Meanwhile, the Big 12 completed its raid of the beleaguered Pac-12 by adding Arizona, Arizona State and Utah.
Indiana Sports Corp. bids to keep Big Ten football title game in Indy through 2028
The ISC also is submitting a bid to the conference to host its 2025 and 2027 men’s and women’s basketball championships.Read More
Bold, aggressive Big Ten Conference leaves door open for more expansion
Big Ten Conference Commissioner Kevin Warren talked Tuesday about the conference being bold and aggressive as college sports goes through a period of sweeping change.Read More
UPDATE: Big Ten votes to add USC, UCLA as members starting in 2024
The expansion to 16 teams will happen after the Pacific-12 Conference’s current media rights contracts with Fox and ESPN expire, and make the Big Ten the first college sports conference to stretch from the Atlantic to the Pacific.Read More
Indianapolis keeps Big Ten football title game, but basketball tournaments on the move
The Big Ten Conference is sticking with Indianapolis for its football title game through 2024, but is shaking up its sites for two other marquee championships.Read More
A group of Big Ten Conference presidents has begun discussing the possibility of adding more West Coast schools to the conference if the Pac-12 continues to crumble, two people familiar with the conversations said.
A former Wildcats football player filed the first lawsuit against former coach Pat Fitzgerald and members of the school’s leadership on Tuesday. More lawsuits, filed by multiple law firms, are expected to follow.
Tony Petitti is set to replace Kevin Warren, who is leaving to become president of the Chicago Bears.
Warren, hired by the Big Ten in 2019, led the conference through its expansion to include the University of Southern California and UCLA beginning in 2024, and last summer, he unveiled a massive set of media rights deals for the conference.
The Big Ten Conference has finalized a monumental set of media rights agreements, expected to be worth more than $1 billion annually, with Fox, CBS and NBC—and notably without ESPN.
Two people familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Big Ten was looking for a seven-year deal worth $380 million per year to broadcast its football and basketball games from ESPN, and the network declined.
On its face, two teams from Southern California joining a conference rooted mainly in the U.S. Midwest does not make sense. But geography and natural rivals mean little in the grand scheme of conference realignment. Money does.
Likely of more interest to local fans is whether Indiana University can play its way into an NCAA tournament bid after losing seven of its last nine games or whether Purdue can earn a favorable seed in the postseason.
University of Michigan men’s basketball coach Juwan Howard also was fined $40,000 for hitting a Wisconsin assistant in the head, triggering a postgame skirmish.
Juwan Howard struck Wisconsin assistant Joe Krabbenhoft after jawing with Wisconsin coach Greg Gard during the handshake line. The Big Ten said it planned to “take swift and appropriate disciplinary action when it completes its review.”
The conference earlier this year quietly signed a one-year extension of its deal with the Indiana Sports Corp. to host the title game at Lucas Oil Stadium at the end of next season, marking the 12th straight year the event will be held in Indianapolis.
Teammates for Mental Health will be unveiled this week during basketball games involving the three conferences, including the ACC/Big Ten women’s and men’s challenges.
League Commissioner Kevin Warren said last week that the Big Ten expects to open hosting duties up to other cities and venues within the conference footprint.
Notre Dame is among the universities that conferences are eying as they shuffle teams to boost their strength.
Illinois and Ohio State are among nine Big Ten teams to win spots in the tournament, the most of any conference.
The Big Ten men’s and women’s basketball tournaments are underway in Indianapolis in advance of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament starting here next week. The women’s NCAA tournament will be in San Antonio. On Thursday, the Michigan State defeated No. 9 Indiana University, ousting it from the tournament in a year when the Hoosiers had […]
The Big Ten is returning to a city that has hosted 11 of the previous 23 men’s tournaments and 23 of the league’s 26 women’s tournaments.
The tournament will be played March 10-14 at Lucas Oil Stadium, sources say, because the women’s basketball tournament is already planned for Bankers Life Fieldhouse on overlapping dates.
The Big Ten Conference does not plan to sell general admission tickets for Saturday’s football title game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, instead limiting attendance to only the families of athletes and other team members.