Big Ten Club
Master ScheduleClick on event name to RSVP
December 14, 2013
Rose Bowl Tour & Big Ten
Rose Bowl Stadium
Rose Bowl Dr.,
Pasadena, CA 91103
Docent-led tour, special guest Curly Morrison,
sign up today!
December 20, 2013
Valley Hunt Club,
Orange Grove Blvd.
Meet the Tournament of Roses officials and the Rose
Court at this exclusive event
December 28 & December 29, 2013
Rose Bowl Float Decorating & Viewing
120 N. Aspan Avenue
Azusa, CA 91702
Free event, help decorate MSU’s float!
December 31, 2013
Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Luncheon
& Visitors Bureau
300 East Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
Carr, Orlando Pace and Lynn Swann, only 10 seats available
January 1, 2013
Rose Bowl Game
Rose Bowl Stadium
Rose Bowl Dr.,
Tickets sold out, waitlist started
January 6, 2013
BCS National Championship Game
Rose Bowl Stadium
Rose Bowl Dr.,
Tickets sold out
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 email@example.com.
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
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
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.
Big Ten Club Events
Dec. 14- Rose Bowl Tour & Holiday Party
Dec. 20- Queen's Luncheon
Dec. 28-29- Rose Bowl Float
Dec. 31- Rose Bowl Hall of
Jan. 1 - Rose Bowl Game
Jan 6 - BCS Championship Game
Go B1G Ten
President – Big Ten Club of Southern California
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!
300 East Green St. Ballroom C
Pasadena, CA 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
include Mark Murphy, Drew Brees, Barry Alvarez, Bob
Hope, Franco Harris, Mark Spitz, John Wooden, Sherry Lansing,
Lloyd Carr, Archie Griffin, Tex Winter, Keith Jackson, Bob
Chapek, 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
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 email@example.com and we'll send you some....help us spread the good word about the Big Ten Club!