here's one vote for "John Beilein's head in a Futurama jar"
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!
It was posted lower on the Board that the NYC event was last night. I saw some people were disappointed that they did not know about it, so I figured I would post a FYI regarding the Chicago event.
Hosted by the Chicago - University of Michigan Club.
Tuesday, June 14 · 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
Last info that was emailed yesterday said that the event is going to have a great turnout, and they have stopped doing phone or internet tickets. However, they did say that there will be limited tickets available at the door. Cash $50. I assume you could at least try to call/email to confirm.
Just a heads up. I will be there and hope more can make it. Go Blue!
So, I'm going to Chicago for Lollapalooza in August. I'm going half to celebrate my promotion I just got and half because Arcade Fire is going to be there and will rock your face off. I want some place awesome to stay. I'm not looking to do more than like 250/300 a night. I want something really close to Grant Park since I won't be bringing a car into the city proper. Also: any other advice anyone might give me on the transit system there? (time they shut down at night). Basically how its going to work is I'm going to drive to one of the Airports, leave a company car there, take the train in, do the lolla thing for the weekend, take the train back out and drive the rest of the way back to Detroit. Any and all advice/recommendations would be greatly appreciated.