|Formerly||Intercollegiate Conference of Faculty Representatives|
|No. of teams||14 + 2 affiliate members (2 future members in 2024)|
The Big Ten Conference (stylized B1G, formerly the Western Conference and the Big Nine Conference) is the oldest Division I collegiate athletic conference in the United States. Founded as the Intercollegiate Conference of Faculty Representatives in 1896, it predates the founding of its regulating organization, the NCAA. It is based in the Chicago area in Rosemont, Illinois. For many decades the conference consisted of 10 universities, and it has 14 members and 2 affiliate institutions. The conference competes in the NCAA Division I and 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.
Big Ten member institutions are major research universities with large financial endowments and strong academic reputations. Large student enrollment is a hallmark of its universities, as 12 of the 14 members enroll more than 30,000 students. They are largely state public universities; founding member Northwestern University is the lone private university in the Big Ten. Collectively, Big Ten universities educate more than 520,000 total students and have 5.7 million living alumni. The members engage in $9.3 billion in funded research each year; 13 out of 14 are members of the Association of American Universities (the exception being the University of Nebraska) and all are members of the Universities Research Association (URA). All Big Ten universities are also members of the Big Ten Academic Alliance, formerly the Committee on Institutional Cooperation.
Though the Big Ten existed for nearly a century as an assemblage of universities in the Midwest, the conference's geographic footprint now stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Plains and in 2024 will extend to the Pacific Ocean. The conference has maintained its historic name while expanding to 14 members and 2 affiliate members.
|Indiana University Bloomington||Bloomington, Indiana||1820||1899[a]||Public||42,552||$3,317||Hoosiers|
|University of Maryland, College Park||College Park, Maryland||1856||2014||Public (land-grant)||40,709||$1,993||Terrapins|
|University of Michigan||Ann Arbor, Michigan||1817||1896,
|Michigan State University||East Lansing, Michigan||1855||1950[c]||Public (land-grant)||49,695||$3,926||Spartans|
|Ohio State University||Columbus, Ohio||1870||1912||61,369||$6,814||Buckeyes|
|Pennsylvania State University||University Park, Pennsylvania||1855||1990[d]||45,901||$4,613||Nittany Lions|
|Rutgers University–New Brunswick||New Brunswick–Piscataway, New Jersey||1766||2014||50,411||$2,000||Scarlet Knights|
|University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign||Urbana-Champaign, Illinois||1867||1896||Public (land-grant)||52,331||$3,380||Fighting Illini|
|University of Iowa||Iowa City, Iowa||1847||1899[e]||Public||30,448||$3,137||Hawkeyes|
|University of Minnesota, Twin Cities||Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota||1851||1896||Public (land-grant)||52,017||$5,443||Golden Gophers|
|University of Nebraska–Lincoln||Lincoln, Nebraska||1869||2011||25,057||$2,310||Cornhuskers|
|Northwestern University||Evanston, Illinois||1851||1896||Private not-for-profit (non-sectarian)||22,316||$14,958||Wildcats|
|Purdue University||West Lafayette, Indiana||1869||Public (land-grant)||45,869||$3,584||Boilermakers|
|University of Wisconsin–Madison||Madison, Wisconsin||1848||47,935||$3,981||Badgers|
On June 30, 2022, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Southern California (USC) announced plans to withdraw from the Pac-12 Conference to join the Big Ten in 2024 as full members.
|University of California, Los Angeles||Los Angeles, California||1919||2024||Public (land-grant)||45,900||$3,892||Bruins||Pac-12|
|University of Southern California||1880||Private not-for-profit (non-sectarian)||49,500||$8,120||Trojans|
|Institution||Location||Founded||Joined||Type||Enrollment||Nickname||Colors||Big Ten sport(s)||Primary conference|
|Johns Hopkins University||Baltimore, Maryland||1876||2014–15||Private not-for-profit (Non-sectarian)||29,094||Blue Jays||men's lacrosse[a]||Centennial (NCAA D-III)|
|University of Notre Dame||Notre Dame, Indiana||1842||2017–18||Private not-for-profit (Catholic)||12,472||Fighting Irish||men's ice hockey||ACC|
|University of Chicago||Chicago, Illinois||1890||1896||1946[b]||Private not-for-profit (Non-sectarian)||17,470||Maroons||UAA (NCAA D-III)|
Full members Full members (non-football) Sport affiliate Other conference Other conference
The Big Ten Conference sponsors championship competition in 14 men's and 14 women's NCAA sanctioned sports.
|Swimming & diving||10||13|
|Track and field (indoor)||12||13|
|Track and field (outdoor)||13||13|
|School||Baseball||Basketball||Cross Country||Football||Golf||Gymnastics||Ice hockey||Lacrosse||Soccer||Swimming
|Tennis||Track & field
|Track & field
* Notre Dame joined the Big Ten in the 2017–18 school year as an affiliate member in men's ice hockey. 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 following in 2016. It continues to field its other sports in the NCAA Division III Centennial Conference.
|Tennis||Track & field
|Track & field
Women's varsity sports not sponsored by the Big Ten Conference that are played by Big Ten schools
In an initiative led by Purdue University president James Henry Smart, he and the presidents of the University of Chicago, University of Illinois, University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin, Northwestern University, and Lake Forest College met in Chicago on January 11, 1895, to discuss the regulation and control of intercollegiate athletics. The eligibility of student-athletes was one of the main topics of discussion. The Intercollegiate Conference of Faculty Representatives was founded at a second meeting on February 8, 1896. Lake Forest was not at the 1896 meeting and was replaced by the University of Michigan. At the time, the organization was more commonly known as the Western Conference, consisting of Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Chicago, Purdue, and Northwestern.
The first reference to the conference as the Big Nine was in 1899 after Iowa and Indiana had joined. Nebraska first petitioned to join the league in 1900 and again in 1911, but was turned away both times. In April 1907, Michigan was voted out of the conference for refusing to adhere to league rules limiting football teams to no more than five games and players to three years of eligibility. Ohio State was added to the conference in 1912. The first known references to the conference as the Big Ten were in December 1916, when Michigan rejoined the conference after a nine-year absence.
The conference was again known as the Big Nine after the University of Chicago decided to de-emphasize varsity athletics just after World War II. In 1939 UChicago President Robert Maynard Hutchins made the decision to abolish the football program, based on his negative views of big-time college football’s excesses and associated problems of the time. 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 Iowa State, Marquette, Michigan State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, and Pittsburgh would replace Chicago at the time. On May 20, 1949, Michigan State ended the speculation by joining and the conference was again known as the Big Ten. The Big Ten's membership would remain unchanged for the next 40 years. The conference's official name throughout this period remained the Intercollegiate Conference of Faculty Representatives. It did not formally adopt the name Big Ten until 1987, when it was incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation.
As intercollegiate football rapidly increased during the 1890s, so did the ruthless nature of the game. Tempers flared, fights erupted, and injuries soared. Between 1880 and 1905, college football players suffered more than 325 deaths and 1,149 injuries. To deal with mounting criticism of the game, President James H. Smart of Purdue University invited representatives from the University of Chicago, University of Illinois, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, Northwestern University, and University of Wisconsin to a Chicago meeting to create policies aimed at regulating intercollegiate athletics. These schools were the original seven members. In 1899, Indiana University and the University of Iowa joined the conference to increase the membership to nine schools. Ohio State University joined in 1912 and Michigan State University joined in 1948. In 1905, the conference was officially incorporated as the "Intercollegiate Conference of Faculty Representatives". The conference is one of the nation's oldest, predating the founding of the NCAA by a decade and was one of the first collegiate conferences to sponsor men's basketball. The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association was also established in 1895; its successor, the Southern Conference, eventually spawned the Southeastern Conference and the Atlantic Coast Conference.
In 1990, the Big Ten universities voted to expand the conference to 11 teams and extended an invitation to Atlantic 10 member and football independent Pennsylvania State University, which accepted it. 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. Around 1993, the league explored adding Kansas, Missouri and Rutgers or other potential schools, to create a 14-team league with two football divisions. These talks died when the Big Eight Conference merged with former Southwest Conference members to create the Big 12.
Following the addition of 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. 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. (In 1926, Notre Dame had briefly considered official entry into the Big Ten but chose to retain its independent status.) 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 its independent home game broadcasting contract with NBC Sports, while the Big Ten insisted upon a full membership with no special exemptions.
Main article: 2010–2014 Big Ten Conference realignment
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 2010–2014 NCAA conference realignment. On June 11, 2010, the University of Nebraska applied for membership in the Big Ten and was unanimously approved as the conference's 12th school, which became effective July 1, 2011. The conference retained the name "Big Ten". This briefly led to the interesting and ironic result of the Big Ten consisting of twelve teams, and the Big 12 consisting of ten teams (with fellow former Big 12 member Colorado's move to the Pac-12 Conference).
On September 1, 2010, Delany revealed the conference's football divisional split, but noted that the division names would be announced later. Those division names, as well as the conference's new logo, were made public on December 13, 2010. For its new logo, the conference replaced the "hidden 11" logo with one that uses the "B1G" character combination in its branding. Delany 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."
For the new football division names, the Big Ten was unable to use geographic names, because they had rejected a geographic arrangement. Delany 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. However, the new "Legends" and "Leaders" divisions were not met with enthusiasm. Some traditional rivals, including Ohio State and Michigan, were placed in separate divisions.
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. 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. The Big Ten's Council of Presidents approved the move later that day. One day later, Rutgers University of the Big East also accepted an offer for membership from the Big Ten as its 14th member school.
On April 28, 2013, the Big Ten presidents and chancellors unanimously approved a football divisional realignment that went into effect when Maryland and Rutgers joined in 2014. Under the new plan, the Legends and Leaders divisions were replaced with geographic divisions. 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 (all of which are in the Eastern Time Zone). The final issue in determining the new divisions was which of the two Indiana schools would be sent to the West; Purdue was chosen because its West Lafayette campus is geographically west of Indiana's home city of Bloomington. In the current divisional alignment, the only permanently protected cross-divisional rivalry game in football is Indiana–Purdue. 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. 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. 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. Notre Dame had been a member of Hockey East, and the move saves travel time and renews rivalries with former CCHA and WCHA members.
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 current 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.
Main article: 2021–22 NCAA conference realignment
On June 30, 2022, UCLA and USC announced that they will be joining the Big Ten Conference effective August 2, 2024, enabling both schools to remain in the Pac-12 Conference for the duration of the Pac-12's existing media rights agreements. The expansion delayed the announcement of a new media deal, which would eventually be unveiled at $7 billion, with the potential to grow to $10 billion. This deal ended the conference's long-running partnership with ESPN/ABC and specifically states how much more money each broadcaster would pay if Notre Dame (and Notre Dame alone) were to join.
The office of the commissioner of athletics was created in 1922 "to study athletic problems of the various member universities and assist in enforcing the eligibility rules which govern Big Ten athletics."
|John L. Griffith||1922–1944||died in office|
|Kenneth L. "Tug" Wilson||1945–1961||retired|
|William R. Reed||1961–1971||died in office|
|Kevin Warren||2020–2023||became president of the Chicago Bears|
All Big Ten members are members of the Big Ten Academic Alliance, formerly known as the Committee on Institutional Cooperation. The University of Chicago, a former Big Ten Conference member, was a member of the CIC from 1958 to June 29, 2016.
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.
|Institution||2019 Total Revenue
|2019 Total Expenses
|2019 Surplus/(Deficit)||2012 Average Spending|
|Ohio State University||$210,548,239||$223,605,396||($13,057,157)||$158,901|
|University of Michigan||$197,820,410||$196,616,430||$1,203,980||$133,488|
|Pennsylvania State University||$164,529,326||$160,369,805||$4,159,521||Not reported|
|University of Wisconsin–Madison||$157,660,107||$154,621,828||$3,038,279||$116,487|
|University of Iowa||$151,976,026||$147,632,275||$3,343,751||$154,592|
|Michigan State University||$140,010,865||$135,655,740||$4,355,125||$120,356|
|University of Nebraska–Lincoln||$136,233,460||$134,713,519||$1,529,941||$128,182|
|University of Minnesota||$130,456,454||$129,450,256||$1,006,198||$102,980|
|Indiana University Bloomington||$127,832,628||$114,822,135||$13,010,493||$110,102|
|University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign||$118,565,501||$120,168,951||($1,603,450)||$154,719|
|University of Maryland, College Park||$108,796,303||$108,785,924||$10,379||$113,706|
|Rutgers University–New Brunswick||$103,251,280||$103,167,344||$83,936||$104,638|
|Northwestern University||Not reported||Not reported||Not reported||Not reported|
For the 2007 season, the Big Ten negotiated a ten-year television deal with ABC/ESPN for tier-1 football media rights. The men's basketball rights were earned by CBS. The conference also joined with Fox Sports to form the Big Ten Network which would air multiple sports, including football. In 2016, the conference negotiated a six-year deal which made Fox the primary football rights holder and guaranteed the network the football Championship game. ABC/ESPN secured the rights for a significant amount of additional games and CBS retained the rights to top-tier men's basketball rights and Fox earned the right to air several basketball games as well. In total, the rights earned the conference more than $2.6 billion.
On August 18, 2022, the Big Ten announced a media rights deal with Fox, CBS, NBC and Peacock. The deal is reportedly worth more than $7 billion per year, which is estimated to bring $80–$100 million per year to each member school. Fox/FS1 earned the tier-1 rights which included 24–27 football games in 2023–24, then 30–32 games for the remainder of the contract. It also earned the right to air four of the seven Big Ten championship games during the contract. The network will also broadcast 45 men’s basketball games in ’23–24 and at least that many in the years thereafter. The Big Ten Network also will continue to air up to 50 football games per year and a minimum of 126 men's basketball games. The primary timeslot for Fox College Football will be Noon, Eastern Time.
NBC earned the rights to air 16 football games in 2023, then 14–15 after. Peacock will air eight football games and up to 47 men's basketball games and 30 women's basketball games. The primary slot for football was announced as the Prime time block. NBC will also air one football championship game. CBS will air seven football games during the 2023–24 season, and then increase to 14 to 15 per year. Additionally, CBS will air two football title games. The main timeslot will be 3:30pm. Eastern Time. The network will maintain the rights to several basketball games including the final rounds of the men's and women's tournaments. For the first time in 40 years, ESPN did not earn the rights to air any conference sporting events. However, former commissioner Kevin Warren stated that the conference remains open to negotiating smaller deals with the network in the future.
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 (annual; at each school; one male scholar-athlete and one female scholar-athlete)
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.
|Illinois Fighting Illini||52||47||N/A||43||36||38||54||31||47||31||42|
|Michigan State Spartans||41||61||N/A||47||48||50||53||34||29||30||43|
|Minnesota Golden Gophers||28||28||N/A||20||19||30||18||26||21||22||24|
|Ohio State Buckeyes||4||9||N/A||12||6||2||2||7||25||16||9|
|Penn State Nittany Lions||43||39||N/A||13||10||7||20||8||5||6||17|
|Rutgers Scarlet Knights||48||60||N/A||82||103||113||83||104||91||120||89|
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.
For Big Ten records, by sport (not including football), see footnote
Totals are per NCAA annual list published every July and NCAA-published gymnastics history, with subsequent results as of June 30, 2021, obtained from NCAA.org, which provides intermittent updates throughout the 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) and retroactive Helms Athletic Foundation titles.
Future conference members in grey.
|Institution||Total||Men's||Women's||Co-ed||Nickname||Most successful sport (Titles)|
|University of California, Los Angeles||120||76||44||0||Bruins||Men’s volleyball (19)|
|University of Southern California||111||85||26||0||Trojans||Men’s Outdoor Track and Field (26)|
|Pennsylvania State University||52||28||11||13||Nittany Lions||Fencing (14)|
|University of Michigan||39||36||3||0||Wolverines||Men's swimming (12) (plus 7 unofficial titles)|
|University of Maryland||32||9||23||0||Terrapins||Women's lacrosse (14)|
|Ohio State University||31||24||4||3||Buckeyes||Men's swimming (11)|
|University of Wisconsin||31||22||9||0||Badgers||Men's boxing (8) (including 4 unofficial titles)|
|University of Iowa||25||24||1||0||Hawkeyes||Men's wrestling (24)|
|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)|
|Northwestern University||9||1||8||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)|
See also: List of NCAA schools with the most NCAA Division I championships and List of NCAA schools with the most Division I national championships
For Big Ten championships, by year, see footnote. Totals do not include Big Ten tournament championships.
|University of Chicago7||73|
|University of Illinois||250|
|University of Iowa||117|
|University of Maryland2||29|
|University of Michigan||409|
|Michigan State University||110|
|University of Minnesota||178|
|University of Nebraska3||16|
|University of Notre Dame4||1|
|Ohio State University||248|
|Pennsylvania State University5||92|
|Johns Hopkins University1||1|
|University of Wisconsin||208|
|Men's cross country||Wisconsin (2022)||—|
|Women's cross country||Michigan State (2022)||—|
|Field hockey||Maryland & Penn State (2022)||Michigan (2022)|
|Men's soccer||Maryland (2022)||Rutgers (2022)|
|Women's soccer||Michigan State (2022)||Penn State (2022)|
|Women's volleyball||Wisconsin (2022)||—|
|Women's swimming and diving||Ohio State (2022)||—|
|Men's indoor track and field||Iowa (2022)||—|
|Women's indoor track and field||Minnesota (2022)||—|
|Men's swimming and diving||Indiana (2022)||—|
|Women's basketball||Ohio State & Iowa (2022)||Iowa (2022)|
|Wrestling||‡Penn State (2022)||Michigan (2022)|
|Men's basketball||Illinois & Wisconsin (2022)||Iowa (2022)|
|Men's ice hockey||Minnesota (2022)||Michigan (2022)|
|Women’s ice hockey||Minnesota & Ohio State (2022)||‡Ohio State (2022)|
|Women's gymnastics||Michigan (2022)||Michigan (2022)|
|Men's gymnastics||Ohio State & Michigan (2022)||Michigan (2022)|
|Women's tennis||Ohio State (2022)||Michigan (2022)|
|Men's tennis||Ohio State (2022)||Michigan (2022)|
|Women's golf||Michigan (2022)||—|
|Men's golf||Illinois (2022)||—|
|Women's lacrosse||Maryland (2022)||Maryland (2022)|
|Men's lacrosse||‡Maryland (2022)||Maryland (2022)|
|Softball||Northwestern (2022)||Nebraska (2022)|
|Men's outdoor track and field||Ohio State (2022)||—|
|Women's outdoor track and field||Ohio State (2022)||—|
|Women's rowing||Ohio State (2022)||—|
|Baseball||Maryland (2022)||Michigan (2022)|
‡ Denotes national champion
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 adopted a nine-game conference schedule. All teams have one cross-division opponent they play annually that changes every six years except for Indiana and Purdue, whose crossover is permanent. The other six opponents are played every three years during that cycle. For 2016–2021, the pairings are Maryland-Minnesota, Michigan-Wisconsin, Michigan State-Northwestern, Ohio State-Nebraska, Penn State-Iowa, and Rutgers-Illinois, and for 2022-2027 the pairings are Maryland-Northwestern, Michigan-Nebraska, Michigan State-Minnesota, Ohio State-Wisconsin, Penn State-Illinois, and Rutgers-Iowa. In 2016, the Big Ten no longer allowed its members to play Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) teams and also requires at least one non-conference game against a school in the Power Five conferences (ACC, Big 12, Pac-12, SEC). Contracts for future games already scheduled against FCS teams would be honored. However, in 2017, the Big Ten started to allow teams to schedule an FCS opponent during years in which they only have four conference home games (odd-numbered years for East division teams, even-numbered years for West division teams). At the time this policy was first announced, games against FBS independents Notre Dame and BYU would automatically count toward the Power Five requirement. 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.
This list goes through the 2021 season.
Future conference members in gray.
† Ohio State vacated 12 wins and its Big Ten title in 2010 due to NCAA sanctions.
†† Numbers of division and conference championships shown reflect Big Ten history only and do not include division and conference championships in former conferences. USC and UCLA join the Big Ten in 2024, Maryland and Rutgers joined in 2014, and Nebraska joined in 2011.
Number of Claimed National Championships, as well as win–loss–tie records, include all seasons played, regardless of conference membership.
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.
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.
Since the 2020–21 season, a new slate of bowl game selections has included several new bowl games.
|1||Rose Bowl*||Pasadena, California||Pac-12|
|2||Citrus Bowl or Orange Bowl^||Orlando, Florida or Miami Gardens, Florida||SEC or ACC|
|3||ReliaQuest Bowl||Tampa, Florida||SEC|
|4||Las Vegas Bowl or Duke's Mayo Bowl†||Paradise, Nevada or Charlotte, North Carolina||Pac-12 or ACC|
|5||Music City Bowl||Nashville, Tennessee||SEC|
|6||Pinstripe Bowl||New York City||ACC|
|7||Guaranteed Rate Bowl||Phoenix, Arizona||Big 12|
|8||San Francisco Bowl||Santa Clara, California||Pac-12|
|9||Quick Lane Bowl||Detroit, Michigan||MAC|
* 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 will switch between the Las Vegas Bowl and Duke's Mayo Bowl on odd and even years, respectively.
Although the pick order usually corresponds to the conference standings, the bowls are not required to make their choices strictly according to the win–loss 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 Orange Bowl will select the highest-ranked team from the Big Ten, SEC or Notre Dame to face an ACC opponent. (However, in an 8-game cycle [12 years due to not counting when the Orange Bowl is a semifinal], the Big Ten must be selected at least three times and no more than four times; the SEC similarly will be selected between three and four times while Notre Dame may be selected up to two times.) The Big Ten Champion cannot play in the Orange Bowl. If a Big Ten team is not selected by the Orange Bowl, the Citrus Bowl will submit a request for a Big Ten team.
Guaranteed compensation is due to the coaches regardless of performance. Though most of the pay is directed from the university, some also comes in the form of guaranteed endorsements and other income streams. Most coaches also have performance-based bonuses that can significantly raise their salaries.
Two Big Ten member schools—Northwestern, a private institution, and Penn State, exempt from most open records laws due to its status as what Pennsylvania calls a "state-related" institution—are not obligated to provide salary information for their head coaches, but choose to do so.
|Conf. Rank||Institution||Head coach||2023 guaranteed pay|
|T-1||Michigan State University||Mel Tucker||$9,500,000|
|T-1||Ohio State University||Ryan Day||$9,500,000|
|3||University of Nebraska–Lincoln||Matt Rhule||$7,800,000|
|T-4||University of Wisconsin–Madison||Luke Fickell||$7,500,000|
|T-4||Pennsylvania State University||James Franklin||$7,500,000|
|6||University of Michigan||Jim Harbaugh||$7,050,000|
|7||University of Iowa||Kirk Ferentz||$7,000,000|
|8||University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign||Bret Bielema||$6,000,000|
|9||Northwestern University||Pat Fitzgerald||$5,748,000|
|10||University of Minnesota||P. J. Fleck||$5,100,000|
|11||Indiana University Bloomington||Tom Allen||$4,700,000|
|12||Purdue University||Ryan Walters||$4,100,000|
|T-13||Rutgers University–New Brunswick||Greg Schiano||$4,000,000|
|T-13||University of Maryland, College Park||Mike Locksley||$4,000,000|
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, generally considered the most prestigious honor a collegiate marching band can receive. The first three Sudler trophies were awarded to Big Ten marching bands—Michigan (1982), Illinois (1983) and Ohio State (1984). The Big Ten also has more Sudler Trophy recipients than any other collegiate athletic conference.
Main article: Big Ten Conference football individual honors
Coaches and media of the Big Ten Conference award individual honors at the end of each football season.
The Big Ten has participated in basketball since 1904, and has led the nation in attendance every season since 1978. It has been a national powerhouse in men's basketball, having multiple championship winners and often sending four or more teams to the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Previous NCAA champions include Indiana with five titles, Michigan State with two, and Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ohio State with one each. Maryland, which joined the Big Ten in 2014, won one NCAA championship as a member of the ACC. 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 played in the championship game, winning nine championships. Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, and Minnesota have won two NIT championships, while Indiana and Purdue have won one each. Two other current members, Maryland and Nebraska, won NIT titles before they joined the Big Ten. In addition, in 1943 the defunct Helms Athletic Foundation retrospectively awarded national titles to Northwestern for 1931 and Purdue for 1932; then in 1957, it selected Illinois for 1915, Minnesota for 1902 and 1919, and Wisconsin for 1912, 1914 and 1916. 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 an 11–5–2 record against the Big Ten; Minnesota, Nebraska, Penn State, Purdue, and Wisconsin are the only Big Ten schools without losing records in the challenge.
This list goes through March 1, 2022 and is listed by win percentage in NCAA Division I men's college basketball.
Future members in gray.
† Minnesota vacated its 1997 Big Ten Conference regular season title, Michigan vacated its 1998 Big Ten tournament title, and Ohio State vacated its 2002 Big Ten tournament, as well as 2000 and 2002 regular season titles, due to NCAA sanctions.
Big Ten Conference basketball programs have combined to win 10 NCAA men's basketball championships as Big Ten members, with another current member having won a national championship before joining the conference. Indiana has won five, Michigan State has won two, while Michigan, Ohio State and Wisconsin have won one national championship each as Big Ten members. Maryland won one national championship while a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Future member UCLA has won 11 national championships, matching the total of all current Big Ten members. Of the 14 current conference members, 11 have advanced to the Final Four at least once in their history, and both future members have also done so. Nine Big Ten schools (Indiana, Michigan State, Illinois, Purdue, Ohio State, Maryland, Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin) plus future member UCLA are among the national top-50 in all-time NCAA tournament appearances.
|School||Men's NCAA Championships||Men's NCAA
|Men's NCAA tournament appearances|
(1949, 1951, 1952, 1989, 2005)
(1942, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1963, 1984, 1989, 2001, 2005)
(1951, 1952, 1963, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1989, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005)
(1942, 1949, 1951–52, 1963, 1981, 1983–90, 1993–95, 1997, 1998, 2000–07, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2021, 2022)
(1940, 1953, 1976, 1981, 1987)
(1940, 1953, 1973, 1976, 1981, 1987, 1992, 2002)
(1940, 1953, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1987, 1992, 1993, 2002)
(1953, 1954, 1958, 1967, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1989, 1991–94, 2002, 2012, 2013, 2016)
(1940, 1953, 1954, 1958, 1967, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1980–84, 1986–2003, 2006–08, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2022)
(1955, 1956, 1980)
(1955, 1956, 1980, 1987)
(1955, 1956, 1970, 1980, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1999)
(1955, 1956, 1970, 1979–83, 1985–89, 1991–93, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2014–16, 2019, 2021, 2022)
(1973, 1975, 2001, 2002)
(1958, 1973, 1975, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2001–03, 2016)
(1958, 1973, 1975, 1980, 1981, 1983–86, 1994–2004, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2015–17, 2019, 2021)
(1964, 1965, 1976, 1989, 2013, 2018)
(1948, 1964–66, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1989, 1992, 1994, 2013, 2014, 2018, 2021)
(1964–66, 1974, 1976–77, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1994, 2013, 2014, 2017–19, 2021, 2022)
(1948, 1964–66, 1974–77, 1985–90, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2009, 2011–14, 2016–19, 2021, 2022)
(1957, 1979, 1999–01, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2019)
(1957, 1959, 1978, 1979, 1999–01, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2019)
(1957, 1959, 1978, 1979, 1986, 1990, 1998–2001, 2003, 2005, 2008–10, 2012–15, 2019)
(1957, 1959, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1986, 1990–92, 1994, 1995, 1998–2019, 2021, 2022)
(1982, 1989, 1990)
(1982, 1989, 1990, 1999, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2017, 2019)
(1986, 1991–94, 1998, 2014)
(1939, 1944–46, 1960–62, 1968, 2007, 2012)
(1939, 1944–46, 1950, 1960–62, 1968, 1971, 1992, 2007, 2012, 2013)
(1960–62, 1968, 1971, 1980, 1983, 1991, 1992, 2007, 2010–13)
(1939, 1944–46, 1950, 1960–62, 1968, 1971, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1990–92, 2006, 2007, 2009–15, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022)
(1952, 1954, 1955, 2001)
(1942, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1965, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2011)
(1969, 1980, 1994, 2000, 2019)
(1969, 1980, 1988, 1994, 1998–2000, 2009, 2010, 2017–19, 2022)
(1969, 1977, 1980, 1983–88, 1990, 1991, 1993–95, 1997–2000, 2003, 2007–12, 2015–19, 2021, 2022)
(1975, 1976, 1979, 1983, 1989, 1991, 2021, 2022)
(1964–1965, 1967–1973, 1975, 1995)
(1962, 1964–1965, 1967–1976, 1976, 1980*, 1995, 2006–2008, 2021)
(1950, 1962, 1964–1965, 1967–1976, 1979–1980*, 1992, 1995, 1997, 2006–2008, 2021)
(1952, 1956, 1962–1965, 1967–1980*, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1997–1998, 2000–2002, 2006–2008, 2014–2015, 2017, 2021–2022)
(1950, 1952, 1956, 1962–1965, 1967–1981, 1983, 1987, 1989–2002, 2005–2009, 2011, 2013–2015 , 2017–2018, 2021–2022)
(1940, 1954, 2001, 2021)
(1954, 1961, 2001, 2007*, 2021)
(1940, 1954, 1960–1961, 1979, 1982, 1985, 1991–1992, 1997, 2001–2002, 2007*–2009, 2011, 2016–2017, 2021–2022)
(1941, 2000, 2014, 2015)
(1941, 1947, 2000, 2005, 2014, 2015)
(2000, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2014–17)
(1941, 1947, 1994, 1997, 1999–2017, 2019, 2021, 2022)
Seasons are listed by the calendar years in which they ended. Italics indicate honors earned before the school competed in the Big Ten.
† 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|
|1981||Indiana (4)||63||North Carolina||50||Spectrum||Philadelphia (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 (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 (3)|
|2007||Florida (2)||84||Ohio State||75||Georgia Dome||Atlanta (3)|
|2009||North Carolina (5)||89||Michigan State||72||Ford Field||Detroit|
|2013||Louisville[a 2]||82||Michigan||76||Georgia Dome||Atlanta (4)|
|2015||Duke (5)||68||Wisconsin||63||Lucas Oil Stadium||Indianapolis (7)|
|2018||Villanova (3)||79||Michigan||62||Alamodome||San Antonio (4)|
|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|
|2018||Penn State||82||Utah||66||Lamar Stevens, Penn State||Madison Square Garden||New York City|
Women's basketball teams have played a total of ten times in the NCAA Division I women's basketball tournament (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 to 1999.
Like the men's teams, the women's basketball teams in the Big Ten participate in the Big Ten–ACC Women's Challenge, which was founded in 2007.
Seasons are listed by the calendar years in which they ended. Italics indicate seasons before the school competed in the Big Ten.
(1982, 1986, 1987, 1997–2000, 2003)
(1983, 1994, 1995, 2002, 2016, 2019, 2021, 2022)
(1987, 1988, 1993, 2019)
(1987, 1988, 1989, 1993, 1996, 2015, 2019, 2021)
(1986–94, 1996–98, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010–15, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022)
(1978, 1982, 1989, 2006, 2014, 2015)
(1978–82, 1988, 1989, 1992, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015)
(1978–83, 1988, 1989, 1992, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012–14, 2015, 2017, 2021, 2022)
(1978–84, 1986, 1988–93, 1997, 2001, 2004–09, 2011–14, 2015–19, 2021, 2022)
(1990, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2012, 2013, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022)
(2005, 2006, 2009)
(1977, 1991, 1996, 1997, 2003–07, 2009–14, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2021)
(1977, 2003, 2004, 2005)
(1977, 1981, 1982, 1994, 2002–06, 2008, 2009, 2015, 2018)
(1988, 1993, 1996, 1998-2000, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012–15, 2018, 2022)
(1982, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1997, 2015, 2021)
(1975, 1985, 1987, 1993)
(1985–89, 1993, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2016, 2017, 2022)
(1975, 1978, 1984–90, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2003–12, 2015–18, 2022)
(1983, 1994, 2000, 2004)
(1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2000, 2002-04, 2012, 2014)
(1976, 1982-88, 1990, 1991, 1992–96, 1999–2005, 2011–14)
(1994, 1999, 2001)
(1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2009)
(1990, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009)
(1989–92, 1994–2009, 2011–14, 2016, 2017)
(1982, 2000, 2007)
(1986, 1987, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2008)
(1986–88, 1998–2000, 2005–09)
(1982, 1986–94, 1998–2001, 2003–12, 2015, 2019, 2021)
(1982, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2010)
|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|
|1998||Penn State||59||Baylor||56||Ferrell Center||Waco, Texas|
|1999||Arkansas||67||Wisconsin||64||Bud Walton Arena||Fayetteville, Arkansas|
|2000||Wisconsin||75||Florida||74||Kohl Center||Madison, Wisconsin|
|2001||Ohio State||62||New Mexico||61||University Arena||Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|2008||Marquette||81||Michigan State||66||Breslin Center||East Lansing, Michigan|
|2014||Rutgers||56||UTEP||54||Don Haskins Center||El Paso, Texas|
|2017||Michigan||89||Georgia Tech||79||Calihan Hall||Detroit, Michigan|
|2018||Indiana||65||Virginia Tech||57||Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall||Bloomington, Indiana|
|2019||Arizona||56||Northwestern||42||McKale Center||Tucson, Arizona|
Big Ten field hockey programs have won 11 NCAA Championships, although only three 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 championship||NCAA runner up||NCAA Final Fours||NCAA tournament appearances|
(1984, 1988, 1992)
(1984, 1986–90, 1992-94, 1999, 2008, 2020)
(1982–96, 1999, 2004, 2006–08, 2011, 2012, 2018–22)
(1987, 1993, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011)
(1995, 2001, 2009, 2017, 2018)
(1987, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1999–2001, 2003–06, 2008–13, 2017–18, 2021, 2022)
(1985, 1987, 1988, 1990–93, 1995–2019, 2021, 2022)
(1999, 2001, 2003, 2017, 2020)
(1999–2005, 2007, 2010–12, 2015–22)
(2001–04, 2007–10, 2013)
(1983, 1985, 1989, 1994, 2021, 2022)
(1983–91, 1993, 1994, 2014, 2017, 2019–22)
(1994, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2009–11)
(1982, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1993, 2002, 2007, 2022)
(1982–2000, 2002, 2003, 2005–08, 2010–14, 2016–18, 2021, 2022)
(1984, 1986, 2018, 2021)
The Big Ten fields seven of the remaining fifteen Division I men's gymnastics teams, though Iowa and Minnesota will drop the sport after the 2020–21 season. In 2014, Michigan edged out Oklahoma for their 6th NCAA Men's Gymnastics championship, the school's third in five years.
|1951||Florida State||Illinois/Southern Cal||Michigan|
|1956||Illinois||Penn State††||North Carolina|
|1958||Michigan State†††/Illinois||Michigan State|
|1960||Penn State††||Southern Cal||Penn State|
|1961||Penn State††||Southern Illinois||Illinois|
|1965||Penn State††||Washington||Southern Illinois|
|1967||Southern Illinois||Michigan||Southern Illinois|
|1969||Iowa||Penn State††/Colorado State||Washington|
|1970||Michigan||Iowa State/New Mexico state||Temple|
|1973||Iowa State||Penn State††||Oregon|
|1991||Oklahoma||Penn State††||Penn State|
|2001||Ohio State||Oklahoma||Ohio State|
|2007||Penn State||Oklahoma||Penn State|
†–Chicago left the Big Ten in 1946.
††–Finishes prior to Penn State and Nebraska joining the Big Ten.
†††–Michigan State no longer competes in gymnastics.
The Big Ten began sponsoring men's ice hockey in the 2013–14 season, the only Power Five conference to do so. The inaugural season included 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 (2012–13) as an independent. Notre Dame joined the league as an associate member beginning with the 2017–18 season. Arizona State has a scheduling agreement with the conference for the 2020–21 season as an all-away game team, playing all seven Big Ten squads four times, but is not part of the conference and therefore is ineligible for the conference tournament or associated NCAA tournament automatic berth.
This list goes through the 2021–22 season. Totals for conference regular-season and tournament championships include those won before the schools played Big Ten hockey.
Team's records against current conference opponents (as of the end of the 2018–19 season).
|School||Michigan||Michigan State||Minnesota||Notre Dame||Ohio State||Penn State||Wisconsin||Total|
Note: games where one or more of the programs was not a varsity team are not included.
Main article: List of Big Ten men's ice hockey champions
Main article: List of Big Ten Men's Ice Hockey Tournament champions
|Year||Winning team||Coach||Losing team||Coach||Score||Location||Venue|
|2014||Wisconsin||Mike Eaves||Ohio State||Steve Rohlik||5–4 (OT)||Saint Paul, Minnesota||Xcel Energy Center|
|2015||Minnesota||Don Lucia||Michigan||Red Berenson||4–2||Detroit, Michigan||Joe Louis Arena|
|2016||Michigan||Red Berenson||Minnesota||Don Lucia||5–3||Saint Paul, Minnesota||Xcel Energy Center|
|2017||Penn State||Guy Gadowsky||Wisconsin||Tony Granato||2–1 (2OT)||Detroit, Michigan||Joe Louis Arena|
|2018||Notre Dame||Jeff Jackson||Ohio State||Steve Rohlik||3–2 (OT)||Notre Dame, Indiana||Compton Family Ice Arena|
|2019||Notre Dame||Jeff Jackson||Penn State||Guy Gadowsky||3–2||Notre Dame, Indiana||Compton Family Ice Arena|
|2020||Canceled in progress due to COVID-19|
|2021||Minnesota||Bob Motzko||Wisconsin||Tony Granato||6–4||Notre Dame, Indiana||Compton Family Ice Arena|
|2022||Michigan||Mel Pearson||Minnesota||Bob Motzko||4–3||Minneapolis, Minnesota||3M Arena at Mariucci|
|Year||Winning team||Coach||Losing team||Coach||Score||Location||Finals venue|
|1948||Michigan||Vic Heyliger||Dartmouth||Eddie Jeremiah||8–4||Colorado Springs, Colorado||Broadmoor Ice Palace|
|1951||Michigan (2)||Vic Heyliger||Brown||Westcott Moulton||7–1||Colorado Springs, Colorado||Broadmoor Ice Palace|
|1952||Michigan (3)||Vic Heyliger||Colorado College||Cheddy Thompson||4–1||Colorado Springs, Colorado||Broadmoor Ice Palace|
|1953||Michigan (4)||Vic Heyliger||Minnesota||John Mariucci||7–3||Colorado Springs, Colorado||Broadmoor Ice Palace|
|1954||Rensselaer||Ned Harkness||Minnesota||John Mariucci||5–4 (OT)||Colorado Springs, Colorado||Broadmoor Ice Palace|
|1955||Michigan (5)||Vic Heyliger||Colorado College||Cheddy Thompson||5–3||Colorado Springs, Colorado||Broadmoor Ice Palace|
|1956||Michigan (6)||Vic Heyliger||Michigan Tech||Al Renfrew||7–5||Colorado Springs, Colorado||Broadmoor Ice Palace|
|1957||Colorado College (2)||Tom Bedecki||Michigan||Vic Heyliger||13–6||Colorado Springs, Colorado||Broadmoor Ice Palace|
|1959||North Dakota||Bob May||Michigan State||Amo Bessone||4–3 (OT)||Troy, New York||RPI Field House|
|1964||Michigan (7)||Al Renfrew||Denver||Murray Armstrong||6–3||Denver, Colorado||University of Denver Arena|
|1966||Michigan State||Amo Bessone||Clarkson||Len Ceglarski||6–1||Minneapolis||Williams Arena|
|1971||Boston University||Jack Kelley||Minnesota||Glen Sonmor||4–2||Syracuse, New York||Onondaga War Memorial|
|1973||Wisconsin||Bob Johnson||Denver [a 1]||Murray Armstrong||4–2||Boston||Boston Garden|
|1974||Minnesota||Herb Brooks||Michigan Tech||John MacInnes||4–2||Boston||Boston Garden|
|1975||Michigan Tech (3)||John MacInnes||Minnesota||Herb Brooks||6–1||St. Louis, Missouri||St. Louis Arena|
|1976||Minnesota (2)||Herb Brooks||Michigan Tech||John MacInnes||6–4||Denver, Colorado||University of Denver Arena|
|1977||Wisconsin (2)||Bob Johnson||Michigan||Dan Farrell||6–5 (OT)||Detroit||Olympia Stadium|
|1979||Minnesota (3)||Herb Brooks||North Dakota||Gino Gasparini||4–3||Detroit||Olympia Stadium|
|1981||Wisconsin (3)||Bob Johnson||Minnesota||Brad Buetow||6–3||Duluth, Minnesota||Duluth Entertainment Center|
|1982||North Dakota (4)||Gino Gasparini||Wisconsin||Bob Johnson||5–2||Providence, Rhode Island||Providence Civic Center|
|1983||Wisconsin (4)||Jeff Sauer||Harvard||Bill Cleary||6–2||Grand Forks, North Dakota||Ralph Engelstad Arena|
|1986||Michigan State (2)||Ron Mason||Harvard||Bill Cleary||6–5||Providence, Rhode Island||Providence Civic Center|
|1987||North Dakota (5)||Gino Gasparini||Michigan State||Ron Mason||5–3||Detroit||Joe Louis Arena|
|1989||Harvard||Bill Cleary||Minnesota||Doug Woog||4–3 (OT)||Saint Paul, Minnesota||Saint Paul Civic Center|
|1990||Wisconsin (5)||Jeff Sauer||Colgate||Terry Slater||7–3||Detroit||Joe Louis Arena|
|1992||Lake Superior State (2)||Jeff Jackson||Wisconsin1||Jeff Sauer||5–3||Albany, New York||Knickerbocker Arena|
|1996||Michigan (8)||Red Berenson||Colorado College||Don Lucia||3–2 (OT)||Cincinnati||Riverfront Coliseum|
|1998||Michigan (9)||Red Berenson||Boston College||Jerry York||3–2 (OT)||Boston||FleetCenter|
|2002||Minnesota (4)||Don Lucia||Maine||Tim Whitehead||4–3 (OT)||Saint Paul, Minnesota||Xcel Energy Center|
|2003||Minnesota (5)||Don Lucia||New Hampshire||Dick Umile||5–1||Buffalo, New York||HSBC Arena|
|2006||Wisconsin (6)||Mike Eaves||Boston College||Jerry York||2–1||Milwaukee||Bradley Center|
|2007||Michigan State (3)||Rick Comley||Boston College||Jerry York||3–1||St. Louis, Missouri||Scottrade Center|
|2010||Boston College (4)||Jerry York||Wisconsin||Mike Eaves||5–0||Detroit||Ford Field|
|2011||Minnesota–Duluth||Scott Sandelin||Michigan||Red Berenson||3–2 (OT)||Saint Paul, Minnesota||Xcel Energy Center|
|2014||Union||Rick Bennett||Minnesota||Don Lucia||7–4||Philadelphia||Wells Fargo Center|
|2018||Minnesota–Duluth (2)||Scott Sandelin||Notre Dame||Jeff Jackson||2–1||Saint Paul, Minnesota||Xcel Energy Center|
At the conclusion of each regular season schedule the coaches of each Big Ten team, as well as a media panel, vote which players they choose to be on the three All-Conference Teams: first team, second team and rookie team. Additionally they vote to award the 5 individual trophies to an eligible player at the same time. The Big Ten also awards a Tournament Most Outstanding Player which is voted on after the conclusion of the conference tournament. Each team also names one of their players to be honored for the conference Sportsmanship Award. All of the awards were created for the inaugural season (2013–14).
The Big Ten 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 13 NCAA national championships.
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 (26) combine for 55 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.
This list goes through the 2022 season.
|Pct.||Big Ten tournament
|School||Men's NCAA Championships||Men's NCAA
(1974, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1987, 2005, 2007)
(1972, 1973, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1989, 2003, 2008)
(1972–74, 1976–87, 1989, 1992–93, 1995–96, 1999–2000, 2002–05, 2007–08, 2015)
(1972–89, 1991–2009, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2018)
(1973, 1975, 2017, 2022)
(1971, 1974, 1976, 1979, 1995, 1997–98, 2011–12, 2015–16, 2021)
(1971–79, 1983, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1995, 1997–98, 2003, 2005–06, 2011–12, 2014–18, 2021-22)
(1971–79, 1981–83, 1986–87, 1989, 1991–92, 1995–98, 2000–01, 2003–06, 2008–12, 2014–22)
(1971–79, 1981–83, 1986–87, 1989, 1991–98, 2000–01, 2003–22)
(2008, 2013, 2015, 2017)
(2003, 2004, 2008, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2022)
(2003, 2005, 2013, 2017)
(1986, 1990, 2021, 2022)
(1972, 1974, 1975, 1984, 1986, 1990, 1991, 2003, 2004, 2021, 2022)
|2020||Season canceled and no champion crowned|
Main article: Big Ten Conference men's lacrosse tournament
|Year||Winning team||Coach||Losing team||Coach||Score||Location||Venue|
|2015||Johns Hopkins||Dave Pietramala||Ohio State||Nick Myers||13–6||College Park, Maryland||Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium|
|2016||Maryland||John Tillman||Rutgers||Brian Brecht||14–8||Baltimore, Maryland||Homewood Field|
|2017||Maryland||John Tillman||Ohio State||Nick Myers||10–9||Columbus, Ohio||Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium|
|2018||Johns Hopkins||David Pietramala||Maryland||John Tillman||13–10||Ann Arbor, Michigan||U-M Lacrosse Stadium|
|2019||Penn State||Jeff Tambroni||Johns Hopkins||David Pietramala||18–17 (OT)||Piscataway, New Jersey||HighPoint.com Stadium|
|2020||Canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic|
|2021||Maryland||John Tillman||Johns Hopkins||Peter Milliman||12–10||State College, Pennsylvania||Panzer Stadium|
Women's lacrosse became a Big Ten-sponsored sport in the 2015 season. The Big Ten women's lacrosse league includes Johns Hopkins, Maryland, Michigan, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, and Rutgers. Big Ten women's lacrosse programs have 23 of the 38 all-time NCAA championships, including 12 of the last 15. Maryland has earned one pre-NCAA national title and has won 14 NCAA national championships, including seven straight from 1995 to 2001 and most recently in 2019. 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.
This list goes through the 2021 season.
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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 15 NCAA national championships.
This list goes through the 2013–14 season.
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 2016 season.
|Teams||Rivalry name||Trophy||Meetings||Record||Series leader||Current streak|
|Illinois||Northwestern||Illinois–Northwestern football rivalry||Land of Lincoln Trophy||112||55–52–5||Illinois||Illinois lost 4|
|Ohio State||Illinois–Ohio State football rivalry||Illibuck||103||30–69–4||Ohio State||Illinois lost 9|
|Purdue||Illinois–Purdue football rivalry||Purdue Cannon||97||45–46–6||Purdue||Illinois lost 2|
|Michigan State||Indiana–Michigan State football rivalry||Old Brass Spittoon||65||15–48–2||Michigan State||Michigan State won 2|
|Purdue||Indiana–Purdue rivalry||Old Oaken Bucket||121||41–75–6||Purdue||Purdue won 1|
|Iowa||Minnesota||Iowa–Minnesota football rivalry||Floyd of Rosedale||112||48–62–2||Minnesota||Iowa won 4|
|Wisconsin||Iowa–Wisconsin football rivalry||Heartland Trophy||92||43–47–2||Wisconsin||Iowa lost 3|
|Nebraska||Iowa–Nebraska football rivalry||Heroes Trophy||49||17–29–3||Nebraska||Iowa won 4|
|Maryland||Penn State||Maryland–Penn State football rivalry||—||43||3–40–1||Penn State||Penn State won 2|
|Michigan||Michigan State||Michigan–Michigan State football rivalry||Paul Bunyan Trophy||111||70–36–5||Michigan||Michigan won 1|
|Minnesota||Michigan–Minnesota football rivalry||Little Brown Jug||103||75–25–3||Michigan||Michigan won 2|
|Northwestern||Michigan–Northwestern football rivalry||George Jewett Trophy||76||59–15–2||Michigan||Northwestern lost 6|
|Ohio State||Michigan–Ohio State football rivalry||—||117||60–51–6||Michigan||Michigan won 2|
|Michigan State||Indiana||Indiana–Michigan State football rivalry||Old Brass Spittoon||65||48–15–2||Michigan State||Michigan State won 2|
|Michigan||Michigan–Michigan State football rivalry||Paul Bunyan Trophy||111||70–36–5||Michigan||Michigan State won 1|
|Penn State||Michigan State–Penn State football rivalry||Land Grant Trophy||34||17–16–1||Michigan State||Michigan State lost 1|
|Minnesota||Iowa||Iowa–Minnesota football rivalry||Floyd of Rosedale||112||62–48–2||Minnesota||Minnesota lost 4|
|Michigan||Michigan–Minnesota football rivalry||Little Brown Jug||103||25–75–3||Michigan||Minnesota lost 2|
|Nebraska||Minnesota–Nebraska football rivalry||$5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy||58||31–25–2||Minnesota||Minnesota lost 1|
|Penn State||Minnesota–Penn State football rivalry||Governor's Victory Bell||15||6–9||Penn State||Minnesota won 1|
|Wisconsin||Minnesota–Wisconsin football rivalry||Paul Bunyan's Axe||129||60–61–8||Wisconsin||Minnesota lost 1|
|Nebraska||Iowa||Iowa–Nebraska football rivalry||Heroes Trophy||49||29–17–3||Nebraska||Nebraska lost 4|
|Minnesota||Minnesota–Nebraska football rivalry||$5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy||59||32–25–2||Minnesota||Nebraska won 1|
|Wisconsin||Nebraska–Wisconsin football rivalry||Freedom Trophy||13||4–9||Wisconsin||Nebraska lost 6|
|Northwestern||Illinois||Illinois–Northwestern football rivalry||Land of Lincoln Trophy||112||52–55–5||Illinois||Northwestern won 4|
|Michigan||Michigan–Northwestern football rivalry||George Jewett Trophy||76||59–15–2||Michigan||Michigan won 6|
|Ohio State||Illinois||Illinois–Ohio State football rivalry||Illibuck||103||69–30–4||Ohio State||Ohio State won 9|
|Michigan||Michigan–Ohio State football rivalry||—||116||51–59–6||Michigan||Ohio State lost 1|
|Penn State||Ohio State–Penn State football rivalry||—||35||20–14||Ohio State||Ohio State won 3|
|Penn State||Maryland||Maryland–Penn State football rivalry||—||43||40–3–1||Penn State||Maryland won 1|
|Michigan State||Michigan State–Penn State football rivalry||Land Grant Trophy||34||17–16–1||Michigan State||Penn State won 1|
|Minnesota||Minnesota–Penn State football rivalry||Governor's Victory Bell||15||9–6||Penn State||Penn State lost 1|
|Ohio State||Ohio State–Penn State football rivalry||—||35||14–20||Ohio State||Penn State lost 3|
|Purdue||Illinois||Illinois–Purdue football rivalry||Purdue Cannon||97||46–45–6||Purdue||Purdue won 2|
|Indiana||Indiana–Purdue rivalry||Old Oaken Bucket||122||75-41–6||Purdue||Purdue won 1|
|UCLA||USC||UCLA-USC rivalry||Victory Bell||91||33–50–7||USC||UCLA lost 1|
|USC||UCLA||UCLA-USC rivalry||Victory Bell||91||50–33–7||USC||USC won 1|
|Wisconsin||Iowa||Iowa–Wisconsin football rivalry||Heartland Trophy||92||47–43–2||Wisconsin||Wisconsin won 3|
|Minnesota||Minnesota–Wisconsin football rivalry||Paul Bunyan's Axe||129||61–60–8||Wisconsin||Wisconsin won 1|
|Nebraska||Nebraska–Wisconsin football rivalry||Freedom Trophy||13||9–4||Wisconsin||Wisconsin won 6|
|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 4|
|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||—||53||23–28–2||West Virginia||Maryland won 1|
|Michigan||Notre Dame||Michigan–Notre Dame football rivalry||—||42||24–17–1||Michigan||Michigan won 1|
|Michigan State||Notre Dame||Michigan State–Notre Dame football rivalry||Megaphone Trophy||79||29–49–1||Notre Dame||Michigan State lost 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 (FL)||Miami–Nebraska football rivalry||—||12||6–6||Tied||Nebraska lost 1|
|Colorado||Colorado–Nebraska football rivalry||—||69||49–18–2||Nebraska||Colorado won 2|
|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||—||100||53-43–4||Penn State||Penn State won 3|
|Syracuse||Penn State–Syracuse football rivalry||—||71||43–23–5||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|
|UCLA||California||California-UCLA football rivalry||—||93||57–34–2||UCLA||UCLA won 3|
|USC||Notre Dame||Notre Dame-USC football rivalry||Jeweled Shillelagh||92||37–48–5||Notre Dame||USC won 1|
|Stanford||Stanford-USC football rivalry||—||100||63-34-3||USC||USC won 1|
From 1993 through 2010, the Big Ten football schedule was set up with each team having two permanent matches within the conference, with the other eight teams in the conference rotating out of the schedule in pairs for two-year stints. Permanent matches were as follows:
This system was discontinued after the 2010 season, as teams became grouped into two divisions, and would play all teams in their division once, with one protected cross-over game, and two games rotating against the other five opponents from the opposing division.
Most of the above permanent rivalries were maintained. By virtue of the new alignment, a handful of new permanent divisional opponents were created, as all pairs of teams within the same division would face off each season. Furthermore, three new permanent inter-divisional matches resulted from the realignment: Purdue–Iowa, Michigan State–Indiana, and Penn State–Nebraska. The following past permanent matches were maintained across divisions: Minnesota–Wisconsin, Michigan–Ohio State, and Illinois–Northwestern.
The new alignment, however, caused some of the above permanent rivalries to be discontinued. These were: Iowa–Wisconsin, Northwestern–Purdue, and Michigan State–Penn State. These matchups would continue to be played, but only twice every five years on average. More rivalries 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. 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.
Four Big Ten teams—Purdue, Northwestern, 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. 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.
Penn State has a longstanding rivalry with Pittsburgh of the ACC, but the two schools did not meet from 2000 until renewing the rivalry 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. The teams next played in the 2016 NCAA tournament, with Indiana winning.
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 Enterprise 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.
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.
Similarly, Nebraska has an in-state rivalry with another Big East school in Creighton, mostly in basketball and baseball.
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 resumed in 2016 in non-conference action.
Maryland has many rivalries outside of the conference, most notably Duke, Virginia, West Virginia, and Navy. Maryland left the Duke and Virginia rivalries behind in the ACC when it joined the Big Ten.
In the early days of the Big Ten, the Chicago-Michigan game was played on Thanksgiving, usually with conference championship implications. It was considered one of the first major rivalries of the conference.
Three Big Ten football stadiums seat over 100,000 spectators: Michigan Stadium (Michigan), Beaver Stadium (Penn State), and Ohio Stadium (Ohio State). Only five other college football stadiums have a capacity over 100,000 (four in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and one in the Big 12 Conference). Michigan Stadium and Beaver Stadium, respectively, are the two largest American football stadiums by capacity in the United States, and all three of the Big Ten's largest venues rank among the ten largest sports stadiums in the world. UCLA plays in the Rose Bowl as their home stadium, which is the location of the Rose Bowl Game for the Big Ten champion.
Big Ten schools also play in two of the 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 20 largest on-campus basketball facilities in the United States. The Big Ten Conference has the most on-campus basketball arenas with seating capacities of 15,000 or more of any NCAA conference, with seven. (Of the other conferences considered "power conferences" in men's basketball, the ACC has two such arenas, the Big East none, the Big 12 two, the Pac-12 one, and the SEC five. Outside of these conferences, the Mountain West Conference has four such arenas and the West Coast Conference one through the 2022–23 season, after which the WCC member with such an arena, BYU, will join the Big 12.)
Future members in gray.
|School||Football stadium||Capacity||Opened||Basketball arena||Capacity||Opened||Baseball stadium||Capacity||Opened|
|Illinois||Memorial Stadium||60,670||1923||State Farm Center||16,618||1963||Illinois Field||3,000||1988|
|Indiana||Memorial Stadium||52,626||1960||Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall||17,357||1971||Bart Kaufman Field||2,500||2013|
|Iowa||Kinnick Stadium||70,585||1929||Carver–Hawkeye Arena||15,400||1983||Duane Banks Field||3,000||1974|
|Maryland||SECU Stadium||51,802||1950||Xfinity Center||17,950||2002||Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium||2,500||1965|
|Michigan||Michigan Stadium||107,601||1927||Crisler Center||12,707||1967||Ray Fisher Stadium||4,000||1923|
|Michigan State||Spartan Stadium||75,005||1923||Breslin Student Events Center||14,797||1989||McLane Stadium at Kona Field
|Minnesota||Huntington Bank Stadium||52,525||2009||Williams Arena||14,625||1928||U.S. Bank Stadium
|Nebraska||Memorial Stadium||87,000||1923||Pinnacle Bank Arena||15,000||2013||Haymarket Park||8,500||2001|
|Northwestern||Ryan Field||47,330||1926||Welsh–Ryan Arena||7,039||1952||Rocky Miller Park||600||1944|
|Ohio State||Ohio Stadium||104,944||1922||Value City Arena||19,049||1998||Bill Davis Stadium||4,450||1997|
|Penn State||Beaver Stadium||106,572||1960||Bryce Jordan Center||15,261||1996||Medlar Field||5,570||2006|
|Purdue||Ross–Ade Stadium||57,236||1924||Mackey Arena||14,846||1967||Alexander Field||1,500||2013|
|Rutgers||SHI Stadium||52,454||1994||Jersey Mike's Arena||8,000||1977||Bainton Field||1,250||2007|
|UCLA||Rose Bowl||88,565||1922||Pauley Pavilion||13,800||1965||Jackie Robinson Stadium||1,820||1981|
|USC||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||77,500||1923||Galen Center||10,258||2006||Dedeaux Field||2,500||1974|
|Wisconsin||Camp Randall Stadium||80,321||1917||Kohl Center||17,230||1998||Non-baseball school||N/A||N/A|
|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||3M Arena at Mariucci||10,000||Ridder Arena||3,400|
|Notre Dame||Compton Family Ice Arena||5,022||No varsity team|
|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|
|Bill Armstrong Stadium||Indiana Hoosiers||Bloomington, Indiana||6,500||1981|
|Ludwig Field||Maryland Terrapins||College Park, Maryland||7,000||1995|
|U-M Soccer Stadium||Michigan Wolverines||Ann Arbor, Michigan||2,200||2010|
|DeMartin Soccer Complex||Michigan State Spartans||Lansing, Michigan||2,500||2008|
|Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium||Minnesota Golden Gophers||Falcon Heights, Minnesota||1,000||1999|
|Lanny and Sharon Martin Stadium||Northwestern Wildcats||Evanston, Illinois||3,000||2016|
|Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium||Ohio State Buckeyes||Columbus, Ohio||10,000||2001|
|Jeffrey Field||Penn State Nittany Lions||State College, Pennsylvania||5,000||1966|
|Yurcak Field||Rutgers Scarlet Knights||Piscataway, New Jersey||5,000||1994|
|Wallis Annenberg Stadium||UCLA Bruins||Los Angeles, California||2,145||2018|
|Soni McAlister Field||USC Trojans||Los Angeles, California||1,000||1998|
|McClimon Soccer Complex||Wisconsin Badgers||Madison, Wisconsin||1,611||1959|
As of 2017, the Big Ten currently has broadcast rights agreements with Fox Sports, ESPN, and CBS Sports (primarily for college basketball), which last through the 2023–24 academic year. In 2006, the conference formed a dedicated cable network, Big Ten Network, in partnership with Fox Sports. The network carries coverage of Big Ten athletics (including events not carried by the Big Ten's other media partners), studio shows, as well as other original programs and documentaries profiling the conference and its members.
On August 18, 2022, the Big Ten announced that it had reached seven-year broadcast rights deals with Fox, CBS, and for the first time, NBC Sports, beginning in the 2023–24 academic year, ending an association between the conference and ESPN dating back to the 1980s. A major goal for the new contracts was to establish specific broadcast windows for Big Ten football games across its three partners, with Fox, CBS, and NBC primarily holding rights to Noon ET, 3:30 p.m ET, and primetime games respectively. The contracts were estimated to be worth at least $7 billion, but also reportedly includes an "escalator clause" that will raise the value of the contracts if the Notre Dame Fighting Irish were to specifically join the Big Ten.
The new Big Ten logo was developed to symbolize the conference's future, as well as its rich heritage, strong tradition of competition, academic leadership, and passionate alumni," said Gericke. "Its contemporary collegiate lettering includes an embedded numeral "10" in the word "BIG", which allows fans to see "BIG" and "10" in a single word. Memorable and distinctive, the new logo evolved from the previous logo's use of negative space and is built on the conference's iconic name, without reference to the number of member institutions. The new logo also provides the flexibility of multiple versions which can be used horizontally, vertically and within new media.
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