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New Big Ten Logo

December 13, 2010 by staff 

New Big Ten Logo, When the Big Ten plays its first season next Thurs conference championship, it will be the division leaders against the Legends division. The conference, to expand to 12 teams in all sports and divisions and adding a championship game in football next season, on Monday also unveiled a new logo and 18 football scholarships, each ten names of two artists Big standout.
“The legends, not too hard in that we have 215 College Football Hall of Fame members, we have 15 Heisman Trophy winners,” said Commissioner Jim Delany in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press. “We thought that it was logical to recognize the iconic and legendary through the designation of the division in this regard. … We had great leaders at the conference, for sure, but the focus here is to recognize the mission of the use of intercollegiate athletics and higher education to build future leaders. ”

With Nebraska to become the 12th team in the conference next year, the conference has created new divisions that it introduced in September. Illinois, Indiana, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin will be the Division leaders, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska and Northwest Division in Legends.

Delany said the conference had considered naming the divisions after the coaches, players, members and teachers, but it was too difficult to distinguish the two. He also disdained to go with compass points since geography was only the third consideration at the conference announced the establishment of the division three months ago. In order, the main factors that were competitive balance, maintaining rivalries, and geography.

Asked if the leaders and legends were too bland, or not unique to the Big Ten, Delany said: “All these things will generate discussion. We want to involve our fans. All I can say is that we thought long and hard about what not to do so. We thought harder about what to do. ”

The logo is a block Big Ten, “which includes a tribute to the 10 original members of these figures included in the last two letters of the word Big.

The design firm Pentagram came up with the new logo. And, no, the conference has never seriously considered putting a 12 in his logo or changes its brand name well known to include the number of members today.

“There will be people, who want us to be correct digital with our name and number, but I think we have the support of 100 percent of people who have responsibility for these programs – in fact, it was a Presidential Directive – we keep our name, “said Delany.

The conference also introduced 18 new awards to be presented to football in 2011 with the advent of division play and Nebraska joined the CF.

Prices are Stagg Paterno-championship trophy, awarded to the winner of the championship game conference offensive player of the year award to honor Otto Graham and Eddie George and a trophy that will be defending the honor and Bronko Nagurski Charles Woodson. Coach Schembechler Hayes Trophy Year will also be introduced next season.

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