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December 2013

Big Ten Club
Master Schedule

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December 14, 2013

Rose Bowl Tour & Big Ten Holiday Party

Rose Bowl Stadium

1001 Rose Bowl Dr.,

Pasadena, CA 91103

Holiday Party:

Brookside Golf Course

1133 Rosemont Avenue 
Pasadena, CA 91103

Docent-led tour, special guest Curly Morrison, sign up today!

December 20, 2013

Queen’s Luncheon

Valley Hunt Club,

520 S. Orange Grove Blvd.

Pasadena, CA 91105

Meet the Tournament of Roses officials and the Rose Court at this exclusive event

December 28 & December 29, 2013

Rose Bowl Float Decorating & Viewing

Artistic Entertainment
120 N. Aspan Avenue
Azusa, CA 91702

Free event, help decorate MSU’s float!

December 31, 2013

Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Luncheon

Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau
300 East Green Street
Ballroom C
Pasadena, CA 91101

Inductees Lloyd Carr, Orlando Pace and Lynn Swann, only 10 seats available

January 1, 2013

Rose Bowl Game

Rose Bowl Stadium

1001 Rose Bowl Dr.,

Pasadena, CA 91103

Tickets sold out, waitlist started

January 6, 2013

BCS National Championship Game

Rose Bowl Stadium

1001 Rose Bowl Dr.,

Pasadena, CA 91103

Tickets sold out

President's Letter

Message from the BTC President – Robert Webb

Big Ten Club Members:

Congratulations to Michigan State for winning the 2013 B1G Ten Championship and good luck to all B1G Ten schools who will be attending a bowl game this year. 5 B1G Ten schools are currently in the top 25 NCAAM basketball poll, making the B1G Ten the strongest conference in the country.

A big thanks to Derek Hildebrandt for once again organizing the Friends of Big Ten's Pub crawl on Dec 7th

Rose Bowl and BCS National Championship tickets are sold out. If you purchased tickets or are on the waitlist, notifications of your ticket fulfillment status will occur on Saturday 12/14. If you have questions, contact our treasurer Alvin at

This Saturday 12/14 is our Annual Holiday Party with Special Guest Curly Morrison at the Brookside Golf Course clubhouse right next to the Rose Bowl. Curly Morrison is a Rose Bowl Hall of Fame inductee and longtime Big Ten Club member. Bring an unwrapped gift for charity to receive a complementary raffle ticket.  Festive collegiate holiday apparel is encouraged.

The Queens Luncheon is Friday 12/20 and offers our members an opportunity to interact with the Rose Bowl Court at the exclusive Valley Hunt Club in Pasadena. Click Here to purchase tickets.

MSU and Rose Parade fans who would like to decorate floats have a special opportunity to do this through the Big Ten Club.  2 dates (12/28, 12/29) are available but space is limited. Click Here to sign-up.

The 2013 inductees for the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Luncheon have been announced: Lloyd Carr, Orlando Pace and Lynn Swann. If you are interested in attending, click here, space is extremely limited.

As always, I would like to Welcome our New Members to the Big Ten Club Family and also thank our Renewing Members for their continual support. Click Here to Join/Renew

Want to get involved with the club?  Next Board of Directors meeting is 2/5. Members are welcome to attend.  

Upcoming Big Ten Club Events

Dec. 14- Rose Bowl Tour & Holiday Party
Dec. 20Queen's Luncheon

Dec. 28-29- Rose Bowl Float Decorating
Dec. 31- Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Luncheon
Jan. 1 - Rose Bowl Game
Jan  6 - BCS Championship Game

Go B1G Ten

Robert Webb

President – Big Ten Club of Southern California


Wisconsin Alumni

Upcoming Club Events

Rose Bowl Tour and Holiday Party

Join the Big Ten Club of Southern California at the Grandaddy of them all for a Rose Bowl Tour and Holiday Party.

Rose Bowl Tour
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 12:30pm-2pm
Meet outside Gate 14

Enjoy a BTC personalized tour of the stadium. The docent will recount all of the fascinating moments that have occurred throughout this 90-year-old stadium’s history. They will take the group through behind-the-scenes areas, including the home and visitor locker rooms, the 1922 locker room, the Press Box, the newly renovated Premium Seating pavilion, the Post-Game Interview Room, and the actual playing field.
BTC Holiday Party - Toy Drive
 Brookside Golf Course - Right next to the Rose Bowl
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 2pm-4:30pm
1133 Rosemont Ave. Pasadena, CA 91103

Happy Holidays from the Big Ten Club. Head down to Pasadena to enjoy a ridiculously fun holiday party will all your Big Ten Friends.

Don't forget to bring an unwrapped toy for the club to donate!

Light appetizers, awesome Big Ten folks, private outdoor patio are all included.

Wear your most festive holiday gear and pick-up your Rose Bowl and BCS National Championship tickets at the party.

Special guest and prizes to be announced 

Rose Bowl Parade Decorating

 RSVP here for Rose Parade Float Decorating!


Who:   MSU Fans, Big Ten Club Members and Friends of…first 40 responses for each time period gets in

What:  Help Decorate the Michigan State Rose Parade Float 

Where:  Artistic Entertainment, 120 N. Aspan Avenue, Azusa, CA 91702

When: Saturday 28th 2pm-10:30pm, and Sunday 29th, 2:30pm - 11pm

Why:   Have fun with other Michigan State folk and Big Ten Club members to help decorate the Spartan float that will be in the Rose Parade

How:   RSVP by Friday 2pm PST, 12/20 by clicking above

The following is information you will need to guarantee a great experience while decorating with Festival Artists - they ask you commit to at least 4 hours in the above two available time slots.

ATTIRE We suggest that all our decorators wear old grubby clothes, because this is a construction site and there is a lot of paint and glue. You may also want to bring a sweater or jacket, as sometimes it can get very cold.  Bring Scissors if possible.

FOOD You are encouraged to bring a sack lunch, but a lunch truck will be available on site. There are also fast food restaurants in the area.

AGE LIMIT Only people 13 and older are allowed to be on scaffolding. Children ages 11 -12 may decorate in other areas.

VALUABLES We do not have lockers or storage to keep sweaters, jackets, purses etc. Radios, CDs and cassettes are not permitted. Please use cell phones outside the float building, as they interfere with our communication system.

Also, as a reminder, there is no smoking inside the float building.

PARKING Artistic Entertainment does not accept responsibility for parking, security for decorator’s vehicles or personal property. This is the decorator’s responsibility. Parking is available on the streets. 

                                RSVP here for Rose Parade Float Decorating!

Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Luncheon

RSVP here for Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Luncheon!

2013 Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon - Lloyd...

Monday, December 30th 12-2 pm

Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau

300 East Green St. Ballroom C

PasadenaCA 91101

Join your friends from the Big Ten Club for the annual Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon when Lloyd Carr, Orlando Pace and Lynn Swann are inducted.


Seating limited to the first 10 people to sign-up.

After the Big Ten Club table sells out, Click Here for information on general public seating.


About the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame

The Rose Bowl Hall of Fame was established in 1989 to pay tribute to members of the Rose Bowl Game who have contributed to the history and excitement of the game, and those who embody the highest level of passion, strength, tradition and honor associated with The Granddaddy of Them All®.

Over the past 24 years, a total of 110 inductees have been added to the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame. Inductees are honored with a permanent plaque that includes their name and year of induction at The Court of Champions at the Rose Bowl Stadium and are announced on the field during the 100th Rose Bowl Game.  Click Here for more information


About the Inductees

Lloyd H. Carr coached at the University of Michigan for 28 years from 1980-2007, first with defensive backs, then as defensive coordinator before finally taking over the Wolverine head coaching post from 1995 until he retired in 2007. Over that span, Carr’s Michigan teams came to nine Rose Bowl Games, including four under his reign as head coach. Carr’s best season came in 1997, when he led the Wolverines to a 12-0 record, a Rose Bowl Game victory over Washington State and an AP National Championship. During his 13-year tenure as head coach, Carr posted a 122-40 record, which is third best in Michigan history behind legends Fielding Yost and fellow Rose Bowl Hall of Fame inductee Bo Schembechler. Carr directed Michigan to six bowl victories and five Big Ten titles. In his final season, Carr won the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award, awarded to the coach whose team excels on the field, in the classroom and in the community. He and his wife, Laurie, have six children and 12 grandchildren.


Orlando Pace was a two-time consensus first-team All-American offensive tackle for the Ohio State Buckeyes from 1993-1996. Pace won the Outland Trophy, given annually for the best interior lineman in college football, in 1996, and the Lombardi Award, given to the best lineman or linebacker in 1995 and 1996. Pace’s Buckeyes’ defeated previously unbeaten Arizona State, 20-17, in the 1997 Rose Bowl Game, playing for 2012 Rose Bowl Hall of Fame inductee John Cooper. While offensive lineman are not typically headline news, Pace stole the show in the Rose Bowl Game by shutting down the Sun Devils All-American pass rusher Derrick Rodgers. Pace didn’t allow a sack in his final two seasons at Ohio State, ending with the Rose Bowl Game. When Sports Illustrated named their “NCAA Football All-Century Team” in 1999, Pace was selected as a starting tackle. He was also named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team for the 2000’s. Pace was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2013 and Ohio State “O” Hall of Fame in 2011. He and his wife, Carla, have four children.


Lynn Swann was a member of two Rose Bowl Game teams during his time at the University of Southern California. In the 1972 season, Swann led the Trojans in receiving yards and a victory over UCLA to earn a berth in the 1973 Rose Bowl Game. In that game, he again led the Trojans in receiving, catching six passes for 108 yards and a touchdown, in a 42-17 win over Ohio State. That season the Trojans became the first team in college football history to be unanimously voted as the No. 1 team. As a senior, Swann was a team captain and  led USC in receiving. The Trojans went on to lose the 1974 Rose Bowl Game to the Buckeyes, 42-21, but Swann  caught five passes for 47 yards. In 1973, Swann was a consensus All-American and winner of the Pop Warner Trophy, given to the most valuable senior on the West Coast. Swann was inducted into the College and Pro Football Hall of Fames, as well as the Pittsburgh Steelers and USC Athletic Hall of Fame. He and his wife, Charena, have two sons.


Please note the Big Ten Club table only has seating available for the first 10 people to sign up.

Contact The Big Ten Club if you have questions,

Renew your Big Ten Club membership

Remember to renew your Big Ten Club Membership today for the 2013-2014 year to continue to take advantage of all the great benefits of membership, including Rose Bowl and BCS National Championship ticket access. Renew today! 

Top 10 Reasons to Join the Big Ten Club:
12.  Access to Rose Bowl Tickets, and this year also access to BCS National Championship 

11.  Annual Caucus Football Kickoff BBQ at the Tournament House (fka the Wrigley  


10.  Network with like-minded Big-Ten-schooled transplants

9.    Socialize with like-minded Big-Ten-schooled good-looking    

8.    Pick the winners in our "Finish of the Big Ten Contest" and win 2 free Rose Bowl 

7.    Enjoy a private lunch with the Rose Parade Queen and Court at 
       the exclusive Valley Hunt Club

6.    Membership dues are only $15 (under 30 years old), $30 a year for 
       older folk, or VIP Life Membership for $450

5.    Attend the Club's Person of the Year Award Program - honorees 
Mark Murphy, Drew BreesBarry Alvarez, Bob    
Franco Harris, Mark Spitz, John Wooden, Sherry Lansing
       Lloyd Carr, 
Archie Griffin, Tex Winter, Keith Jackson, Bob   
Hayden Fry and more...

4.    Help make a positive impact on the community with events like 
       the LA Food Bank and annual Toy Drive

3.    Celebrate our long standing relationship with Pasadena 
       Tournament of Roses Officials and enjoy special private events at 
       the Tournament House (fka the Wrigley Mansion)

2.    Access to Rose Bowl tickets, and this year also access to BCS National 
       Championship Tickets

1.    Become part of a vibrant and tradition rich organization founded 
       in 1933 to enjoy the camaraderie of good Big Ten people at 
       extraordinary Southern California events

Renew today and don't forget to spread the word about this extraordinary organization.

Big Ten Club Contact Cards
2012-13 version now available

Big Ten Club Members -- We printed new Club business cards for our members to have and pass out to interested parties and prospective members.  We also established a permanent BTC mailing address and phone number for contacts.  These cards are excellent for chance meetings and to get people interested in the Big Ten Club.  Send an email with your mailing address to and we'll send you us spread the good word about the Big Ten Club!