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November 2013

Big Ten Club
Master Schedule

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November 20, 2013

Q4 2013 Board of Directors’ Meeting

Billingsley’s Steak House

11326 West Pico Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90064

Open to all, Looking for people interested in Director or Officer positions

December 7, 2013

Big Ten Pub Crawl


8 Pier Ave

Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Free event, Hosted by Friends of the Big Ten

December 14, 2013

Rose Bowl Tour & Big Ten Holiday Party

Rose Bowl Stadium

1001 Rose Bowl Dr.,

Pasadena, CA 91103


After-tour happy hour location TBD


Docent-led tour

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

TBD (December 28/29/30/31)

Rose Bowl Float Decorating & Viewing

TBD (Pasadena, CA)

Save the Date, free event

December 31, 2013

Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Luncheon

Rose Bowl Stadium

1001 Rose Bowl Dr.,

Pasadena, CA 91103

Save the Date

January 1, 2013

Rose Bowl Game

Rose Bowl Stadium

1001 Rose Bowl Dr.,

Pasadena, CA 91103

Pre-sale ends Nov. 20th

January 6, 2013

BCS National Championship Game

Rose Bowl Stadium

1001 Rose Bowl Dr.,

Pasadena, CA 91103

Pre-sale ends Nov. 20th

President's Letter

Message from the BTC President – Robert Webb
Big Ten Club Members:

It is the bitter sweet time of the B1G Ten football season. No matter if your team is winning in reality or spirit, the season is coming to an end. Luckily you have the Big Ten Club to keep the good times rolling in December.

The regular college football season closes with a Friends of the Big Ten Pub Crawl in Hermosa Beach on Dec 7th. Join 1,000 of your closest Big Ten Friends on an epic pub crawl and then watch the B1G Ten Championship Game at The Underground sports bar. 

The next weekend, December 14, is our Annual Holiday Party which we are combining with a Tour of the Rose Bowl. The Rose Bowl Tours are led by a private docent and feature a tour of the locker rooms, press boxes, suites, and an opportunity to kick a field goal. The Holiday Party is right next door at the Brookside Golf Course clubhouse. Don’t forget to wear you most festive holiday apparel.

The Queen's Luncheon is Friday, December 20, and offers our members an opportunity to interact with the Rose Bowl Court at the exclusive Valley Hunt Club in Pasadena. Tickets are included with your Rose Bowl tickets, or you can purchase separate tickets by clicking here.

Rose Bowl Float Decoration and Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Luncheon information is coming soon. Check back on for the latest information.

Our pre-sale of Rose Bowl and BCS National Championship tickets end on November 20. Remaining tickets will go back on sale on December 7 and are subject to our by-laws regarding ticket priority. Buy them before the pre-sale ends. 

As always, I would like to welcome our new members to the Big Ten Club family and also to 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 November 20. Members are welcome to attend. 

Upcoming Big Ten Club Events:
Dec. 7-
Friends of the Big Ten Pub Crawl
Dec. 14-
Rose Bowl Tour & Holiday Party
Dec. 20-
Queen's Luncheon
Dec. 28-31- 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

     Buy Rose Bowl and National Championship Tickets!

The Big Ten Club has started an exclusive pre-sale of Rose Bowl and National Championship Tickets to members who have paid their 2013/2014 dues. Make sure to buy your tickets before November 20, when the pre-sale ends!

Attend the Q4 2013 Big Ten Club Directors' Meeting!!!

RSVP here to the Q4 2013 Directors' Meeting!

Bring ideas, provide feedback and share insights

Great way for past Presidents, Officers and Directors to connect


Key Topics

Officers Reports

Queen's Luncheon, Rose Bowl Activites, Holiday Party 

New Business/Old Business

Director Updates


6pm – 7pm:  Cash Bar, Networking, Mingling, Traffic Buffer

7pm – 9pm:  Meeting and Dinner


Add an Agenda Item

If you would like to add an item to the agenda please email Emily Sauter at by Nov. 13th


Dinner Cost: $26 ($28.29 with Eventbrite fees)

Includes salad, potato, dessert, entree, and non-alcoholic drink.

Director Responsibilities

Directors are required to attend the board meetings.  Schools are required to co-sponsor a Big Ten Club event every 2 years.


Director Update - Guidelines

Each director will have an opportunity to provide a 2 minute update at the end of the meeting.  Please limit comments to topics that are relevant to other schools or the BIG TEN CLUB.  If you need additional time, add an agenda item.


Questions, Comments, Update Contact Information

 Emily Sauter



RSVP here to the Q4 2013 Directors' Meeting!

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 

From the Friends of the Big Ten:
Pub Crawl



Celebrate the end of the Big Ten football season as we crawl around Hermosa Beach hitting 12 bars, enjoying special Big Ten themed cocktails, and getting some mild walking exercise while listening to Big Ten School fight songs.  All leading up to the Big Ten Championship Football game!


When: Saturday December 7th, check in 12pm, starts 1pm sharp, Game kickoff 5:17pm @ Underground  

Where: Meet at Hennessey's, 8 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA90254

Who:    All Big Ten Alumni, fans, or friends who want to crawl 

What to Bring: Wear school apparel, a Price is Right audience level of enthusiasm and comfortable drinking shoes

What to Expect:  Contests, Lanyards, Football, Spirit, Spirits, and fun 

Cost: Recommended $10 DONATION with proceeds going towards the American Family's Children's Hospital.  Pay on your own as you go with school themed drink specials at each bar.  

You will be grouped into teams and given your bar route when you arrive at Hennesseys. 


Bar - LEADERS School - Drink  Address
Hennessey's  ILL - Champaign Mimosa  8 Pier Ave
Silvio's  PSU - Rolling Rock  20 Pier Ave
Sharkeez  OSU - Buckeye Bowl  52 Pier Ave
Game Changers  MICH - Go Blue Spirit 68 Pier Ave
The Establishment  Indiana - Hairy Bear  1332 Hermosa Ave
The Underground  WISC - Rose Bowl  1332 Hermosa Ave
Bar - LEGENDS  School - Drink  Address
Patrick Malloys  MIN - Golden Beer  50 Pier Ave
American Junkie  Purdue - Boilermaker  1220 Hermosa Ave
Poop Deck  Iowa - Budhawkeiser  1272 The Strand
Fat Face Fenners  NU - Purple Hooter  53 Pier Ave
Studio  MSU - Spartan Spirit  1334 Hermosa Ave
Chelsea Pub  NEB - Happy Husker  1320 Hermosa Ave 


 Post-Pub -Crawl all meet up at our valued sponsor


for the Big Ten Championship Game! Kickoff at 5:17pm.


 Bucky at Underground

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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!