Meet the Neighbors: Who’s Who in UO’s Move to the Big Ten

In its new conference, Oregon joins seventeen of the nation’s elite universities

By Sarah Lorge Butler Photo illustration by Kyla Tom July 3, 2024

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When the University of Oregon officially joins the Big Ten conference August 2, it will be like moving to a new neighborhood—an elite academic and athletic neighborhood home to some of the country’s best schools.

Many of these residents are fresh faces, while some will be familiar from Pac-12 days—hello again, Washington, UCLA, and USC!

Shared by all eighteen members of the Big Ten: a tireless commitment to academic excellence. Cutting-edge research that improves lives. Devoted alumni networks. And, of course, proud athletic traditions. In time, we’ll be as familiar with Terrapins, Boilermakers, and Nittany Lions as we are with Huskies, Trojans, and Bruins. For now, click the pins on the interactive map for a brief introduction to each of our new conference neighbors.


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See this page for information about each university in a plain text format

Road Tripping?

Duck football running back CJ Verdell eludes Wisconsin defender
C. J. Verdell eludes Wisconsin defenders in the Ducks’ 2020 Rose Bowl victory. Now conference rivals, the teams meet November 16, 2024. (photo: Chris Pietsch/Register-Guard)

Women’s Soccer initiates Big Ten conference play for Ducks varsity sports, with road matches against Rutgers, Maryland, USC, Nebraska, Iowa, and Washington on its fall slate, which begins August 4.

Men’s Football faces UCLA, Purdue, Michigan, and Wisconsin among the coming season’s road games. Check out Ducks Fan Travel for UO Alumni Association packages for the Michigan (Nov. 2) and Wisconsin (Nov. 16) games, and visit for a calendar of all sports events.

Sarah Lorge Butler is a freelance writer in Eugene.

Kyla Tom is senior graphic designer for University Communications.

Photos in the Big Ten interactive map courtesy of the member universities.