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  • 29 Aug 2018 8:18 PM | Lisa Winger (Administrator)

    The Big Ten Club has announced Nebraska Alumnus, Ndamukong Suh as the 2018 Big Ten Person of the Year. 

    In his senior year at Nebraska, Suh became one of the most decorated players in college football history. He won numerous awards including the Associated Press College Football Player of the Year Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Chuck Bednarik Award, Lombardi Award and the Outland Trophy and was recognized as a unanimous All-American. He was also a finalist for the Lott Trophy, Walter Camp Award and the Heisman Trophy.

    Drafted 2nd in the first round by the Detroit Lions in 2010 he was named Defensive Rookie of the Year his first season while being selected to four Pro Bowls in his first five seasons, and having been named an All Pro six times. Four times to the All Pro First team, including his rookie year, and twice to the All Pro Second team.

    In addition to making an impact on the field, Suh has made his presence felt in local, national, and even international communities; his generosity is impressive. In 2011, he was named the most charitable athlete in the U.S. He established the “Ndamukong Suh Family Foundation” in 2010 as an extension of the Suh family’s dedication to the values of education, health and wellness and global outreach. He donated $2.6 million to the University of Nebraska prior to being drafted to the NFL and started a college scholarship fund. He even adopted IEC school in Bamenda Cameroon, personally donating educational materials thru Suh Foundation when he traveled to his father’s home land in 2013.

    Currently with the Los Angeles Rams we look forward to being able to watch this amazing talent right in our own backyard and welcome him to Los Angeles and the home of the Big Ten Club.



    Tickets to our Awards Ceremony are available here.

    GET TICKETS HERE


  • 29 Aug 2018 10:14 AM | Lisa Winger (Administrator)


    BIG Ticket Discounts on premium tickets for this LA Musical. 

     

    Ain't Too Proud is an electrifying new musical about the life and times of The Temptations, the greatest R&B group of all time (Billboard Magazine). Five young guys on the streets of Detroit were discovered by Berry Gordy, who signed them to his legendary new label. With their signature dance moves and unmistakable harmonies, they rose to the top of the charts—creating an amazing 42 Top Ten Hits with 14 reaching number one. Through friendship and betrayal amid the civil unrest that tore America apart, their moving and personal story still resonates five decades later.

    Kennedy Prize-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau (Detroit '67, Sunset Baby, Center Theatre Group L.A. Writers' Workshop 16/17 participant), Olivier Award-winning choreographer Sergio Trujillo (Memphis the Musical, On Your Feet!), and two-time Tony Award®-winning director Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys, Big River) bring you this thrilling new production featuring iconic hits including "My Girl," "Just My Imagination," "Papa Was a Rolling Stone," and many more.

    Go to https://www.centertheatregroup.org/promo?code=DETROIT  to purchase $49 Orchestra seats (reg. $75) for select early performances through September 16!


  • 16 Jul 2018 1:42 PM | Lisa Winger (Administrator)

    Each year, the Big Ten Club attends the Big Ten Annual Media Days and Luncheon where the coaches and player speak to the media about the upcoming season. Media days is broadcasted on the Big Ten Network at 12:30 PM CT on Monday and 9:00 AM CT on Tuesday and replayed throughout the day.  There are interviews with each coach and players with the BTN hosts and much more.  Here is the schedule when coaches are speaking so you can set your DVR.  We will also be posting some photos from the event so keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram feeds.


    MONDAY, JULY 23

    Scott Frost, Nebraska 12:00 – 12:15 p.m.  

    Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern 12:15 – 12:30 p.m.  

    James Franklin, Penn State 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.  

    Jeff Brohm, Purdue 12:45 – 1:00 p.m. 

    P.J. Fleck, Minnesota 1:00 – 1:15 p.m. 

    Chris Ash, Rutgers 1:15 – 1:30 p.m. 

    Jim Harbaugh, Michigan 1:30 – 1:45 p.m. 


    TUESDAY, JULY 24

    Kirk Ferentz, Iowa 8:00 – 8:15 a.m. 

    Tom Allen, Indiana 8:15 – 8:30 a.m. 

    Mark Dantonio, Michigan State 8:30 – 8:45 a.m. 

    Lovie Smith, Illinois 8:45 – 9:00 a.m. 

    Paul Chryst, Wisconsin 9:00 – 9:15 a.m. 

    DJ Durkin, Maryland 9:15 – 9:30 a.m. 

    Urban Meyer, Ohio State 9:30 – 9:45 a.m


    PLAYERS

    Find out what players from your team will be at Media Days here.
    http://www.bigten.org/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/071618aaa.html 


    GO BIG TEN!! 

  • 02 Jul 2018 3:34 PM | Lisa Winger (Administrator)

    What the Eyes Don’t See: 
    A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City

    Meet Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
    Assistant professor at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

    In conversation with journalist Geoffrey Mohan, LA Times

    Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 | 7:30pm
    Mark Taper Auditorium-Central Library


    The dramatic story of the Flint water crisis is one of the signature environmental disasters of our time—and at the heart of this tragedy is an inspiring tale of scientific resistance by a relentless physician and whistleblower who stood up to power. What the Eyes Don’t See is the personal story of how Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha—accompanied by an idiosyncratic team of researchers, parents, friends, and community leaders—proved that Flint’s kids were exposed to lead despite the state’s assurance that the water was safe. Paced like a scientific thriller, Dr. Mona’s new book shows how misguided austerity policies, the withdrawal of democratic government, and callous bureaucratic indifference placed an entire city at risk. Named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2016, Dr. Mona will visit ALOUD to share her journey as an Iraqi-American immigrant, doctor, scientist, and mother whose family’s activist roots sparked her pursuit of justice—a fight for the children of Flint that she continues today.


    FIND OUT MORE

  • 20 Jun 2018 3:39 PM | Lisa Winger (Administrator)


    Another wonderful BTC Night at the Bowl!... Hollywood Bowl that is, with a performance by the iconic, legendary Diana Ross who did not disappoint! Still gorgeous in multiple glamorous costume changes she sang all the favorites and had the audience standing, dancing and singing at their seats. We had 60 people and filled 3 full rows! About 30 people were able to join us for the pre-concert picnic where each tablecloth was in their own school colors! The evening was topped off with fabulous fireworks. 


    Thank you to all who participated. This is an event you won’t want to miss next year! Hope to see you there!





  • 20 Jun 2018 12:43 PM | Lisa Winger (Administrator)

    The Rose Bowl has raised 85% to goal and you can help them get to the finish line.

    DID YOU KNOW? 

    Keith Jackson was the author of the ‘Granddaddy of Them All’ nickname that is enjoyed today as part of a global Rose Bowl Game brand on New Year’s Day.


    Keith Jackson's voice recorded the soundtrack of the biggest moments in college football, the Olympic Games, Wide World of Sports, the first season of Monday Night Football, and beyond. For over 50 years, he was a symbol of togetherness and inspiration for sports fans across the globe. As a mentor and father figure to some, he felt like a friend to millions watching from their homes.


    2001 Big Ten Club Person of the Year

    The Big Ten Club was thrilled to honor Keith Jackson as our Big Ten Club Person of the Year in 2001Guests were treated some amazing stories and the company of a sports legend. 


    Help Honor the Memory

    Help our friends at the Rose Bowl erect the first and only statue of Keith Jackson to remember his contribution to sports for many years. Walk down memory lane with this video and be inspired to be part of this historic moment at the Rose Bowl. https://youtu.be/0DXSMtetEFY


    Be part of this unique opportunity to help the Rose Bowl.

    DONATE TO THE FUND


  • 06 Jun 2018 2:23 PM | Lisa Winger (Administrator)


    It was a fun night for the first Euchre Tournament.  We had 14 teams, lots of food and drinks and lots of fun! 



    Congratulations to our winners Holly & Liz from Ohio State who won $100. 




    2nd Place was Trevor & Brandy who won a $25 gift Card to Tony P’s.



    Thanks to everyone for coming and looking forward to the next tournament! 


  • 06 Jun 2018 2:19 PM | Lisa Winger (Administrator)

    Only in Los Angeles will you get to see Reed Birney and Jayne Houdyshell reprise their Tony Award® Winning Performances


    Stephen Karam's The Humans is an uproarious, hopeful, and heartbreaking play that takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate and give thanks at his daughter’s apartment in Lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the Blake clan’s deepest fears and greatest follies are laid bare. Our modern age of anxiety is keenly observed, with humor and compassion, in this new American classic that won the 2016 Tony Award® for Best Play.

    Go to https://www.centertheatregroup.org/promo?code=FAMILYDINNER to purchase $49 Orchestra seats (reg. $75) for select early performances through July 15!


  • 29 May 2018 2:02 PM | Lisa Winger (Administrator)

    San Diego Chapter volunteering at the Rock'n'Roll Marathon

    Volunteer with fellow Badgers at the Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon

    Thank you for your tremendous support! For the past nine years, the Big Ten alumni chapters of San Diego have worked together to staff one of the water stations during the Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon, and it has been a great experience for all participants. We are again hosting a water station for this year’s race — serving both the half and full marathons — and we need your help!

    The San Diego Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon will be held on Sunday, June 3, 2018, from 5 to 10 a.m. We will be at water station #5 at Boundary Street and Polk Avenue in North Park (around mile 7.5) for both races. This is the same location as last year.

    Please share this with local alumni, family, and friends. We need as many volunteers (ages 14 and older) as possible this year. The location of our station means that runners will get there early, so we need volunteers to arrive no later than 5 a.m. We will complete the marathon support early as well and will be finished by 10 a.m.

    To register:

    1. Sign up here.
    2. Enter the password bigten2018. (Our station will show up once you’ve entered the password.)
    3. Select the box to the left of W5 Big Ten (it will be highlighted in yellow). Then scroll down to enter your registration information.
    4. Enter your volunteer information.
    5. Under “Group Name,” enter Wisconsin.
    6. You can add additional volunteers with the plus sign (+) just above the waiver.
    7. Click the waiver, and submit your registration.

    Please contact the WAA: San Diego chapter’s Amy Parr ’07 at flink@uwalumni.com if you have any questions. Thank you. We’ll see you there!


  • 02 May 2018 9:26 PM | Lisa Winger (Administrator)



    It was another great day at the Los Angeles Food Bank for our Annual Day of Giving.  In total, we had over 30 volunteers with Michigan State bringing the most peopele. We helped sort through 23,441 lbs of corn and oranges plus sorted bread. That's the equivalent of 19,456 meals going out to the community. Thanks to everyone who came out for the morning.  


    2018 LA Food Bank Photos

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