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Big Ten Conference
(B1G)
Big Ten Conference logo
Established 1896
Association NCAA
Division Division I FBS
Members 14 + 2 affiliate members
Sports fielded 28 (men's: 14; women's: 14)
Region
Former names Intercollegiate Conference of Faculty Representatives (officially, 1896 – 1987)
Western Conference (1896 – 1899)
Big Nine (1899 – 1917, 1946 – 1949)
Headquarters Rosemont, Illinois
Commissioner James Delany (since 1989)
Website www.bigten.org
Locations
Big Ten Conference locations

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, consisting of 14 members as of 2016, competes in the NCAA 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. The conference includes the flagship public university in each of 11 states stretching from New Jersey to Nebraska, as well as two additional public land grant schools and a private university.

The Big Ten Conference was established in 1895 when Purdue University president James H. Smart and representatives from the University of Chicago, University of Illinois, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, Northwestern University, and University of Wisconsin gathered at Chicago's Palmer House Hotel to set policies aimed at regulating intercollegiate athletics. In 1905, the conference was officially incorporated as the "Intercollegiate Conference Athletic Association".[1]

Big Ten member institutions are predominantly major flagship research universities with large financial endowments and strong academic reputations. Large student enrollment is also a hallmark of Big Ten universities, as 12 of the 14 members feature enrollments of 30,000 or more students. Northwestern University, one of just two full members with a total enrollment of fewer than 30,000 students (the other is the University of Nebraska–Lincoln), is the lone private university among Big Ten membership (the University of Chicago left the conference shortly after co-founding it.). Collectively, Big Ten universities educate more than 520,000 total students and have 5.7 million living alumni.[2] Big Ten universities engage in $9.3 billion in funded research each year.[3] Though the Big Ten existed for nearly a century as an assemblage of universities located primarily in the Midwest, the conference's geographic footprint now spans from the state of Nebraska in the west to the Atlantic Ocean in the east.

Big Ten universities are also members of the Big Ten Academic Alliance, an academic consortium. In 2014–2015, members generated more than $10 billion in research expenditures.[4] Despite the conference's name, the Big Ten has grown to fourteen members, with the following universities accepting invitations to join: Pennsylvania State University in 1990, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 2011, and both the University of Maryland and Rutgers University in 2014. Johns Hopkins University was invited in 2012 to join the Big Ten as an associate member participating in men's lacrosse only. In 2015, it was also accepted as an associate member in women's lacrosse. Notre Dame is scheduled to join the Big Ten in 2017 as an associate member in men's ice hockey.[5]

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Member schools[edit]

Members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Joined Type Enrollment Nickname Colors
East Division
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan 1817 1896[fm 1] Public 43,625 Wolverines Maize & Blue[6]
         
University of Maryland, College Park College Park, Maryland 1856 2014 Public 38,140 Terrapins Red, White, Black, Gold[7]
                   
Indiana University Bloomington Bloomington, Indiana 1820 1899[fm 2] Public 48,514 Hoosiers Crimson, Cream[8]
         
Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan 1855 1950[fm 3] Public 50,085 Spartans Green & White[9]
         
Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio 1870 1912 Public 58,322 Buckeyes Scarlet, Gray[10]
         
Pennsylvania State University University Park, Pennsylvania 1855 1990[fm 4] Public 45,518 Nittany Lions Blue & White[11]
         
Rutgers University–New Brunswick New BrunswickPiscataway,
New Jersey
1766 2014 Public 40,720 Scarlet Knights Scarlet
    
West Division
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign Urbana and Champaign, Illinois 1867 1896 Public 43,603 Fighting Illini Orange, Blue[12]
         
University of Iowa Iowa City, Iowa 1847 1899[fm 5] Public 33,334[13] Hawkeyes Black, Gold[14]
         
University of Minnesota Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota 1851 1896 Public 51,147 Golden Gophers Maroon, Gold[15]
         
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Lincoln, Nebraska 1869 2011 Public 25,260 Cornhuskers Scarlet, Cream[16]
         
Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois 1851 1896 Private 21,000 Wildcats Purple, White[17]
         
Purdue University West Lafayette, Indiana 1869 1896 Public 39,464 Boilermakers Old Gold, Black[18]
         
University of Wisconsin–Madison Madison, Wisconsin 1848 1896 Public 49,193 Badgers Badger red, White[19]
         
Notes
  1. ^ Athletic teams were inactive from 1907–1917
  2. ^ Athletic teams joined in 1900
  3. ^ Athletic teams joined in 1953
  4. ^ Athletic teams joined in 1991
  5. ^ Athletic teams joined in 1900

Associate member[edit]

Institution Location Founded Joined Type Enrollment Nickname Colors Sport(s) Primary Conference
Johns Hopkins University Baltimore 1876 2014 Private 20,871[20] Blue Jays Columbia blue, Black
         
Men's and Women's lacrosse[am 1] Centennial Conference
(NCAA Division III)
Notes
  1. ^ On July 1, 2014, Johns Hopkins University joined the conference as an associate member in men's lacrosse. On July 1, 2016, the school also became an associate member in women's lacrosse.

Future associate member[edit]

Institution Location Founded Type Enrollment Nickname Colors Sport(s) Primary Conference
University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, Indiana 1842 PrivateCatholic
(Congregation of Holy Cross)
11,773 Fighting Irish           Men's ice hockey[fm 1] Atlantic Coast Conference
(NCAA Division I)
Notes
  1. ^ Notre Dame will be joining the conference as an associate member of men's ice hockey starting with the 2017–18 season.[21]

Former member[edit]

Institution Location Founded Joined Left Type Enrollment Nickname Colors Current Conference
University of Chicago Chicago, Illinois 1890 1896 1946 Private 5,027 Maroons Maroon, White[22]
         
University Athletic Association
(NCAA Division III)

Membership timeline[edit]

University of Notre Dame Johns Hopkins University Rutgers University–New Brunswick University of Maryland, College Park University of Nebraska-Lincoln Pennsylvania State University Michigan State University Ohio State University University of Iowa Indiana University Bloomington University of Chicago University of Michigan University of Wisconsin–Madison Purdue University Northwestern University University of Minnesota University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

Full members Full members (non-football) Sport Affiliate Other Conference Other Conference

Sports[edit]

The Big Ten Conference sponsors championship competition in 14 men's and 14 women's NCAA sanctioned sports.[23]

Teams in Big Ten Conference competition
Sport Men's Women's
Baseball
13
Basketball
14
14
Cross Country
13
14
Field Hockey
9
Football
14
Golf
14
14
Gymnastics
7
10
Ice Hockey
7
Lacrosse
6
7
Rowing
8
Soccer
9
14
Softball
14
Swimming & Diving
10
13
Tennis
12
14
Track and Field (Indoor)
12
13
Track and Field (Outdoor)
13
13
Volleyball
14
Wrestling
14

Men's sponsored sports by school[edit]

School Baseball Basketball Cross Country Football Golf Gymnastics Ice Hockey Lacrosse Soccer Swimming
& Diving
Tennis Track & Field
(Indoor)
Track & Field
(Outdoor)
Wrestling Total
Illinois Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 10
Indiana Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 11
Iowa Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 11
Maryland Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY 9
Michigan Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 14
Michigan State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 13
Minnesota Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 12
Nebraska Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 10
Northwestern Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY 8
Ohio State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 14
Penn State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 14
Purdue Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 10
Rutgers Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 10
Wisconsin Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 11
Totals 13 14 12 14 14 7 6* 5+1° 9 10 12 12 13 14 149+1

Notes:

* Notre Dame will join the Big Ten in the 2017–18 school year as an affiliate member in men's ice hockey.[24] It continues to field its other sports in the ACC except in football where it will continue to compete as an independent.

° Johns Hopkins joined the Big Ten in 2014 as an affiliate member in men's lacrosse, with women's lacrosse to follow in 2016. It continues to field its other sports in the NCAA Division III Centennial Conference [25]

Men's varsity sports not sponsored by the Big Ten Conference which are played by Big Ten schools:

School Fencing1 Lightweight Rowing2 Pistol3 Rifle4 Rowing2 Volleyball
Ohio State Independent No Independent PRC No MIVA
Penn State Independent No No No No EIVA
Rutgers No EARC No No EARC No
Wisconsin No No No EARC No

Notes:

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.

2: Men's rowing, whether heavyweight or lightweight, is not governed by the NCAA, but instead by the Intercollegiate Rowing Association. Rutgers Men's Rowing was downgraded to Club status in 2008, but remains a member of the EARC.

3: Unlike rifle, pistol is not an NCAA-governed sport. It is fully coeducational.

4: 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.

Women's sponsored sports by school[edit]

School Basketball Cross Country Field Hockey Golf Gymnastics Lacrosse Rowing Soccer Softball Swimming &
Diving
Tennis Track & Field
(Indoor)
Track & Field
(Outdoor)
Volleyball Total
Illinois Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 11
Indiana Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 12
Iowa Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 13
Maryland Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 12
Michigan Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 14
Michigan State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 13
Minnesota Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 12
Nebraska Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 11
Northwestern Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY 10
Ohio State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 14
Penn State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 13
Purdue Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 10
Rutgers Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 14
Wisconsin Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 11
Totals 14 14 9 14 10 7[c 1] 8 14 14 13 14 13 13 14 176

Women's varsity sports not sponsored by the Big Ten Conference which are played by Big Ten schools:

School Bowling Fencing[c 2] Ice Hockey Lightweight Rowing[c 3] Pistol[c 4] Rifle[c 5] Synchronized Swimming[c 6] Water Polo Beach Volleyball
Indiana No No No No No No No CWPA No
Michigan No No No No No No No CWPA No
Minnesota No No WCHA No No No No No No
Nebraska Independent No No No No GARC No No Independent
Northwestern No Independent No No No No No No No
Ohio State No Independent WCHA No Independent PRC Independent No No
Penn State No Independent CHA No No No No No No
Rutgers No No No EARC No No No No No
Wisconsin No No WCHA EARC No No No No No
  1. ^ Associate member: Johns Hopkins
  2. ^ 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, while Northwestern fields only a women's team.
  3. ^ The only category of rowing that the NCAA governs is women's heavyweight rowing. Women's lightweight rowing, as with all men's rowing, is governed 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. Nebraska fields a women-only team, and Ohio State fields a coed team.
  6. ^ Synchronized swimming is not governed by the NCAA. Collegiate competition is governed by United States Synchronized Swimming, the sport's national governing body.

History[edit]

Initiated and led by Purdue University President James Henry Smart,[26] 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.[27] The Intercollegiate Conference of Faculty Representatives was founded at a second meeting on February 8, 1896.[28] 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,[29] but was turned away both times. In April 1907, Michigan was voted out of the conference for failing to adhere to league rules.[30] 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 after a nine-year absence.[31][32][33]

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[34] and withdrew from the conference in 1946 after struggling to obtain 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.[35] On May 20, 1949,[28] 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.

1990 expansion: Penn State[edit]

Big Ten logo (1990–2011). To reflect the addition of the 11th school, Pennsylvania State, the number 11 was disguised in the negative space of the "Big Ten" lettering.

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.[36] When Penn State joined in 1990, it was decided 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 showed interest in Big Ten membership after Penn State joined.[37] Around 1993, the league explored adding Kansas, Missouri and Rutgers or other potential schools, to create a 14-team league with two divisions.[38] These talks died when the Big Eight 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, at that time 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 retain its independent status.[39] However, in 1999, Notre Dame and the Big Ten entered into private negotiations concerning a possible membership that would include Notre Dame. Although Notre Dame's faculty senate endorsed the idea with a near-unanimous vote, the school's board of trustees decided against joining the conference. [2] Notre Dame subsequently joined the Atlantic Coast Conference in all sports except football, in which Notre Dame maintains its independent status as long as it plays at least five games per season against ACC opponents. This was believed to be the major stumbling block to Notre Dame joining the Big Ten, as Notre Dame wanted to retain their independent home game broadcasting contract with NBC Sports, while the Big Ten insisted upon a full membership with no special exemptions.

2010–2014 expansion: Nebraska, Maryland, Rutgers[edit]

Locations of the Big Ten member institutions

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.[40] 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.[41] The conference retained the name "Big Ten." This led to the interesting result of the Big Ten consisting of twelve teams, and the Big 12 consisting of ten teams.

On September 1, Delany revealed the conference's divisional split, but noted that the division names would be announced later. Those division names, as well as the conferences new logo, were made public on December 13, 2010. For their new logo, the conference replaced the "hidden 11" logo with one that uses the "B1G" character combination in its branding. Delaney did not comment on the logo that day, but it was immediately evident that the new logo would "allow fans to see 'BIG' and '10' in a single word."[42] For the new division names, the Big Ten was unable to use geographic names, as used by the SEC, because they had rejected a geographic arrangement. Delaney announced that the new divisions would be known as the "Legends Division" and "Leaders Division". In the Legends division were Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska and Northwestern. The Leaders division was composed of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin. Conference officials stated they had focused on creating competitive fairness rather than splitting by geographical location.[43] However, the new "Legends" and "Leaders" names were not met with enthusiasm. Some traditional rivals, including Ohio State and Michigan, were placed in separate divisions.[44] For the football season, each team played the others in its division, one "cross-over" rivalry game, and two rotating cross-divisional games. At the end of the regular season the two division winners met in a new Big Ten Football Championship Game.[45] The Legends and Leaders divisional alignment was in effect for the 2011, 2012, and 2013 football seasons.

On November 19, 2012, the University of Maryland's Board of Regents voted to withdraw from the ACC and join the Big Ten as its 13th member effective on July 1, 2014.[46] The Big Ten's Council of Presidents approved the move later that day.[47] One day later, Rutgers University of the Big East also accepted an offer for membership from the Big Ten as its 14th member school.[48]

On April 28, 2013, the Big Ten presidents and chancellors unanimously approved a divisional realignment that went into effect when Maryland and Rutgers joined in 2014.[49] Under the new plan, the Legends and Leaders divisions were replaced with geographic divisions.[49] The West Division includes Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue and Wisconsin (of which all but Purdue are in the Central Time Zone), while the East Division includes Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers. 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.[50] In the current divisional alignment, the only protected cross-divisional rivalry game in football is Indiana–Purdue.[49] As before, the two division winners play each other in the Big Ten Football Championship Game.

On June 3, 2013, the Big Ten announced the sponsorship of men's and women's lacrosse. For any conference to qualify for an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament, at least six member schools must play the sport. In women's lacrosse, the addition of Maryland and Rutgers to the Big Ten brought the conference up to the requisite six participants, joining programs at Michigan, Northwestern, Ohio State and Penn State.[51] In men's lacrosse, Ohio State and Penn State were the only existing participants. Coincident with the addition of Maryland and Rutgers, Michigan agreed to upgrade its successful club team to varsity status, giving the Big Ten five sponsoring schools, one short of the minimum six for an automatic bid. Johns Hopkins University opted to join the conference as its first affiliate member beginning in 2014. Johns Hopkins had been independent in men's lacrosse for 130 years, claiming 44 national championships.[52] As long-time independents joined conferences (for example, Syracuse joining the Atlantic Coast Conference), other schools competing as independents in some cases concluded that the inability to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament was becoming a more serious competitive disadvantage in scheduling and recruiting.

On March 23, 2016, the Big Ten Conference and Notre Dame announced the Fighting Irish would become a men's ice hockey affiliate beginning with the 2017-18 season.[53] Notre Dame's team is currently a member of Hockey East, and the move will save them from longer trips to New England while renewing rivalries that existed in the CCHA and WCHA.

In 2012, the conference announced it would move its headquarters from its location in Park Ridge, Illinois to neighboring Rosemont by the end of 2013. The new office building is situated within Rosemont's MB Financial Entertainment District, alongside Interstate 294. The move into the building was finalized on October 14, 2013.[54][55][56]

Commissioners[edit]

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."[27]

Name Years Notes
John L. Griffith 1922–1944 died in office
Kenneth L. "Tug" Wilson 1945–1961 retired
William R. Reed 1961–1971 died in office
Wayne Duke 1971–1989 retired
James Delany 1989–

Big Ten Academic Alliance[edit]

Eleven of the thirteen public schools in the Big Ten (Purdue and Nebraska excepted) are considered "Public Ivies"[57] (although Purdue is often ranked in the top half of the Big Ten and many of its programs are in the top ten nationally).[58][59] Each Big Ten institution (Nebraska excepted) is a member of the American Association of Universities and is ranked in the US News & World Report top-100 and the Times Higher Education top-200.[60] Nebraska joined the AAU in 1909 but was removed in April 2011 when the AAU disallowed University of Nebraska Medical Center data points to be included in the AAU formula and began to decrease the 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. Nebraska does, however, lead the NCAA with a record of 314 Academic All-Americans (followed by Notre Dame with 221).[61][62] Currently, no Division I conference is composed exclusively of AAU members. However, the University Athletic Association, a Division III conference is composed of entirely AAU members.

All Big Ten members are members of the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA), formerly known as the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), an academic consortium which allows students at Big Ten institutions to take distance courses at other participating institutions.[63] Students at participating schools are also allowed "in-house" viewing privileges at other participating schools' libraries.[64] The BTAA also employs collective purchasing, which has saved member institutions $19 million to date.[65] The University of Chicago, a former Big Ten Conference member, was a member of the CIC from 1958 to June 29, 2016 (when it was renamed the Big Ten Academic Alliance).[66][67]

Schools ranked by revenue[edit]

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. Surplus (or deficit) is calculated using the total revenue and total expenses data provided by USA Today, individual institutions and the United States Department of Education.[68]

Institution 2015 Total Revenue
from Athletics[69]
2015 Total Expenses
on Athletics[69]
2015 Surplus/(Deficit) 2012 Average Spending
per student-athlete[70]
Ohio State University $167,166,065 $154,033,208 $13,152,857 $158,901
University of Michigan $152,477,026 $151,144,964 $1,332,062 $133,488
Pennsylvania State University $125,720,619 $122,271,407 $3,448,883 Not reported
University of Wisconsin–Madison $123,895,543 $118,691,112 $5,204,431 $116,487
University of Minnesota $111,162,265 $111,162,265 $0 $102,980
Michigan State University $108,687,274 $108,283,151 $404,123 $120,356
University of Iowa $105,969,545 $109,214,651 ($3,245,106) $154,592
University of Nebraska–Lincoln $102,157,399 $98,023,037 $4,134,362 $128,182
University of Maryland, College Park $92,686,128 $92,558,535 $127,593 $113,706
Indiana University Bloomington $88,362,421 $88,330,530 $31,891 $110,102
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign $85,998,659 $87,163,188 ($1,164,529) $154,719
Purdue University $75,637,694 $74,420,334 $1,217,360 $135,301
Rutgers University–New Brunswick $70,558,935 $70,558,935 $0 $104,638
Northwestern University Not reported Not reported Not reported Not reported

Awards and honors[edit]

Big Ten Athlete of the Year[edit]

The Big Ten Athlete of the Year award is given annually to the athletes voted as the top male and female athlete in the Big Ten Conference.

Big Ten Medal of Honor[edit]

Big Ten Medal of Honor (annual; at each school; one male scholar-athlete and one female scholar-athlete)[71]

  • Big Ten Sportsmanship Award (annual; at each school; one male student-athlete and one female student-athlete)[72]

NACDA Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Rankings[edit]

The NACDA Learfield Sports Directors' Cup is an annual award given by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics to the U.S. colleges and universities with the most success in collegiate athletics. Big Ten universities typically finish ranked in the top-50 of the final Directors' Cup annual rankings.

Institution 2014–2015 2013–2014 2012–2013 2011–2012 2010–2011 2009–2010 2008–2009 2007–2008 2006–2007 2005–2006 10-yr Avg.
Illinois 31 47 31 21 23 35 20 34 42 40 32
Indiana 61 36 32 38 28 43 55 39 50 38 42
Iowa 44 78 65 48 43 55 45 50 68 53 55
Maryland 33 32 44 27 17 28 28 52 40 27 33
Michigan 19 13 4 10 15 25 5 3 4 24 12
Michigan State 34 29 30 34 42 39 27 29 34 46 34
Minnesota 26 21 22 22 29 18 14 28 20 16 22
Nebraska 39 23 24 40 33 17 31 31 27 19 28
Northwestern 50 50 40 44 46 50 44 40 30 29 42
Ohio State 7 25 16 4 2 8 10 11 14 12 11
Penn State 8 5 6 12 13 4 19 9 21 15 11
Purdue 60 48 42 47 49 54 38 35 35 35 44
Rutgers 104 91 120 111 158 96 92 126 54 76 103
Wisconsin 18 18 29 26 26 21 41 18 16 22 24

2014–2015 Capital One Cup Standings[edit]

The Capital One Cup is an award given annually to the best men's and women's Division I college athletics programs in the United States. Points are earned throughout the year based on final standings of NCAA Championships and final coaches' poll rankings.

Institution Men's Ranking Women's Ranking
Illinois 36 NR
Indiana NR 91
Iowa 44 NR
Maryland 26 5
Michigan 40 18
Michigan State 18 33
Minnesota 67 33
Nebraska 79 18
Northwestern NR 39
Ohio State 3 31
Penn State 25 3
Purdue NR NR
Rutgers NR NR
Wisconsin 13 25

2014–2015 CBS Sports Best in College Sports Rankings[edit]

The CBS Sports Best in College Sports award is weighed more heavily toward sports that generate fan and media interest. The poll rates five sports: football, men's basketball, women's basketball, baseball and a "wild card" sport. The wild-card spot is awarded to the most successful among schools' other spectator sports: softball, men's lacrosse, men's ice hockey, men's soccer, wrestling, volleyball, women's soccer or women's gymnastics. Women's basketball, baseball, and the "wild card" carry normal weight, with men's basketball double and football triple.

Institution Ranking
Illinois 43
Indiana 72
Iowa 20
Maryland 8
Michigan 61
Michigan State 6
Minnesota 47
Nebraska 53
Northwestern 83
Ohio State 1
Penn State 50
Purdue 93
Rutgers 50
Wisconsin 7

Conference records[edit]

For Big Ten records, by sport (not including football), see footnote[73]

NCAA national titles[edit]

Through the sports year ended July 1, 2015, per published NCAA summary,[74] with updates for the subsequent sports year.

Excluded from this list are all national championships earned outside the scope of NCAA competition, including Division I FBS football titles, women's AIAW championships (17), equestrian titles (0), and retroactive Helms Athletic Foundation titles.

Institution Total Men's Women's Co-ed Nickname Most successful sport (Titles)
Pennsylvania State University 48 24 11 13 Nittany Lions Fencing (12)
University of Michigan 36 34 2 0 Wolverines Men's swimming (12) (plus 7 unofficial titles)
University of Wisconsin 28 22 6 0 Badgers Men's boxing (8) (includes 4 unofficial titles)
Ohio State University 28 22 3 3 Buckeyes Men's swimming (11)
University of Maryland 27 6 21 0 Terrapins Women's lacrosse (12)
University of Iowa 25 24 1 0 Hawkeyes Men's wrestling (23)
Indiana University 24 24 0 0 Hoosiers Men's soccer (8)
Michigan State University 20 19 1 0 Spartans Men's cross country (8)
University of Minnesota 19 13 6 0 Golden Gophers Women's ice hockey (6)
University of Nebraska 19 8 11 0 Cornhuskers Men's gymnastics (8)
University of Illinois 18 18 0 0 Fighting Illini Men's gymnastics (10)
Johns Hopkins University 9 9 0 0 Blue Jays Men's lacrosse (9)
Northwestern University 8 1 7 0 Wildcats Women's lacrosse (7)
Purdue University 3 1 2 0 Boilermakers Men's golf (1), Women's golf (1), Women's basketball (1)
Rutgers University 1 1 0 0 Scarlet Knights Fencing (1)

Conference titles[edit]

For Big Ten championships, by year, see footnote[75]
Institution # of[76]
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign 237
Indiana University 172
University of Iowa 106
Johns Hopkins University1 1
University of Maryland2 11
University of Michigan 377
Michigan State University 95
University of Minnesota 164
University of Nebraska–Lincoln3 11
Northwestern University 74
Ohio State University 207
Pennsylvania State University4 76
Purdue University 71
Rutgers University5 0
University of Wisconsin–Madison 194
  1. ^ Johns Hopkins was added in 2014 as an associate member that competed in men's lacrosse only. Johns Hopkins also began competing as an associate member in women's lacrosse in the 2016–17 school year.
  2. ^ Maryland won 192 conference championships as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), second most in ACC history.
  3. ^ Nebraska won 80 conference championships as a member of the Big 12 Conference, second most in Big 12 history. Nebraska also won 230 conference championships as a member of the Big Eight Conference, the most in Big 8 history.
  4. ^ Penn State won or shared 70 conference championships as a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference (1982-91) and earlier when it was known as the Eastern 8 Conference (1976-79).
  5. ^ Rutgers won six conference championships as a member of the Middle Three Conference, the Middle Atlantic Conference, the Atlantic 10 Conference, the original Big East Conference, and both of its offshoots, the current non-football Big East Conference and the American Athletic Conference. (In 2013–14, Rutgers was a full member of The American, but housed its teams in field hockey and men's and women's lacrosse in the "new" Big East.)

Current Champions[edit]

Season Sport Champion Tournament
Champion
Fall 2016 Men's Cross Country Wisconsin
Women's Cross Country Michigan
Field Hockey Maryland Penn State
Football Penn State
Men's Soccer Maryland Maryland
Women's Soccer Minnesota/Northwestern/Penn State Minnesota
Women's Volleyball Nebraska
Winter 2015–16 Women's Swimming and Diving Michigan
Men's Indoor Track and Field Nebraska
Women's Indoor Track and Field Michigan
Men's Swimming and Diving Michigan
Women's Basketball Maryland Maryland
Wrestling Penn State‡ Penn State
Men's Basketball Indiana Michigan State
Men's Ice Hockey Minnesota Michigan
Women's Gymnastics Minnesota Michigan
Men's Gymnastics Ohio State
Spring 2016 Women's Tennis Ohio State
Men's Tennis Ohio State
Women's Golf Ohio State/Northwestern
Men's Golf Illinois
Women's Lacrosse Maryland Maryland
Men's Lacrosse Maryland Maryland
Softball Michigan Minnesota
Men's Outdoor Track and Field Nebraska
Women's Outdoor Track and Field Michigan/Minnesota
Women's Rowing Ohio State
Baseball Minnesota Ohio State

‡ Denotes national champion

Football[edit]

When Maryland and Rutgers joined the Big Ten in 2014, the division names were changed 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 is Indiana–Purdue. Beginning in 2016, the Big Ten will adopt a nine-game conference schedule.[50][77] Also starting in 2016, the Big Ten will no longer allow its members to play Football Championship Subdivision teams, and will also require at least one non-conference game against a school in the Power Five conferences (ACC, Big 12, Pac-12, SEC). At the time this policy was first announced, games against FBS independents Notre Dame and BYU would automatically count toward the Power Five requirement.[78] Additionally, Big Ten teams that were already under contract to play teams in the "Group of Five" leagues (American, C-USA, MAC, MW, Sun Belt) will be allowed to honor those contracts. As of 2015, three Big Ten members had American member Cincinnati on their future schedules, one had fellow American member Connecticut on its future schedule; and one had future games scheduled against both. ESPN, citing a Big Ten executive, reported in 2015 that the Big Ten would allow exceptions to the Power Five rule on a case-by-case basis, and also that the other FBS independent at that time, Army, had been added to the list of non-Power Five schools that would automatically be counted as Power Five opponents.[79]

West Division East Division
Purdue* Indiana*
Illinois Maryland
Iowa Michigan
Minnesota Michigan State
Nebraska Ohio State
Northwestern Penn State
Wisconsin Rutgers

* The Indiana–Purdue game is the only protected game between the East and West divisions (all other matchups between East and West occur on a rotating basis).

All-time school records[edit]

This list goes through the 2015 season

# Team Records Pct. Division Championships Big Ten Championships Claimed National Championships
1 Michigan 925–331–36 .730 0 42 11
2 Ohio State 875–320–53 .722 2 35 8
3 Nebraska† 880–368–40 .699 1 0 5
4 Penn State 856–382–42 .685 1 3 2
5 Michigan State 681–441–44 .603 3 9 6
6 Wisconsin 674–486–53 .577 4 14 0
7 Minnesota 674–504–44 .570 0 18 7
8 Iowa 625–543–39 .534 1 11 1
9 Maryland† 623–562–43 .525 0 0 2
10 Purdue 598–546–48 .522 0 8 0
11 Illinois 597–566–51 .513 0 15 5
12 Rutgers† 645–629–42 .506 0 0 1
13 Northwestern 513–645–44 .445 0 8 0
14 Indiana 465–638–45 .425 0 2 0

† Numbers of championships shown reflect Big Ten history only and do not include division and conference championships in former conferences. Maryland and Rutgers joined the Big Ten in 2014. Nebraska joined in 2011

Big Ten Conference Champions[edit]

Bowl games[edit]

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 2014–15 season, a new slate of bowl game selections will include several new bowl games.[80]

Pick Name Location Opposing Conference Opposing Pick
1 Rose Bowl* Pasadena, California Pac-12 1
2/3/4 or 2 Citrus Bowl or Orange Bowl^ Orlando, Florida or Miami Gardens, Florida SEC or ACC 2 or 1
2/3/4 Outback Bowl Tampa, Florida SEC 4/5/6/7
2/3/4 Holiday Bowl[81] San Diego Pac-12 3
5/6/7 Music City Bowl or TaxSlayer Bowl[82] Nashville, Tennessee or Jacksonville, Florida SEC 4/5/6/7
5/6/7 Foster Farms Bowl[83] Santa Clara, California Pac-12 4
5/6/7 Pinstripe Bowl[84] New York City ACC 3/4/5/6
8/9 Quick Lane Bowl[85] Detroit ACC 7/8/9
8/9 Heart of Dallas Bowl or Armed Forces Bowl[81] Dallas or Fort Worth, Texas C–USA

* If the conference champion is picked for the College Football Playoff in years the Rose Bowl does not host a semifinal, the next highest ranked team in the committee rankings, or runner up, shall take its place at the Rose Bowl.

^ 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 TaxSlayer bowls on alternating years.

‡ The Big Ten and Big 12 will switch between the Heart of Dallas and Armed Forces bowls on alternating years.

Bowl selection procedures[edit]

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 CFP selections; the bowl with the #2 pick will have the first pick of the remaining teams in the conference.

For all non-College Football Playoff partners, the bowl partner will request a Big Ten team. The Big Ten will approve or assign another team based on internal selection parameters.

When not hosting a semifinal, the Capital One Orange Bowl will select the highest-ranked team from the Big Ten, SEC or Notre Dame to face an ACC opponent. The Big Ten Champion cannot play in the Orange Bowl. If a Big Ten team is not selected by the Orange Bowl, the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl will submit a request for a Big Ten team.

The Outback, Foster Farms and Holiday Bowls will feature at least five different Big Ten schools over the six-year agreement (through 2019 season). The Music City and Taxslayer Bowl will coordinate their selections allowing only one to pick a Big Ten team. The Big Ten will make appearances in three of each bowl games over the term of the agreement (through 2019 season).

The New Era Pinstripe Bowl will feature a minimum of six different Big Ten teams over the eight-year agreement (through 2021 season).

The Quick Lane, Armed Forces and Heart of Dallas Bowls will select a bowl-eligible Big Ten team, subject to conference approval. [86]

Head coach compensation[edit]

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.[87]

Conference Rank Institution Head Coach 2014 Total Pay[88]
1 Michigan State University Dantonio, MarkMark Dantonio $5,636,145
2 University of Michigan Harbaugh, JimJim Harbaugh $5,000,000
3 Ohio State University Meyer, UrbanUrban Meyer $4,800,000
4 Pennsylvania State University Franklin, JamesJames Franklin $4,300,000
5 University of Iowa Ferentz, KirkKirk Ferentz $4,075,000
6 University of Nebraska–Lincoln Riley, MikeMike Riley $3,077,646
7 University of Maryland, College Park Durkin, DJDJ Durkin $2,500,000
8 Northwestern University Fitzgerald, PatPat Fitzgerald $2,480,967
9 University of Wisconsin–Madison Chryst, PaulPaul Chryst $2,300,000
10 Purdue University Hazell, DarrellDarrell Hazell $2,090,000
11 Rutgers University–New Brunswick Ash, ChrisChris Ash $2,000,000
12 University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign Smith, LovieLovie Smith $2,000,000
13 University of Minnesota Claeys, TracyTracy Claeys $1,500,000
14 Indiana University Bloomington Wilson, KevinKevin Wilson $1,301,644

Marching bands[edit]

All Big Ten member schools have marching bands which perform regularly during the football season. Ten of fourteen member schools have won the Sudler Trophy,[89] generally considered the most prestigious honor a collegiate marching band can receive.[90] The first three Sudler trophies were awarded to Big Ten marching bands—Michigan (1982), Illinois (1983) and Ohio State (1984).[89] The Big Ten also has more Sudler Trophy recipients than any other collegiate athletic conference.[89]

Conference individual honors[edit]

Coaches and media of the Big Ten Conference award individual honors at the end of each football season.

Men's basketball[edit]

The Big Ten has participated in basketball since 1904, and has led the nation in attendance every season since 1978.[91] 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 joined the Big Ten in 2014, won one NCAA championship as a member of the ACC.[92][93] 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. Michigan, Ohio State, and Minnesota have won two NIT championships, while Indiana, Penn State, and Purdue have won one each. Two other current members, Maryland and Nebraska, won NIT titles before they joined the Big Ten. 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. Former member Chicago won a post-season national championship series in 1908.

Since 1999, the Big Ten has taken part in the ACC–Big Ten Challenge with the Atlantic Coast Conference. The ACC holds a 10–4–2 record against the Big Ten; Minnesota, Nebraska, Purdue, and Rutgers are the only Big Ten schools without losing records in the challenge.

All-time school records[edit]

This list goes through the 2015–16 season listed by most victories in NCAA Division I men's college basketball

# Big Ten Overall Record Pct. Big Ten Tournament
Championships
Big Ten Regular
Season Championships
NCAA National
Championships
1 Indiana 1782–1001 .640 0 22 5
2 Illinois 1742–957 .645 2 17 0
3 Purdue 1712–986 .635 1 22 0
4 Ohio State 1607–1030 .609 4† 20 1
5 Michigan State 1606–1059 .603 5 13 2
6 Iowa 1575–1116 .585 2 8 0
7 Maryland 1470–993 .594 0 0 1
8 Minnesota 1541–1168 .569 0 8 0
9 Wisconsin 1527–1162 .568 3 18 1
10 Nebraska 1446–1300 .527 0 0 0
11 Michigan 1415–1014 .583 0† 14 1
12 Penn State 1405–1122–1 .556 0 0 0
13 Rutgers 1189–1133 .512 0 0 0
14 Northwestern 1016–1459–1 .411 0 2 0

† Michigan and Ohio State vacated their 1998 and 2002 Big Ten Tournament Championships, respectively, due to NCAA sanctions.

National championships, Final Fours, and NCAA tournament appearances[edit]

Seasons are listed by the calendar years in which they ended. Italics indicate honors earned before the school competed in the Big Ten.

School Men's NCAA Championships Men's NCAA
Final Fours
Men's NCAA
Elite Eights
Men's NCAA
Sweet Sixteens
Men's NCAA Tournament Appearances
Illinois 5
(1949, 1951–52, 1989, 2005)
9
(1942, 1949, 1951–52, 1963, 1984, 1989, 2001, 2005)
11
(1951–52, 1963, 1981, 1984–85, 1989, 2001–02, 2004–05)
30
(1942, 1949, 1951–52, 1963, 1981, 1983–90, 1993–95, 1997–98, 2000–09, 2011, 2013)
Indiana 5
(1940, 1953, 1976, 1981, 1987)
8
(1940, 1953, 1973, 1976, 1981, 1987, 1992, 2002)
11
(1940, 1953, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1987, 1992, 1993, 2002)
22
(1953–54, 1958, 1967, 1973, 1975–76, 1978, 1980–81, 1983–84, 1987, 1989, 1991–94, 2002, 2012–13, 2016)
39
(1940, 1953–54, 1958, 1967, 1973, 1975–76, 1978, 1980–84, 1986–2003, 2006–08, 2012–13, 2015–16)
Iowa 3
(1955–56, 1980)
4
(1955–56, 1980, 1987)
8
(1955–56, 1970, 1980, 1983, 1987–88, 1999)
25
(1955–56, 1970, 1979–83, 1985–89, 1991–93, 1996–97, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2014–16)
Maryland 1
(2002)
2
(2001, 2002)
5
(1958, 1973, 1975, 2001, 2002)
14
(1958, 1973, 1975, 1980, 1984–85, 1994–95, 1998–99, 2001–03, 2016)
25
(1958, 1973, 1975, 1980–81, 1983–86, 1994–2004, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2015–16)
Michigan 1
(1989)
5
(1964–65, 1976, 1989, 2013)
12
(1948, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1989, 1992, 1994, 2013, 2014)
12
(1964, 1965, 1966, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1994, 2013, 2014)
22
(1948, 1964–66, 1974–77, 1985–90, 1994–95, 2009, 2011–14, 2016)
Michigan State 2
(1979, 2000)
9
(1957, 1979, 1999–01, 2005, 2009–10, 2015)
13
(1957, 1959, 1978–79, 1999–01, 2003, 2005, 2009–10, 2014–15)
19
(1957, 1959, 1978–79, 1986, 1990, 1998–2001, 2003, 2005, 2008–10, 2012–15)
30
(1957, 1959, 1978–79, 1985–86, 1990–92, 1994–95, 1998–2016)
Minnesota 1
(1990)
3
(1982, 1989, 1990)
8
(1972, 1982, 1989, 1990, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2013)
Nebraska 7
(1986, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1998, 2014)
Northwestern 0
Ohio State 1
(1960)
10
(1939, 1944–46, 1960, 1961–62, 1968, 2007, 2012)
14
(1939, 1944–46, 1950, 1960–62, 1968, 1971, 1992, 2007, 2012–13)
14
(1960–62, 1968, 1971, 1980, 1983, 1991–92, 2007, 2010–13)
27
(1939, 1944–46, 1950, 1960–62, 1968, 1971, 1980, 1982–83, 1985, 1987, 1990–92, 2006–07, 2009–15)
Penn State 1
(1954)
2
(1942, 1954)
4
(1952, 1954–55, 2001)
9
(1942, 1952, 1954–55, 1965, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2011)
Purdue 2
(1969, 1980)
4
(1969, 1980, 1994, 2000)
9
(1969, 1980, 1988, 1994, 1998–99, 2000, 2009–10)
27
(1969, 1977, 1980, 1983–88, 1990–91, 1993–95, 1997–2000, 2003, 2007–12, 2015–16)
Rutgers 1
(1976)
1
(1976)
2
(1976, 1979)
6
(1975–76, 1979, 1983, 1989, 1991)
Wisconsin 1
(1941)
4
(1941, 2000, 2014, 2015)
6
(1941, 1947, 2000, 2005, 2014, 2015)
9
(2000, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016)
22
(1941, 1947, 1994, 1997, 1999–2016)

NCAA tournament champions, runners-up and locations[edit]

† 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
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 (2)
1989 Michigan 80 Seton Hall 79 Kingdome Seattle (4)
1992 Duke (2) 71 Michigan[a 1] 51 Metrodome Minneapolis
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 (4)
2002 Maryland 64 Indiana 52 Georgia Dome Atlanta (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
2013 Louisville (3) 82 Michigan 76 Georgia Dome Atlanta, Georgia (4)
2015 Duke (5) 68 Wisconsin 63 Lucas Oil Stadium Indianapolis, Indiana (7)
  1. ^ a b Participation vacated due to major NCAA violations.

Post-season NIT championships and runners-up[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up MVP Venue and city
1972 Maryland 100 Niagara 69 Tom McMillen, 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[b 2] 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
  1. ^ Participation and title vacated due to major NCAA violations.
  2. ^ Participation and title vacated due to major NCAA violations.

Women's basketball[edit]

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). Purdue is the only current Big Ten member to have won the NCAA women's basketball national title while a member of the conference. Both schools that joined in 2014, Maryland and Rutgers, won national titles before joining the Big Ten—Rutgers won the final AIAW championship in 1982, when it was a member of the Eastern 8, and Maryland won the NCAA title in 2006 as a member of the ACC. Big Ten women's basketball led conference attendance from 1993–1999.[94]

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.

National championships, Final Fours, and NCAA tournament appearances[edit]

Seasons are listed by the calendar years in which they ended. Italics indicate seasons before the school competed in the Big Ten.

School Women's AIAW/NCAA Championships Women's AIAW/NCAA Final Fours Women's AIAW/NCAA
Elite Eights
Women's AIAW/NCAA
Sweet Sixteens
Women's AIAW/NCAA
Tournament Appearances
Illinois 2
(1997, 1998)
8
(1982, 1986, 1987, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003)
Indiana 5
(1983, 1994, 1995, 2002, 2016)
Iowa 1
(1993)
4
(1987, 1988, 1993, 2015)
6
(1987, 1988, 1989, 1993, 1996, 2015)
20
(1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2015)
Maryland 1
(2006)
6
(1978, 1982, 1989, 2006, 2014, 2015)
14
(1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1988, 1989, 1992, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015)
16
(1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1988, 1989, 1992, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
29
(1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
Michigan 6
(1990, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2012, 2013)
Michigan State 1
(2005)
1
(2005)
3
(2005, 2006, 2009)
13
(1991, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016)
Minnesota 1
(2004)
1
(2004)
4
(1977, 2003, 2004, 2005)
12
(1977, 1981, 1982, 1994, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2015)
Nebraska 2
(2010, 2013)
13
(1988, 1993, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
Northwestern 7
(1982, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1997, 2015)
Ohio State 1
(1993)
4
(1975, 1985, 1987, 1993)
10
(1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1993, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2016)
24
(1975, 1978, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016)
Penn State 1
(2000)
4
(1983, 1994, 2000, 2004)
13
(1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2012, 2014)
26
(1976, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Purdue 1
(1999)
3
(1994, 1999, 2001)
8
(1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2009)
12
(1990, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009)
24
(1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016)
Rutgers 1
(1982)
3
(1982, 2000, 2007)
6
(1982, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2008)
10
(1982, 1986, 1987, 1998, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
24
(1982, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015)
Wisconsin 1
(1982)
1
(1982)
8
(1982, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2010)

NCAA tournament champions, runners-up and locations[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Venue and city
1993 Texas Tech 84 Ohio State 82 The Omni Atlanta
1999 Purdue 62 Duke 45 San Jose Arena San Jose, California
2001 Notre Dame 68 Purdue 66 Savvis Center St. Louis
2005 Baylor 84 Michigan State 62 RCA Dome Indianapolis
2006 Maryland 78 Duke 75 TD Banknorth Garden Boston
2007 Tennessee 59 Rutgers 46 Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland, Ohio

Women's National Invitation Tournament championship games[edit]

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
2007 Wyoming 72 Wisconsin 56 Arena-Auditorium Laramie, Wyoming
2008 Marquette 81 Michigan State 66 Breslin Center East Lansing, Michigan
2014 Rutgers 56 UTEP 54 Don Haskins Center El Paso, Texas

Field hockey[edit]

Big Ten field hockey programs have won 10 NCAA Championships, although only two of these titles were won by schools as Big Ten members. Maryland won eight national championships as a member of the ACC, second most in the sport all-time. Penn State's two AIAW championships were also won before it became a Big Ten member and before the NCAA sponsored women's sports.

School NCAA National Championships NCAA Runner Up NCAA Final Fours NCAA Tournament Appearances
Indiana (2) 2002, 2007
Iowa (1) 1986 (3) 1984, 1988, 1992 (11) 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1999, 2008 (22) 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012
Maryland (8) 1987, 1993, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011 (3) 1995, 2001, 2009 (17) 1987, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 (28) 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Michigan (1) 2001 (1) 1999 (3) 1999, 2001, 2003 (12) 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015
Michigan State (2) 2002, 2004 (9) 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013
Northwestern (4) 1983, 1985, 1989, 1994 (12) 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 2014
Ohio State (1) 2010 (7) 1994, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011
Penn State (2) 2002, 2007 (7) 1982, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1993, 2002, 2007 (30) 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Rutgers (2) 1984, 1986

Men's gymnastics[edit]

The Big Ten fields seven of the remaining fifteen Division I men's gymnastics teams. In 2014, Michigan edged out Oklahoma for their 6th NCAA Men's Gymnastics championship, the school's third in five years.[95]

NCAA Championships and Runners-up[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Host
1938 Chicago† Illinois Chicago
1939 Illinois Army Chicago
1940 Illinois Navy/Temple Chicago
1941 Illinois Minnesota Chicago
1942 Illinois Penn State†† Navy
1948 Penn State†† Temple Chicago
1949 Temple Minnesota California
1950 Illinois Temple Army
1951 Florida State Illinois/Southern Cal Michigan
1953 Penn State†† Illinois Syracuse
1954 Penn State†† Illinois Illinois
1955 Illinois Penn State†† UCLA
1956 Illinois Penn State†† North Carolina
1957 Penn State†† Illinois Navy
1958 Michigan State†††/Illinois Michigan State
1959 Penn State†† Illinois California
1960 Penn State†† Southern Cal Penn State
1961 Penn State†† Southern Illinois Illinois
1963 Michigan Southern Illinois Pittsburgh
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
1976 Penn State†† LSU Temple
1979 Nebraska†† Oklahoma LSU
1980 Nebraska†† Iowa State Nebraska
1981 Nebraska†† Oklahoma Nebraska
1982 Nebraska†† UCLA Nebraska
1983 Nebraska†† UCLA Penn State
1984 UCLA Penn State†† UCLA
1985 Ohio State Nebraska†† Nebraska
1986 Arizona State Nebraska†† Nebraska
1987 UCLA Nebraska†† UCLA
1988 Nebraska†† Illinois Nebraska
1989 Illinois Nebraska†† Nebraska
1990 Nebraska†† Minnesota Minnesota
1991 Oklahoma Penn State†† Penn State
1992 Stanford Nebraska†† Nebraska
1993 Stanford Nebraska†† New Mexico
1994 Nebraska†† Stanford Nebraska
1995 Stanford Nebraska†† Ohio State
1996 Ohio State California Stanford
1998 California Iowa Penn State
1999 Michigan Ohio State Nebraska
2000 Penn State Michigan Iowa
2001 Ohio State Oklahoma Ohio State
2002 Oklahoma Ohio State Oklahoma
2003 Oklahoma Ohio State Temple
2004 Penn State Oklahoma Illinois
2005 Oklahoma Ohio State Army
2006 Oklahoma Illinois Oklahoma
2007 Penn State Oklahoma Penn State
2009 Stanford Michigan Minnesota
2010 Michigan Stanford Army
2012 Illinois Oklahoma Oklahoma
2013 Michigan Oklahoma Penn State
2014 Michigan Oklahoma Michigan

†–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.

Men's ice hockey[edit]

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.[96][97] Notre Dame will be joining the league in 2017.

All-time school records[edit]

This list goes through the 2014–15 season

# Team Overall Record Pct. NCAA National
Champions
NCAA
Frozen Fours
NCAA
Tournament
Appearances
Conference
Tournament
Champions
Conference
Regular Season
Champions
1 Minnesota 1683–955–176 .629 5 21 35 14 15
2 Wisconsin 1157–708–127 .613 6 12 26 13 3
3 Michigan 1592–1014–145 .605 9 24 35 9 14
4 Michigan State 1238–921–142 .569 3 11 27 11 8
5 Ohio State 821–841–140 .494 0 1 6 2 1
6 Penn State 34–55–3 .386 0 0 0 0 0

Big Ten Conference Champions[edit]

Season School Conference Record
2013–14 Minnesota 14–3–3–0
2014–15 Minnesota 12–5–3–0
2015–16 Minnesota 14–6–0–0

Big Ten Men's Ice Hockey Tournament champions[edit]

Year Winning team Coach Losing team Coach Score Location Venue
2014 Wisconsin Eaves, MikeMike Eaves Ohio State Rohlik, SteveSteve Rohlik 5–4 (OT) Saint Paul, Minnesota Xcel Energy Center
2015 Minnesota Lucia, DonDon Lucia Michigan Berenson, RedRed Berenson 4–2 Detroit, Michigan Joe Louis Arena
2016 Michigan Berenson, RedRed Berenson Minnesota Lucia, DonDon Lucia 5–3 Saint Paul, Minnesota Xcel Energy Center

NCAA tournament champions, runners-up and locations[edit]

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 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 Denver [a 1] Armstrong, MurrayMurray Armstrong 4–2 Boston Boston Garden
1974 Minnesota Brooks, HerbHerb Brooks Michigan Tech MacInnes, JohnJohn MacInnes 4–2 Boston 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 Olympia Stadium
1979 Minnesota (3) Brooks, HerbHerb Brooks North Dakota Gasparini, GinoGino Gasparini 4–3 Detroit 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 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 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 Riverfront Coliseum
1998 Michigan (9) Berenson, RedRed Berenson Boston College York, JerryJerry York 3–2 (OT) Boston 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 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 Ford Field
2011 Minnesota–Duluth Scott Sandelin Michigan Berenson, RedRed Berenson 3–2 (OT) Saint Paul, Minnesota Xcel Energy Center
2014 Union Bennett, RickRick Bennett Minnesota Lucia, DonDon Lucia 7–4 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center
  1. ^ Participation vacated due to major NCAA violations.

Awards[edit]

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:[98] 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).

Men's lacrosse[edit]

The Big Ten began sponsoring men's lacrosse in the 2015 season. The Big Ten lacrosse league includes Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers, and Johns Hopkins, which joined the Big Ten conference as an affiliate member in 2014. The teams that compete in Big Ten men's lacrosse have combined to win 11 NCAA national championships.[99]

With the addition of Johns Hopkins and Maryland to the league, Big Ten men's lacrosse boasts two of the top programs and most heated rivals in the history of the sport. Johns Hopkins (29) and Maryland (24) combine for 53 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.[100][101][102]

All-time school records[edit]

This list goes through the 2015–16 season.

# Team Overall Record NCAA National Championships NCAA Tournament
Runner Up
NCAA Tournament
Final Fours
NCAA Tournament Appearances Last NCAA Appearance
1 Johns Hopkins 944–308–15 9 9 29 45 2016
2 Maryland 792–263–4 2 10 24 39 2016
3 Rutgers 596–499–14 0 0 0 5 2004
4 Ohio State 461–408–5 0 0 0 5 2015
5 Penn State 508–512–8 0 0 0 3 2013
6 Michigan 10–47 0 0 0 0 Never

Big Ten Conference Champions[edit]

Season School Conference Record
2014–15 Maryland/Johns Hopkins 4–1
2015–16 Maryland 5–0

Big Ten Men's Lacrosse Tournament champions[edit]

Year Winning team Coach Losing team Coach Score Location Venue
2015 Johns Hopkins Pietramala, DaveDave Pietramala Ohio State Myers, NickNick Myers 13–6 College Park, Maryland Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium
2016 Maryland Tillman, JohnJohn Tillman Rutgers Brecht, BrianBrian Brecht 14–8 Baltimore, Maryland Homewood Field

Women's lacrosse[edit]

Women's lacrosse became a Big Ten-sponsored sport in the 2015 season. The Big Ten women's lacrosse league includes Maryland, Michigan, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, and Rutgers. Big Ten women's lacrosse programs have 21 of the 34 all-time NCAA championships, including 10 of the last 11. Maryland has won 13 NCAA national championships, including seven straight from 1995 to 2001 and most recently in 2015. Northwestern has claimed seven NCAA titles, including five straight from 2005 to 2009. Penn State has earned three pre-NCAA national titles and two NCAA titles in 1987 and 1989. Johns Hopkins became the seventh women's lacrosse program in the Big Ten as of July 1, 2016.

All-time school records[edit]

This list goes through the 2014–15 season.

# Team Total Seasons Overall Record NCAA National
Championships
NCAA Tournament
Runner Up
NCAA Tournament
Final Fours
NCAA Tournament
Appearances
1 Maryland 41 644–133–3 13 7 23 31
2 Michigan 2 9–25 0 0 0 0
3 Northwestern 24 275–88 7 1 9 16
4 Ohio State 18 151–135 0 0 0 2
5 Penn State 49 472–229–5 2 2 6 19
6 Rutgers 37 272–286–13 0 0 0 0

Men's soccer[edit]

The Big Ten men's soccer league includes Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers, and Wisconsin. Big Ten men's soccer programs have combined to win 14 NCAA national championships.

All-time school records[edit]

This list goes through the 2013–14 season.

# Team Total Seasons Overall Record NCAA National
Championships
NCAA Tournament
Runner Up
NCAA Tournament
College Cups
NCAA Tournament
Appearances
1 Indiana 41 677–162–76 8 6 18 38
2 Maryland 67 681–316–91 3 3 13 33
3 Michigan 14 141–115–26 0 0 1 5
4 Michigan State 58 540–295–92 2 2 4 15
5 Northwestern 34 268–370–87 0 0 0 8
6 Ohio State 61 406–439–104 0 1 0 8
7 Penn State 103 776–359–121 0 0 1 31
8 Rutgers 41 541–391–108 0 1 3 5
9 Wisconsin 37 381–271–74 1 0 1 6

Rivalries[edit]

Intra-Conference Football Rivalries[edit]

The members of the Big Ten have longstanding rivalries with each other, especially on the football field. Each school, except Maryland and Rutgers, 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 football rivalry 70 45–23–2 Illinois Illinois lost 2
Northwestern Illinois–Northwestern football rivalry Land of Lincoln Trophy 110 55–50–5 Illinois Illinois lost 2
Ohio State Illinois–Ohio State football rivalry Illibuck 101 30–67–4 Ohio State Illinois lost 7
Purdue Illinois–Purdue football rivalry Purdue Cannon 92 44–42–6 Illinois Illinois lost 1
Indiana Illinois Illinois–Indiana football rivalry 70 23–45–2 Illinois Indiana won 2
Michigan State Indiana–Michigan State football rivalry Old Brass Spittoon 63 16–45–2 Michigan State Indiana won 1
Purdue Indiana–Purdue rivalry Old Oaken Bucket 119 41–72–6 Purdue Indiana won 4
Iowa Minnesota Iowa–Minnesota football rivalry Floyd of Rosedale 110 46–62–2 Minnesota Iowa won 2
Wisconsin Iowa–Wisconsin football rivalry Heartland Tophy 90 43–45–2 Wisconsin Iowa lost 1
Nebraska Iowa–Nebraska football rivalry Heroes Trophy 47 15–29–3 Nebraska Iowa won 2
Maryland Penn State Maryland–Penn State football rivalry 40 2–37–1 Penn State Maryland lost 2
Michigan Michigan State Michigan–Michigan State football rivalry Paul Bunyan Trophy 107 68–34–5 Michigan Michigan lost 2
Minnesota Michigan–Minnesota football rivalry Little Brown Jug 101 73–25–3 Michigan Michigan won 1
Ohio State Michigan–Ohio State football rivalry 111 58–47–6 Michigan Michigan lost 3
Michigan State Indiana Indiana–Michigan State football rivalry Old Brass Spittoon 61 45–14–2 Michigan State Indiana won 1
Michigan Michigan–Michigan State football rivalry Paul Bunyan Trophy 107 68–34–5 Michigan Michigan State won 2
Penn State Michigan State–Penn State football rivalry Land Grant Trophy 29 14–14–1 Tied Michigan State won 2
Rutgers Michigan State-Rutgers rivalry The Situation Trophy 8 5-3 Michigan State Michigan State won 3
Minnesota Iowa Iowa–Minnesota football rivalry Floyd of Rosedale 108 62–44–2 Minnesota Minnesota won 1
Michigan Michigan–Minnesota football rivalry Little Brown Jug 101 25–73–3 Michigan Minnesota won 1
Nebraska Minnesota–Nebraska football rivalry $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy 55 31–22–2 Minnesota Nebraska won 1
Penn State Minnesota–Penn State football rivalry Governor's Victory Bell 14 5–9 Penn State Minnesota lost 1
Wisconsin Minnesota–Wisconsin football rivalry Paul Bunyan's Axe 125 59–58–8 Minnesota Minnesota lost 12
Nebraska Iowa Iowa–Nebraska football rivalry Heroes Trophy 45 29–13–3 Nebraska Nebraska won 1
Minnesota Minnesota–Nebraska football rivalry $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy 55 31–22–2 Minnesota Nebraska lost 2
Wisconsin Nebraska–Wisconsin football rivalry Freedom Trophy 10 4–6 Wisconsin Nebraska lost 2
Northwestern Illinois Illinois–Northwestern football rivalry Land of Lincoln Trophy 108 48–55–5 Illinois Northwestern won 1
Chicago University of Chicago-Northwestern football rivalry (inactive) 37 8-26-3 Chicago Northwestern won 1
Ohio State Illinois Illinois–Ohio State football rivalry Illibuck 101 67–30–4 Ohio State Ohio State won 7
Michigan Michigan–Ohio State football rivalry 112 48–58–6 Michigan Ohio State won 4
Penn State Ohio State–Penn State football rivalry 32 18–14 Ohio State Ohio State lost 1
Penn State Maryland Maryland–Penn State football rivalry 40 37–2–1 Penn State Penn State won 2
Michigan State Michigan State–Penn State football rivalry Land Grant Trophy 31 15–15–1 Michigan State Penn State won 1
Minnesota Minnesota–Penn State football rivalry Governor's Victory Bell 14 9–5 Penn State Penn State won 1
Rutgers Rutgers–Penn State football rivalry 26 24–2 Penn State Penn State won 9
Ohio State Ohio State–Penn State football rivalry 32 14–18 Ohio State Penn State won 1
Purdue Illinois Illinois–Purdue football rivalry Purdue Cannon 91 41–44–6 Illinois Purdue loss 1
Indiana Indiana–Purdue rivalry Old Oaken Bucket 118 72–40–6 Purdue Purdue lost 3
Rutgers Penn State Rutgers–Penn State football rivalry 26 2–24 Penn State Rutgers lost 9
Michigan State Rutgers-Michigan State rivalry The Situation Trophy 8 3-5 Michigan State Michigan State won 3
Wisconsin Iowa Iowa–Wisconsin football rivalry Heartland Trophy 89 44–43–2 Wisconsin Wisconsin lost 1
Minnesota Minnesota–Wisconsin football rivalry Paul Bunyan's Axe 125 58–59–8 Minnesota Wisconsin won 12
Nebraska Nebraska–Wisconsin football rivalry Freedom Trophy 10 6–4 Wisconsin Wisconsin won 2

Extra-Conference Football Rivalries[edit]

Teams Rivalry Name Trophy Meetings Record Series leader Current Streak
Illinois Missouri Illinois–Missouri football rivalry 24 7–17 Missouri Illinois lost 6
Indiana Kentucky Indiana–Kentucky rivalry 36 18–17–1 Indiana Indiana won 1
Iowa Iowa State Iowa–Iowa State football rivalry Cy-Hawk Trophy 63 41–22 Iowa Iowa won 1
Maryland Navy Maryland–Navy rivalry Crab Bowl Trophy 21 7–14 Navy Maryland won 2
Virginia Maryland–Virginia football rivalry Tydings Trophy 78 44–32–2 Maryland Maryland won 2
West Virginia Maryland–West Virginia football rivalry 51 22–27–2 West Virginia Maryland lost 1
Michigan Notre Dame Michigan–Notre Dame football rivalry 42 24–17–1 Michigan Michigan lost 1
Michigan State Notre Dame Michigan State–Notre Dame football rivalry Megaphone Trophy 78 28–48–1 Notre Dame Michigan State won 1
Nebraska Missouri Missouri–Nebraska football rivalry Victory Bell 104 65–36–3 Nebraska Nebraska won 2
Oklahoma Nebraska–Oklahoma football rivalry 86 45–38–3 Oklahoma Nebraska lost 1
Miami Miami–Nebraska football rivalry 12 6–6 Tied Nebraska lost 1
Colorado Colorado–Nebraska football rivalry 69 49–18–2 Nebraska Nebraska won 3
Texas Nebraska–Texas football rivalry 14 10–4 Texas Nebraska lost 6
Kansas Kansas–Nebraska football rivalry 117 91–23–3 Nebraska Nebraska won 3
Penn State Pittsburgh Penn State–Pittsburgh football rivalry 97 50–43–4 Penn State Penn State lost 2
Syracuse Penn State–Syracuse football rivalry 71 41–23–5 Penn State Penn State won 5
Temple Penn State–Temple football rivalry 45 40–4–1 Penn State Penn State won 1
West Virginia Penn State–West Virginia football rivalry 59 48–9–2 Penn State Penn State won 4
Purdue Notre Dame Notre Dame–Purdue football rivalry Shillelagh Trophy 86 26–58–2 Notre Dame Purdue lost 7

[103]

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:[citation needed]

  • Illinois: Indiana, Northwestern
  • Indiana: Illinois, Purdue
  • Iowa: Minnesota, Wisconsin
  • Michigan: Michigan State, Ohio State
  • Michigan State: Michigan, Penn State
  • Minnesota: Iowa, Wisconsin
  • Northwestern: Illinois, Purdue
  • Ohio State: Michigan, Penn State
  • Penn State: Michigan State, Ohio State
  • Purdue: Indiana, Northwestern
  • Wisconsin: Iowa, Minnesota

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 were disrupted, and some resumed on a yearly basis, when the league realigned into East and West Divisions for the 2014 season with the addition of Maryland and Rutgers. The two new schools were placed in the new East Division with Penn State, and the two Indiana schools were 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 is the only protected cross-division game.[49] The conference later announced that once the new scheduling format takes effect in 2016, members will be prohibited from playing FCS teams, and required to play at least one non-conference game against a team in the Power Five conferences (ACC, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC; presumably, this would also allow for non-conference games against Big Ten opponents that are not on the conference schedule). Games against independents Notre Dame (an ACC member in non-football sports) and BYU will also count toward the Power Five requirement.[78]

Intra-Conference Basketball Rivalries[edit]

  • Illinois: Indiana, Northwestern
  • Indiana: Illinois, Purdue
  • Iowa: Minnesota, Wisconsin
  • Michigan: Michigan State, Ohio State
  • Michigan State: Ohio State, Wisconsin, Michigan
  • Minnesota: Iowa, Wisconsin
  • Northwestern: Illinois, Purdue
  • Ohio State: Michigan, Penn State, Michigan State
  • Penn State: Ohio State
  • Purdue: Indiana, Northwestern
  • Wisconsin: Iowa, Minnesota

Extra-Conference Basketball Rivalries[edit]

  • Illinois: Missouri
  • Indiana: Kentucky
  • Iowa: Drake, Iowa State, Northern Iowa
  • Maryland: Duke, Virginia, Georgetown
  • Michigan: Duke
  • Nebraska: Creighton
  • Penn State: Bucknell, Pittsburgh
  • Rutgers: Princeton, Seton Hall
  • Wisconsin: Marquette

Other Sports[edit]

Men's Ice Hockey[edit]

Men's Lacrosse[edit]

Men's Soccer[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

  • Penn State–Lehigh
  • Iowa–Iowa State
  • Iowa–Oklahoma State

Extra-conference rivalries[edit]

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 has a longstanding rivalry with Pittsburgh of the ACC, but the two schools have not met since 2000. However, the Penn State–Pittsburgh rivalry will be renewed with an alternating home-and-home series from 2016 to 2019. Penn State also has long histories with independent Notre Dame; Temple of The American; Syracuse, and Boston College of the ACC; and West Virginia, of the Big 12 Conference. Additionally, Penn State maintains 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.

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 has been held in St. Louis since 1980, first at the St. Louis Arena and since 1994 at the Scottrade Center. 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.[3]

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. The school also has minor rivalries in basketball with the two other Division I members of the University of Wisconsin System, which include the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and University of Wisconsin–Green Bay.

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 Western Collegiate Hockey Association 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 ChicagoMichigan 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.[104]

Facilities[edit]

The Big Ten is second to the Southeastern Conference (SEC) in football stadiums that seat over 100,000, with the Big Ten having three to the SEC's four. The Big Ten's 100,000-seat stadiums are Beaver Stadium, Michigan Stadium, and Ohio Stadium. Only five other college football stadium have such a capacity: Texas A&M's Kyle Field, Neyland Stadium at the University of Tennessee, Bryant–Denny Stadium of the University of Alabama and LSU's Tiger Stadium in the SEC, and Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium at the University of Texas at Austin in the Big 12 Conference. The three stadiums are three of the four largest football stadiums in the United States, as well as the third, fourth, and seventh largest sports stadiums in the world.

The Big Ten is home to two of the top-10 largest on-campus basketball arenas in the country: Ohio State's Value City Arena and Maryland's XFINITY Center. Additionally, arenas at Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, and Penn State rank among the top-20 largest on-campus basketball facilities in the United States. The Big Ten Conference features more on-campus basketball arenas with seating capacities of 15,000 or more than any other conference in the country.

Football, Basketball, and Baseball facilities[edit]

School Football stadium Capacity Basketball arena Capacity Baseball stadium Capacity
Illinois Memorial Stadium 60,670 State Farm Center 16,618 Illinois Field 3,000
Indiana Memorial Stadium 52,929 Assembly Hall 17,357 Bart Kaufman Field 2,500
Iowa Kinnick Stadium 70,585 Carver–Hawkeye Arena 15,400 Duane Banks Field 3,000
Maryland Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium 51,802 XFINITY Center 17,950 Shipley Field 2,500
Michigan Michigan Stadium 107,601 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
4,000
13,527
Minnesota TCF Bank Stadium 52,525 Williams Arena 14,625 Siebert Field 1,420
Nebraska Memorial Stadium 87,000 Pinnacle Bank Arena 15,000 Haymarket Park 8,500
Northwestern Ryan Field 47,330 Welsh-Ryan Arena 8,117 Rocky Miller Park 600
Ohio State Ohio Stadium 104,944 Value City Arena 19,049 Bill Davis Stadium 4,450
Penn State Beaver Stadium 106,572 Bryce Jordan Center 15,261 Medlar Field at Lubrano Park 5,570
Purdue Ross–Ade Stadium 57,236 Mackey Arena 14,846 Alexander Field 1,500
Rutgers High Point Solutions Stadium 52,454 Louis Brown Athletic Center 8,000 Bainton Field 1,250
Wisconsin Camp Randall Stadium 80,321 Kohl Center 17,230 Non-baseball school

Ice hockey arenas[edit]

School Men's arena Capacity Women's arena Capacity
Michigan Yost Ice Arena 5,800 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 5,782 Pegula Ice Arena 5,782
Wisconsin Kohl Center 15,359 LaBahn Arena 2,273
Notre Dame Compton Family Ice Arena 5,022 No varsity team

Soccer stadiums[edit]

Stadium Team(s) City Capacity Opened
Bill Armstrong Stadium Indiana Hoosiers Bloomington, Indiana 6,500 1981
Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium Minnesota Golden Gophers Falcon Heights, Minnesota 1,000 1999
DeMartin Soccer Complex Michigan State Spartans Lansing, Michigan 2,500 2008
Jeffrey Field Penn State Nittany Lions State College, Pennsylvania 5,000 1966
Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium Ohio State Buckeyes Columbus, Ohio 10,000 2001
McClimon Soccer Complex Wisconsin Badgers Madison, Wisconsin 1,611 1959
Toyota Park Northwestern Wildcats Bridgeview, Illinois 20,000 2006
U-M Soccer Stadium Michigan Wolverines Ann Arbor, Michigan 2,200 2010
Yurcak Field Rutgers Scarlet Knights Piscataway, New Jersey 5,000 1994
Ludwig Field Maryland Terrapins College Park, Maryland 7,000 1995

Media[edit]

As of 2010, the Big Ten has carriage agreements with the following broadcast and cable networks.[105]

Broadcast television[edit]

Cable television[edit]

  • Big Ten Network was created in 2006 through a joint partnership between the Big Ten and News Corporation and debuted the following year, replacing the ESPN Plus package previously offered to Big Ten markets via syndication. Based in downtown Chicago, the network's lineup consists exclusively of Big Ten-related programming, such as a nightly highlights show, in addition to live events.[106]
  • ESPN Inc. Big Ten football, basketball and volleyball air on ESPN and ESPN2, and sometimes on ESPNU and ESPN Classic. The conference's contract with ABC/ESPN also allows for the transmission of events through ESPN Mobile, ESPN3.com, and On Demand platforms.

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