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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.

Ex-Penn State Player Alleges Sexual Hazing, Sues University Penn State Ex-Penn State Player Alleges Sexual Hazing, Sues University , The League 6:37pm, January 14

The Penn State football program was forever stained by Jerry Sandusky. Even the once-great Joe Paterno's legacy was tarnished forever…

A Tom Brady Statue at Michigan? Jim Harbaugh Wants it to Happen Michigan A Tom Brady Statue at Michigan? Jim Harbaugh Wants it to Happen , 6:24pm, January 14

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

Jim Harbaugh Rips the SEC: ‘Hard to Beat the Cheaters’ Michigan Jim Harbaugh Rips the SEC: ‘Hard to Beat the Cheaters’ , 5:02pm, January 6

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

Ignored Targeting Fouls by Alabama Add to Michigan’s Bowl Collapse Alabama Ignored Targeting Fouls by Alabama Add to Michigan’s Bowl Collapse , Editor 4:43pm, January 2

The Michigan Wolverines and head coach Jim Harbaugh started the VRBO Citrus Bowl on fire, and a 57-yard field goal…

Ohio State AD “Pissed” at Controversial Fumble Call After Clemson Loss Ohio State Ohio State AD “Pissed” at Controversial Fumble Call After Clemson Loss , 11:51am, December 30

After a snoozer start to the College Football Playoff, with LSU destroying Oklahoma, the second game was an absolute gem.…

LeBron James Surprises Ohio State with Special Gift Before CFP Semifinal Ohio State LeBron James Surprises Ohio State with Special Gift Before CFP Semifinal , 2:56pm, December 27

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James never went to college, but his favorite college football team is no secret. He…

Hayden Fry, Texan Who Turned Around Iowa, Dies at 90 Iowa Hayden Fry, Texan Who Turned Around Iowa, Dies at 90 , 9:55am, December 18

Hayden Fry, the Texan who revived Iowa football and became a Hawkeye State institution over two decades as a Big…

Justin Fields Named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Big Ten Justin Fields Named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year , Editor 3:02pm, December 5

The Big Ten Conference holds a reputation as a smash-mouth, grind-it-out league for good reason. When cold, winter winds blow…

Dogs Join MSU Star for Senior Day After Parents’ Death Michigan State Dogs Join MSU Star for Senior Day After Parents’ Death , 1:41pm, December 2

For many college football players, Senior Day is an emotional time. It’s the final home game of their careers, marking…

Ohio State Fans Plan to ‘Boycott College GameDay’ Ohio State Ohio State Fans Plan to ‘Boycott College GameDay’ , Editor 5:35pm, November 22

At his first-ever headgear pick on College GameDay, Coach Lee Corso pulled on Brutus the Buckeye's mascot head and correctly…

Don’t Forget That Jim Harbaugh Eats His Own Boogers Big Ten Don’t Forget That Jim Harbaugh Eats His Own Boogers , 5:30pm, November 21

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

Charles Rogers, Second Pick in the 2003 NFL Draft, Dead at 38 Michigan State Charles Rogers, Second Pick in the 2003 NFL Draft, Dead at 38 , Editor 1:55pm, November 11

Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Charles Rogers died Monday from liver failure, his former coaches at Saginaw High School told…

Ohio State Star Chase Young Out Due to Possible NCAA ‘Issue’ Ohio State Ohio State Star Chase Young Out Due to Possible NCAA ‘Issue’ , 10:33am, November 8

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State star defensive end Chase Young won't play Saturday against Maryland because of a possible…

Georgia, Ohio State Announce Massive Home-and-Home Series College Football Georgia, Ohio State Announce Massive Home-and-Home Series , 12:28pm, November 7

As long as the College Football Playoff remains at four teams, Power 5 programs are going to frantically try to…

Ohio State Names Special Play After Alabama’s Worst Moment Alabama Ohio State Names Special Play After Alabama’s Worst Moment , Editor 2:34pm, October 25

Do yourself a favor and listen to a few NFL play calls. They are, in a word, absurd. From the…

Jim Harbaugh Writes Mass Email, Denies Claim He’s Leaving Michigan Michigan Jim Harbaugh Writes Mass Email, Denies Claim He’s Leaving Michigan , 2:16pm, October 23

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has sent an email to parents of players on his team,…

Ohio State Honors Moon Landing with Mesmerizing Halftime Show Ohio State Ohio State Honors Moon Landing with Mesmerizing Halftime Show , Editor 5:00pm, October 8

The Ohio State University Marching Band is the real deal. I mean, they don't call themselves "The Best Damn Band…

Alumni’s Racist Letter Criticizes “Disgusting” Hair of PSU Player Penn State Alumni’s Racist Letter Criticizes “Disgusting” Hair of PSU Player , Editor 4:34pm, October 8

I love Pennsylvania State University. I was there when Jerry Sandusky's true, disgusting nature was revealed to the world, and…

Ex-Penn State Player Alleges Sexual Hazing, Sues University Penn State Ex-Penn State Player Alleges Sexual Hazing, Sues University , The League 6:37pm, January 14

The Penn State football program was forever stained by Jerry Sandusky. Even the once-great Joe Paterno's legacy was tarnished forever…

Ignored Targeting Fouls by Alabama Add to Michigan’s Bowl Collapse Alabama Ignored Targeting Fouls by Alabama Add to Michigan’s Bowl Collapse , Editor 4:43pm, January 2

The Michigan Wolverines and head coach Jim Harbaugh started the VRBO Citrus Bowl on fire, and a 57-yard field goal…

Jim Harbaugh Rips the SEC: ‘Hard to Beat the Cheaters’ Michigan Jim Harbaugh Rips the SEC: ‘Hard to Beat the Cheaters’ , 5:02pm, January 6

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

Ohio State AD “Pissed” at Controversial Fumble Call After Clemson Loss Ohio State Ohio State AD “Pissed” at Controversial Fumble Call After Clemson Loss , 11:51am, December 30

After a snoozer start to the College Football Playoff, with LSU destroying Oklahoma, the second game was an absolute gem.…

LeBron James Surprises Ohio State with Special Gift Before CFP Semifinal Ohio State LeBron James Surprises Ohio State with Special Gift Before CFP Semifinal , 2:56pm, December 27

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James never went to college, but his favorite college football team is no secret. He…

Dogs Join MSU Star for Senior Day After Parents’ Death Michigan State Dogs Join MSU Star for Senior Day After Parents’ Death , 1:41pm, December 2

For many college football players, Senior Day is an emotional time. It’s the final home game of their careers, marking…

Justin Fields Named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Big Ten Justin Fields Named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year , Editor 3:02pm, December 5

The Big Ten Conference holds a reputation as a smash-mouth, grind-it-out league for good reason. When cold, winter winds blow…

Ohio State Fans Plan to ‘Boycott College GameDay’ Ohio State Ohio State Fans Plan to ‘Boycott College GameDay’ , Editor 5:35pm, November 22

At his first-ever headgear pick on College GameDay, Coach Lee Corso pulled on Brutus the Buckeye's mascot head and correctly…

A Tom Brady Statue at Michigan? Jim Harbaugh Wants it to Happen Michigan A Tom Brady Statue at Michigan? Jim Harbaugh Wants it to Happen , 6:24pm, January 14

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