The Big Ten conference is said to be the aggregate leading sports inter-school event in the history of athletics and academics. All students with top notch academic undertakings and proliferating sports quest. The success of the conference can be traced back in the year 1895, where the eminence of the schools from the 11 states including Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Chicago etc., has become the beacon of excellence and a tradition of healthy sports events. It is also where the best political leaders and high-grade professionals reside, as their alma mater.
The Big Ten’s Pursuit for Excellence: History & Locale
On its prevailing mission to offer a framework of sports and academic collegian management, results-driven strategies through a student-centered environment and continuous optimal learning remain its primary focus. As it was formerly tagged as Western and Big Nine Conference, it is known to be the home of the 14 universities and colleges, in the year 2016. All of its flagship members join the A-Team of the NCAA 1st Division.
It was established by James Smart, the president of the Purdue University at the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago. The common denominator among the academic institutions is the large population of students being admitted every beginning of the school year, as well as the bulk amount of financial support given to them by public and private corporations. The aggregate 500,000 (or more) total number of students with almost 6 million professionals, defines a sturdy reputation for academics and athletics. The finances sum up to $9 billion annually. The locale of the schools’ location is in the midwestern part of the country expanding to the east.
The Big Ten Conference Members and Ranking
The best possible way to create a ranking status of the Big Ten Conference members is the by the revenue that it generates annually. It is inclusive of the financial endowments from public and private corporations, ticket games event sales, legal rights acquisition, student-organized funds, tuition fees, from which school operations costs are deducted such as the faculty member and utility staff’s compensation, scholarship funds, school infrastructure maintenance, equipment purchases, conference expenses, and more. The data given below is based on a 2015 report.
The first institution on the list with the highest revenue on both on athletics is the Ohio State University with $167,166,065. Their expenses summed up to $154,033,208, having a deficit of $13,152,857. They also published an average expenditure per student-athlete head which is $158,901. The University of Michigan comes on the next spot with $152,477,026 revenue and $151,144,964 expenses, with a surplus of $1,332,062. $133,488 is there budget per head of a student-athlete. The Pennsylvania State University was reported to have $125,720,619 of revenue with $122,271,407 expenses, and $3,448,883 deficit. No reports have been found for a per head budget. The University of Wisconsin–Madison has $123,895,543 revenue, $118,691,112 expenses, $5,204,431 surplus, and $116,487 student-athlete per head budget. The University of Minnesota has $111,162,265 revenue, $111,162,265 expenses, with no recorded deficit, and $102,980 budget per student-athlete. The Michigan State University, University of Iowa, University of Nebraska–Lincoln comes next with a revenue of $108,687,274, $105,969,545, and $102,157,399; expenses of $108,283,151, $109,214,651, and $98,023,037; deficit of $404,123, -$3,245,106, and $4,134,362; and student-athlete budget of $120,356, $154,592, $128,182 respectively.
These are the reports for the remaining: University of Maryland, College Park (revenue: $92,686,128, expenses: $92,558,535, deficit: $127,593, student-athlete budget: $113,706), Indiana University Bloomington (revenue: $88,362,421, expenses: $88,330,530, deficit: $31,891, student-athlete budget: $110,102), University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (revenue: $85,998,659, expenses: $87,163,188, deficit:-$1,164,529 , student-athlete budget: $154,719), Purdue University(revenue: $75,637,694, expenses: $74,420,334, deficit: $1,217,360, student-athlete budget: $135,301), Rutgers University–New Brunswick (revenue: $70,558,935, expenses: $70,558,935, deficit:$0, student-athlete budget: $104,638). For Northwestern University, there were no reports submitted as per posting.
Big Ten championships and Conference titles
The conference titles have been another major perspective in ranking the members of the Big Ten as it developed. The report below is based on the official website of the Big Ten Conference. It gathered all data pertaining to the events held from 2001 to . You may want to check who got the most number of titles and prepare yourself to be a part of their amazing team.
For Fall , Men’s Cross Country, Women’s Cross Country, Field Hockey, and the Men’s Soccer are all won by Michigan State University. The Women’s Soccer game was won by the Ohio State University. The Winter 2016 to has been tough for all members since it lasted for more than what is expected for each game. Women’s Swimming & Diving and Women’s Gymnastics was won by Michigan State University. Men’s Indoor Track and Field and the Men’s Swimming and Diving were garnered by Indiana University. Women’s Indoor Track and Field were for Pennsylvania State University. Ohio State University won Women’s Basketball, Men’s Gymnastics and Wrestling. The University of Maryland won as the tournament champion for Women’s Basketball. Men’s Basketball was won by Purdue University while the Men’s Ice Hockey was won by The University of Minnesota. Women’s Gymnastics was won by Michigan and Nebraska.
For the latest Spring games, there was a great improvement among its members. Ohio State University garnered the championship for Women’s Tennis, Women’s Rowing and Men’s Tennis. The University of Maryland is the national champions for Women’s and Men’s Lacrosse. Women’s Golf was won by Michigan State University while the Men’s Golf event was garnered by the University of Illinois. The softball event was won by the University of Minnesota. The Men’s Outdoor Track and Field were won by Purdue University, while the Baseball event was championed by University of Iowa, and the tournament by the University of Nebraska.
The Big Ten Conference and their Soccer Events
The Soccer stadiums are something that is looked forward by the event goers since each location highlights the fun and exciting moments. This is also the location where the soccer ID camps are held. Let us take a look on some of them. The Bill Armstrong Stadium is located in Bloomington, Indiana. It is the home court of Indiana Hoosiers. It was inaugurated at 1981, and it can hold a capacity of 6,500 at most. The Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium, which was opened at 1999, is the home for Minnesota Golden Gophers. It is located in Falcon Heights, Minnesota which can hold 1,000 people in every game. The Michigan State Spartans are the residence for DeMartin Soccer Complex which was opened last 2008 at Lansing, Michigan. The Jeffrey Field at the State College, Pennsylvania is for the Penn State Nittany Lions was opened last 1966 and has the capacity of 5000 event-goers. The Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium is the home for Ohio State Buckeyes. It is located in Columbus, Ohio which was opened last 2001 and may hold up to 10,000 people. The McClimon Soccer Complex was opened at 1959. It is the home for Wisconsin Badgers located in Madison, Wisconsin with 1,611 event-goer capacities. The Toyota Park is found at Bridgeview, Illinois. This is home for the Northwestern Wildcats that may be good for 20,000 people. This was opened last 2006. The U-M Soccer Stadium which was opened last 2010, is where the Michigan Wolverines resides located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Yurcak Field is for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. It is located in Piscataway, New Jersey which was opened at 2010. It may hold up to 5000 people. The Ludwig Field is for the Maryland Terrapins, that is located at College Park, Maryland, which may hold 7,000 people since it was opened in the year 1995.
The Soccer ID Camps for the Big Ten Conference
The soccer events as it is highlighted is one of the best events throughout the history of the Big Ten Conference. All coaching directors and officials work to ensure that they accommodate all student enthusiasts with their intensified determination to transform their skills into a higher level. They will be able to hone it through various drills, games plans, and little games that will progressively prepare them for the main games of soccer at the end of the camp. The triple component emphasis on each participant will be critically looked at; from their game plan proficiency, mental alertness & disposition, as well as their agility to execute what has been taught throughout the camp.
University of Michigan
The Men’s Coaching Staff for the Michigan State Soccer Camps and Clinics is headed by Damon Rensing who took the position of Head Coach in 2008. When he took over as the head coach, he gave an impressive record of 69-44-27 in just six years. His assistant coaches are Cale Wasserman and Ben Pirmann, with Bret Mollon as the Volunteer Assistant Coach. The Women’s Coaching Staff is presided by Tom Saxton as the Head Coach. He became the head coach on the 26th season of the Michigan State women’s soccer, where he was named as a coach of the year among the Big Ten both in the years of 1994 and 2000. Tammy Farnum was Associate Head Coach and Stacy DeLonge as the Assistant Coach for the Michigan State women’s soccer. The men’s team with Rensing as the head coach, the Spartans has been ranked number one in all five tournaments for NCAA, with a spot on Eight Elite schools both in the year 2013 and 2014. The women’s team were in the top spot in the college cup for NCAA in years from 2002, 2005, 2008, and 2009. They usually hold their soccer camps during the month of July.
Ohio State University
The ID Camp for Men’s Soccer event is usually held every last week of June to 1st week of July for the first session and the whole 1st week of July for the second session. Those who sign up for the ID camp will get to have a first-hand experience with a real-game on conferences with a $425 fee for each session. For the Men’s Soccer Camps & Clinics, John Bluem is the Camp Director is the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at The Ohio State University, as well as the coach of the year among the Big Ten in the years of 2004, 2007, 2009, and 2014. He is assisted by Ian Gordona as Camp Director and as an Assistant Coach. He is the coordinator for recruitment at the Ohio State University. Adam Pearce is the Camp Director and the Assistant Coach, as well as the Goalkeeping Director. Alex Ranalli takes his role as a Camp Director and Men’s Soccer Operations Director. For the Ohio State Women’s Soccer Camps, Lori Walker is the Camp Director and the Head Coach, with Brian Jankowski Assistant Director and the Assistant Coach. Duncan Johnston is also the Camp Director and the Soccer Operations Director with the Michael Needham as the Assistant Director and the Assistant Coach.
University of Illinois
Janet Rayfield as the Head Coach for the University of Illinois gave a premier coaching and successful conferences throughout her program. Other key figures in their soccer ID camps are Jeff Freeman as the Associate Head Coach, Nick Stirrett as an Assistant Coach, and Allie Osmundson as a Volunteer Coach. They usually hold their camps during early weeks of July or August when regular classes would start. Adam Hall is the Head Coach for Men’s Soccer, Dylan Cassidy as the Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach, and Jason Loftus as the Men’s Soccer Coach Volunteer Assistant.
Todd Yeagley is the Head Coach for Men’s Soccer Team and ID camp. He is assisted by Brian Maisonneuve as the Associate Head with Kevin Robinson as an Assistant Men’s soccer coach. Each session will cost $500-600 depending on the discount and additional fees that are applicable. The women’s soccer is headed by Amy Berbary, with Sergio Gonzalez as the Associate Head and Mike Regan as an Assistant coach. They get to have their camps every 3rd or 4th week of July which costs $420 minimum.
University of Minnesota
The men’s soccer team is headed by Alan Merrick as the official Head Coach throughout the season, as assisted by Mike Mylchreest and Jonathan James. They are assisted by Cameron Nase, Roland Brown, Mike Plant. The first session is usually held around the month of June for the half and full day sessions ($100-150), while the elite camps are usually held around July ($180-250). For the women’s soccer camp, Stefanie Golan goes as the Head Coach. The Krystle Seidel as the Associate Head Coach, Brad Swenby as the Assistant Coach, Sara Johnson as the Director of Operations, and Kari Ornes as the Volunteer Assistant Coach.
University of Iowa
The Men’s Iowa Soccer Camp is where Dave Di Ianni takes his position as the Head Coach. He is assisted by Rade Tanaskovic as the Assistant Coach and Molly Rouse as the Assistant Coach. The registration, if you are an Iowa Soccer Member, will be $125 and for non-members, it will be $140. Hannah Clark is the Volunteer Assistant Coach and Aubree Larson as the Student Assistant.
Pennsylvania State University
The Pennsylvania Soccer Academy is headed by Jamie Schenck and Matt Procopio
as the Head Women’s Soccer Coach will be the directors of the sessions. The Women’s ID soccer camps and sports clinics managed by the Penn Soccer Academy. Both costs $175.00 which surely be an added value to its participants since they get to meet and greet all the current members of the Penn State University Women’s Soccer Team.
The women’s soccer elite ID and goalkeeping camp are usually held within the month of October as headed by Drew Roff who took his role as a Head Coach last December 2014. He has two assistant coaches Jim Schneiderhahn and Katie Baumgardner. The Men’s Soccer ID Camp will be held at three locations on November 19, , at Purdue Northwest, Pepsi Field, and Dowling Park which costs $95. It is headed by Ryan Hayes as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach.
University of Maryland
The soccer ID camp for both men and women usually costs $150 -$180 per camper. It is usually held during the late weeks of June and early weeks of July with Sasho Cirovski as the Camp Director for Men’s team and the renowned Head Coach. He is supported by Brian Rowland and Scott Buete as the Assistant Coach, with Jake Pace as the Soccer Operations Director. The women’s team is led by Ray Leone as the Head Coach and Yewande Balogun & Manya Makoski as the Assistant Coach with Stephanie Senn as the Soccer Operations Director.
Johns Hopkins University
The Johns Hopkins University women’s soccer team is led by Leo Weil as the Head Coach, Stephen King & Jeremy Dillon as the Assistant Coach, and William Vanzela as the Goalkeeper Coach. On the other hand, the men’s team has Craig Appleby as the Head Coach, Winston Earle as the Assistant Coach, and William Vanzela as the Goalie Coach. The ID camp is usually held during the early weeks of July until the end with two to three days instructional period for each.
University of Notre Dame
The elite soccer ID camp for the University of Notre Dame is usually held during the last days of June until the early week of July. It is divided into two sessions, with two to three days duration. The girls’ soccer camp has Theresa Romagnolo as the Head Coach, with Dawn Siergiej & Nate Norman as the Assistant Coaches, and Lexi Dakin as the Coordinator of Soccer Operations. On the other hand, the boy’s camp has Bobby Clark as the Head Coach and BJ Craig as the Associate Head Coach. The staff also includes Michael Casper as the Assistant Coach, Vern Gingerich as the Volunteer Assistant Coach, and Ciara O’Halloran as the Operations Director.
The soccer camp for Rutgers University is led by Mike O’Neill as the head coach of Rutgers women’s soccer, Meghan Ryan as the program’s associate head coach, Lubos Ancin as the assistant head coach, and Trish DiPaolo as a volunteer assistant coach. On the other hand, Dan Donigan is the Camp Director and head coach for the Rutgers men’s soccer program. The staff includes Dave Beck as the Lead Instructor and Associate Head Coach of the program and Bryant Knibbs as the Lead Instructor and the assistant coach.
University of Wisconsin
The men’s soccer team for the University of Wisconsin is composed of one the toughest in the Big Ten where John Trask serves as the Head Coach from 2010 to the Present with Keith Tiemeyer, Stan Anderson & Aaron Hohlbein as the Assistant Coaches. The girls’ soccer camp is one the best performing in the conference with Tim Rosenfeld as its director. Camps are held throughout the year from the months of July, October, and November.
Big Ten Soccer ID Camp Listing
|Big Ten College||Boys ID Camp||Girls ID camp|
|Michigan||Michigan ID Camp for Boys||Michigan ID Camp for Girls|
|Wisconsin||UW ID Camp for Boys||UW ID Camp for Girls|
|Iowa||No Men's Program at Iowa||Iowa ID Camp for Girls|
|Minnesota||No Men's Program at Minnesota||Minnesota ID Camp for Girls|
|Indiana||Coming Soon||Coming Soon|
|Purdue||No Men's Program at Purdue||Purdue ID Camp for Girls|
|Ohio State||Coming Soon||Coming Soon|
|Penn State||Penn State ID Camp for Boys||Coming Soon|
|Rutgers||Coming Soon||Coming Soon|
|Maryland||Coming Soon||Coming Soon|
|Michigan State||Coming Soon||Coming Soon|
|Illinois||No Men's Program at Illinois||Coming Soon|
|Northwestern||Northwestern ID Camp for Boys||Coming Soon|
|Nebraska||No Men's Program at Nebraska||Coming Soon|