Founded in 1896, the Big Ten Conference is an athletic conference made up of 14 (yes, 14) universities. Northwestern University , a founding member of the Conference, is the only private school in the Big Ten . The other universities are large, public state schools. The mission of the Big Ten Conference is to excel athletically without compromising the priority the universities assign to their academic standards. However, maintaining the conference's status as one of the preeminent athletic conferences in the country also endures as an important component of the Big Ten student-athlete experience. The Big Ten Conference sports include football, basketball, volleyball, baseball and a number of other sports.
In this world, there are two types of people. One type is known as the leaders, and the other as followers. One needs to decide whether he wants to be a followers or a leader, well, the compensation for the both differs, the follower cannot reasonably expect the compensation to which a leader is entitled, although many followers make the mistake of expecting such pay. Broadly speaking, on one hand it is no disgrace to be a follower and on the other hand, it is nor credit to remain a follower for very long. Not all followers can become leaders. For becoming a good leader one needs to poses leadership qualities.