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  • 28 Nov 2018 11:45 PM | Lisa Winger (Administrator)

    Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon and Ceremony

    The Rose Bowl Hall of Fame was established in 1989 to honor members of the Rose Bowl Game family who have contributed to the history and excitement of the Rose Bowl Game and those who embody the best of the passion, strength, tradition, and honor associated with The Granddaddy of Them All®. What was once only a dream of 1982 Tournament of Roses President Harold E. Coombes has become an annual tradition with over 100 inductees.

    Those eligible for induction include players, coaches, school administrators, athletic directors, conference officials and others who have made special contributions to the Rose Bowl Game. Inductees are selected by a committee made up of representatives from the Tournament of Roses, media professionals, and leaders in college football.

    Once selected, inductees are celebrated at a ceremony where they receive the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame trophy and blazer. In addition, inductees are memorialized on a permanent plaque with their names and year of induction at The Court of Champions at the Rose Bowl Stadium.

    This year’s class includes Illinois graduate and Chicago Bears founder George Halas, former Arizona State and NFL offensive lineman Randall McDaniel, former Stanford head coach Pop Warner and former Texas and NFL quarterback Vince Young.

    $40 - Reserved Seating with Plated Lunch 

    The Induction Ceremony also includes a "meet and greet opportunity" for all guests.

    Reserve your place today!



    If you have questions or need additional information, please contact past club president Jim Jacobs (Northwestern and Wisconsin) at 626-334-5676 or   

    If you do purchase tickets, please let Jim know so that he can make arrangements for club members to sit together. 

  • 13 Nov 2018 9:31 PM | Katherine Pilot (Administrator)

    The Purdue Alumni Club of LA & OC is hosting a networking event for all Big Ten Alumni at the LA Stadium Premiere Center on Nov. 15th.

    Hurry and buy your tickets!  This event will sell out!

    Why should you go?  Connect with Big Ten Alumni, network your skills or your business, see what the new LA Stadium complex is all about.

    Even if you are not looking for your next position right now, think instead “what can I offer?”

    Don’t forget, with your ticket -

    First Beverage Complimentary

    Hors D’oeuvres provided

    There will also be a beer & wine cash bar.

    We are excited to announce that we have a few speakers lined up to talk about transitioning into new careers – Dr. Dave Schrader and Shaun Phillips, both Purdue University Alumni.  We will also have representatives from Roth Staffing Companies to assist in troubleshooting that resume and provide tips on how you can stand out.

    Enter at the lobby level at 12035 Waterfront Drive to check in.  Business casual attire, please.

    Tickets available at

  • 10 Oct 2018 8:23 AM | Lisa Winger (Administrator)

    Hey Big Ten Folks. You can still get a Big, Big Ten Discount.

    Want to break in to Voice Over? Or just find your own voice and spirit? It’s not too late. The first class was last week and fantastic… but you can easily catch up with the “You Should Do Voiceover” 6-Week Virtual Intensive!

    Go to: and use the Promo Code: MARCSENTME for $100 OFF!

  • 09 Oct 2018 10:24 AM | Lisa Winger (Administrator)

    Come join us on Thursday, November 15th in Playa Vista as the Purdue Alumni Club hosts a networking event open to all Big Ten Alumni.

    Early bird pricing is $10 with every industry welcome. Ticket includes a complimentary beverage and hors d’oeuvres.  There will be a beer and wine cash bar as well as non-alcoholic beverages.

    Hosted at LA Premiere Center, you can see the layout of the new stadium and west coast home of the NFL in an amazing 3D model of the property. 

    Come at the start of the event and catch a great sunset on the patio, and see live construction cameras of the LA Stadium. 


  • 09 Oct 2018 10:14 AM | Lisa Winger (Administrator)

    Quench your thirst during LA’s craft beer Oktoberfest Celebration with unlimited pours!

    CraftoberFest is coming to The Greens at Brookside Golf Course this fall. Bringing you over 30 craft beer vendors and an artisinal food assortment spread across the golf course, located just behind the historic Rose Bowl Stadium.

    Sip your way through this fusion of traditional German flavors mixed with the culinary excellence that Los Angeles is known for. You won't want to miss it!

    Use Promo Code: LEGACY for a $5 discount on GA
    and a $10 discount on VIP

    Also follow our Instagram at @CraftoberfestLA.


  • 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  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.


    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. 


    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


    Find out what players from your team will be at Media Days here. 

    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.


  • 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.


    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.

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


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