|Big Ten Conference
|Division||Division I FBS|
|Members||12 (14 on July 1, 2014)|
|Sports fielded||26 (men's: 13; women's: 13)|
|Former names||Intercollegiate Conference
of Faculty Representatives
|Commissioner||James Delany (since 1989)|
The Big Ten Conference (B1G), formerly Western Conference and Big Nine Conference, is the oldest Division I collegiate athletic conference in the United States. (The conference uses the "B1G" character combination in its labelling, noting that it "allows fans to see 'BIG' and '10' in a single word.")
Its twelve member institutions (which are primarily flagship research universities in their respective states, well-regarded academically, and with relatively large student enrollment) are located primarily in the Midwest, stretching from Nebraska in the west to Pennsylvania in the east. The conference competes in the NCAA's Division I; its football teams compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), formerly known as Division I-A, the highest level of NCAA competition in that sport. Member schools of the Big Ten (or, in two cases, their parent university systems) also are members of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, a leading educational and research consortium.
Despite the conference's name, the Big Ten actually consists of 12 schools, following the addition of Pennsylvania State University in 1990 and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 2011. In 2014, the conference will expand to 14 full members with the additions of the University of Maryland and Rutgers University, and one affiliate member with the addition of Johns Hopkins University in men's lacrosse. It is not to be confused with the Big 12 Conference, which has ten schools and represents a different region of the country, save for the state of Iowa.
(As of January 1, 2014)
(As of December 21, 2013)
|University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign||Urbana, Illinois
|Orange & Blue
|Indiana University||Bloomington, Indiana
|Public||42,464||$1,735,086,000||Hoosiers||Cream & Crimson
|University of Iowa||Iowa City, Iowa
|Public||31,498||$1,094,803,000||Hawkeyes||Black & Gold
|University of Michigan||Ann Arbor, Michigan
|Public||37,197||$8,382,311,000||Wolverines||Maize & Blue
|Michigan State University||East Lansing, Michigan
|Public||48,906||$1,637,164,000||Spartans||Green & White
|University of Minnesota||Minneapolis, Minnesota
and St. Paul, Minnesota
|1851||1896||Public||51,853||$2,757,476,000||Golden Gophers||Maroon & Gold
|University of Nebraska–Lincoln||Lincoln, Nebraska
|1869||2011||Public||24,593||$1,338,728,000||Cornhuskers||Scarlet & Cream
|Northwestern University||Evanston, Illinois
|1851||1896||Private||14,988||$7,883,323,000||Wildcats||Purple & White
|The Ohio State University||Columbus, Ohio
|1870||1912||Public||56,867||$3,149,169,000||Buckeyes||Scarlet & Gray
|Pennsylvania State University||University Park, Pennsylvania
|Blue & White
|Purdue University||West Lafayette, Indiana
|1869||1896||Public||39,637||$2,182,171,000||Boilermakers||Old Gold & Black
|University of Wisconsin–Madison||Madison, Wisconsin
|1848||1896||Public||43,275||$2,020,019,000||Badgers||Cardinal & White
These future members are to join the Big Ten conference in all sports.
|Type||Enrollment||Endowment||Nickname||Colors||Varsity Teams||NCAA Championships
(As of January 1, 2014)
|University of Maryland||College Park, Maryland
|1856||2014||Public||37,631||$867,017,000||Terrapins||Red and White & Black and Gold
||20||25||East||Atlantic Coast Conference|||
|Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey||New Brunswick, New Jersey
Piscataway, New Jersey
||27||1||East||Big East (field hockey, men's and women's lacrosse)|||
(As of January 1, 2014)
|Johns Hopkins University||Baltimore, Maryland
|1876||Private||5,066||$2,990,000,000||2014||Blue Jays||Columbia Blue & Black
||Men's Lacrosse||9 In Men's Lacrosse||American Lacrosse Conference (for women's lacrosse),
Centennial Conference (other sports)
(NCAA Division III)
|Nickname||Colors||Varsity Teams||NCAA Championships
(as a member)
|University of Chicago||Chicago, Illinois
|1890||Private||5,027||$6,670,000,000||1896||1946||Maroons||Maroon & White
||19||1||73||University Athletic Association
(NCAA Division III)
Full members Full members (non-football) Sport Affiliate (Men's Lacrosse) Other Conference Other Conference
|Swimming & Diving||
|Track and Field (Indoor)||
|Track and Field (Outdoor)||
|School||Baseball||Basketball||Cross Country||Football||Golf||Gymnastics||Ice Hockey||Lacrosse1||Soccer||Swimming
|Tennis||Track & Field
|Track & Field
1: Lacrosse will be a sponsored sport beginning in 2014–15
2: Johns Hopkins will be joining the Big Ten as an affiliate member in men's lacrosse only, beginning in 2014. It will continue to field its other sports in the NCAA Division III Centennial Conference except women's lacrosse, which will become an independent with the demise of the American Lacrosse Conference as four of its teams move to the Big Ten.
Men's varsity sports not sponsored by the Big Ten Conference which are played by Big Ten schools:
1: Fencing is officially a coeducational team sport, although a few schools field only a women's team. Ohio State and Penn State, like most NCAA fencing schools, have coed teams.
3: Men's rowing, whether heavyweight or lightweight, is not governed by the NCAA, but instead by the Intercollegiate Rowing Association.
4: Unlike rifle, pistol is not an NCAA-governed sport. It is fully coeducational.
5: Rifle is technically a men's sport, but men's, women's, and coed teams all compete against each other. Ohio State fields a coed team.
6: Maryland and Rutgers lacrosse will join the Big Ten Conference in July 2014.
|School||Basketball||Cross Country||Field Hockey||Golf||Gymnastics||Lacrosse*||Rowing||Soccer||Softball||Swimming
|Tennis||Track & Field
|Track & Field
* Lacrosse will be a sponsored sport beginning with the 2014–15 academic year.
Women's varsity sports not sponsored by the Big Ten Conference which are played by Big Ten schools:
|School||Bowling||Fencing[c 1]||Ice Hockey||Lightweight Rowing[c 2]||Pistol[c 3]||Rifle[c 4]||Synchronized Swimming[c 5]||Water Polo|
Initiated and led by Purdue University president James Henry Smart, the presidents of University of Chicago, University of Illinois, University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin, Northwestern University, Purdue University and Lake Forest College met in Chicago on January 11, 1895 to discuss the regulation and control of intercollegiate athletics. The eligibility of student-athletes was one of the main topics of discussion. The Intercollegiate Conference of Faculty Representatives was founded at a second meeting on February 8, 1896. Lake Forest was not at the 1896 meeting that established the conference and was replaced by the University of Michigan. At the time, the organization was more commonly known as the Western Conference, consisting of Purdue, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Chicago, and Northwestern.
The first reference to the conference as the Big Nine was in 1899 after Iowa and Indiana had joined. Nebraska first petitioned to join the league in 1900 and again in 1911, but was turned away both times. In April 1907, Michigan was voted out of the conference for failing to adhere to league rules. Ohio State was added to the conference in 1912. The first known references to the conference as the Big Ten were in November 1917 after Michigan rejoined following a nine-year absence.
The conference was again known as the Big Nine after the University of Chicago decided to de-emphasize varsity athletics just after World War II. Chicago discontinued its football program in 1939 and withdrew from the conference in 1946 after struggling to gain victories in many conference matchups. It was believed that one of several schools, notably Pittsburgh, Nebraska, Michigan State, Marquette, Notre Dame, and Iowa State would replace Chicago at the time. On May 20, 1949, Michigan State ended the speculation by joining and the conference was again known as the Big Ten. The Big Ten's membership would remain unchanged for the next 40 years.
The conference’s official name throughout this period remained the Intercollegiate Conference of Faculty Representatives. It did not formally adopt the name Big Ten until 1987, when it was incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation. In 1990, the Big Ten universities voted to expand the conference to 11 teams, and extended an invitation to Pennsylvania State University, which accepted it. When Penn State joined in 1990, it was decided that the conference would continue to be called the Big Ten, but its logo was modified to reflect the change; the number 11 was disguised in the negative space of the traditionally blue "Big Ten" lettering.
Missouri had shown interest in Big Ten membership after Penn State joined. Around 1993, the league explored adding Kansas, Missouri, and Rutgers, or other potential schools, to create a 14-team league with two divisions. These talks died when the Big 8 Conference merged with former Southwest Conference members to create the Big 12.
Following the addition of previously independent Penn State, efforts were made to encourage the University of Notre Dame, the last remaining non-service academy independent, to join the league. Early in the 20th century, Notre Dame briefly considered official entry into the Big Ten but chose to maintain its independence instead. However, in 1999, both Notre Dame and the Big Ten entered into private negotiations concerning a possible membership that would include Notre Dame. Although the Notre Dame faculty senate endorsed the idea with a near unanimous vote, the ND board of trustees decided against joining the conference and Notre Dame ultimately withdrew from negotiations. 
In December 2009 Big Ten Conference commissioner Jim Delany announced that the league was looking to expand in what would later be part of a nationwide trend as part of the 2010–13 NCAA conference realignment. On June 11, 2010 the University of Nebraska applied for membership in the Big Ten and was unanimously approved as the conference's 12th school, which became effective July 1, 2011. The conference retained the name "Big Ten".
On September 1, Delany revealed the conference's divisional split and announced the new division names on December 13, 2010: Legends and Leaders. The new "Legends" and "Leaders" names were not met with enthusiasm. Some traditional rivals, including Ohio State and Michigan, were placed in separate divisions. For the football season, each team plays the others in its division, one "cross-over" game, and two rotating cross-divisional games.
On November 19, 2012, the University of Maryland's Board of Regents voted to withdraw from the ACC and to join the Big Ten as its 13th member effective on July 1, 2014. The Big Ten's Council of Presidents approved the move later that day. One day later, Rutgers University of the Big East also accepted an offer for membership from the Big Ten as its 14th member school.
On April 28, 2013, the Big Ten presidents and chancellors unanimously approved a divisional realignment that will take effect when Maryland and Rutgers join in 2014. Under the new plan, the "Leaders" and "Legends" divisions will be replaced with geographic divisions. The West Division will include all member schools in the Central Time Zone plus Purdue, while the East Division will include the other seven schools. The final issue in determining the new divisions was which of the two Indiana schools would be sent to the West; Purdue was chosen because its West Lafayette campus is geographically west of Indiana's home city of Bloomington. In the new divisional alignment, the only protected cross-divisional rivalry game in football will be Indiana–Purdue.
On June 3, 2013, the Big Ten announced the sponsorship of men's and women's lacrosse. The addition of women's lacrosse was possible with the addition of Maryland and Rutgers to the conference, joining existing programs at Northwestern, Michigan, Ohio State, and Penn State. To sponsor men's lacrosse, Johns Hopkins University opted to join the conference as its first affiliate member beginning in 2014. Johns Hopkins had previously been independent in men's lacrosse for 130 years, claiming 44 national championships.
In 2012, the Conference announced it will be moving its headquarters from its current location in Park Ridge, Illinois to neighboring Rosemont by the end of 2013. The new office building is situated within the Rosemont Financial District, right alongside Interstate 294. The move into the building was finalized on October 14, 2013.
The office of the commissioner of athletics was created in 1922 "to study athletic problems of the various member universities and assist in enforcing the eligibility rules which govern Big Ten athletics."
|John L. Griffith||1922–1944||died in office|
|Kenneth L. "Tug" Wilson||1945–1961||retired|
|William R. Reed||1961–1971||died in office|
The Big Ten Conference is known for its academics as well as its athletics. Prior to the addition of Nebraska on July 1, 2011, it was the only Division I conference to have all its members in the Association of American Universities (AAU). Nebraska was removed from the AAU in April 2011, due to the AAU no longer allowing Nebraska to include their Medical Center in the AAU formula and the decreased weight given to agricultural research. Commissioner Jim Delany stated that Nebraska's removal from the AAU would have no bearing upon their Big Ten membership. However, Nebraska does lead the NCAA with a record of 291 Academic All-Americans (followed by Notre Dame with 221). All three future Big Ten members—all-sports members Maryland and Rutgers, plus men's lacrosse affiliate Johns Hopkins—are also AAU members. Currently no Division I conference has all its members in the AAU, but a Division III conference, University Athletic Association, is composed of entirely AAU members.
The Big Ten also runs the Committee on Institutional Cooperation along with the University of Chicago, which allows students at participating institutions to take distance courses at other participating institutions. Students at participating schools are also allowed "in-house" viewing privileges at other participating schools' libraries. They also employ collective purchasing, which has saved member institutions $19 million to date.
11 of the 13 public schools in the Big Ten (including Maryland and Rutgers) are considered "Public Ivies." The only members not included are Purdue and Nebraska. As mentioned above, all past, present, and future members of the Big Ten (full members and affiliates) are members of the American Association of Universities and are ranked in the US News & World Report top 100 and the Times Higher Education top 200, with the exception of Nebraska on all three accounts.
The schools below are listed by conference rank of total revenue. Total revenue includes ticket sales, contributions and donations, rights/licensing, student fees, school funds and all other sources including TV income, camp income, food and novelties. Total expenses includes coaching/staff, scholarships, buildings/ground, maintenance, utilities and rental fees and all other costs including recruiting, team travel, equipment and uniforms, conference dues and insurance costs. Net profit is calculated using the total revenue and total expenses data provided by USA Today, individual institutions and the United States Department of Education.
|Institution||2012 Total Revenue
|2012 Total Expenses
|2012 Profit/(Loss)||2011 Average Spending
|Ohio State University||$142,043,057||$124,419,412||$17,623,645||$140,560|
|University of Michigan||$140,131,187||$115,200,187||$24,921,000||$143,390|
|Pennsylvania State University||$108,252,281||$107,389,258||$863,023||Not reported|
|University of Wisconsin–Madison||$103,803,040||$102,275,206||$1,527,834||$121,658|
|University of Iowa||$97,902,974||$104,658,746||($6,755,772)||$135,473|
|Michigan State University||$93,946,707||$88,100,432||$5,846,275||$118,986|
|University of Minnesota||$83,619,526||$83,619,526||$0||$109,923|
|University of Nebraska–Lincoln||$81,631,252||$77,037,282||$4,593,970||$125,446|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign||$78,708,250||$76,740,736||$1,967,514||$144,639|
|Indiana University Bloomington||$72,973,954||$69,915,060||$3,058,894||$109,329|
|University of Maryland, College Park||$68,142,660||$68,109,639||$33,021||$88,935|
|Northwestern University||Not reported||Not reported||Not reported||Not reported|
When Maryland and Rutgers join in 2014, the divisions (as previously noted) will change to "East" and "West", with Purdue and the six schools in the Central Time Zone in the West and Indiana joining the remaining six Eastern Time Zone schools in the East. The only protected cross-division game will be Indiana–Purdue. Also, beginning in 2016, the Big Ten will adopt a nine-game conference schedule.
|West Division||East Division|
* The game between Indiana and Purdue will be the only protected game between the East and West divisions. (All other matchups between East and West will occur on a rotating basis.)
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This list goes through the 2013 season.
|#||Team||Records||Pct.||Division Championships||Big Ten Championships||Claimed National Championships||Poll National Championships†|
† A national championship selection by any of the Associated Press (1936–present), United Press International (1950–1990), USA Today (1991–2013) or Amway (2014–present) polls.
‡ Ohio State was awarded the Leaders Division in 2012, however they were ineligible to participate in the 2012 Big Ten Championship Game. Due to Penn State also being ineligible, Wisconsin was selected to participate and went on to defeat Nebraska 70-31.
|Season||Date||Leaders Division||Legends Division||Site||Attendance||MVP|
|2011||December 3, 2011||#15 Wisconsin||42||#11 Michigan State||39||Lucas Oil Stadium||64,152||QB Russell Wilson, Wisconsin|
|2012||December 1, 2012||Wisconsin||70||#14 Nebraska||31||Lucas Oil Stadium||41,260||RB Montee Ball, Wisconsin|
|2013||December 7, 2013||#2 Ohio State||24||#10 Michigan State||34||Lucas Oil Stadium||66,002||QB Connor Cook, Michigan State|
|Season||Date||East Division||West Division||Site||Attendance||MVP|
|2014||December 6, 2014||TBD||0||TBD||0||Lucas Oil Stadium||TBD||TBA|
Rankings from the AP Poll.
In 2012 Wisconsin finished third in the Leaders division, but division champion Ohio State and second place Penn State were banned from postseason play due to sanctions.
Since 1946, the Big Ten champion has had a tie-in with the Rose Bowl game. Michigan appeared in the first bowl game, the 1902 Rose Bowl. After that, the Big Ten did not allow their schools to participate in bowl games, until the agreement struck with the Pacific Coast Conference for the 1947 Rose Bowl. From 1946 through 1971, the Big Ten did not allow the same team to represent the conference in consecutive years in the Rose Bowl with an exception made after the 1961 season in which Minnesota played in the 1962 Rose Bowl after playing in the 1961 Rose Bowl due to Ohio State declining the bid because of Ohio State faculty concerns about academics. Due to their "Rose Bowl or bust" policy, the 1972, 1973 and 1974 Michigan squads did not play in bowl games despite posting 10 wins in each season.
It was not until the 1975 season that the Big Ten allowed teams to play in bowl games other than the Rose Bowl. Michigan, which had been shut out of the postseason the previous three years, was the first beneficiary of the new rule when it played in the Orange Bowl vs. Oklahoma. Due to the pre-1975 rules, Big Ten teams such as Michigan and Ohio State have lower numbers of all-time bowl appearances than powerhouse teams from the Big 12 Conference (previously Big Eight and Southwest Conferences) and Southeastern Conference, which always placed multiple teams in bowl games every year.
Starting in the 2014-2015 season, a new slate of bowl game selections will include several new bowl games.
|Rose Bowl or Playoff||Pasadena, California or Playoff Site||Pac-12 or Playoff Team|
|Capital One Bowl or Orange Bowl†||Orlando, Florida or Miami, Florida||SEC or ACC|
|Outback Bowl||Tampa, Florida||SEC|
|Holiday Bowl||San Diego, California||Pac-12|
|Music City Bowl or Gator Bowl‡||Nashville, TN or Jacksonville, FL||SEC|
|Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl||San Francisco, California||Pac-12|
|Pinstripe Bowl||New York City||ACC|
|New Detroit Bowl||Detroit, Michigan||ACC|
|Heart of Dallas Bowl or Armed Forces Bowl^||Fort Worth, TX or Dallas, TX||Conference USA|
† The Big Ten, along with the SEC, will be eligible to face the ACC representative in the Orange Bowl at least three out of the eight seasons that it does not host a semifinal for the Playoff over a 12-year span. Notre Dame will be chosen the other two years if eligible.
‡ The Big Ten and ACC will switch between the Music City and Gator bowls on alternating years.
^ The Big Ten and Big 12 will switch between the Heart of Dallas and Armed Forces bowls on alternating years.
Although the pick order usually corresponds to the conference standings, the bowls are not required to make their choices strictly according to the won-lost records; many factors influence bowl selections, especially the likely turnout of the team's fans. Picks are made after BCS selections; the bowl with the #2 pick will have the first pick of the remaining teams in the conference.
The Capital One (first choice) and Outback (second) Bowls can select any eligible team except a team that has two fewer wins or two more losses, in all games, than another eligible team. If a second conference team is selected for a BCS bowl, the two-win/loss requirement is not applicable for the Outback Bowl. The remaining picks are made in order without restrictions.
The total pay of head coaches includes university and non-university compensation. This includes base salary, income from contracts, foundation supplements, bonuses and media and radio pay.
|Conference Rank||Institution||Head Coach||2013 Total Pay|
|1||Ohio State University||Meyer, UrbanUrban Meyer||$4,608,000|
|2||Pennsylvania State University||Franklin, JamesJames Franklin||$4,250,000|
|3||University of Michigan||Hoke, BradyBrady Hoke||$4,154,000|
|4||University of Iowa||Ferentz, KirkKirk Ferentz||$3,985,000|
|5||University of Nebraska–Lincoln||Pelini, BoBo Pelini||$2,975,000|
|6||Northwestern University||Fitzgerald, PatPat Fitzgerald||$2,221,153|
|7||Purdue University||Hazell, DarrellDarrell Hazell||$2,160,833|
|8||University of Wisconsin–Madison||Andersen, GaryGary Andersen||$2,035,823|
|9||University of Maryland, College Park||Edsall, RandyRandy Edsall||$2,025,440|
|10||Michigan State University||Dantonio, MarkMark Dantonio||$1,959,744|
|11||University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign||Beckman, TimTim Beckman||$1,700,000|
|12||Indiana University Bloomington||Wilson, KevinKevin Wilson||$1,291,220|
|13||University of Minnesota||Kill, JerryJerry Kill||$1,200,000|
|14||Rutgers University||Flood, KyleKyle Flood||$860,000|
All Big Ten member schools have marching bands which perform regularly during the football season. Ten of the current twelve member schools have won the Sudler Trophy, generally considered the most prestigious honor a collegiate marching band can receive. The first three Sudler trophies were awarded to Big Ten marching bands — Michigan (1982), Illinois (1983) and Ohio State (1984). The Big Ten also has more Sudler Trophy recipients than any other collegiate athletic conference.
Coaches and media of the Big Ten Conference award individual honors at the end of each football season.
The Big Ten has participated in basketball since 1904, and has led the nation in attendance every season since 1978. It has been a national powerhouse in men's basketball, having multiple championship winners and often sending four or more teams to the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Previous NCAA champions include Indiana with five titles, Michigan State with two, and Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ohio State with one each. Maryland, which is joining the Big Ten on July 1, 2014, has won one NCAA title. Ohio State played in the first NCAA tournament national championship game in 1939, losing to Oregon. Despite this, Jimmy Hull of Ohio State was the first NCAA tournament MVP. The first three tournament MVPs came from the Big Ten (Marv Huffman of Indiana in 1940 and John Katz of Wisconsin in 1941).
Big Ten teams have also experienced success in the postseason NIT. Since 1974, 13 Big Ten teams have made it to the championship game, winning nine championships. NIT champions from the Big Ten include Michigan, Ohio State, and Minnesota with two, and Indiana, Nebraska, Penn State,and Purdue with one each. Soon-to-be conference member Maryland has won one NIT title.
In addition, the Helms Athletic Foundation recognizes Illinois as the 1915 National Champions, Minnesota as the 1902 and 1919 National Champions, Northwestern as the 1931 National Champion, Purdue as the 1932 National Champions, and Wisconsin as the 1912, 1914 and 1916 National Champions.
Since 1999, the Big Ten has taken part in the ACC–Big Ten Challenge with the Atlantic Coast Conference. The ACC holds a 10–3–2 record against the Big Ten; Purdue, Ohio State and Nebraska are the only Big Ten schools without losing records in the challenge.
This list goes through the 2013-14 season.
|#||Big Ten||Overall Record||Pct.||Big Ten Tournament
|Big Ten Regular
|NCAA National Championships|
† denotes overtime games. Multiple †'s indicate more than one overtime.
|Year||Champion||Runner-up||Venue and city|
|1939||Oregon||46||Ohio State||33||Patten Gymnasium||Evanston, Illinois|
|1940||Indiana||60||Kansas||42||Municipal Auditorium||Kansas City, Missouri|
|1941||Wisconsin||39||Washington State||34||Municipal Auditorium||Kansas City, Missouri (2)|
|1953||Indiana (2)||69||Kansas||68||Municipal Auditorium||Kansas City, Missouri (4)|
|1956||San Francisco (2)||83||Iowa||71||McGaw Hall||Evanston, Illinois (2)|
|1960||Ohio State||75||California||55||Cow Palace||Daly City, California|
|1961†||Cincinnati||70||Ohio State||65||Municipal Auditorium||Kansas City, Missouri (8)|
|1962||Cincinnati (2)||71||Ohio State||59||Freedom Hall||Louisville, Kentucky (3)|
|1965||UCLA (2)||91||Michigan||80||Memorial Coliseum||Portland, Oregon|
|1969||UCLA (5)||92||Purdue||72||Freedom Hall||Louisville, Kentucky (6)|
|1976||Indiana (3)||86||Michigan||68||The Spectrum||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|1979||Michigan State||75||Indiana State||64||Special Events Center||Salt Lake City, Utah|
|1981||Indiana (4)||63||North Carolina||50||Spectrum||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2)|
|1987||Indiana (5)||74||Syracuse||73||Louisiana Superdome||New Orleans, Louisiana (2)|
|1989†||Michigan||80||Seton Hall||79||Kingdome||Seattle, Washington (4)|
|1992||Duke (2)||71||Michigan[a 1]||51||Metrodome||Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|1993||North Carolina (3)||77||Michigan[a 1]||71||Louisiana Superdome||New Orleans, Louisiana (3)|
|2000||Michigan State (2)||89||Florida||76||RCA Dome||Indianapolis, Indiana (4)|
|2002||Maryland||64||Indiana||52||Georgia Dome||Atlanta, Georgia (2)|
|2005||North Carolina (4)||75||Illinois||70||Edward Jones Dome||St. Louis, Missouri (3)|
|2007||Florida (2)||84||Ohio State||75||Georgia Dome||Atlanta, Georgia (3)|
|2009||North Carolina (5)||89||Michigan State||72||Ford Field||Detroit, Michigan|
|2013||Louisville (3)||82||Michigan||76||Georgia Dome||Atlanta, Georgia (4)|
|Year||Champion||Runner-up||MVP||Venue and city|
|1972||Maryland||100||Niagara||69||Tom McMillan, Maryland||Madison Square Garden||New York City|
|1974||Purdue||87||Utah||81||Mike Sojourner, Utah||Madison Square Garden||New York City|
|1979||Indiana||53||Purdue||52||Butch Carter and Ray Tolbert, Indiana||Madison Square Garden||New York City|
|1980||Virginia||58||Minnesota||55||Ralph Sampson, Virginia||Madison Square Garden||New York City|
|1982||Bradley||68||Purdue||61||Mitchell Anderson, Bradley||Madison Square Garden||New York City|
|1984||Michigan||83||Notre Dame||63||Tim McCormick, Michigan||Madison Square Garden||New York City|
|1985||UCLA||65||Indiana||62||Reggie Miller, UCLA||Madison Square Garden||New York City|
|1986||Ohio State||73||Wyoming||63||Brad Sellers, Ohio State||Madison Square Garden||New York City|
|1988||Connecticut||72||Ohio State||67||Phil Gamble, UConn||Madison Square Garden||New York City|
|1993||Minnesota||62||Georgetown||61||Voshon Lenard, Minnesota||Madison Square Garden||New York City|
|1996||Nebraska||60||Saint Joseph's||56||Erick Strickland, Nebraska||Madison Square Garden||New York City|
|1997||Michigan[b 1]||82||Florida State||73||Robert Traylor, Michigan||Madison Square Garden||New York City|
|1998||Minnesota[c 1]||79||Penn State||72||Kevin Clark, Minnesota||Madison Square Garden||New York City|
|2004||Michigan||62||Rutgers||55||Daniel Horton, Michigan||Madison Square Garden||New York City|
|2006||South Carolina||76||Michigan||64||Renaldo Balkman, South Carolina||Madison Square Garden||New York City|
|2008||Ohio State||92||Massachusetts||85||Kosta Koufos, Ohio State||Madison Square Garden||New York City|
|2009||Penn State||69||Baylor||63||Jamelle Cornley, Penn State||Madison Square Garden||New York City|
|2012||Stanford||75||Minnesota||51||Aaron Bright, Stanford||Madison Square Garden||New York City|
|2013||Baylor||74||Iowa||54||Pierre Jackson, Baylor||Madison Square Garden||New York City|
|2014||Minnesota||65||SMU||63||Austin Hollins, Minnesota||Madison Square Garden||New York City|
The Big Ten fields seven of the remaining sixteen Division I men's gymnastics. In 2013, Michigan edged out Oklahoma for their 5th NCAA Men's Gymnastics championship, the school's second in four years.
|1951||Florida State||Illinois/Southern Cal||Michigan|
|1956||Illinois||Penn State††||North Carolina|
|1958||Michigan State†††/Illinois||Michigan State|
|1960||Penn State††||Southern Cal||Penn State|
|1961||Penn State††||Southern Illinois||Illinois|
|1965||Penn State††||Washington||Southern Illinois|
|1967||Southern Illinois||Michigan||Southern Illinois|
|1969||Iowa||Penn State††/Colorado State||Washington|
|1970||Michigan||Iowa State/New Mexico state||Temple|
|1973||Iowa State||Penn State††||Oregon|
|1991||Oklahoma||Penn State††||Penn State|
|2001||Ohio State||Oklahoma||Ohio State|
|2007||Penn State||Oklahoma||Penn State|
†-Chicago left the Big Ten in 1946.
††-Finishes prior to Penn State and Nebraska joining the Big Ten.
†††-Michigan State no longer competes in gymnastics.
Women's basketball teams have played a total of ten times in the NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship (since 1982) and Women's National Invitation Tournament Championship (since 1998). Big Ten women's teams have also led conference attendance from 1993–1999.
Like the men's teams, the women's basketball teams in the Big Ten participate in the Big Ten–ACC Women's Challenge, which was founded in 2007.
|Year||Champion||Runner-up||Venue and city|
|1993||Texas Tech||84||Ohio State||82||The Omni||Atlanta, Georgia|
|1999||Purdue||62||Duke||45||San Jose Arena||San Jose, California|
|2001||Notre Dame||68||Purdue||66||Savvis Center||St. Louis, Missouri|
|2005||Baylor||84||Michigan State||62||RCA Dome||Indianapolis, Indiana|
|2006||Maryland||78||Duke||75||TD Banknorth Garden||Boston, Massachusetts|
|Year||Champion||Runner-up||Venue and city|
|1998||Penn State||59||Baylor||56||Ferrell Center||Waco, Texas|
|1999||Arkansas||67||Wisconsin||64||Bud Walton Arena||Fayetteville, Arkansas|
|2000||Wisconsin||75||Florida||74||Kohl Center||Madison, Wisconsin|
|2001||Ohio State||62||New Mexico||61||University Arena||Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|2008||Marquette||81||Michigan State||66||Breslin Center||East Lansing, Michigan|
The Big Ten began sponsoring men's ice hockey in the 2013–14 season. The inaugural season includes 6 schools: Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State joined from the disbanded CCHA; Minnesota and Wisconsin joined from the WCHA; and Penn State joined after playing its first NCAA Division I season (2012-2013) as an independent.
NOTE: Overall (win-loss-tie) records shown below are thru the conclusion of 2012-13 season.
|#||Team||Overall Record||Pct.||NCAA Tournament
* Numbers include Penn State's ACHA records before joining the NCAA in 2012-13. Penn State has won 7 ACHA Tournaments and have appeared in 29 ACHA Tournaments.
|Year||Winning team||Coach||Losing team||Coach||Score||Location||Finals venue|
|1948||Michigan||Heyliger, VicVic Heyliger||Dartmouth||Jeremiah, EdwardEdward Jeremiah||8–4||Colorado Springs, Colorado||Broadmoor Ice Palace|
|1951||Michigan (2)||Heyliger, VicVic Heyliger||Brown||Moulton, WestcottWestcott Moulton||7–1||Colorado Springs, Colorado||Broadmoor Ice Palace|
|1952||Michigan (3)||Heyliger, VicVic Heyliger||Colorado College||Thompson, CheddyCheddy Thompson||4–1||Colorado Springs, Colorado||Broadmoor Ice Palace|
|1953||Michigan (4)||Heyliger, VicVic Heyliger||Minnesota||Mariucci, JohnJohn Mariucci||7–3||Colorado Springs, Colorado||Broadmoor Ice Palace|
|1954||Rensselaer||Harkness, NedNed Harkness||Minnesota||Mariucci, JohnJohn Mariucci||5–4 (OT)||Colorado Springs, Colorado||Broadmoor Ice Palace|
|1955||Michigan (5)||Heyliger, VicVic Heyliger||Colorado College||Thompson, CheddyCheddy Thompson||5–3||Colorado Springs, Colorado||Broadmoor Ice Palace|
|1956||Michigan (6)||Heyliger, VicVic Heyliger||Michigan Tech||Renfrew, AlAl Renfrew||7–5||Colorado Springs, Colorado||Broadmoor Ice Palace|
|1957||Colorado College (2)||Bedecki, TomTom Bedecki||Michigan||Heyliger, VicVic Heyliger||13–6||Colorado Springs, Colorado||Broadmoor Ice Palace|
|1959||North Dakota||May, BobBob May||Michigan State||Bessone, AmoAmo Bessone||4–3 (OT)||Troy, New York||RPI Field House|
|1964||Michigan (7)||Renfrew, AlAl Renfrew||Denver||Armstrong, MurrayMurray Armstrong||6–3||Denver, Colorado||University of Denver Arena|
|1966||Michigan State||Bessone, AmoAmo Bessone||Clarkson||Ceglarski, LenLen Ceglarski||6–1||Minneapolis, Minnesota||Williams Arena|
|1971||Boston University||Kelley, JackJack Kelley||Minnesota||Sonmor, GlenGlen Sonmor||4–2||Syracuse, New York||Onondaga War Memorial|
|1973||Wisconsin||Johnson, BobBob Johnson||Denver1||Armstrong, MurrayMurray Armstrong||4–2||Boston, Massachusetts||Boston Garden|
|1974||Minnesota||Brooks, HerbHerb Brooks||Michigan Tech||MacInnes, JohnJohn MacInnes||4–2||Boston, Massachusetts||Boston Garden|
|1975||Michigan Tech (3)||MacInnes, JohnJohn MacInnes||Minnesota||Brooks, HerbHerb Brooks||6–1||St. Louis, Missouri||St. Louis Arena|
|1976||Minnesota (2)||Brooks, HerbHerb Brooks||Michigan Tech||MacInnes, JohnJohn MacInnes||6–4||Denver, Colorado||University of Denver Arena|
|1977||Wisconsin (2)||Johnson, BobBob Johnson||Michigan||Farrell, DanDan Farrell||6–5 (OT)||Detroit, Michigan||Olympia Stadium|
|1979||Minnesota (3)||Brooks, HerbHerb Brooks||North Dakota||Gasparini, GinoGino Gasparini||4–3||Detroit, Michigan||Olympia Stadium|
|1981||Wisconsin (3)||Johnson, BobBob Johnson||Minnesota||Buetow, BradBrad Buetow||6–3||Duluth, Minnesota||Duluth Entertainment Center|
|1982||North Dakota (4)||Gasparini, GinoGino Gasparini||Wisconsin||Johnson, BobBob Johnson||5–2||Providence, Rhode Island||Providence Civic Center|
|1983||Wisconsin (4)||Sauer, JeffJeff Sauer||Harvard||Cleary, BillBill Cleary||6–2||Grand Forks, North Dakota||Ralph Engelstad Arena|
|1986||Michigan State (2)||Mason, RonRon Mason||Harvard||Cleary, BillBill Cleary||6–5||Providence, Rhode Island||Providence Civic Center|
|1987||North Dakota (5)||Gasparini, GinoGino Gasparini||Michigan State||Mason, RonRon Mason||5–3||Detroit, Michigan||Joe Louis Arena|
|1989||Harvard||Cleary, BillBill Cleary||Minnesota||Woog, DougDoug Woog||4–3 (OT)||Saint Paul, Minnesota||Saint Paul Civic Center|
|1990||Wisconsin (5)||Sauer, JeffJeff Sauer||Colgate||Slater, TerryTerry Slater||7–3||Detroit, Michigan||Joe Louis Arena|
|1992||Lake Superior State (2)||Jackson, JeffJeff Jackson||Wisconsin1||Sauer, JeffJeff Sauer||5–3||Albany, New York||Knickerbocker Arena|
|1996||Michigan (8)||Berenson, RedRed Berenson||Colorado College||Lucia, DonDon Lucia||3–2 (OT)||Cincinnati, Ohio||Riverfront Coliseum|
|1998||Michigan (9)||Berenson, RedRed Berenson||Boston College||York, JerryJerry York||3–2 (OT)||Boston, Massachusetts||FleetCenter|
|2002||Minnesota (4)||Lucia, DonDon Lucia||Maine||Whitehead, TimTim Whitehead||4–3 (OT)||Saint Paul, Minnesota||Xcel Energy Center|
|2003||Minnesota (5)||Lucia, DonDon Lucia||New Hampshire||Umile, DickDick Umile||5–1||Buffalo, New York||HSBC Arena|
|2006||Wisconsin (6)||Eaves, MikeMike Eaves||Boston College||York, JerryJerry York||2–1||Milwaukee, Wisconsin||Bradley Center|
|2007||Michigan State (3)||Comley, RickRick Comley||Boston College||York, JerryJerry York||3–1||St. Louis, Missouri||Scottrade Center|
|2010||Boston College (4)||York, JerryJerry York||Wisconsin||Eaves, MikeMike Eaves||5–0||Detroit, Michigan||Ford Field|
|2011||Minnesota–Duluth||Scott Sandelin||Michigan||Red Berenson||3–2 (OT)||Saint Paul, Minnesota||Xcel Energy Center|
|2014||Union||Rick Bennett||Minnesota||Don Lucia||7-4||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Wells Fargo Center|
^1 Participation in the tournament vacated by the NCAA Committee on Infractions.
At the conclusion of each regular season schedule the coaches of each Big Ten team, as well as a media panel, vote which players they choose to be on the three All-Conference Teams: first team, second team and rookie team. Additionally they vote to award the 5 individual trophies to an eligible player at the same time. The Big Ten also awards a Tournament Most Outstanding Player which is voted on after the conclusion of the conference tournament. Each team also names one of their players to be honored for the conference Sportsmanship Award. All of the awards were created for the inaugural season (2013–14).
The Big Ten will begin sponsoring men's lacrosse in the 2014–15 season. The Big Ten lacrosse league will include Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, and Rutgers. Johns Hopkins will join the Big Ten conference as an affiliate member in 2014. The teams that will compete in Big Ten men's lacrosse have combined to win 11 NCAA national championships.
With the addition of Johns Hopkins and Maryland to the league, Big Ten men's lacrosse will boast two of the top programs and most heated rivals in the history of the sport. Johns Hopkins (28) and Maryland (21) combine for 49 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Final Four appearances. The media and both schools have called Johns Hopkins–Maryland rivalry the greatest and most historic rivalry in men's lacrosse. Since 1895, the two teams have matched up more than 100 times.
NOTE: Overall (win-loss) records shown below are through the conclusion of 2012-13 season.
|#||Team||Total Seasons||Overall Record||Pct.||Claimed National
The members of the Big Ten have longstanding rivalries with each other, especially on the football field. Each school has at least one traveling trophy at stake. The following is a list of active rivalries in the Big Ten Conference with totals & records through the completion of the 2013 season.
|Teams||Rivalry Name||Trophy||Meetings||Record||Series leader||Current Streak|
|Illinois||Indiana||Illinois–Indiana rivalry||—||69||45–22–2||Illinois||Illinois lost 2|
|Missouri||Illinois–Missouri football rivalry||—||24||7–17||Missouri||Illinois lost 6|
|Northwestern||Illinois–Northwestern football rivalry||Land of Lincoln Trophy||107||54–48–5||Illinois||Illinois lost 2|
|Ohio State||Illinois–Ohio State football rivalry||Illibuck||100||30–66–4||Ohio State||Illinois lost 6|
|Purdue||Illinois–Purdue football rivalry||Purdue Cannon||89||43–40–6||Illinois||Illinois won 1|
|Indiana||Illinois||Illinois–Indiana rivalry||—||69||22–45–2||Illinois||Indiana won 2|
|Kentucky||Bourbon Barrel Game||Bourbon Barrel (retired 1999)||36||18–17–1||Indiana||Indiana won 1|
|Michigan State||Indiana–Michigan State football rivalry||Old Brass Spittoon||60||15–43–2||Michigan State||Indiana lost 5|
|Purdue||Indiana–Purdue rivalry||Old Oaken Bucket||115||37–72–6||Purdue||Indiana won 1|
|Iowa||Iowa State||Iowa–Iowa State football rivalry||Cy-Hawk Trophy||60||40–21||Iowa||Iowa won 1|
|Minnesota||Iowa–Minnesota football rivalry||Floyd of Rosedale||107||44–61–2||Minnesota||Iowa won 2|
|Nebraska||Iowa–Nebraska football rivalry||Heroes Trophy||44||13–28–3||Nebraska||Iowa won 1|
|Wisconsin||Iowa–Wisconsin football rivalry||Heartland Trophy||87||42–43–2||Wisconsin||Iowa lost 2|
|Michigan||Michigan State||Michigan–Michigan State football rivalry||Paul Bunyan Trophy||105||68–33–5||Michigan||Michigan lost 1|
|Minnesota||Michigan–Minnesota football rivalry||Little Brown Jug||100||73–24–3||Michigan||Michigan won 6|
|Notre Dame||Michigan–Notre Dame football rivalry||—||40||24–16–1||Michigan||Michigan won 1|
|Ohio State||Michigan–Ohio State football rivalry||—||110||58–46–6||Michigan||Michigan lost 2|
|Michigan State||Indiana||Indiana–Michigan State football rivalry||Old Brass Spittoon||60||43–15–2||Michigan State||Michigan State won 5|
|Michigan||Michigan–Michigan State football rivalry||Paul Bunyan Trophy||105||33–68–5||Michigan||Michigan State won 1|
|Notre Dame||Michigan State–Notre Dame football rivalry||Megaphone Trophy||77||28–48–1||Notre Dame||Michigan State lost 3|
|Penn State||Michigan State–Penn State football rivalry||Land Grant Trophy||28||13–14–1||Michigan State||Michigan State won 1|
|Minnesota||Iowa||Iowa–Minnesota football rivalry||Floyd of Rosedale||107||61–44–2||Minnesota||Minnesota lost 2|
|Michigan||Michigan–Minnesota football rivalry||Little Brown Jug||100||24–73–3||Michigan||Minnesota lost 6|
|Penn State||Minnesota–Penn State football rivalry||Governor's Victory Bell||13||5–8||Penn State||Minnesota won 1|
|Wisconsin||Minnesota–Wisconsin football rivalry||Paul Bunyan's Axe||123||59–56–8||Minnesota||Minnesota lost 10|
|Nebraska||Iowa||Iowa–Nebraska football rivalry||Heroes Trophy||44||28–13–3||Nebraska||Nebraska lost 1|
|Penn State||Nebraska-Penn State rivalry||—||14||8–6||Nebraska||Nebraska won 3|
|Northwestern||Illinois||Illinois–Northwestern football rivalry||Land of Lincoln Trophy||107||48–54–5||Illinois||Northwestern won 2|
|Ohio State||Illinois||Illinois–Ohio State football rivalry||Illibuck||100||66–30–4||Ohio State||Ohio State won 6|
|Michigan||Michigan–Ohio State football rivalry||—||110||46–58–6||Michigan||Ohio State won 2|
|Penn State||Ohio State–Penn State football rivalry||—||29||16–13||Ohio State||Ohio State won 2|
|Penn State||Michigan State||Michigan State–Penn State football rivalry||Land Grant Trophy||28||14–13–1||Penn State||Penn State lost 1|
|Minnesota||Minnesota–Penn State football rivalry||Governor's Victory Bell||13||8–5||Penn State||Penn State lost 1|
|Nebraska||Nebraska-Penn State rivalry||—||14||8–6||Nebraska||Penn State lost 3|
|Ohio State||Ohio State–Penn State football rivalry||—||29||13–16||Ohio State||Penn State lost 2|
|University of Pittsburgh||Penn State–Pittsburgh football rivalry||—||96||48-42-4||Penn State||Penn State lost 1|
|Temple||Penn State-Temple rivalry||—||41||37–3–1||Penn State||Penn State won 30|
|Purdue||Illinois||Illinois–Purdue football rivalry||Purdue Cannon||89||40–43–6||Illinois||Purdue lost 1|
|Indiana||Indiana–Purdue rivalry||Old Oaken Bucket||115||72–37–6||Purdue||Purdue lost 1|
|Notre Dame||Notre Dame–Purdue football rivalry||Shillelagh Trophy||85||26–57–2||Notre Dame||Purdue lost 6|
|Wisconsin||Iowa||Iowa–Wisconsin football rivalry||Heartland Trophy||87||43–42–2||Wisconsin||Wisconsin won 2|
|Minnesota||Minnesota–Wisconsin football rivalry||Paul Bunyan's Axe||123||56–59–8||Minnesota||Wisconsin won 10|
From 1993 through 2010, the Big Ten football schedule was set up with each team having two permanent matches within the conference, with the other eight teams in the conference rotating out of the schedule in pairs for two-year stints. Permanent matches were as follows:
This system was discontinued after the 2010 season, as teams became grouped into two divisions, and would play all teams in their division once, with one protected cross-over game, and two games rotating against the other five opponents from the opposing division.
Most of the above permanent rivalries were maintained. By virtue of the new alignment, a handful of new permanent divisional opponents were created, as all pairs of teams within the same division would face off each season. Furthermore, three new permanent inter-divisional matches resulted from the realignment: Purdue-Iowa, Michigan State-Indiana, and Penn State-Nebraska. The following past permanent matches were maintained across divisions: Minnesota-Wisconsin, Michigan-Ohio State, and Illinois-Northwestern.
The new alignment, however, caused some of the above permanent rivalries to be discontinued. These were: Iowa-Wisconsin, Northwestern-Purdue, and Michigan State-Penn State. These matchups would continue to be played, but only twice every five years on average. More rivalries could be disrupted, or some resumed on a yearly basis, when the league realigns into East and West Divisions for the 2014 season with the addition of Maryland and Rutgers. The two new schools will be placed in the new East Division with Penn State, and the two Indiana schools will be divided (Indiana to the East and Purdue to the West). With the move to a nine-game conference schedule in 2016, all cross-division games will be held at least once in a four-year cycle except for Indiana–Purdue, which will be the only protected cross-division game.
Three Big Ten teams—Purdue, Michigan State and Michigan—had rivalries in football with Notre Dame. After the University of Southern California with 35 wins (including a vacated 2005 win), the Michigan State Spartans have the most wins against the Irish, with 28. The Purdue Boilermakers follow with 26, and Michigan ranks fourth all-time with 24.
Penn State had a longstanding rivalry with Pittsburgh of the ACC, but the two schools have not met since 2000. Penn State also had long histories with independent Notre Dame; Rutgers, and Temple of the The American; Syracuse, Maryland and Boston College of the ACC; and West Virginia, a member of the Big 12 Conference. Penn State also has strong intrastate rivalries with Patriot League universities Bucknell in men's basketball and men's lacrosse, and Lehigh in wrestling. Most of these rivalries were cultivated while Penn State operated independent of conference affiliation; the constraints of playing a full conference schedule, especially in football, have reduced the number of meetings between Penn State and its non-Big Ten rivals. The rivalries with Maryland and Rutgers will become annual football matchups when those schools join Penn State in the Big Ten, since all three schools will be in the new East Division.
Iowa has an in-state rivalry with Iowa State of the Big 12, with the winner getting the Cy-Hawk Trophy in football. Iowa and Iowa State also compete annually in the Cy-Hawk Series sponsored by Hy-Vee (as of 2011 this series is now sponsored by The Iowa Corngrowers Association), the competition includes all head-to-head regular season competitions in all sports. Iowa also holds rivalries in basketball with the state's other two Division I programs, Drake and Northern Iowa.
Indiana has an out-of conference rivalry with Kentucky of the SEC (see Indiana–Kentucky rivalry). While the two schools played in football for many years, the rivalry was rooted in their decades of national success in men's basketball. The two no longer play one another in football, but their basketball rivalry continued until a dispute about game sites ended the series after 2011. In the last season of the rivalry (2011–12), the teams played twice. During the regular season, then-unranked Indiana defeated then-#1 ranked Kentucky 73–72 at Assembly Hall. The Wildcats avenged the loss in the NCAA tournament, defeating Indiana 102–90 in the South Regional final in Atlanta on their way to a national title.
Illinois has a longstanding basketball rivalry with the SEC's Missouri Tigers, with the two men's teams squaring off annually in the "Braggin' Rights" game. It was originally held at the St. Louis Arena from 1980 until 1993. Since 1994, the game has been played at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. This rivalry has been carried over into football as "The Arch Rivalry" with games played at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis in 2002 and 2003 and four games in 2007 through 2010.
Wisconsin has a long-standing, in-state basketball rivalry with Marquette. The series has intensified as of late with both teams having made the Final Four in recent years. The schools also played an annual football game before Marquette abandoned its football program in 1961.
Minnesota men's ice hockey has a prolific and fierce border rivalry with the University of North Dakota. The two teams played annually between 1948 and 2013 as members of the WCHA Conference prior to the inception of the Big Ten Conference. The rivalry will resume in 2016 in non-conference action.
In the early days of the Big Ten, the Chicago-Michigan game was played on Thanksgiving, usually with conference championship implications and was considered one of the first major rivalries of the conference.
Also in the early days of the conference, and at Knute Rockne's insistence, Northwestern and Notre Dame had a yearly contest, with the winner taking home a shillelagh, much like the winner of the USC-Notre Dame and Purdue-Notre Dame contests now receive. The Northwestern-Notre Dame shillelagh was largely forgotten by the early 1960s and is now solely an element of college football's storied past.
The Big Ten has the distinction of being the conference with the most stadiums seating over 100,000, at three of the stadiums (Beaver Stadium, Michigan Stadium, and Ohio Stadium). Only three other college football stadiums have such a capacity: Neyland Stadium at the University of Tennessee and Bryant–Denny Stadium of the University of Alabama in the Southeastern Conference, and Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium at the University of Texas at Austin in the Big 12 Conference.
|School||Football stadium||Capacity||Basketball arena||Capacity||Baseball stadium||Capacity|
|Illinois||Memorial Stadium, Champaign||60,670||State Farm Center||16,618||Illinois Field||3,000|
|Indiana||Memorial Stadium, Bloomington||52,929||Assembly Hall, Bloomington||17,472||Bart Kaufman Field||2,500|
|Iowa||Kinnick Stadium||70,585||Carver-Hawkeye Arena||15,400||Duane Banks Field||3,000|
|Maryland||Byrd Stadium||51,902||Comcast Center||17,950||Shipley Field||2,500|
|Michigan||Michigan Stadium||109,901||Crisler Center||12,707||Ray Fisher Stadium||4,000|
|Michigan State||Spartan Stadium||75,005||Breslin Student Events Center||14,797||Drayton McLane Baseball Stadium at John H. Kobs Field
Cooley Law School Stadium
|Minnesota||TCF Bank Stadium||50,805||Williams Arena||14,625||Siebert Field
|Nebraska||Memorial Stadium, Lincoln||87,091||Pinnacle Bank Arena||15,147||Hawks Field||8,486|
|Northwestern||Ryan Field||47,130||Welsh-Ryan Arena||8,117||Rocky Miller Park||1,000|
|Ohio State||Ohio Stadium||102,329||Value City Arena||18,809||Bill Davis Stadium||4,450|
|Penn State||Beaver Stadium||106,572||Bryce Jordan Center||15,261||Medlar Field at Lubrano Park||5,406|
|Purdue||Ross–Ade Stadium||62,500||Mackey Arena||14,240||Alexander Field||1,500 (expandable to 2,500)|
|Rutgers||High Point Solutions Stadium||52,454||Louis Brown Athletic Center||8,000||Bainton Field||1,500|
|Wisconsin||Camp Randall Stadium||80,321||Kohl Center||17,249||Non-baseball school|
Future members in gray.
|School||Men's arena||Capacity||Women's arena||Capacity|
|Michigan||Yost Ice Arena||6,600||No varsity team|
|Michigan State||Munn Ice Arena||6,470||No varsity team|
|Minnesota||Mariucci Arena||10,000||Ridder Arena||3,400|
|Ohio State||Value City Arena||17,500||OSU Ice Rink||1,415|
|Penn State||Pegula Ice Arena||6,000||Pegula Ice Arena||6,000|
|Wisconsin||Kohl Center||15,237||LaBahn Arena||2,273|
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