Tradition has been a staple of the Big Ten since its beginnings and has continued through the conference expansion process. The league has expanded twice in the last two decades and has added two teams that have outstanding histories. Many Big Ten rivalries have been around for over a century and Wisconsin-Minnesota is the longest running rivalry in college football.
These rivalries are very important to the conference, and commissioner Jim Delany vowed to protect as many rivalries as possible when splitting up the new Big Ten. Tradition also plays a large part in the uniforms of the Big Ten. From State College to Lincoln, each uniform is unique. Take a look at how the uniforms stack up against each other, starting with the, well, the least attractive of the group.