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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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Ohio State head coach Ryan Day is a proven winner. Since taking over the Ohio State Buckeyes football program after…

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Michigan Wolverines punter Blake O'Neill was having a GAME. After UM's opening drive against rival Michigan State stalled, O'Neill launched…

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"Shoelace" may not seem like the most exciting nickname. Still, you should make no mistake about the dynamism of former…

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Urban Meyer is one of the great college football coaches in NCAA football history, having produced dominating eras as head…

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The Big Ten is one of the most legendary college football conferences. For Big Ten fans, the tradition goes beyond…

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The Chicago Bears perhaps got the steal of the 2021 NFL Draft when they selected Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields…

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Jim Harbaugh is one of the most recognizable college football coaches in the game. When he's not eating his boogers or…

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"Dotting the I" was a menial task in kindergarten. The letter-tracing worksheets were a hindrance in recess time when the…

Iowa’s Visiting Locker Room is Entirely Pink, and Opposing Teams Hate It Big Ten Iowa’s Visiting Locker Room is Entirely Pink, and Opposing Teams Hate It , Staff Writer 1:12pm, September 10

Football coaches spend hours, days and weeks preparing a game plan. They eat their dinner in the film room. They…

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One of the greatest traditions in college football takes place at Kinnick Stadium, home of the Iowa Hawkeyes football team.…

This Bizarre Trick Play Formation is Why College Football Remains Awesome Big Ten This Bizarre Trick Play Formation is Why College Football Remains Awesome , Staff Writer 2:03pm, September 7

The Purdue Boilermakers are making a strong case to become "Trick Play U." Back in 2008, they took down Michigan…

Jim Harbaugh (Maybe) Eats His Boogers, And Don’t Ever Forget It Big Ten Jim Harbaugh (Maybe) Eats His Boogers, And Don’t Ever Forget It , 4:06pm, August 30

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

This Son of an NFL Hall of Famer is Ohio State’s Next Legit Receiver Ohio State This Son of an NFL Hall of Famer is Ohio State’s Next Legit Receiver , The League 3:20pm, August 30

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

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When an important college football game is on the line, anything is possible. Some coaches play conservatively. Others put the…

Nation’s No. 1 QB is “Skipping” High School & Changing College Football Big Ten Nation’s No. 1 QB is “Skipping” High School & Changing College Football , Staff Writer 12:22pm, August 3

The state of Texas is a hotbed for talented high school football quarterbacks. Patrick Mahomes, Drew Brees, Matthew Stafford, Baker…

What Happened to Maurice Clarett and Where is He Now? College Football What Happened to Maurice Clarett and Where is He Now? , The League 10:32am, May 1

Former Ohio State Buckeyes running back Maurice Clarett looked destined to become an NFL superstar. Clarett, a five-star recruit from…

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Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields turned heads in college football with his decision to transfer from the University of Georgia. After…

“The Gift Six” Left Michigan Fans Completely Speechless College Football “The Gift Six” Left Michigan Fans Completely Speechless , 11:43am, October 17

Michigan Wolverines punter Blake O'Neill was having a GAME. After UM's opening drive against rival Michigan State stalled, O'Neill launched…

This Son of an NFL Hall of Famer is Ohio State’s Next Legit Receiver Ohio State This Son of an NFL Hall of Famer is Ohio State’s Next Legit Receiver , The League 3:20pm, August 30

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

Jim Harbaugh (Maybe) Eats His Boogers, And Don’t Ever Forget It Big Ten Jim Harbaugh (Maybe) Eats His Boogers, And Don’t Ever Forget It , 4:06pm, August 30

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