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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.

Northwestern Starting Running Back Retires After Recent Diagnosis Big Ten Northwestern Starting Running Back Retires After Recent Diagnosis , 4:24pm, September 25

Northwestern sophomore running back Jeremy Larkin has been playing football since he was five years old, and he was living…

It’s Definitely a Rough Start When a Fast Food Chain Roasts You Big Ten It’s Definitely a Rough Start When a Fast Food Chain Roasts You , 10:54am, September 25

Scott Frost won’t stop until Nebraska returns to college football glory, but it might take a little longer than expected.…

Michigan Routs Nebraska 56-10, Huskers Off to Worst Start Since 1945 Big Ten Michigan Routs Nebraska 56-10, Huskers Off to Worst Start Since 1945 , 6:02pm, September 22

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan was very motivated to beat Nebraska, using Scott Frost's words against him. Karan Higdon…

Recently Retired College Football Player Dies of Rare Cancer at 22 Big Ten Recently Retired College Football Player Dies of Rare Cancer at 22 , 5:35pm, September 20

Less than a year ago, after suffering his fifth concussion, Minnesota Golden Gophers offensive lineman Nick Connelly medically retired from…

Urban Meyer Returns to Ohio State’s Sidelines with Yet Another Statement Big Ten Urban Meyer Returns to Ohio State’s Sidelines with Yet Another Statement , 11:57am, September 17

For one of the biggest non-conference games, with ESPN’s College GameDay on hand to give it even more hype, Urban…

Michigan State’s Backup Quarterback Expected to Start… at Punter Big Ten Michigan State’s Backup Quarterback Expected to Start… at Punter , 1:45pm, September 13

If the narrow loss at Arizona State last weekend wasn’t already bad enough, Michigan State now has to make a…

Ohio State Brings the Heat With This Amazing TCU Trailer Big Ten Ohio State Brings the Heat With This Amazing TCU Trailer , 11:56am, September 13

No. 4 Ohio State is getting a pretty ridiculous pay check just to play at AT&T Stadium this weekend, and…

Jim Harbaugh Fires Back at Former Michigan All-American for Critical Tweets Big Ten Jim Harbaugh Fires Back at Former Michigan All-American for Critical Tweets , 5:40pm, September 4

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The war of words between Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and former Wolverines receiver Braylon Edwards…

Purdue Freshman Put College Football on Notice in Record-Breaking Debut Big Ten Purdue Freshman Put College Football on Notice in Record-Breaking Debut , 11:24am, August 31

Everyone knew Purdue freshman wide receiver Rondale Moore was insanely fast, and fans got a small glimpse of his crazy…

Meet the Starting Quarterback of Every Top 25 Team ACC Meet the Starting Quarterback of Every Top 25 Team , 6:34pm, August 29

College football's opening weekend is finally upon us. There are playoff-shifting games on our doorstep, electric entrances to look forward…

Fired Ohio State Assistant Blasts Reporters During Unreal Twitter Tirade Big Ten Fired Ohio State Assistant Blasts Reporters During Unreal Twitter Tirade , 5:08pm, August 29

Nearly a week ago, former Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith was chomping at the bit to share his side…

Purdue’s New Field Design at Ross-Ade Stadium is… Different Big Ten Purdue’s New Field Design at Ross-Ade Stadium is… Different , 10:58am, August 29

It wouldn’t be a new football season without a different field design, and it wouldn’t be that without someone doing…

The 15 Most Electric Entrances in College Football ACC The 15 Most Electric Entrances in College Football , 5:07pm, August 28

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

Minnesota: Where Buying Frozen Pizza Gets You Free Football Tickets Big Ten Minnesota: Where Buying Frozen Pizza Gets You Free Football Tickets , 12:02pm, August 28

In college, two things are certain: Students go crazy at football games, and they love pizza. Mix those two together,…

Nebraska’s Star Running Back Hangs Up His Cleats For Good Big Ten Nebraska’s Star Running Back Hangs Up His Cleats For Good , 2:45pm, August 24

A 5-foot-11, 200-pound ball of fury, running back Tre Bryant is a force to be reckoned with. Well, better make…

Ohio Attorney: Buckeyes AD, Urban Meyer “Fell on the Sword” Big Ten Ohio Attorney: Buckeyes AD, Urban Meyer “Fell on the Sword” , 11:09am, August 24

In these times, with social media so relevant, it’s nearly impossible to find something too surprising. Almost nothing can be…

Urban Meyer’s Lack of Remorse Will Forever Damage His Reputation Big Ten Urban Meyer’s Lack of Remorse Will Forever Damage His Reputation , 12:03pm, August 23

Urban Meyer can win a lot of football games during the remainder of his career. Heck, the head coach might…

The Saga Ends: Ohio State Slaps Urban Meyer with Suspension Big Ten The Saga Ends: Ohio State Slaps Urban Meyer with Suspension 10:48pm, August 22

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State on Wednesday night suspended head football coach Urban Meyer three games for mishandling domestic…

FanBuzz college football Top 25: Another new No. 1 takes over Big 12 FanBuzz college football Top 25: Another new No. 1 takes over , Senior Content Editor 9:14am, October 2

Eight! Eight of our Top 25 teams lost in Week 5, including our No. 1 overall team -- Louisville. With…

FanBuzz college football Top 25: A new No. 2 after Week 2 Big 12 FanBuzz college football Top 25: A new No. 2 after Week 2 , Senior Content Editor 10:00am, September 11

We all expected Week 1 of college football to be crazy, as that is where all the hot matchups were.…

Former four-star Auburn DT has found a new home with another powerhouse Big Ten Former four-star Auburn DT has found a new home with another powerhouse , Associate Content Editor 2:30pm, September 12

Former four-star and Auburn defensive tackle Antwuan Jackson transferred out of Auburn after his freshman year in 2016. He went…

Five-star DL Faatui Tuitele names the three schools getting visits soon Alabama Five-star DL Faatui Tuitele names the three schools getting visits soon , FanBuzz Writer 11:19am, February 20

By nature of geography, Faatui Tuitele may not be the household name that many of the top prospects in the 2019…

Despite recent criticism, JT Barrett just broke a record held by an NFL legend Big Ten Despite recent criticism, JT Barrett just broke a record held by an NFL legend , FanBuzz Writer 1:28am, September 17

Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett is pretty good, isn't he? Barrett, who's currently playing in his senior season at Ohio…

Four-star and 6’5″ OT Michael Tarquin says one school is ‘extremely high’ on his list after visit Ohio State Four-star and 6’5″ OT Michael Tarquin says one school is ‘extremely high’ on his list after visit , FanBuzz Writer 8:36pm, September 14

Michael Tarquin is a tremendous prospect, in part because of his very impressive 6-foot-5, 290-pound frame as a high school…

Dick Vitale names his top schools as the season gets underway ACC Dick Vitale names his top schools as the season gets underway , Associate Content Editor 12:09pm, November 10

Dick Vitale is gearing up for another season of college hoops and he's giving us his "Super Seven" teams to…

Michigan State shows it’s worth its ranking with smackdown of No. 5 Notre Dame ACC Michigan State shows it’s worth its ranking with smackdown of No. 5 Notre Dame 11:50am, December 1
Four-star Michigan transfer Drake Harris has found a new home Big Ten Four-star Michigan transfer Drake Harris has found a new home , Senior Content Editor 1:23pm, February 25

Former Michigan wide receiver Drake Harris announced on Saturday that he would be transferring to Western Michigan. I’m happy to…

Potential first-round draft pick reportedly gets potential career-ending news at the Combine Big Ten Potential first-round draft pick reportedly gets potential career-ending news at the Combine , Associate Content Editor 3:39pm, March 3

Former Michigan defensive tackle Maurice Hurst was expected to be a first-round NFL Draft pick this season after an excellent…

Five-star DB Chris Steele has made a major decision on his recruitment ACC Five-star DB Chris Steele has made a major decision on his recruitment , Content Editor 6:09pm, February 23

Five-star defensive back Chris Steele told 247Sports that he will announce his college commitment on Sept. 27. "Now that I…

Four-star DE Derick Hunter Jr. announces his top school choices ACC Four-star DE Derick Hunter Jr. announces his top school choices , Content Editor 7:20pm, February 3

Four-star strong-side defensive end Derick Hunter Jr. announced his top-10 college choices on Saturday via Twitter. Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Maryland,…

Four-star WR Ramel Keyton reveals first list of top schools Alabama Four-star WR Ramel Keyton reveals first list of top schools , Associate Content Editor 9:14am, January 28

Four-star receiver Ramel Keyton is a ways off from having to solidify a choice for where he wants to go…

Jim McElwain’s new Michigan bio is definitely lying about his time at Florida Big Ten Jim McElwain’s new Michigan bio is definitely lying about his time at Florida , Associate Content Editor 5:59pm, March 6

Former Florida coach Jim McElwain has officially joined the Michigan staff as the wide receivers coach. He's got his new bio…

Nation’s No. 3 SDE Savion Jackson names schools working talking to him the most Ohio State Nation’s No. 3 SDE Savion Jackson names schools working talking to him the most , Associate Content Editor 11:16am, March 3

Four-star strong side defensive end Savion Jackson has a ton of schools pushing for him as he already has 18…

Four-star OT Xavier Truss names his visits he has set up right now ACC Four-star OT Xavier Truss names his visits he has set up right now , Content Editor 5:52pm, February 9

Four-star offensive tackle Xavier Truss has a busy schedule with numerous official visits planned to several potential college choices. Truss,…

Four-star CB Jaden Davis names top schools as his recruitment really begins ACC Four-star CB Jaden Davis names top schools as his recruitment really begins , Associate Content Editor 10:36am, February 9

Four-star cornerback Jaden Davis just saw National Signing Day come and go and now he has a year to wait…

Four-star and 310-pound OT Harry Miller names his top five schools Clemson Four-star and 310-pound OT Harry Miller names his top five schools , Associate Content Editor 5:49pm, February 19

Four-star offensive tackle Harry Miller is one of the bigger linemen in the class of 2019 standing at 6-foot-4 and…