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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.

Jim McElwain's Michigan bio exaggerates his time at Florida Big Ten Jim McElwain's Michigan bio exaggerates 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…

Michigan defender Maurice Hurst reportedly has a heart condition Big Ten Michigan defender Maurice Hurst reportedly has a heart condition , 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…

Four-star SDE Savion Jackson names schools talking to him the most Ohio State Four-star SDE Savion Jackson names schools 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 Jacoby Ryan commits to the Ohio State Buckeyes Ohio State Four-star OT Jacoby Ryan commits to the Ohio State Buckeyes , Associate Content Editor 2:39pm, March 2

Four-star offensive tackle Jacoby Ryan is one of the top recruits in the state of Ohio and it looks like…

Ohio State losing Adam Scheier to Texas Tech Big 12 Ohio State losing Adam Scheier to Texas Tech , Associate Content Editor 11:14am, March 2

Ohio State will be losing a quality control assistant to Texas Tech and Kliff Kingsbury as Adam Scheier will be…

Four-star CB John Dixon says OSU and SC are recruiting him hardest Ohio State Four-star CB John Dixon says OSU and SC are recruiting him hardest , Associate Content Editor 3:32pm, February 27

Four-star cornerback John Dixon is trying to get his visits in order for this summer and he spoke to 247Sports…

Four-star athlete Marquez Beason names his final four schools LSU Four-star athlete Marquez Beason names his final four schools , Associate Content Editor 11:27am, February 27

Four-star athlete Marquez Beason recently mentioned quite a few schools that he liked, but he more recently tweeted that he…

Former Michigan four-star Drake Harris heading to Western Michigan Big Ten Former Michigan four-star Drake Harris heading to Western Michigan , 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…

Five-star DB Chris Steele has announced commitment date ACC Five-star DB Chris Steele has announced commitment date , 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…

Michigan OC Tim Drevno resigns, spot potentially open for Jim McElwain Big Ten Michigan OC Tim Drevno resigns, spot potentially open for Jim McElwain , Senior Content Editor 12:02pm, February 23

On Friday morning, it was reported that Michigan offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Tim Drevno had resigned his position…

Mel Kiper sees J.T. Barrett as "an undrafted free agent" Ohio State Mel Kiper sees J.T. Barrett as "an undrafted free agent" , Content Editor 11:58am, February 22

ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper isn't high on former Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett's draft potential. In fact, Kiper doesn't…

Former four-star CB Ken Handy-Holly leaving Big Ten program Big Ten Former four-star CB Ken Handy-Holly leaving Big Ten program , Content Editor 10:23am, February 22

Ken Handy-Holly, a former four-star cornerback prospect turned solid freshman, is transferring out of Minnesota. Having appeared in eight games…

Four-star OT Trente Jones announces commitment to Michigan Big Ten Four-star OT Trente Jones announces commitment to Michigan , Content Editor 6:28pm, February 21

Four-star offensive tackle Trente Jones announced his commitment to Michigan on Wednesday via Twitter. “I just got off the phone…

Pitt, West Virginia pushing to sign four-star CB Joey Porter Jr. Big 12 Pitt, West Virginia pushing to sign four-star CB Joey Porter Jr. , Content Editor 2:56pm, February 21

Four-star cornerback Joey Porter Jr., the son of legendary former Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker and current assistant coach Joey Porter,…

Four-star RB Mike Drennen says OSU and Michigan are his top schools Ohio State Four-star RB Mike Drennen says OSU and Michigan are his top schools , Associate Content Editor 2:17pm, February 20

Four-star running back Mike Drennen II has a ton of time before he has to make a commitment since he's…

Minnesota unveils horrendous uniforms in attempt to hype 2018 season Big Ten Minnesota unveils horrendous uniforms in attempt to hype 2018 season , Content Editor 1:34pm, February 20

Minnesota unveiled a variety of new uniform combinations on Tuesday with the intention of "embracing the past to create the…

Four-star ATH Marquez Beason names his top schools Ohio State Four-star ATH Marquez Beason names his top schools , FanBuzz Writer 12:07pm, February 20

A lot of 2019 prospects are beginning to wade through multiple offers in search of a narrowed list and Marquez…

Five-star DL Faatui Tuitele names the three schools getting visits Alabama Five-star DL Faatui Tuitele names the three schools getting visits , 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…

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…

Five-star DB Chris Steele has announced commitment date ACC Five-star DB Chris Steele has announced commitment date , 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…

Despite recent criticism, JT Barrett broke a record held by NFL legend Big Ten Despite recent criticism, JT Barrett broke a record held by 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…

Michigan defender Maurice Hurst reportedly has a heart condition Big Ten Michigan defender Maurice Hurst reportedly has a heart condition , 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…

4-star OT Michael Tarquin has Ohio State 'extremely high' on his list Ohio State 4-star OT Michael Tarquin has Ohio State 'extremely high' on his list , 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…

Former Auburn DT Antwuan Jackson transferring to Ohio State Big Ten Former Auburn DT Antwuan Jackson transferring to Ohio State , 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…

Former Michigan four-star Drake Harris heading to Western Michigan Big Ten Former Michigan four-star Drake Harris heading to Western Michigan , 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…

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.…

No. 3 Michigan State routs No. 5 Notre Dame in ACC/Big Ten Challenge ACC No. 3 Michigan State routs No. 5 Notre Dame in ACC/Big Ten Challenge 11:50am, December 1
Four-star DE Derick Hunter Jr. announces his top-10 college choices ACC Four-star DE Derick Hunter Jr. announces his top-10 college 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,…

Dick Vitale names his Super Seven teams to start the season ACC Dick Vitale names his Super Seven teams to start the season , 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…

Five-star DL Faatui Tuitele names the three schools getting visits Alabama Five-star DL Faatui Tuitele names the three schools getting visits , 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…

Four-star WR Ramel Keyton drops his first top 10 schools list Alabama Four-star WR Ramel Keyton drops his first top 10 schools list , 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 Michigan bio exaggerates his time at Florida Big Ten Jim McElwain's Michigan bio exaggerates 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…

Four-star SDE Savion Jackson names schools talking to him the most Ohio State Four-star SDE Savion Jackson names schools 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 Xavier Truss names his visits he has set up right now ACC Four-star 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 OT Harry Miller lists his top five schools Clemson Four-star OT Harry Miller lists 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…

Four-star CB Jaden Davis names his top 10 schools ACC Four-star CB Jaden Davis names his top 10 schools , 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…