Big Ten Sports Conference

The Big Ten is a major US college sports conference that offers 16 different sports including basketball, men's baseball, football and women's softball. The Big Ten conference mainly sponsors colleges located in the Midwestern region of the US. Questions about the Big Ten can be asked and answered here.

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How much does a big ten college referee make?

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depends on what type of match and age refed. money veres depending on age

Which conference did Michigan State play in before the Big Ten?

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Michigan State previously played in the Michigan Collegiate Athletic Association which is currently the oldest of all collegiate leagues. Michigan State was then known as Michigan Agricultural College. In 1907 Michigan State became an independent and in 1949 announced that the school would be joining the Big Ten Conference.

Why did Nebraska join the Big Ten?

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This is a complex answer to the question you asked. There has been bad relations between the Big XII and Nebraska ever since Texas has joined the Big XII. A lot of this has to do with the fact that the Big XII does not evenly dispurse their income amongst chartered schools and the move of the conference headquarters from Kansas City to Dallas. The way money is dispursed in the Big XII Conference is extremely unbalanced with Texas by far getting the most revenues. The Big Ten Conference dispurse income from TV contracts, bowl games, and other contributions equally among Big Ten chartered schools. The Big Ten has an annual income of nearly $170 million more then the Big XII, which means by Nebraska joining the Big Ten they will instantly be receiving nearly $14 million more then if they were in the Big XII not to mention now be part of a national television station, the Big Ten Network. As with most big changes in conferences, the athletic side revolves around football. Nebraska will now be in a more well-balanced football conference and "making" more money. The Big Ten is also more widely recgonized as being a superior academic conference in relation to the Big XII

No matter how you look at it, for the Nebraska community this is a win/win situation both athletically and academically. Of course you will lose natural rivals they might have had with some teams, however, the Big Ten is competitive enough on a wide basis throughout all athletics, they will soo, much like Penn State has, develop new rivalries within conference. There were several other factors I am sure, but these are just a few of the big reasons that might have factored into their decision

What year did Ohio State join the big ten?

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The Big Ten Conference was formed in 1896, was known as the Western Conference, and had seven members: University of Chicago

University of Illinois

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota

Northwestern University

Purdue University

University of Wisconsin The University of Iowa and Indiana University joined in 1899 and Ohio State University in 1912. The name was changed to Big Nine in 1899. The University of Michigan left the conference in 1907 and played 10 seasons as an independent. When they reentered the Conference in 1917, the name was changed to Big Ten. The University of Chicago left the conference after World War II and was replaced by Michigan State University. Penn State became a member in 1993.

What was the last big ten football team to win the Rose Bowl?

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Through the 2008 season, Michigan.

Michigan lost to USC, 28-14, in 2004 and lost to Texas, 38-37, in 2005.

Has the Big Ten or the ACC won more national college football championships?

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The Big Ten(11) has more NC's than the ACC * It depends on who you ask, but a rough idea would be this: counting the AP from 1936 to present, the UPI from 1950 to 1995, and CNN/USA TODAY/ESPN from 1996 to present: Big8/12 - 14, SEC - 14, Big10 - 13, Pac10 - 9, and ACC - 5. This answer is close, but not guaranteed.....just a quick count for a rough idea of conference strengths.

Is the Rose Bowl required to take Big Ten runner-up Michigan if they don't play in the national championship?

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Every year the Rose Bowl game is played between the number 1 team in the Pac 10 conference and the number 1 team in the Big 10. If the number 1 team in either conference is chosen to go to the National Championship then the number2 team in that conference goes to the Rose Bowl....EXAMPLE : Big 10 conference standing,,,,,1. Ohio State 2. Michigan. 3. Michigan State 4. Penn State 5. Iowa 6. Purdue 7. Northwestern 8. Indiana 9. Minnesota 10. Wisconsin 11. Illinois...In a normal situation Ohio State would go to the Rose Bowl, but suppose that Ohio State was chosen to go to the National Championship, then Michigan would be the team from the Big 10 to go to the Rose Bowl to play the winner of the Pac 10 conference unless the winner in that was also chosen to go to the National Championship, then the number 2 would go.

Who are the Heisman Trophy winners from big ten?

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Nile Kinnick - Iowa

Desmond Howard - Michigan

Troy Smith - Ohio State

Eddie George - Ohio State

Tom Harmon - Michigan

John Cappeletti - Penn State

Howard Cassady - Ohio State

Archie Griffin - Ohio State

Bruce Smith - Minnesota

Les Horvath - Ohio State

Vic Janowicz - Alan Ameche

Johnny Rodgers - Nebraske

Mike Rozier - Nebraska

Ron Dayne - Wisconsin

Eric Crouch - Nebraska

Charles Woodson - Michigan

Why did Chicago leave the Big Ten?

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Michigan decided that it could not abide by a number of rules changes primarily affecting football that were presented and discussed at a meeting of Western Conference (as the Big Ten was then known)administrators in Chicago in 1908. Among the proposals was to limit the number of games played, restrictions on player eligibility and coaching eligibility that was seen as an attempt to disqualify legendary Michigan coach Fielding Yost.

What is a big ten school?

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Indiana university, Illinois University, University of Iowa, Michigan university, Michigan State University, Minnesota University, Nebraska University, Northwestern University, THE Ohio State University, Penn State, Purdue University, Wisconsin University are all big ten schools. It is a conference in the NCAA

What is nebraska's all time record versus Michigan state?

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Current win-loss-tie is 821-338-40 for Nebraska.

Can the ground cause a fumble?

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The Ground can cause a fumble in the NFL.

The ground cannot cause a fumble in the NFL during a play where the runner is being tackled. The ground can cause a fumble if a runner falls to the ground without the fall being the result of a tackle.

Instance where the ground can cause a fumble, per the The 2017 Official NFL Playing Rules, Rule 8, Section 7, Article 3, Item 1, which states:

"Recovery and Advance. Any player of either team may recover or catch a fumble and advance, either before or after the ball strikes the ground."

Instance where the ground cannot cause a fumble is covered under the Dead Ball Rule, Rule 7 Section 2 (a-q) The 2017 Official NFL Playing Rules, Rule 7 Dead Ball, Section 2, Article 1a states the ball shall be declared dead when:

"when a runner is contacted by an opponent and touches the ground with any part of his body other than his hands or feet. The ball is dead the instant the runner touches the ground."

What is Alabama's football record against Big Ten teams?

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1) 1926 - defeated Washington 20-19.

2) 1927 - tied Stanford 7-7.

3) 1931 - defeated Washington State 24-0.

4) 1935 - defeated Stanford 29-13.

5) 1938 - lost to California 13-0.

6) 1946 - defeated Southern California 34-14.

How many teams are in the big ten?

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Collingwood, Hawthorn, Geelong, Richmond, Essondon, Sydney Swans, Carlton, Bulldogs and so on.

Who will win the 2011 big ten championship?

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The Wisconsin Badgers won the 2011 Big Ten Championship over the Michigan State Spartans.

Who Are the Top Quarterbacks in the Big Ten Conference of All Time?

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Here's the starting QB chronology for U of M since 1968:

Dennis Brown 1968

Don Moorhead 1969-1970

Tom Slade (8 games) Kevin Casey (4 games) 1971 (last year of freshman ineligibility; IMO if Dennis Franklin had been eligible, UM would have been undefeated)

Dennis Franklin 1972-1974

Rick Leach 1975-1978

Brian Dickey (7 games) John Wangler (4 games) Rich Hewlett (1 game -- Ohio State!) 1979 [Wangler was by far the best passer, but couldn't run, and Bo wanted an option quarterback]

John Wangler (10 games) Rich Hewlett (2 games) 1980 [Bo finally realized that Wangler was by far the best he had, even though JW was no more mobile than the Rock of Gibraltar after Lawrence Taylor wrecked his knee in the Gator Bowl)

Steve Smith 1981-1983

Jim Harbaugh-Chris Zurbrugg 1984 (Zurbrugg started 2nd half of season after Harbaugh broke his arm against MSU. Season record was 6-6, Michigan's last non-winning record for a season, and Bo's only non-winning record at U-M.)

Jim Harbaugh 1985-1986

Demetrius Brown/Michael Taylor 1987, 1988 (Alternated at the starting position.)

Elvis Grbac 1990-1992

Todd Collins 1993-1994

Brian Griese/Scott Dreisbach 1995-1997 (Griese and Dreisbach alternated as starter in 1995 and 1996; Dreisbach mostly a backup in 1997.)

Tom Brady 1998-1999 (Drew Henson played some quarters, e.g., Syracuse 98, but did not start.)

Drew Henson/John Navarre 2000 (Navarre started when Henson was hurt)

John Navarrre 2001-2003

(Matt Gutierrez played for U of M from 2003-2005 but didn't play much, partly due to injuries. He transferred to 1AA Idaho State for his senior year.)

Chad Henne 2004-2007 (Started his freshman year because of an injury to Matt Gutierrez. Never gave up the starting job, except for when injured.)

Steven Threet/Nick Sheridan 2008

Tate Forcier 2009

Denard Robinson 2010 - pres.

How many wins do the Wisconsin football Badgers have?

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As of the 2008 season, Wisconsin's all time record is 597-456-53.

How many teams are in the Big Ten Conference?

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There are 12 teams in the Big Ten Conference, and they are Ohio State, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Penn State, Iowa, Purdue, Indiana, Michigan State, Northwestern, Minnesota, and Nebraska, Maryland, and Rutgers.

Can Ohio state play for big ten championship?

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The Big 10 conference does not have a title game due to there being only 11 teams. On an interesting note the Ohio State/Michigan game has determined the champion between themselves a total of 23 times. The game has also affected the outcome of the Big Ten championship an additional 24 times.

What is the big ten men's record for 3 point shots?

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Jon Diebler or "3bler" of Ohio State 345 and counting. He could break single game record tonight also.