Big Ten Conference

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The Big Ten Conference is the United States' oldest Division I college athletic conference. Its twelve member institutions are mostly in the Midwestern United States.

Members[change | edit source]

Institution Location Founded Joined Conference Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Varsity Teams NCAA Championships (as of January 1, 2014) [1]
(excludes football)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana and Champaign, Illinois 1867 1896 Public 42,728 Fighting Illini 21 18
Indiana University Bloomington Bloomington, Indiana 1820 1899
(Athletics 1900)
Public 39,990 Hoosiers 24 24
University of Iowa Iowa City, Iowa 1847 1899
(Athletics 1900)
Public 30,409 Hawkeyes 24 25
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan 1817 1896
Inactive
1907-1916
Public 40,025 Wolverines 27 35
Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan 1855 1950
(Athletics 1953)
Public 45,520 Spartans 25 19
University of Minnesota Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota 1851 1896 Public 51,194 Golden Gophers 23 17
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Lincoln, Nebraska 1869 2011 Public 24,593 Cornhuskers 21 17
Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois 1851 1896 Private/Non-sectarian 13,407 Wildcats 19 8
Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio 1870 1912 Public 52,568 Buckeyes 35 25
Pennsylvania State University University Park, Pennsylvania 1855 1990
(Athletics 1993)
Public 42,914*[2] Nittany Lions (Lady Lions for women's basketball only) 31 43
Purdue University West Lafayette, Indiana 1869 1896 Public 39,333 Boilermakers 18 3
University of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin 1848 1896 Public 41,466 Badgers 23 28

Future members[change | edit source]

School Location Founded Joining
Big Ten
Type
(affiliation)
Enrollment Nickname Varsity Teams NCAA Championships
MarylandUniversity of Maryland, College Park College Park, Maryland 1856 2014 Public 37,631 Terrapins 20 25
Rutgers University New Brunswick and Piscataway, New Jersey 1766 2014 Public 41,565 Scarlet Knights 27 1

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