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All-time, all-sport B1G Championships

Posted: 6/30/2014 9:51 AM

All-time, all-sport B1G Championships 


As of July 1, 2014 -

1.  Michigan - 372 (1896-1907; 1917 - )
2.  Illinois - 237 (1896)
3.  Ohio State - 206 (1912)
4.  Wisconsin - 192 (1896)
5.  Indiana - 169 (1899)
6.  Minnesota - 163 (1896)
7.  Iowa - 106 (1899)
8.  Michigan State - 95 (1950)
9.  Chicago - 73 (1896-1946)
9.  Northwestern - 73 (1896)
9.  Penn State - 73 (1990)
12. Purdue - 71 (1896)
13. Nebraska - 7 (2011)

Last edited 6/30/2014 10:12 AM by B1GOSU

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Posted: 6/30/2014 9:59 AM

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Never would have guessed Illinois was at 2.

http://news.illinois.edu/WebsandThumbs/athletics/SFC_Bowl_Updated_Court-x.jpg

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Posted: 6/30/2014 10:08 AM

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I never would have guessed that original member Purdue in 2014 would have won fewer B1G titles than Chicago did prior to leaving in 1946 ------ 68 years ago.  And Penn State also passed Purdue this past year, having joined in 1990.

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Posted: 6/30/2014 2:08 PM

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I never would have guessed that original member Purdue in 2014 would have won fewer B1G titles than Chicago did prior to leaving in 1946 ------ 68 years ago.  And Penn State also passed Purdue this past year, having joined in 1990.

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Posted: 6/30/2014 2:36 PM

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Penn St is up and coming

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Posted: 6/30/2014 7:49 PM

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Taking the same list, doing some quick math, and reranking them like this:

“Average number of championships per year of Big Ten membership”

 

1.  Michigan - 3.44

2.  Penn State - 3.04

3. Nebraska - 2.33

4.  Ohio State - 2.02

5.  Illinois - 2.01

6.  Wisconsin - 1.63

7.  Michigan State - 1.48

8.  Indiana - 1.47

9.  Chicago - 1.46

10.  Minnesota - 1.38

11.  Iowa - 0.92

12.  Northwestern - 0.62

13. Purdue - 0.60

 

 

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Posted: 6/30/2014 10:00 PM

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I like the average per year breakdown. It's important to realize that the B1G never had as many sports as it has had in recent times. Like all college athletics, it was men's teams only for decades. Chicago never won a woman's championship because none existed back then.
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Posted: 6/30/2014 10:25 PM

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I'd be interested to know how many sports schools sponsored over the years.

Obviously, the more sports, the more chances to win championships.

Purdue I think has the least, or Northwestern. M and O have the most?
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Posted: 7/1/2014 12:10 AM

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That's another good point. If I'm not mistaken, Michigan, Penn State, and Ohio State are the only ones presently maxed out on Big Ten sports. Of course, winning the most championships in the setting of having the most opportunities to win championships doesn't exactly deflate the accomplishment. The reason not everyone sanctions every sport is because it is hard to do--very expensive on the one side, and with more recent Title IX implications, there can be other tactical aspects to pulling it off too. And even once you have all those sports, there's still the remaining challenge of actually deserving championships in all of them.
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Posted: 7/1/2014 5:39 AM

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The Big Ten sponsors 28 sports right now.

Purdue has 18. NU has 19.

OSU has 37.
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Posted: 7/1/2014 7:46 AM

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Ohio State and Michigan are the only two schools to sponsor teams in all 28 B1G sports. Penn State sponsors 27, all but women's rowing.
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Posted: 7/1/2014 8:03 AM

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Yes. But Ohio State's 9 non-Big Ten sports aren't relevant to a discussion of Big Ten champ opportunities.

I haven't checked Purdue or NU for non-Big Ten sports but this is closer to the right ratio for this conversation:

Purdue:Northwestern:OSU::18:19:28

I'm curious how that ratio has changed over time. Has it? Has it gotten harder or easier to have many sports? With Title IX and revenue sports getting more facility-greedy than ever before, I wouldn't be surprised if all of these schools had closer to the same number of Big Ten sports (closer to all of them) in the past. Then again, the schools are also getting way wealthier, so maybe it's just the opposite.


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The Big Ten sponsors 28 sports right now.

Purdue has 18. NU has 19.

OSU has 37.

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Posted: 7/1/2014 8:53 AM

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847badgerfan wrote: The Big Ten sponsors 28 sports right now.

Purdue has 18. NU has 19.

OSU has 37.
Not to mention the sport that Minnesota has a great deal of conference titles in (M and W Hockey) aren't B1G titles, because the B1G didn't start sponsoring hockey until this year. (And guess who won the inaugural title? wink)

I would guess the same is true of other sports at other schools.




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Posted: 7/1/2014 8:57 AM

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I don't think there's an obvious answer. It's obviously not a level playing field. The amount some school put into their department, versus others, is laughable. So it's certainly not an apples to apples comparison. But then the flip side is, when could schools afford to ssponsor more sports, but instead put it into existing revenue sports. Yes, Michigan outspends most schools on football, but they also dumped a couple hundred million into non revenue facilities over the past decade, that could have easily gone to football too. The fact that they have that Monday is inequitable for ccompetitive purposes but on the other hand, while we aren't talking hundreds of millions, were there times when could Purdue have funded another sport or two and instead renovated Ross-Ade or Mackey?

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Posted: 7/1/2014 8:59 AM

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I don't think there's an obvious answer. It's obviously not a level playing field. The amount some school put into their department, versus others, is laughable. So it's certainly not an apples to apples comparison. But then the flip side is, when could schools afford to ssponsor more sports, but instead put it into existing revenue sports. Yes, Michigan outspends most schools on football, but they also dumped a couple hundred million into non revenue facilities over the past decade, that could have easily gone to football too. The fact that they have that Monday is inequitable for ccompetitive purposes but on the other hand, while we aren't talking hundreds of millions, were there times when could Purdue have funded another sport or two and instead renovated Ross-Ade or Mackey?

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