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Big Ten Teams Quiz

Guess the schools in the Big Ten AND their team names.
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Last updated: August 29, 2018
First submittedAugust 17, 2011
Times taken29,289
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School
Team Name
Illinois
Fighting Illini
Indiana
Hoosiers
Iowa
Hawkeyes
Maryland
Terrapins
Michigan
Wolverines
Michigan State
Spartans
Minnesota
Golden Gophers
School
Team Name
Nebraska
Cornhuskers
Northwestern
Wildcats
Ohio State
Buckeyes
Penn State
Nittany Lions
Purdue
Boilermakers
Rutgers
Scarlet Knights
Wisconsin
Badgers
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level 85
Mar 10, 2014
14 in the 10 now? When will the inanity end? (and no, I didn't forget an s.)
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level 54
Jul 28, 2014
I know, right? Now there's 10 teams in the Big 12 too.
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level 44
Jul 29, 2014
There hasn't been 10 teams in the Big Ten since 1990, so does it even matter anymore?
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level 62
May 16, 2017
Yes it does matter -- they should change the names of these conferences. It was extremely foolish and short-sighted to have given conferences names such as Big 10 or Big 12 in the first place. This would have been like originally naming the US "United 13 States of America" -- ignorant enough to think the number of states (or, in this case number of teams in conferences) would never change.
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level 63
Dec 1, 2017
There are only 4 guys in the band 5 Guys Named Moe. There is no accountability.
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level 63
Dec 1, 2017
And not one is named Moe.
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level 40
Aug 4, 2014
can you add red knights for scarlet knights?
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level 51
Aug 20, 2014
No, the mascot of the team is the scarlet knights not the red knights.
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level 49
Aug 20, 2014
Is "Fighting" really necessary for Illinois' nickname when "Golden" is not necessary for Minnesota's? I kept thinking I had misspelled a 6-letter word -- granted, putting all those I's and L's together can look confusing -- until I went back and put "Fighting" in front.
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level 74
Sep 2, 2017
From 1971 thru 1987 Illinois' side helmet decals featured a single word: "ILLINI". If they refer to themselves simply as the "ILLINI", then I think that is a compelling reason to accept just "Illini" as a correct answer.
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level 70
Sep 3, 2017
As an Illinois alum, I would support the shortened version on the quiz. There is a limit - Nittany is absolutely necessary as part of Penn State, for example. And I can see how a Minnesota alum might support the shortened form of the team name. But - using the example of how the team refers to itself - at Northwestern, they say (all the time) "Go Cats" and the team of course is the Wildcats. I don't think my son (recent NU alum) would agree with just using "Cats" for the school. Oh, and before I forget, "What's a Hoosier?" :) Sorry IU alums, I had to do that.
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level 65
Dec 19, 2014
Constant realignment makes these types of quizzes pretty difficult.
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level 17
Apr 13, 2015
GO BUCKEYES
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level 80
Sep 2, 2017
Yes! Go Bucks! This quiz needs to accept THE Ohio State and "that team up north." I missed one because I wouldn't type the M word!
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level 51
Sep 3, 2017
No, you missed two. Michigan is a prerequisite to Michigan State. Have fun in the 60th percentile. Noob.
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level 34
May 25, 2016
100%
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level 51
Sep 18, 2016
Go U, NU! MSU and OSU should be accepted for Mich. St. and Ohio St. UMAA, UMTC, UIUC, UMD/UMCP, UNL should also be accepted for Michigan (Ann Arbor), Minnesota (Twin Cities), Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), Maryland (College Park), and Nebraska (Lincoln)
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level 47
Apr 20, 2017
MSU and OSU, yes. The rest, no.
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level 70
Sep 3, 2017
UIUC is a pretty specific usage for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Just "Illinois" could technically refer to any of the three campuses - Chicago and Sangamon (Springfield) are also home to separate campuses, albeit with independent sports (in the case of UIC - UofI Chicago - I don't think UIS actually has a sports program, at least Division I level).
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level 68
Dec 4, 2016
Penn State - Big 10 football champs.
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level 45
Mar 24, 2017
Not to mention Michigan handed you guys a whooping in Ann Arbor 49-10. The B1G conference is messed up with PSU, UM, MSU, and OSU all in the same division with Wisconsin being the only good team in the other division. Maybe we should go back to the Leaders/legends for the divisions rather than east/west so we can actually avoid those three or four way ties in the east division.
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level 59
Feb 11, 2020
As a Wisconsin fan, I prefer the current method
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level 56
Jun 6, 2017
1:45 to spare, good quiz.
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level 58
Sep 2, 2017
Big Ten? Never heard of it!
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level 55
Sep 5, 2017
Some clue as to the country and sport in the question is essential. Yeah I got zero!
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level 63
Sep 5, 2017
Only missed Maryland's and Rutgers's mascots. The hell is a terrapin?
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level 74
Sep 28, 2017
A really, really scary broach.
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level 49
Sep 13, 2017
It's a turtle. Or, it's the highest order of angels, above seraphim, cherubim and paraffin.
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level 72
Aug 16, 2018
I have no idea what this quiz is about.
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level 43
Oct 30, 2019
This should be labeled as a Big Ten Sports quiz, as any other usage would include the University of Chicago, which de-emphasized athletics and left the Big Ten many years ago in sports but remains in academics. Also, when you have the chance always use B1G when writing Big Ten!