Big Ten Conference

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Big Ten Conference
Big Ten Conference logo (2012).svg
Established1896
Association NCAA
Division Division I
Subdivision FBS
Members14 + 2 affiliate members
Sports fielded
  • 28
    • men's: 14
    • women's: 14
Region
Former namesIntercollegiate Conference of Faculty Representatives
(officially, 1896–1987)
Western Conference
(1896–1899)
Big Nine
(1899–1917, 1946–1949)
Headquarters Rosemont, Illinois
Commissioner Kevin Warren (since 2019)
Website www.bigten.org
Locations
Big 10 Map.svg

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. It is based in Rosemont, Illinois. For decades the conference consisted of 10 universities but the present conference has 14 member institutions. They compete 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.

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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 1899, Indiana University and the University of Iowa joined the conference to increase the membership to nine schools. In 1905, the conference was officially incorporated as the "Intercollegiate Conference of Faculty Representatives". [1] 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.

Big Ten member institutions are major research universities with large financial endowments and strong academic reputations. All institutions except full member University of Nebraska and associate member Notre Dame are members of the Association of American Universities. Large student enrollment is a hallmark of Big Ten Universities, as 12 of the 14 members feature enrollments of 30,000 or more students. Northwestern University, the only full member with a total enrollment of fewer than 30,000 students, is the lone private university among Big Ten membership (the University of Chicago, a private university, left the conference in 1946). 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] 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]

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 stretches east to the Atlantic Ocean. 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, and in 2015, it was also accepted as an associate member in women's lacrosse. Notre Dame joined the Big Ten on July 1, 2017 as an associate member in men's ice hockey. [5]

Member schools

Members

InstitutionLocationFoundedJoinedTypeEnrollmentNicknameColors
East Division
Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana 18201899 [fm 1] Public 43,710 Hoosiers          
University of Maryland College Park, Maryland 1856201441,200 Terrapins                    
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan 18171896 [fm 2] 46,002 Wolverines          
Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan 18551950 [fm 3] 50,019 Spartans          
Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio 1870191261,170 Buckeyes          
Pennsylvania State University State College, Pennsylvania 18551990 [fm 4] 47,307 Nittany Lions          
Rutgers University–New Brunswick New BrunswickPiscataway,
New Jersey
1766201440,720 Scarlet Knights     
West Division
University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, Illinois 18671896Public49,339 Fighting Illini          
University of Iowa Iowa City, Iowa 18471899 [fm 5] 33,334 [6] Hawkeyes          
University of Minnesota Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota 1851189651,327 Golden Gophers          
University of Nebraska Lincoln, Nebraska 1869201125,820 Cornhuskers          
Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois 18511896 Private, non-sectarian21,208 Wildcats          
Purdue University West Lafayette, Indiana 18691896Public43,411 Boilermakers          
University of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin 1848189644,413 Badgers          
Notes
  1. Athletic teams first competed in 1900
  2. Athletic teams were inactive from 1907 to 1917
  3. Athletic teams first competed in 1953
  4. Athletic teams first competed in 1991
  5. Athletic teams first competed in 1900

Associate members

InstitutionLocationFoundedJoinedTypeEnrollmentNicknameColorsSport(s)Primary Conference
Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, Maryland 18762014 Private 20,871 [7] Blue Jays
         
Men's and Women's lacrosse [am 1] Centennial
(NCAA Division III)
University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, Indiana 18422017 PrivateCatholic 11,773 Fighting Irish          Men's ice hockey ACC
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.

Former member

InstitutionLocationFoundedJoinedLeftTypeEnrollmentNicknameColorsCurrent Conference
University of Chicago Chicago, Illinois 189018961946Private16,016 Maroons           University Athletic Association
(NCAA Division III)

Membership timeline

University of Notre DameJohns Hopkins UniversityRutgers University–New BrunswickUniversity of Maryland, College ParkUniversity of Nebraska-LincolnPennsylvania State UniversityMichigan State UniversityOhio State UniversityUniversity of IowaIndiana University BloomingtonUniversity of ChicagoUniversity of MichiganUniversity of Wisconsin–MadisonPurdue UniversityNorthwestern UniversityUniversity of MinnesotaUniversity of Illinois at Urbana–ChampaignBig Ten Conference

Full membersFull members (non-football)Sport AffiliateOther ConferenceOther Conference

Sports

The Big Ten Conference sponsors championship competition in 14 men's and 14 women's NCAA sanctioned sports. [8]

Teams in Big Ten Conference competition
SportMen'sWomen's
Baseball 13
Basketball 1414
Cross country 1314
Field hockey 9
Football 14
Golf 1414
Gymnastics 710
Ice hockey 7
Lacrosse 67
Rowing 8
Soccer 914
Softball 14
Swimming & diving 1013
Tennis 1214
Track and field (indoor) 1213
Track and field (outdoor) 1313
Volleyball 14
Wrestling 14

Men's sponsored sports by school

SchoolBase­ballBasket­ballCross countryFootballGolfGym­nasticsIce hockeyLac­rosseSoccerSwimming
& Diving
TennisTrack & Field
(indoor)
Track & Field
(outdoor)
Wrest­lingTotal
IllinoisGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg10
IndianaGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg11
IowaGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg11
MarylandGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg8
MichiganGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg14
Michigan StateGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg12
MinnesotaGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg12
NebraskaGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg10
NorthwesternGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svg8
Ohio StateGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg14
Penn StateGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg14
PurdueGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg10
RutgersGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg10
WisconsinRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg11
Totals131412141476+1*5+1°91012121314155+2

Notes:

* Notre Dame joined the Big Ten in the 2017–18 school year as an affiliate member in men's ice hockey. [9] 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 [10]

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

SchoolFencing1Lightweight Rowing2Pistol3Rifle4Rowing2Volleyball
Ohio StateIndependentNoIndependent PRC No MIVA
Penn StateIndependentNoNoNoNo EIVA
RutgersNo EARC NoNo EARC No
WisconsinNoNoNoNo 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

SchoolBasket­ballCross countryField hockeyGolfGym­nasticsLacrosseRowingSoccerSoftballSwimming
& Diving
TennisTrack & Field
(indoor)
Track & Field
(outdoor)
Volley­ballTotal
IllinoisGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg11
IndianaGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg12
IowaGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg13
MarylandGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg12
MichiganGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg14
Michigan StateGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg13
MinnesotaGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg12
NebraskaGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg11
NorthwesternGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svg10
Ohio StateGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg14
Penn StateGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg13
PurdueGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg10
RutgersGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg14
WisconsinGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg11
Totals1414914107 [c 1] 814141314131314176

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

SchoolBowlingFencing [c 2] Ice HockeyLightweight Rowing [c 3] Pistol [c 4] Rifle [c 5] Synchronized Swimming [c 6] Water PoloBeach Volleyball
IndianaNoNoNoNoNoNoNo CWPA No
MichiganNoNoNoNoNoNoNo CWPA No
MinnesotaNoNo WCHA NoNoNoNoNoNo
NebraskaIndependentNoNoNoNo GARC NoNoIndependent
NorthwesternNoIndependentNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Ohio StateNoIndependent WCHA NoIndependent PRC IndependentNoNo
Penn StateNoIndependent CHA NoNoNoNoNoNo
RutgersNoNoNo EARC NoNoNoNoNo
WisconsinNoNo WCHA EARC NoNoNoNoNo
  1. Associate member: Johns Hopkins
  2. Fencing is officially a coeducational team sport, but all bouts involve members of the same sex. Most NCAA fencing schools field both men's and women's squads, although a few schools field only a women's squad. Ohio State and Penn State have both men's and women's squads, while Northwestern fields only a women's squad.
  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

Initiated and led by Purdue University President James Henry Smart, [1] 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. [11] The Intercollegiate Conference of Faculty Representatives was founded at a second meeting on February 8, 1896. [12] 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 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, [13] but was turned away both times. In April 1907, Michigan was voted out of the conference for failing to adhere to league rules. [14] 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 sought to rejoin the conference after a nine-year absence. [15] [16]

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 [17] 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. [18] On May 20, 1949, [12] 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

Big Ten logo (1990-2011). To reflect the addition of the 11th school, Penn State, the number 11 was placed in the negative space of the "Big Ten" lettering. Big Ten Conference former logo.svg
Big Ten logo (1990–2011). To reflect the addition of the 11th school, Penn State, the number 11 was placed 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 Atlantic 10 member and football independent Pennsylvania State University, which accepted it. [19] 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. [20] Around 1993, the league explored adding Kansas, Missouri and Rutgers or other potential schools, to create a 14-team league with two football divisions. [21] 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. [22] (In 1926, Notre Dame had briefly considered official entry into the Big Ten but chose to retain its independent status. [23] ) 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.

2010–2014 expansion: Nebraska, Maryland, Rutgers

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. [24] 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. [25] 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).

Legends and Leaders divisions

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 their 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." [26]

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. [27] 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. [28]

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. [29] The Legends and Leaders divisional alignment was in effect for the 2011, 2012, and 2013 football seasons.

West and East divisions

Locations of the Big Ten member institutions Big Ten Conference Membership Map 2017.png
Locations of the Big Ten member institutions

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. [30] The Big Ten's Council of Presidents approved the move later that day. [31] One day later, Rutgers University of the Big East also accepted an offer for membership from the Big Ten as its 14th member school. [32]

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. [33] Under the new plan, the Legends and Leaders divisions were replaced with geographic divisions. [33] 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. [34] In the current divisional alignment, the only permanently protected cross-divisional rivalry game in football is Indiana–Purdue. [33] 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. [35] 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. [36] 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. [37] Notre Dame had been a member of Hockey East, and the move saves travel time and renews rivalries with former CCHA and WCHA members.

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The conference's headquarters in Rosemont, Illinois

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. [38] [39] [40]

Commissioners

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." [11]

NameYearsNotes
John L. Griffith 1922–1944died in office
Kenneth L. "Tug" Wilson 1945–1961retired
William R. Reed 1961–1971died in office
Wayne Duke 1971–1989retired
Jim Delany 1989–2020retired
Kevin Warren 2020–

With the exception of Nebraska, each Big Ten institution 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. [41] 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). [42] [43] 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. [44] Students at participating schools are also allowed "in-house" viewing privileges at other participating schools' libraries. [45] The BTAA also employs collective purchasing, which has saved member institutions $19 million to date. [46] 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). [47] [48]

Schools ranked by revenue

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. [49]

Institution2015 Total Revenue
from Athletics [50]
2015 Total Expenses
on Athletics [50]
2015 Surplus/(Deficit)2012 Average Spending
per student-athlete [51]
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$3,448,883Not 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 reportedNot reportedNot reportedNot reported

Awards and honors

Big Ten Athlete of the Year

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

Big Ten Medal of Honor (annual; at each school; one male scholar-athlete and one female scholar-athlete) [52]

NACDA Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Rankings

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.

Institution2017–182016–172015–162014–152013–142012–132011–122010–112009–102008–092007–082006–072005–0613-yr Average
Illinois Fighting Illini 3638543147312123352034424035
Indiana Hoosiers 52474161 36323828435539503843
Iowa Hawkeyes 5152624478654843554550685355
Maryland Terrapins 5049593332442717282852402737
Michigan Wolverines 543191341015255342410
Michigan State Spartans 4850533429303442392729344638
Minnesota Golden Gophers 1930182621222229181428201622
Nebraska Cornhuskers 3138273923244033173131271929
Northwestern Wildcats 3136505050404446504440302942
Ohio State Buckeyes 62272516428101114129
Penn State Nittany Lions 1072085612134199211511
Purdue Boilermakers 4141456048424749543835353544
Rutgers Scarlet Knights 103113831049112011115896921265476102
Wisconsin Badgers 2216271818292626214118162223
UniversityTop 10 rankings (/25)
Michigan19
Ohio State12
Penn State9
Nebraska5
Minnesota1

2017–18 Capital One Cup Standings

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.

InstitutionMen's RankingWomen's Ranking
Illinois53NR
Indiana1574
Iowa54NR
Maryland2325
Michigan827
Michigan State4849
Minnesota5449
Nebraska674
NorthwesternNR36
Ohio State430
Penn State199
Purdue6974
RutgersNRNR
Wisconsin4244

Conference records

For Big Ten records, by sport (not including football), see footnote [54]

NCAA national titles

Through June 24, 2019, per published NCAA summary, [55] 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.

InstitutionTotalMen'sWomen'sCo-edNicknameMost successful sport (Titles)
Pennsylvania State University 52 281113 Nittany Lions Fencing (14)
University of Michigan 36 3420 Wolverines Men's swimming (12) (plus 7 unofficial titles)
Ohio State University 30 2433 Buckeyes Men's swimming (11)
University of Maryland 33 9240 Terrapins Women's lacrosse (14)
University of Wisconsin 29 2270 Badgers Men's boxing (4) (plus 4 unofficial titles)
University of Iowa 25 2410 Hawkeyes Men's wrestling (23)
Indiana University 24 2400 Hoosiers Men's soccer (8)
Michigan State University 20 1910 Spartans Men's cross country (8)
University of Minnesota 19 1360 Golden Gophers Women's ice hockey (6)
University of Nebraska 19 8110 Cornhuskers Men's gymnastics (8)
University of Illinois 18 1800 Fighting Illini Men's gymnastics (10)
Northwestern University 8 170 Wildcats Women's lacrosse (7)
Purdue University 3 120 Boilermakers Men's golf (1), Women's golf (1), Women's basketball (1)
Rutgers University 1 100 Scarlet Knights Fencing (1)

See also: List of NCAA schools with the most NCAA Division I championships, List of NCAA schools with the most Division I national championships, and NCAA Division I FBS Conferences

Conference titles

For Big Ten championships, by year, see footnote [56]
Institution# of [57]
University of Chicago 7 73
University of Illinois 252
Indiana University 179
University of Iowa 108
University of Maryland 2 20
University of Michigan 395
Michigan State University 97
University of Minnesota 167
University of Nebraska 3 14
Northwestern University 75
University of Notre Dame 4 2
Ohio State University 216
Pennsylvania State University 5 79
Purdue University 73
Rutgers University 6 0
Johns Hopkins University 1 2
University of Wisconsin 197
  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 196 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. ^ Notre Dame was added in 2017 as an associate member that competed in men's ice hockey only.
  5. ^ 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).
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Chicago won 73 conference championships as a member of the Big Ten from 1896–1946.

Current Champions

SeasonSportChampionTournament
Champion
Fall 2019Men's Cross CountryWisconsin [58]
Women's Cross CountryMichigan State [58]
Field HockeyIowa/MarylandIowa
FootballOhio State-
Men's SoccerIndianaIndiana
Women's SoccerWisconsinPenn State
Women's VolleyballWisonsinWisconsin
Winter 2018 - 19Women's Swimming and DivingIndiana
Men's Indoor Track and FieldNebraska
Women's Indoor Track and FieldOhio State
Men's Swimming and DivingIndiana
Women's BasketballMarylandIowa
WrestlingPenn State/Iowa‡Penn State
Men's BasketballMichigan State/PurdueMichigan State
Men's Ice HockeyOhio StateNotre Dame
Women's GymnasticsMichiganMichigan
Men's GymnasticsIowa, Michigan, MinnesotaPenn State
Spring 2019Women's TennisMichiganMichigan
Men's TennisOhio StateOhio State
Women's GolfOhio State
Men's GolfIllinois
Women's Lacrosse‡MarylandNorthwestern
Men's LacrossePenn StatePenn State
SoftballMichiganMichigan
Men's Outdoor Track and FieldIowa
Women's Outdoor Track and FieldOhio State
Women's RowingMichigan
BaseballIndianaOhio State

‡ Denotes national champion

Football

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. [34] [59] 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. [60] 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). [61] At the time this policy was first announced, games against FBS independents Notre Dame and BYU would automatically count toward the Power Five requirement. [62] 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. [63]

All-time school records

This list goes through the 2017 regular season.

#TeamRecordsPct.Division
Championships
Big Ten
Championships
Claimed National
Championships
1 Michigan 943–339–36.72914211
2 Ohio State 898–324–53.7257388
3 Nebraska893–380–40.695105
4 Penn State 878–387–42.688242
5 Michigan State 694–453–44.601396
6 Wisconsin 697–490–53.5834140
7 Minnesota 688–516–44.5690187
8 Iowa 642–554–39.5361114
9 Maryland644–589–43.522002
10 Purdue 608–560–48.520080
11 Illinois 602–585–50.5070155
12 Rutgers651–647–42.501000
13 Northwestern 536–660–44.450180
14 Indiana 478–672–44.419020

† Numbers of division and conference 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, and Nebraska joined in 2011. Penn State joined in 1990, but had previously been independent in football.

Number of Claimed National Championships, as well as win-loss-tie records, include all seasons played, regardless of conference membership.

Big Ten Conference Champions

Bowl games

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.

Starting in the 2014–15 season, a new slate of bowl game selections will include several new bowl games. [64]

PickNameLocationOpposing
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 SEC4/5/6/7
2/3/4 Holiday Bowl [65] San Diego Pac-123
5/6/7 Music City Bowl or Gator Bowl [66] Nashville, Tennessee or Jacksonville, Florida SEC4/5/6/7
5/6/7 Redbox Bowl [67] Santa Clara, California Pac-124
5/6/7 Pinstripe Bowl [68] New York CityACC3/4/5/6
8/9 Quick Lane Bowl [69] Detroit ACC7/8/9
8/9 Heart of Dallas Bowl or Armed Forces Bowl [65] 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 Gator bowls on alternating years.

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

Bowl selection procedures

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 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 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 Gator 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. [70]

Head coach compensation

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. [71]

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. RankInstitutionHead coach2016 total pay [72]
1 University of Michigan Jim Harbaugh $9,004,000
2 Ohio State University Ryan Day $6,094,800
3 University of Nebraska–Lincoln Scott Frost $5,000,000
4 Pennsylvania State University James Franklin $4,500,000
5 University of Iowa Kirk Ferentz $4,500,000
6 Michigan State University Mark Dantonio $4,300,000
7 University of Minnesota PJ Fleck $3,500,000
8 Northwestern University Pat Fitzgerald $3,350,638
9 Purdue University Jeff Brohm $3,300,000
10 University of Wisconsin–Madison Paul Chryst $2,706,200
11 University of Maryland, College Park Mike Locksley $2,412,000
12 Rutgers University–New Brunswick Chris Ash $2,000,000
13 Indiana University Bloomington Tom Allen $1,830,000
14 University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign Lovie Smith $1,809,179

Marching bands

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, [73] generally considered the most prestigious honor a collegiate marching band can receive. [74] The first three Sudler trophies were awarded to Big Ten marching bands—Michigan (1982), Illinois (1983) and Ohio State (1984). [73] The Big Ten also has more Sudler Trophy recipients than any other collegiate athletic conference. [73]

Conference individual honors

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

Men's basketball

The Big Ten has participated in basketball since 1904, and has led the nation in attendance every season since 1978. [75] 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. [76] [77] 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, 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, 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 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 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.

All-time school records

This list goes through the 2017–18 season listed by most victories in NCAA Division I men's college basketball

#Big TenOverall recordPct.Big Ten
Tournament
Championships
Big Ten
Regular Season
Championships
NCAA National
Championships
1Indiana1782–1001.6400225
2Illinois1742–957.6452170
3Purdue1712–986.6351240
4Ohio State1607–1030.6094†201
5Michigan State1606–1059.6035142
6Iowa1575–1116.585280
7Maryland1470–993.594001
8Minnesota1541–1168.569080
9Wisconsin1527–1162.5683181
10Michigan1474–1034.5882†141
11Nebraska1446–1300.527000
12Penn State1405–1122–1.556000
13Rutgers1189–1133.512000
14Northwestern1016–1459–1.411020

† 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

Current Big Ten Conference basketball programs have combined to win 11 NCAA men's basketball championships. Indiana has won five, Michigan State has won two, while Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State and Wisconsin have won one national championship each. 11 of the 14 current conference members have advanced to the Final Four at least once in their history. Nine Big Ten schools (Indiana, Michigan State, Illinois, Purdue, Ohio State, Maryland, Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin) are among the national top-50 in all-time NCAA tournament appearances.

SchoolMen's NCAA ChampionshipsMen's NCAA
Final Fours
Men's NCAA
Elite Eights
Men's NCAA
Sweet Sixteens
Men's NCAA Tournament Appearances
Illinois5
(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)
Indiana5
(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)
Iowa3
(1955–56, 1980)
4
(1955–56, 1980, 1987)
8
(1955–56, 1970, 1980, 1983, 1987–88, 1999)
26
(1955–56, 1970, 1979–83, 1985–89, 1991–93, 1996–97, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2014–16, 2019)
Maryland1
(2002)
2
(2001, 2002)
5
(1958, 1973, 1975, 2001, 2002)
14
(1958, 1973, 1975, 1980, 1984–85, 1994–95, 1998–99, 2001–03, 2016)
27
(1958, 1973, 1975, 1980–81, 1983–86, 1994–2004, 2007, 2009–10, 2015–17, 2019)
Michigan1
(1989)
6
(1964–65, 1976, 1989, 2013, 2018)
13
(1948, 1964–66, 1974, 1976–77, 1989, 1992, 1994, 2013–14, 2018)
14
(1964–66, 1974, 1976–77, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1994, 2013–14, 2017–19)
26
(1948, 1964–66, 1974–77, 1985–90, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2009, 2011–14, 2016–19)
Michigan State2
(1979, 2000)
10
(1957, 1979, 1999–01, 2005, 2009–10, 2015, 2019)
14 [78]
(1957, 1959, 1978–79, 1999–01, 2003, 2005, 2009–10, 2014–15, 2019)
19
(1957, 1959, 1978–79, 1986, 1990, 1998–2001, 2003, 2005, 2008–10, 2012–15, 2019)
33
(1957, 1959, 1978–79, 1985–86, 1990–92, 1994–95, 1998–2019)
Minnesota1
(1990)
3
(1982, 1989, 1990)
10
(1972, 1982, 1989, 1990, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2017, 2019)
Nebraska7
(1986, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1998, 2014)
Northwestern1
(2017)
Ohio State1
(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)
29
(1939, 1944–46, 1950, 1960–62, 1968, 1971, 1980, 1982–83, 1985, 1987, 1990–92, 2006–07, 2009–15, 2018–19)
Penn State1
(1954)
2
(1942, 1954)
4
(1952, 1954–55, 2001)
9
(1942, 1952, 1954–55, 1965, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2011)
Purdue2
(1969, 1980)
4
(1969, 1980, 1994, 2000, 2019)
11
(1969, 1980, 1988, 1994, 1998–99, 2000, 2009–10, 2017–19)
30
(1969, 1977, 1980, 1983–88, 1990–91, 1993–95, 1997–2000, 2003, 2007–12, 2015–19)
Rutgers1
(1976)
1
(1976)
2
(1976, 1979)
6
(1975–76, 1979, 1983, 1989, 1991)
Wisconsin1
(1941)
4
(1941, 2000, 2014, 2015)
6
(1941, 1947, 2000, 2005, 2014, 2015)
10
(2000, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
24
(1941, 1947, 1994, 1997, 1999–2017, 2019)

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

NCAA tournament champions, runners-up and locations

† denotes overtime games. Multiple †'s indicate more than one overtime.

YearChampionRunner-upVenue 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 34Municipal AuditoriumKansas City, Missouri (2)
1953 Indiana (2)69 Kansas 68Municipal AuditoriumKansas 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 65Municipal AuditoriumKansas 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 72Freedom HallLouisville, 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 50SpectrumPhiladelphia (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] 71Louisiana SuperdomeNew 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 75Georgia DomeAtlanta (3)
2009 North Carolina (5)89 Michigan State 72 Ford Field Detroit
2013 Louisville [a 2] 82 Michigan 76Georgia DomeAtlanta (4)
2015 Duke (5)68 Wisconsin 63Lucas Oil StadiumIndianapolis (7)
2018 Villanova (3)79 Michigan 62 Alamodome San Antonio (4)
  1. 1 2 Participation vacated due to major NCAA violations.
  2. Participation and title vacated due to major NCAA violations.

Post-season NIT championships and runners-up

YearChampionRunner-upMVPVenue and city
1972 Maryland 100 Niagara 69 Tom McMillen, Maryland Madison Square Garden New York City
1974 Purdue 87 Utah 81 Mike Sojourner, UtahMadison Square GardenNew York City
1979 Indiana 53 Purdue 52 Butch Carter and Ray Tolbert, IndianaMadison Square GardenNew York City
1980 Virginia 58 Minnesota 55 Ralph Sampson, VirginiaMadison Square GardenNew York City
1982 Bradley 68 Purdue 61Mitchell Anderson, BradleyMadison Square GardenNew York City
1984 Michigan 83 Notre Dame 63 Tim McCormick, MichiganMadison Square GardenNew York City
1985 UCLA 65 Indiana 62 Reggie Miller, UCLAMadison Square GardenNew York City
1986 Ohio State 73 Wyoming 63 Brad Sellers, Ohio StateMadison Square GardenNew York City
1988 Connecticut 72 Ohio State 67Phil Gamble, UConnMadison Square GardenNew York City
1993 Minnesota 62 Georgetown 61 Voshon Lenard, MinnesotaMadison Square GardenNew York City
1996 Nebraska 60 Saint Joseph's 56 Erick Strickland, NebraskaMadison Square GardenNew York City
1997 Michigan [b 1] 82 Florida State 73 Robert Traylor, MichiganMadison Square GardenNew York City
1998 Minnesota [b 2] 79 Penn State 72Kevin Clark, MinnesotaMadison Square GardenNew York City
2004 Michigan 62 Rutgers 55 Daniel Horton, MichiganMadison Square GardenNew York City
2006 South Carolina 76 Michigan 64 Renaldo Balkman, South CarolinaMadison Square GardenNew York City
2008 Ohio State 92 Massachusetts 85 Kosta Koufos, Ohio StateMadison Square GardenNew York City
2009 Penn State 69 Baylor 63Jamelle Cornley, Penn StateMadison Square GardenNew York City
2012 Stanford 75 Minnesota 51Aaron Bright, StanfordMadison Square GardenNew York City
2013 Baylor 74 Iowa 54 Pierre Jackson, BaylorMadison Square GardenNew York City
2014 Minnesota 65 SMU 63Austin Hollins, MinnesotaMadison Square GardenNew York City
2018 Penn State 82 Utah 66Lamar Stevens, Penn StateMadison Square GardenNew 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

    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. [79]

    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

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

    SchoolWomen's AIAW/NCAA ChampionshipsWomen's AIAW/NCAA Final FoursWomen's AIAW/NCAA
    Elite Eights
    Women's AIAW/NCAA
    Sweet Sixteens
    Women's AIAW/NCAA
    Tournament Appearances
    Illinois2
    (1997, 1998)
    8
    (1982, 1986, 1987, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003)
    Indiana5
    (1983, 1994, 1995, 2002, 2016)
    Iowa1
    (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)
    Maryland1
    (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)
    Michigan6
    (1990, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2012, 2013)
    Michigan State1
    (2005)
    1
    (2005)
    3
    (2005, 2006, 2009)
    13
    (1991, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016)
    Minnesota1
    (2004)
    1
    (2004)
    4
    (1977, 2003, 2004, 2005)
    12
    (1977, 1981, 1982, 1994, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2015)
    Nebraska2
    (2010, 2013)
    13
    (1988, 1993, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
    Northwestern7
    (1982, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1997, 2015)
    Ohio State1
    (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 State1
    (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)
    Purdue1
    (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)
    Rutgers1
    (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)
    Wisconsin1
    (1982)
    1
    (1982)
    8
    (1982, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2010)

    NCAA tournament champions, runners-up and locations

    YearChampionRunner-upVenue 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

    Women's National Invitation Tournament championship games

    YearChampionRunner-upVenueCity
    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
    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

    Field hockey

    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.

    SchoolNCAA National ChampionshipsNCAA Runner UpNCAA Final FoursNCAA 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

    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. [80]

    NCAA Championships and Runners-up

    YearChampionRunner-upHost
    1938Chicago†IllinoisChicago
    1939IllinoisArmyChicago
    1940IllinoisNavy/TempleChicago
    1941IllinoisMinnesotaChicago
    1942IllinoisPenn State††Navy
    1948Penn State††TempleChicago
    1949TempleMinnesotaCalifornia
    1950IllinoisTempleArmy
    1951Florida StateIllinois/Southern CalMichigan
    1953Penn State††IllinoisSyracuse
    1954Penn State††IllinoisIllinois
    1955IllinoisPenn State††UCLA
    1956IllinoisPenn State††North Carolina
    1957Penn State††IllinoisNavy
    1958Michigan State†††/IllinoisMichigan State
    1959Penn State††IllinoisCalifornia
    1960Penn State††Southern CalPenn State
    1961Penn State††Southern IllinoisIllinois
    1963MichiganSouthern IllinoisPittsburgh
    1965Penn State††WashingtonSouthern Illinois
    1967Southern IllinoisMichiganSouthern Illinois
    1969IowaPenn State††/Colorado StateWashington
    1970MichiganIowa State/New Mexico stateTemple
    1973Iowa StatePenn State††Oregon
    1976Penn State††LSUTemple
    1979Nebraska††OklahomaLSU
    1980Nebraska††Iowa StateNebraska
    1981Nebraska††OklahomaNebraska
    1982Nebraska††UCLANebraska
    1983Nebraska††UCLAPenn State
    1984UCLAPenn State††UCLA
    1985Ohio StateNebraska††Nebraska
    1986Arizona StateNebraska††Nebraska
    1987UCLANebraska††UCLA
    1988Nebraska††IllinoisNebraska
    1989IllinoisNebraska††Nebraska
    1990Nebraska††MinnesotaMinnesota
    1991OklahomaPenn State††Penn State
    1992StanfordNebraska††Nebraska
    1993StanfordNebraska††New Mexico
    1994Nebraska††StanfordNebraska
    1995StanfordNebraska††Ohio State
    1996Ohio StateCaliforniaStanford
    1998CaliforniaIowaPenn State
    1999MichiganOhio StateNebraska
    2000Penn StateMichiganIowa
    2001Ohio StateOklahomaOhio State
    2002OklahomaOhio StateOklahoma
    2003OklahomaOhio StateTemple
    2004Penn StateOklahomaIllinois
    2005OklahomaOhio StateArmy
    2006OklahomaIllinoisOklahoma
    2007Penn StateOklahomaPenn State
    2009StanfordMichiganMinnesota
    2010MichiganStanfordArmy
    2012IllinoisOklahomaOklahoma
    2013MichiganOklahomaPenn State
    2014MichiganOklahomaMichigan

    †–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

    The Big Ten began sponsoring men's ice hockey in the 2013–14 season, the only Power Five conference to do so. [81] [82] 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 (2012–2013) as an independent. [81] [82] Notre Dame joined the league as an associate member beginning with the 2017–2018 season. [83]

    All-time school records

    This list goes through the 2016–17 season. Totals for conference regular-season and tournament championships include those won before the schools played Big Ten hockey.

    #TeamOverall recordPct.NCAA National
    Champions
    NCAA
    Frozen Fours
    NCAA
    Tournament
    Appearances
    Conference
    Tournament
    Champions
    Conference
    Regular Season
    Champions
    1 Minnesota 1729–975–182 [lower-alpha 1] .631521371518
    2 Wisconsin 1189–768–141 [lower-alpha 1] .60061226133
    3 Michigan 1852–1244–180 [lower-alpha 1] .593925371014
    4 Michigan State 1282–1009–153 [lower-alpha 1] .55631127118
    5 Ohio State 870–890–153 [lower-alpha 1] .49502721
    6 Notre Dame 815–836–148 [lower-alpha 2] .49404932
    7 Penn State 60–68–10 [lower-alpha 3] .47100110
    1. 1 2 3 4 5 Includes all seasons of collegiate play, including those prior to the first season of NCAA-sponsored men's ice hockey in 1947–48.
    2. Includes only seasons since 1968–69, which Notre Dame considers as the start of its "modern era" of varsity ice hockey.
    3. Includes only seasons since 2012–13, Penn State's first of full varsity play.

    Men's Conference Records

    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
    WLTWLTWLTWLTWLTWLTWLTWLTWin%
    Michigan 1651352412814316795958344141512075611354445672.541
    Michigan State 13516524481181663481289451391345553340044473.476
    Minnesota 14312816118481630203297415120170962350230963.610
    Notre Dame 61785486312203033537108422341819325440.437
    Ohio State 4483144589137294373510151021618316426446.395
    Penn State 121501394121504821015217123687411.480
    Wisconsin 61751355564961702341238181631217328135653.446

    Note: games where one or more of the programs was not a varsity team are not included.

    Big Ten Conference Champions

    SeasonSchoolConference Record
    2013–14 Minnesota 14–3–3–0
    2014–15 Minnesota 12–5–3–0
    2015–16 Minnesota 14–6–0–0
    2016–17 Minnesota 14–5–1–0
    2017–18 Notre Dame 17–6–1–1

    Big Ten Men's Ice Hockey Tournament champions

    YearWinning teamCoachLosing teamCoachScoreLocationVenue
    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

    NCAA tournament champions, runners-up and locations

    YearWinning teamCoachLosing teamCoachScoreLocationFinals 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 Wisconsin 1 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
    1. Participation vacated due to major NCAA violations.

    Awards

    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: [84] 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

    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 12 NCAA national championships. [85]

    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. [86] [87] [88]

    All-time school records

    This list goes through the 2017 season.

    #TeamOverall recordPct.Big Ten Tournament
    Championships
    Big Ten
    Regular Season
    Championships
    NCAA National
    Championships
    1 Johns Hopkins 944–308–15.751219
    2 Maryland 808–266–4.751243
    3 Rutgers 596–499–14.543000
    4 Ohio State 461–408–5.530000
    5 Penn State 508–512–8.498000
    6 Michigan 23–61.273000

    National championships, Final Fours, and NCAA tournament appearances

    SchoolMen's NCAA ChampionshipsMen's NCAA
    Runner-Up
    Men's NCAA
    Final Fours
    Men's NCAA
    Quarterfinals
    Men's NCAA Tournament Appearances
    Johns Hopkins9
    (1974, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1987, 2005, 2007)
    9
    (1972, 1973, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1989, 2003, 2008)
    29
    (1972–74, 1976–87, 1989, 1992–93, 1995–96, 1999–2000, 2002–05, 2007–08, 2015)
    41
    (1972–89, 1991–2009, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2018)
    46
    (1972–2012, 2014–18)
    Maryland3
    (1973, 1975, 2017)
    11
    (1971, 1974, 1976, 1979, 1995, 1997–98, 2011–12, 2015–16)
    26
    (1971–79, 1983, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1995, 1997–98, 2003, 2005–06, 2011–12, 2014–18)
    37
    ( 1971–79, 1981–83, 1986–87, 1989, 1991–92, 1995–98, 2000–01, 2003–06, 2008–12, 2014–18)
    41
    ( 1971–79, 1981–83, 1986–87, 1989, 1991–98, 2000–01, 2003–18)
    Michigan0
    Ohio State1
    (2017)
    1
    (2017)
    4
    (2008, 2013, 2015, 2017)
    6
    (2003, 2004, 2008, 2013, 2015, 2017)
    Penn State4
    (2003, 2005, 2013, 2017)
    Rutgers2
    (1986, 1990)
    9
    (1972, 1974, 1975, 1984, 1986, 1990, 1991, 2003, 2004)

    Big Ten Conference Champions

    SeasonSchoolConference Record
    2015 Maryland
    Johns Hopkins
    4–1
    4–1
    2016 Maryland 5–0
    2017 Maryland 4–1
    2018 Maryland 4–1

    Big Ten Men's Lacrosse Tournament champions

    YearWinning teamCoachLosing teamCoachScoreLocationVenue
    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 MarylandJohn TillmanOhio StateNick Myers10-9 Columbus, Ohio Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium
    2018 Johns Hopkins David Pietramala Maryland John Tillman 13-10 Ann Arbor, Michigan U-M Lacrosse Stadium

    Women's lacrosse

    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 22 of the 36 all-time NCAA championships, including 11 of the last 13. Maryland has earned one pre-NCAA national title and has won 13 NCAA national championships, including seven straight from 1995 to 2001 and most recently in 2017. 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

    This list goes through the 2017 season.

    #TeamTotal seasonsOverall recordNCAA National
    Championships
    NCAA Tournament
    Runner Up
    NCAA Tournament
    Final Fours
    NCAA Tournament
    appearances
    1 Johns Hopkins 42421-265-40006
    2 Maryland 44690–134–31382533
    3 Michigan 420–490000
    4 Northwestern 26297–108711019
    5 Ohio State 22194–1670004
    6 Penn State 53489–233–522723
    7 Rutgers 38280–294–130001

    Men's soccer

    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.

    All-time school records

    This list goes through the 2013–14 season.

    #TeamTotal SeasonsOverall recordNCAA National
    Championships
    NCAA Tournament
    Runner Up
    NCAA Tournament
    College Cups
    NCAA Tournament
    Appearances
    1 Indiana 41677–162–76871939
    2 Maryland 67681–316–91431333
    3 Michigan 14141–115–260015
    4 Michigan State 58540–295–9222415
    5 Northwestern 34268–370–870008
    6 Ohio State 61406–439–1040108
    7 Penn State 103776–359–12100131
    8 Rutgers 41541–391–1080135
    9 Wisconsin 37381–271–741016

    Rivalries

    Intra-Conference football rivalries

    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.

    TeamsRivalry NameTrophyMeetingsRecordSeries leaderCurrent Streak
    Illinois IndianaIllinois–Indiana football rivalry7145–24–2IllinoisIllinois lost 3
    Northwestern Illinois–Northwestern football rivalry Land of Lincoln Trophy11255–52-5IllinoisIllinois lost 4
    Ohio State Illinois–Ohio State football rivalry Illibuck10330–69–4Ohio StateIllinois lost 9
    Purdue Illinois–Purdue football rivalry Purdue Cannon9444–44-6TieIllinois lost 3
    Indiana IllinoisIllinois–Indiana football rivalry7124–45–2IllinoisIndiana won 3
    Michigan State Indiana–Michigan State football rivalry Old Brass Spittoon6515–48–2Michigan StateMichigan State won 2
    Purdue Indiana–Purdue rivalry Old Oaken Bucket 12141–74–6PurdueIndiana lost 2
    Iowa Minnesota Iowa–Minnesota football rivalry Floyd of Rosedale11248–62–2MinnesotaIowa won 4
    Wisconsin Iowa–Wisconsin football rivalry Heartland Trophy9243–47–2WisconsinIowa lost 3
    Nebraska Iowa–Nebraska football rivalry Heroes Trophy4917–29–3NebraskaIowa won 4
    Maryland Penn State Maryland–Penn State football rivalry 422–39–1Penn StateMaryland lost 4
    Michigan Michigan State Michigan–Michigan State football rivalry Paul Bunyan Trophy11170–36–5MichiganMichigan won 1
    Minnesota Michigan–Minnesota football rivalry Little Brown Jug10375–25–3MichiganMichigan won 2
    Ohio State Michigan–Ohio State football rivalry 11558–51–6MichiganMichigan lost 7
    Michigan State Indiana Indiana–Michigan State football rivalry Old Brass Spittoon6548–15–2Michigan StateMichigan State won 2
    Michigan Michigan–Michigan State football rivalry Paul Bunyan Trophy11170–36–5MichiganMichigan State won 1
    Penn State Michigan State–Penn State football rivalry Land Grant Trophy3317–15–1Michigan StateMichigan State won 2
    Minnesota Iowa Iowa–Minnesota football rivalry Floyd of Rosedale11262–48–2MinnesotaMinnesota lost 4
    Michigan Michigan–Minnesota football rivalry Little Brown Jug10325–75–3MichiganMinnesota lost 2
    Nebraska Minnesota–Nebraska football rivalry $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy5831–25–2MinnesotaMinnesota lost 1
    Penn State Minnesota–Penn State football rivalry Governor's Victory Bell145–9Penn StateMinnesota lost 1
    Wisconsin Minnesota–Wisconsin football rivalry Paul Bunyan's Axe12960–61–8WisconsinMinnesota lost 1
    Nebraska Iowa Iowa–Nebraska football rivalry Heroes Trophy 4929–17–3NebraskaNebraska lost 4
    Minnesota Minnesota–Nebraska football rivalry $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy5932–25–2MinnesotaNebraska won 1
    Wisconsin Nebraska–Wisconsin football rivalry Freedom Trophy134–9WisconsinNebraska lost 6
    Northwestern Illinois Illinois–Northwestern football rivalry Land of Lincoln Trophy11252–55–5IllinoisNorthwestern won 4
    Ohio State Illinois Illinois–Ohio State football rivalry Illibuck 10369–30–4Ohio StateOhio State won 9
    Michigan Michigan–Ohio State football rivalry 11551–58–6MichiganOhio State won 7
    Penn State Ohio State–Penn State football rivalry 3420–14Ohio StateOhio State won 2
    Penn State Maryland Maryland–Penn State football rivalry 4239–2–1Penn StatePenn State won 4
    Michigan State Michigan State–Penn State football rivalry Land Grant Trophy3317–15–1Michigan StatePenn State lost 2
    Minnesota Minnesota–Penn State football rivalry Governor's Victory Bell149–5Penn StatePenn State won 1
    Ohio State Ohio State–Penn State football rivalry 3414–20Ohio StatePenn State lost 2
    Purdue Illinois Illinois–Purdue football rivalry Purdue Cannon9444–44–6TiePurdue won 3
    Indiana Indiana–Purdue rivalry Old Oaken Bucket 12174–41–6PurduePurdue won 2
    Wisconsin Iowa Iowa–Wisconsin football rivalry Heartland Trophy9247–43–2WisconsinWisconsin won 3
    Minnesota Minnesota–Wisconsin football rivalry Paul Bunyan's Axe12961–60–8WisconsinWisconsin won 1
    Nebraska Nebraska–Wisconsin football rivalry Freedom Trophy139–4WisconsinWisconsin won 6

    Extra-Conference football rivalries

    TeamsRivalry NameTrophyMeetingsRecordSeries leaderCurrent Streak
    Illinois Missouri Illinois–Missouri football rivalry 247–17MissouriIllinois lost 6
    Indiana Kentucky Indiana–Kentucky rivalry 3618–17–1IndianaIndiana won 1
    Iowa Iowa State Iowa–Iowa State football rivalry Cy-Hawk Trophy6341–22IowaIowa won 4
    Maryland Navy Maryland–Navy rivalry Crab Bowl Trophy217–14NavyMaryland won 2
    Virginia Maryland–Virginia football rivalry Tydings Trophy7844–32–2MarylandMaryland won 2
    West Virginia Maryland–West Virginia football rivalry 5122–27–2West VirginiaMaryland lost 1
    Michigan Notre Dame Michigan–Notre Dame football rivalry 4224–17–1MichiganMichigan won 1
    Michigan State Notre Dame Michigan State–Notre Dame football rivalry Megaphone Trophy7929–49–1Notre DameMichigan State lost 1
    Nebraska Missouri Missouri–Nebraska football rivalry Victory Bell10465–36–3NebraskaNebraska won 2
    Oklahoma Nebraska–Oklahoma football rivalry 8645–38–3OklahomaNebraska lost 1
    Miami Miami–Nebraska football rivalry 126–6TiedNebraska lost 1
    Colorado Colorado–Nebraska football rivalry 6949–18–2NebraskaNebraska won 3
    Texas Nebraska–Texas football rivalry 1410–4TexasNebraska lost 6
    Kansas Kansas–Nebraska football rivalry 11791–23–3NebraskaNebraska won 3
    Penn State Pittsburgh Penn State–Pittsburgh football rivalry 9751-43–4Penn StatePenn State won 1
    Syracuse Penn State–Syracuse football rivalry 7141–23–5Penn StatePenn State won 5
    Temple Penn State–Temple football rivalry4540–4–1Penn StatePenn State won 1
    West Virginia Penn State–West Virginia football rivalry 5948–9–2Penn StatePenn State won 4
    Purdue Notre Dame Notre Dame–Purdue football rivalry Shillelagh Trophy8626–58–2Notre DamePurdue lost 7

    [89]

    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 ]

    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. [33] 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. [62]

    Intra-Conference basketball rivalries

    Extra-Conference basketball rivalries

    Other sports

    Men's ice hockey

    Men's lacrosse

    Men's soccer

    Wrestling

    • Penn State–Lehigh
    • Iowa–Iowa State
    • Iowa–Oklahoma State
    • Rutgers-Princeton

    Extra-conference rivalries

    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 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 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.

    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 Chicago Michigan game was played on Thanksgiving, usually with conference championship implications and was considered one of the first major rivalries of the conference. See Chicago–Michigan football rivalry.

    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. [90]

    Facilities

    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). [91] Michigan Stadium and Beaver Stadium, respectively, are the two largest American football stadiums by capacity in the United States, [91] [92] and all three of the Big Ten's largest venues rank among the ten largest sports stadiums in the world.

    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 other conference in the country.

    Football, basketball, and baseball facilities

    SchoolFootball stadiumCapacityOpenedBasketball arenaCapacityOpenedBaseball stadiumCapacityOpened
    Illinois Memorial Stadium 60,6701923 State Farm Center 16,6181963 Illinois Field 3,0001988
    Indiana Memorial Stadium 52,9291960 Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall 17,3571971 Bart Kaufman Field 2,5002013
    Iowa Kinnick Stadium 70,5851929 Carver–Hawkeye Arena 15,4001983 Duane Banks Field 3,0001974
    Maryland Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium 51,8021950 Xfinity Center 17,9502002 Shipley Field 2,5001965
    Michigan Michigan Stadium 107,6011927 Crisler Center 12,7071967 Ray Fisher Stadium 4,0001923
    Michigan State Spartan Stadium 75,0051923 Breslin Student Events Center 14,7971989 Drayton McLane Baseball Stadium at John H. Kobs Field
    Cooley Law School Stadium
    4,000
    13,527
    1902
    1996
    Minnesota TCF Bank Stadium 52,5252009 Williams Arena 14,6251928 U.S. Bank Stadium
    Siebert Field
    N/A
    1,420
    2016
    1971
    Nebraska Memorial Stadium 87,0001923 Pinnacle Bank Arena 15,0002013 Haymarket Park 8,5002001
    Northwestern Ryan Field 47,3301926 Welsh–Ryan Arena 7,0391952 Rocky Miller Park 6001944
    Ohio State Ohio Stadium 104,9441922 Value City Arena 19,0491998 Bill Davis Stadium 4,4501997
    Penn State Beaver Stadium 106,5721960 Bryce Jordan Center 15,2611996 Medlar Field at Lubrano Park 5,5702006
    Purdue Ross–Ade Stadium 57,2361924 Mackey Arena 14,8461967 Alexander Field 1,5002013
    Rutgers SHI Stadium 52,4541994 Louis Brown Athletic Center 8,0001977 Bainton Field 1,2502007
    Wisconsin Camp Randall Stadium 80,3211917 Kohl Center 17,2301998Non-baseball schoolN/AN/A

      Ice hockey arenas

      SchoolMen's arenaCapacityWomen's arenaCapacity
      Michigan Yost Ice Arena 5,800No varsity team
      Michigan State Munn Ice Arena 6,470No varsity team
      Minnesota 3M Arena at Mariucci 10,000 Ridder Arena 3,400
      Notre Dame Compton Family Ice Arena 5,022No 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

      Soccer stadiums

      StadiumTeam(s)CityCapacityOpened
      Bill Armstrong Stadium Indiana Hoosiers Bloomington, Indiana 6,5001981
      Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium Minnesota Golden Gophers Falcon Heights, Minnesota 1,0001999
      DeMartin Soccer Complex Michigan State Spartans Lansing, Michigan 2,5002008
      Jeffrey Field Penn State Nittany Lions State College, Pennsylvania 5,0001966
      Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium Ohio State Buckeyes Columbus, Ohio 10,0002001
      McClimon Soccer Complex Wisconsin Badgers Madison, Wisconsin 1,6111959
      SeatGeek Stadium Northwestern Wildcats Bridgeview, Illinois 20,0002006
      U-M Soccer Stadium Michigan Wolverines Ann Arbor, Michigan 2,2002010
      Yurcak Field Rutgers Scarlet Knights Piscataway, New Jersey 5,0001994
      Ludwig Field Maryland Terrapins College Park, Maryland 7,0001995

      Media

      As of 2017, the Big Ten has carriage agreements with the following broadcast and cable networks. [93] [94]

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