Big Ten Conference Football
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The Big Ten Conference is the oldest Division I NCAA college athletic conference and was founded on January 11, 1895. There are currently twelve member universities from across the Midwest that compete in the Big Ten Conference.
Big Ten Conference Football Divisions
The Big Ten Conference is divided into two divisions; the Legends Division and the Leaders Division:
Big Ten Legends Division
University of Iowa Hawkeyes
University of Michigan Wolverines
Michigan State University Spartans
University of Minnesota Golden Gophers
University of Nebraska Cornhuskers
Northwestern University Wildcats
Big Ten Leaders Division
University of Illinois Fighting Illini
Indiana University Hoosiers
Ohio State University Buckeyes
Penn State University Nittany Lions
Purdue University Boilermakers
University of Wisconsin Badgers
Big Ten Football Championship Game
The Big Ten Football Championship Game is held every year to determine which team receives the automatic bid to play in the Rose Bowl. The game features the champion from the Big Ten Leaders Division versus the champion from the Big Ten Legends Division. The inaugural Big Ten Football Championship Game was played on December 3, 2011 between the Michigan State Spartans and the Wisconsin Badgers at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Permanent Inter-divisional Rival
Legends Division-Leaders Division
Under the current divisional format, each Big Ten school plays a total of eight Big Ten conference football games, consisting of the five other teams in its division, two schools from the other division on a rotating basis, and one school that is its inter-division rival. The Big Ten instituted this policy to try and keep some of the long standing football rivalries intact.
Some of the longest Big Ten Football rivalries include:
Minnesota-Wisconsin since 1890
Indiana-Purdue since 1891
Iowa-Minnesota since 1891
Illinois-Northwestern since 1892
Iowa-Wisconsin since 1894
Michigan-Ohio State 1897
Michigan-Michigan State since 1898
Michigan-Minnesota since 1903
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