June 9, 2014
ROSEMONT, Ill. - The Big Ten Conference announced that Victoria National in Newburgh, Ind., will be the site for the 2015 and 2016 Big Ten Men's Golf Championships. The 2015 championships will be held April 24-26, while the 2016 dates will be announced at a later date.
Minnesota claimed the 2014 Big Ten title with the championships being played at the Pete Dye Course in French Lick, Ind. Six Big Ten teams were selected to the NCAA Men's Golf Regionals, with Illinois and Purdue advancing to the NCAA Men's Golf Championships.
About Victoria National: Victoria National is acclaimed designer Tom Fazio's sixth private course, earning him his 10th "Best New" win from Golf Digest. Built in 1998 in Newburgh, Ind., Victoria National ranks No. 1 in Golf Digest's "Best in State" and No. 47 in "America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses." It has been the host site for high-profile events, including the 2012-2014 Web.com United Leasing Championship and the 2006 USGA Senior Amateur Championship. The par-72 design spans 418 acres and is 7,209 yards in total length. Victoria National, America's Corporate Retreat, is an exclusive private club offering its members world-class golf and luxurious amenities with on-site accommodations for up to 32.
About the Big Ten Conference: The Big Ten Conference is an association of world-class universities whose member institutions share a common mission of research, graduate, professional and undergraduate teaching and public service. Founded in 1896, the Big Ten has sustained a comprehensive set of shared practices and policies that enforce the priority of academics in student-athletes' lives and emphasize the values of integrity, fairness and competitiveness. Beginning July 1, the broad-based athletic programs of the 14 Big Ten institutions will provide nearly $200 million in direct financial aid to almost 9,500 student-athletes for more than 11,000 participation opportunities on 350 teams in 43 different sports. The Big Ten will sponsor 28 official conference sports, 14 for men and 14 for women, including the addition of men's and women's lacrosse as official sports for the 2014-15 academic year.