Behind Him Since Day 1 College Football Urban Meyer’s Children Have Been Behind Him Since Day 1 , Staff Writer 1:12pm, January 14

Urban Meyer will go down as one of the greatest college football coaches of all time. He's won three national…

Kirk Herbstreit’s Son Following in Dad’s Footsteps to Ohio State High School Kirk Herbstreit’s Son Following in Dad’s Footsteps to Ohio State , The League 10:31am, January 8

If you're a college football fan, chances are Kirk Herbstreit has become a staple of your Saturday mornings. He has…