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The Big Ten Conference is the United Statesmarker' oldest Division I college athletic conference. Its eleven member institutions are located primarily in the Midwestern United Statesmarker, stretching from Iowamarker and Minnesotamarker in the west to Pennsylvaniamarker in the east. The conference competes in the NCAA's Division I; its football teams compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS; formerly known as Division I-A), the highest level of NCAA competition in that sport. Member schools of the Big Ten also are members of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, a leading educational consortium. Despite the conference's name, since Penn Statemarker joined in 1990, there have been 11 schools in the Big Ten, as signified by the hidden "11" in the Big Ten Conference logo (each "1" is on either side of the "T" in "Ten").


The Big Ten is the only Division I conference to have all of its member institutions affiliated with the Association of American Universities, a prestigious collection of 60 research institutions, and leads all conferences in the total amount of research expenditures.

All or most member schools participate in baseball, men's and women's basketball, cross country, field hockey, football, golf, gymnastics, indoor and outdoor track and field, rowing, men's and women's soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, women's volleyball and wrestling.

Institution Location Founded Joined Big Ten Affiliation Undergrad Enrollment Nickname Varsity Teams NCAA Championships (As of Fall 2008)

(excludes football)
Big Ten Championships (As of Spring 2008)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaignmarker Champaign, Illinoismarker
1867 1896 Public 30,895 Fighting

21 17 226
Indiana Universitymarker Bloomington, Indianamarker
1820 1899
(Athletics 1900)
Public 30,394 Hoosiers 24 23 161
University of Iowamarker Iowa City, Iowamarker
1847 1899
(Athletics 1900)
Public 20,907 Hawkeyes 24 23 103
University of Michiganmarker Ann Arbor, Michiganmarker
1817 1896

Public 26,083 Wolverines 27 32 343
Michigan State Universitymarker East Lansing, Michiganmarker
1855 1950
(Athletics 1953)
Public 36,072 Spartans 25 19 78
University of Minnesotamarker Minneapolis, Minnesotamarker
1851 1896 Public 38,645 Golden Gophers 25 15 149
Northwestern Universitymarker Evanston, Illinoismarker
1851 1896 Private/

8,284 Wildcats 19 5 68
Ohio State Universitymarker Columbus, Ohiomarker
1870 1912 Public 40,212* Buckeyes 36 22 181
Pennsylvania State Universitymarker State College, Pennsylvaniamarker
1855 1990
(Athletics 1993)
Public 36,612* Nittany

29 35 45
Purdue Universitymarker West Lafayette, Indianamarker
1869 1896 Public 31,290 Boilermakers 18 3 66
University of Wisconsin–Madisonmarker Madison, Wisconsinmarker
1848 1896 Public 28,999 Badgers 23 25 179
Former Member Location Founded Joined Big Ten Affiliation Undergrad Enrollment Nickname Varsity Teams NCAA Championships (as a member) Big Ten Championships
University of Chicagomarker Chicagomarker, Illinoismarker 1890 1896-1946 Private/Non-sectarian 5,027 Maroons 19 1 73
Locations of current Big Ten Conference full member institutions.


  • Michigan - $7.1 billion
  • Northwestern - $6.5 billion
  • Minnesota - $2.8 billion
  • Illinois - $2.2 billion
  • Ohio State - $2.3 billion
  • Purdue - $1.8 billion
  • Penn State - $1.6 billion
  • Wisconsin - $1.6 billion
  • Indiana - $1.6 billion
  • Michigan State - $1.25 billion
  • Iowa - $882 million

Membership timeline

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On January 11, 1895, the presidents of the University of Chicagomarker, the University of Illinoismarker, Lake Forest College, the University of Minnesotamarker, Northwestern Universitymarker, Purdue Universitymarker and the University of Wisconsinmarker met in Chicagomarker to discuss the regulation and control of intercollegiate athletics. The eligibility of student-athletes was one of the main topics of discussion. The Intercollegiate Conference of Faculty Representatives was founded at a second meeting on February 8, 1896. Lake Forest was not at the 1896 meeting that established the conference and was replaced by the University of Michiganmarker. At the time, the organization was more commonly known as the Western Conference, consisting of Purdue, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Chicago, and Northwestern.

The first reference to the conference as the Big Nine was in 1899 after Iowamarker and Indianamarker had joined. In January 1908, Michiganmarker and the conference parted ways. Ohio Statemarker was added to the conference in 1912. The first reference to the conference as the Big Ten was in November 1917 after Michigan rejoined following a nine-year absence.

The conference was again known as the Big Nine after the University of Chicago decided to de-emphasize varsity athletics just after World War II. Chicago discontinued its football program in 1939 and withdrew from the conference in 1946 after struggling to gain victories in many conference matchups. It was believed that one of several schools, notably Pittsburgh, Nebraska, Michigan State, Marquette, Notre Dame, and Iowa State would replace Chicago at the time. On May 20, 1949, Michigan State ended the speculation by joining and the conference was again known as the Big Ten. The Big Ten's membership would remain unchanged for the next 40 years.

The conference’s official name throughout this period remained the Intercollegiate Conference of Faculty Representatives. It did not formally adopt the name Big Ten until 1987, when it was incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation. In 1990, the Big Ten universities voted to expand the conference to 11 teams, and extended an invitation to Penn Statemarker, which it accepted. When Penn State joined in 1990, it was decided that the conference would continue to be called the Big Ten, but its logo was modified to reflect the change; the number 11 is disguised in the white areas of the traditionally blue "Big Ten" lettering.

Following the addition of previously independent Penn State, efforts were made to encourage the University of Notre Damemarker, the last remaining non-service academy independent, to join the league. Early in the 20th century, Notre Dame had sought official entry into the Big Ten but was never extended an invitation. However, in 1999, both Notre Dame and the Big Ten entered into private negotiations concerning a possible membership that would include Notre Dame. Although the Notre Dame faculty senate endorsed the idea with a near unanimous vote, the ND board of trustees decided against joining the conference and Notre Dame ultimately withdrew from negotiations. [11641] Around 1993, it was also explored by the league to add Kansasmarker, Missouri, and Rutgers, or other potential schools to create a 14-team league with two divisions. These talks died when the Big 8 Conference merged with former Southwest Conference members to create the Big 12.

Other possible universities that have gained favor for any possible expansion for the 12th spot in the conference include:

These schools all belong to rival BCS conferences. The six BCS conferences are, overall, roughly on an equal footing with each other. It is uncertain whether any of the schools listed would be interested in membership in the Big Ten conference.

Due to a requirement of the Big Ten bylaws, any expansion must be within, or next to, current Big Ten territory (although, like all bylaws, this could be amended by conference vote). Due to the addition of the Big Ten Network, expansion talks have been revisited. Expansion could mean adding a conference championship football game and adding a school in or near a large TV market, greatly aiding the Big Ten Network's marketability. It is likely academics will also play an important role in any potential 12th school being invited into the conference.

One other requirement for Big Ten adoption is membership in the very exclusive Association of American Universities, an organization of the top doctoral research institutions of Canada and the United States.


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."

Name Years Notes
Major John L. Griffith 1922-1944 died in office
Kenneth L. "Tug" Wilson 1945-1961 retired
Bill Reed 1961-1971 died in office
Wayne Duke 1971-1989 retired
James Delany 1989- present


Bowl games

Since 1946, the Big Ten champion has had a tie-in with the Rose Bowl gamemarker, now a BCS bowl. The Big Ten also has tie-ins with six non-BCS bowls.

Beginning with the 2010 football season, the Big Ten will have a new postseason alignment:

  • Rose Bowl Gamemarker: Pasadena, California (Big Ten champion against Pac-10 champion)
  • Capital One Bowl: Orlando, Florida (Big Ten #2 pick against SEC #2 pick)
  • Outback Bowl: Tampa, Florida (Big Ten #3 pick against SEC #3/4 pick)
  • Gator Bowl: Jacksonville, Florida (Big Ten #4/5 pick against SEC pick)
  • Insight Bowl: Tempe, Arizona (Big Ten #4/5 pick against Big 12 pick)
  • Texas Bowl: Houston, Texas (Big Ten #6 pick against Big 12 #6 pick)
  • Dallas Football Classic: Dallas, Texas (Big Ten #7 pick against Conference USA pick)
  • Little Caesars Pizza Bowl (under consideration): Detroit, Michigan (Big Ten #8 pick against MAC champion)

Michigan appeared in the first bowl game, the 1902 Rose Bowl. The Big Ten did not allow their schools to participate in bowl games, other than the Rose Bowl, 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. It was not until the 1975 season that the Big Ten allowed teams to play in bowl games other than the Rose Bowl. Due to those rules, Big Ten powers such as Michigan and Ohio State have lower numbers of all-time bowl appearances than powerhouse teams from the Big 12 Conference (formerly the Big 8 Conference and Southwest Conference) and Southeastern Conference, which always placed multiple teams in bowl games every year.

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 won-lost records; many factors influence bowl selections, especially the turnout of the fans for past bowl games. Picks are made after BCS selections; the bowl with the #2 pick will have the first pick of the remaining teams in the conference.

The Capital One, Outback, Alamo and Champs Sports Bowls can select any eligible team except a team that has two fewer wins or two more losses than another eligible team. The Insight and Motor City Bowls have no such restrictions, but if two Big Ten teams are selected by BCS bowls, the Alamo and Champs Sports Bowls also do not have that restriction. However, the bowls cannot select a 6-6 team if a 7-5 or better team is not selected by a Big Ten-affiliated bowl.

Marching bands

Big Ten football games are also well known for the participation and excellence of the Big Ten Conference universities' marching bands. Nine of the eleven participating Big Ten Conference universities have won the Sudler Trophy, the most prestigious award a collegiate marching band can receive. The first three trophies were all awarded to Big Ten conference members, and the Big Ten boasts more Sudler Trophy award winners than any other conference.

During the pre-game show performance, the marching band of a Big Ten Conference university has the tradition of playing the opposing team's fight song. The origin of this tradition is from the Big Ten's Purdue University where the "All-American" Marching Band became the first school in history to play their opponent's fight song.

Men's basketball

The Big Ten has participated in basketball since 1904, and has led the nation in attendance every season since 1978. It has been a national powerhouse in men's basketball, having multiple championship winners and often sending four or more teams to the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Previous NCAA champions include Indiana with five titles, Michigan State with two, and Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ohio State with one each. 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 MVP's 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 eight championships. NIT champions from the Big Ten include Michigan and Ohio State with two, and Indiana, Minnesota, Penn State, and Purdue with one each.

In addition, the Helms Athletic Foundation recognizes Illinois as the 1915 National Champions, Minnesota as the 1902 and 1919 National Champions, Northwestern as the 1931 National Champion, Purdue as the 1932 National Champions, and Wisconsin as the 1912, 1914 and 1916 National Champions.

Since 1999, the Big Ten has taken part in the ACC–Big Ten Challenge with the Atlantic Coast Conference. The ACC holds an 10-0 record against the Big Ten, and Michigan State is the only Big Ten school with a winning record in the challenge.

NCAA tournament champions, runners-up and locations

† denotes overtime games. Multiple †'s indicate more than one overtime.
Year Champion Runner-up Venue and city
1939 Oregon 46 Ohio State 33 Patten Gymnasiummarker Evanston, Illinoismarker
1940 Indiana 60 Kansas 42 Municipal Auditoriummarker Kansas City, Missourimarker
1941 Wisconsin 39 Washington State 34 Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
1953 Indiana 69 Kansas 68 Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
1956 San Francisco 83 Iowa 71 McGaw Hallmarker Evanston, Illinois
1960 Ohio State 75 California 55 Cow Palacemarker San Francisco, Californiamarker
1961 Cincinnati 70 Ohio State 65 Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
1962 Cincinnati 71 Ohio State 59 Freedom Hallmarker Louisville, Kentuckymarker
1965 UCLA 91 Michigan 80 Memorial Coliseummarker Portland, Oregonmarker
1969 UCLA 92 Purdue 72 Freedom Hall Louisville, Kentucky
1976 Indiana 86 Michigan 68 Spectrummarker Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniamarker
1979 Michigan State 75 Indiana Statemarker 64 Jon M.marker Huntsman Centermarker Salt Lake City, Utahmarker
1981 Indiana 63 North Carolina 50 Spectrum Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1987 Indiana 74 Syracuse 73 Louisiana Superdomemarker New Orleans, Louisianamarker
1989 Michigan 80 Seton Hallmarker 79 Kingdomemarker Seattlemarker, Washingtonmarker
1992 Duke 71 Michigan 51 Metrodomemarker Minneapolis, Minnesotamarker
1993 North Carolina 77 Michigan 71 Louisiana Superdome New Orleans, Louisiana
2000 Michigan State 89 Florida 76 RCA Dome Indianapolis, Indianamarker
2002 Maryland 64 Indiana 52 Georgia Domemarker Atlanta, Georgiamarker
2005 North Carolina 75 Illinois 70 Edward Jones Domemarker St. Louis, Missourimarker
2007 Florida 84 Ohio State 75 Georgia Dome Atlanta, Georgia
2009 North Carolina 89 Michigan State 72 Ford Fieldmarker Detroit, Michiganmarker

Post-season NIT championships

Year Champion Runner-up MVP Venue and city
1974 Purdue 87 Utah 81 Mike Sojourner, Utah Madison Square Gardenmarker New York Citymarker
1979 Indiana 53 Purdue 52 Butch Carter and Ray Tolbert, Indiana Madison Square Garden New York City
1980 Virginia 58 Minnesota 55 Ralph Sampson, Virginia Madison Square Garden New York City
1982 Bradleymarker 68 Purdue 61 Mitchell Anderson, Bradley Madison Square Garden New York City
1984 Michigan 83 Notre Dame 63 Tim McCormick, Michigan Madison Square Garden New York City
1985 UCLA 65 Indiana 62 Reggie Miller, UCLA Madison Square Garden New York City
1986 Ohio State 73 Wyoming 63 Brad Sellers, Ohio State Madison Square Garden New York City
1988 Connecticut 72 Ohio State 67 Phil Gamble, UConn Madison Square Garden New York City
1993 Minnesota 62 Georgetown 61 Voshon Lenard, Minnesota Madison Square Garden New York City
1997 Michigan 82 Florida State 73 Louis Bullock, Michigan Madison Square Garden New York City
2004 Michigan 62 Rutgers 55 Daniel Horton, Michigan Madison Square Garden New York City
2006 South Carolina 76 Michigan 64 Renaldo Balkman, South Carolina Madison Square Garden New York City
2008 Ohio State 92 Massachusetts 85 Kosta Koufos, Ohio State Madison Square Garden New York City
2009 Penn State 69 Baylormarker 63 Jamelle Cornley, Penn State Madison Square Garden New York City

Women's basketball

Women's basketball teams have played a total of nine times in the NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship (since 1982) and Women's National Invitation Tournament (since 1998). Big Ten women's teams have also led conference attendance from 1993-1999.

NCAA tournament champions, runners-up and locations

Year Champion Runner-up Venue and city
1993 Texas Tech 84 Ohio State 74 The Omnimarker Atlanta, Georgiamarker
1999 Purdue 62 Duke 45 San Jose Arenamarker San Jose, Californiamarker
2001 Notre Dame 68 Purdue 66 Savvis Centermarker St. Louis, Missourimarker
2005 Baylormarker 84 Michigan State 62 RCA Domemarker Indianapolis, Indianamarker

Women's National Invitation Tournament championship games

Year Champion Runner-up Venue and city
1998 Penn State 59 Baylormarker 56 Ferrell Centermarker Waco, Texasmarker
1999 Arkansas 67 Wisconsin 64 Bud Walton Arenamarker Fayetteville, Arkansasmarker
2000 Wisconsin 75 Florida 74 Kohl Centermarker Madison, Wisconsinmarker
2001 Ohio State 62 New Mexico 61 University Arenamarker Albuquerque, New Mexicomarker
2007 Wyomingmarker 72 Wisconsin 56 Arena-Auditoriummarker Laramie, Wyomingmarker
2008 Marquette 81 Michigan State 66 Breslin Center East Lansing, Michiganmarker


Big Ten football

The members of the Big Ten have longstanding rivalries with each other, especially on the football field. Each school has at least one traveling trophy at stake. Some Big Ten rivalries include (with their respective traveling trophy in parentheses):

Furthermore, the Big Ten football schedule is set up with each team having two permanent rivalries within the conference, with the other eight teams in the conference rotating out of the schedule in pairs for two-year stints. Permanent rivalries are as follows:
  • Illinois: Indiana, Northwestern
  • Indiana: Illinois, Purdue
  • Iowa: Minnesota, Wisconsin
  • Michigan: Michigan State, Ohio State
  • Michigan State: Michigan, Penn State
  • Minnesota: Iowa, Wisconsin
  • Northwestern: Illinois, Purdue
  • Ohio State: Michigan, Penn State
  • Penn State: Michigan State, Ohio State
  • Purdue: Indiana, Northwestern
  • Wisconsin: Iowa, Minnesota

Big Ten Basketball

Indiana and Purdue have a heated rivalry in college basketball between the two schools with the most Big Ten basketball championships, winning 41 times between the two schools.

Michigan State and Wisconsin also have a recent venomous rivalry - Michigan State beat Wisconsin in the 2000 Final Four en route to their national championship. In 2008 the unranked Spartans upset the top-ranked Badgers in East Lansing, further adding to the rivalry. In the most recent big game between the two, Michigan State beat the Badgers in East Lansing, in the only meeting of the season. However, the Badgers under head coach Bo Ryan have beaten Tom Izzo's Spartans eleven times. Izzo has led MSU to only four victories against Wisconsin during this time-span.

In recent years, Illinois and Michigan State have also enjoyed some competitive rivalry matches with each other, particularly during the season of 2004-2005, when both Illinois and Michigan State made it to the Final Four.

Extra-conference rivalries

Purdue, Michigan State and Michigan are among the Big Ten football teams that have rivalries with Notre Dame. After the University of Southern California with 28 wins, the Michigan State Spartans have the winningest record against the Irish, with 27. The Purdue Boilermakers follow with 26.

Penn State had a longstanding rivalry with Pittsburgh of the Big East, but the two schools have not met since 2000. Penn State also had long histories with independent Notre Damemarker; West Virginiamarker, Syracusemarker, and Rutgersmarker of the Big East; Marylandmarker and Boston Collegemarker of the ACC; and Templemarker, of the Mid-American Conference . Penn State also has strong intrastate rivalries with Patriot League universities Bucknellmarker in men's basketball and men's lacrosse, and Lehighmarker 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 Statemarker, with the winner getting the Cy-Hawk Trophy. Iowa also holds rivalries in basketball with Drakemarker and Northern Iowamarker.

Indiana has an out-of conference rivalry with Kentuckymarker, but the rivalry has a much higher profile in basketball than in football.

Illinois has a longstanding basketball rivalry with Missourimarker, with the two men's teams squaring off annually in the "Braggin' Rights" game in St. Louismarker. This rivalry has been carried over into football as "The Arch Rivalry" with games played at the Edward Jones Domemarker in St. Louis in 2002 and 2003 and four games scheduled from 2007 to 2010.[11642]

Wisconsin has a long-standing, in-state basketball rivalry with Marquettemarker. 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.

In the early days of the Big Ten, the Chicagomarker-Michiganmarker game was played on Thanksgiving, usually with conference championship implications and was considered one of the first major rivalries of the conference. Also in the early days of the conference, and at Knute Rockne's insistence, Northwesternmarker and Notre Damemarker had a yearly contest, with the winner taking home a shillelagh, much like the winner of the USCmarker-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.

Conference facilities

The Big Ten has the distinction of being the conference with the most stadiums seating over 100,000, at three (Beaver Stadium, Michigan Stadium, and Ohio Stadium.). There are only two other stadiums of that size in college football. They are Neyland Stadiummarker at the University of Tennesseemarker in the Southeastern Conference and Darrell K.marker Royal-Texas Memorial Stadiummarker at the University of Texas at Austinmarker in the Big 12 Conference.

The three stadiums are the three largest stadiums in the List of American football stadiums by capacity, as well as, third, fourth, and sixth in the list of the largest sports stadiums in the world.

School Football stadium Stadium capacity Basketball arena Arena capacity Baseball stadium Stadium capacity
Illinois Memorial Stadiummarker 70,000 Assembly Hallmarker 16,618 Illinois Fieldmarker 3,000
Indiana Memorial Stadiummarker 52,692 Assembly Hallmarker 17,456 Sembower Fieldmarker 2,250
Iowa Kinnick Stadiummarker 70,585 Carver-Hawkeye Arenamarker 15,500 Duane Banks Fieldmarker 3,000
Michigan Michigan Stadiummarker 106,201 Crisler Arenamarker 13,751 Ray Fisher Stadiummarker 4,000
Michigan State Spartan Stadiummarker 75,005 Breslin Student Events Centermarker 16,280 Drayton McLane Baseball Stadium at John H.marker Kobs Fieldmarker/Oldsmobile Parkmarker 2,500/11,000
Minnesota TCF Bank Stadiummarker 50,805 Williams Arenamarker 14,321 Siebert Fieldmarker/Hubert H.marker Humphrey Metrodomemarker 1,500/46,564
Northwestern Ryan Fieldmarker 49,256 Welsh-Ryan Arenamarker 8,117 Rocky Miller Parkmarker 1,000
Ohio State Ohio Stadiummarker 102,329 Value City Arenamarker 19,500 Bill Davis Stadiummarker 4,450
Penn State Beaver Stadiummarker 107,282 Bryce Jordan Centermarker 15,261 Medlar Field at Lubrano Parkmarker 5,406
Purdue Ross-Ade Stadiummarker 62,500 Mackey Arenamarker 14,123 Lambert Fieldmarker 1,100
Wisconsin Camp Randall Stadiummarker 80,321 Kohl Centermarker 17,190 No baseball team N/A


On June 21, 2006, the Big Ten announced new television broadcast agreements. This involved a 10-year extension of its contract with ABC/ESPN as well as the formation of a brand new cable/satellite channel, the Big Ten Network. The Big Ten Network began broadcasting on August 30, 2007, "dedicated to covering both the athletic and academic content of the Big Ten member institutions on a national level". The Big Ten Network represents a 20-year partnership between the Big Ten and Fox. It is majority-owned by the Big Ten Conference, with Fox holding a minority interest. The official network name and logo were announced on October 12, 2006. The conference announced previously that it is continuing its relationship with CBS and ESPN for network broadcasts in basketball. Games on Big Ten Network replace the previous contract with ESPN Plus.

On April 2, 2009, Ohio State signed a 10-year media-rights agreement with IMG College and RadiOhio, worth nearly $128 million, the largest such agreement in college sports.

See also


  1. Includes only Columbus Main campus.
  2. Includes only University Park campus.
  3. Fast Facts[1]
  7. kansascity
  13. desmoinesregister
  14. traditions
  15. Northwestern University Wildcat Marching Band#Pregame and Halftime
  16. Michigan Marching Band#Visitor's Fight Song
  17. [2] Purdue Marching Band firsts
  19. The Big Ten Conference Announces Media Agreements Increasing National Coverage of Big Ten Sports
  20. Big Ten and Fox Announce Official Name and Unveil Logo for Big Ten Network
  21. Ohio State announces media deal

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