also duty-free guys falling over and grabbing their shins
As a follow up to my earlier thread that Brian (and others) are appearing at the Chicago Alumni Association's Football Preview Event, I just got an email with some more info:
2013 Michigan Football Preview Night with Brian Cook, Gerry Dinardo, and Sam Webb - NEW INFO
When: Wednesday, July 24, 5:30pm-8:00pm
Where: Jenner & Block, LLP, 353 N. Clark, 45th Floor
Cost: $25 for Alumni Association members; $40 for non-members
Details: Join us for an exciting night in anticipation of Michigan's 2013 football season. Following a cocktail reception, we’ll hear from three experts on Wolverine and Big Ten football. Brian Cook (MGoBlog) will discuss a few X-factors for success in the Wolverines’ coming season; Sam Webb (WTKA & GoBlueWolverine) will talk about U of M’s incoming players and Coach Hoke’s 2014-15 recruiting; and Gerry Dinardo (Big Ten Network & 670 The Score) will discuss the Wolverines’ schedule and his view of how they'll fare in the Big Ten and nationally. Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A where our speakers will field questions from you! For more information on our panelists, visit our club's homepage.
The cost of attendance includes light appetizers, beer, and wine, and all profits from the event will go toward our club's scholarship fund for Chicago-area U of M students. Space for this event is limited, so register now!
Registration: To register, click here or call the Alumni Association at 800-847-4764.
Contact: Questions? Email Bruce Canetti at email@example.com..
EDIT: Just registered and it said that capacity was 140 people, so if you'd like to go register now.
Football Preview Event with Special Guests - SAVE THE DATE
When: Wednesday, July 24, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Where: Downtown Chicago (further details TBA)
Details: Come join us for an exciting night in anticipation of Michigan's 2013 football season. The event will feature three experts on Wolverine and Big Ten football: (1) Brian Cook from MGoBlog (also formerly AOL Fanhouse and The Sporting Blog); (2) Sam Webb from WTKA, GoBlueWolverine, and The Detroit News; and (3) Gerry Dinardo from the Big Ten Network and 670 The Score. Each of our panelists will discuss a few specific topics before answering questions from you! Further details, including location, to follow.
Contact: Questions? Email Bruce Canetti at firstname.lastname@example.org
Got an email with the above information from the U of M Chicago Alumni Association. Mark your calendars, Brian's coming to the Windy City. After hearing about last year's event in DC I'm thrilled that Brian will be travelling west on I-94. I know we've got a big contingent of MGoBloggers in Chicago, and I look forward to meeting some of you IRL.
Any other Chicago Wolverines signing up on this Pi day to go for a run?
Info from the Chicago Alumni Association Email:
Big Ten Network 5K/10K - Registration Opens March 14
When: Race is July 27th - Registration begins March 14th
What: The Big Ten Network 5K/10K will be back in its second year on Saturday July 27th with a brand new course, televised LIVE on the Big Ten Network. School specific shirts will again be available to participants who register early.
Registration: IMPORTANT DETAILS -To be counted in the Michigan Alumni club's registration count, please use BTNMichigan as your promo code when registering.
Why is this important? The Big Ten Network will be making a generous donation to fund scholarships for local students to the alumni club that registers the most runners. Michigan won this honor last year - let's show Chicago again we are the leaders and best!
You can register at http://www.btnbig10k.com/ beginning March 14th
Chicago Alums/Fans, the Sports-O-Rama is tonight aka the Coaches tour... It was a fun event last year and is for charity (scholarships)/supports the alumni association.
Obviously Hoke, Beilein, and Red will be there...
Several hundred attended last year, and there are tickets available at the door:
Early Bird and regular passes go on sale today.
No headliners or bands announced yet but they usually put together a good bill even if the headliners aren't so good.
Already got mine!
Anyone else going?
EDIT: Early Bird sold out as of 10:17am CST.
EDIT 2: April 11th is the lineup announcement date.
You might recall a few weeks back when we addressed the four proposals that fans could vote for on Facebook and touched upon the one rods-and-cones-scarring possibility that the court would end up looking like this. Thankfully, cooler heads prevailed and the least awful option was selected.
Below is sample illustrating how the stained floor will actually look upon completion:
That’s actually not too shabby. You know what? Democracy: sometimes, it actually works!