MGoQuestions for the Chicago Football Preview Tomorrow

MGoQuestions for the Chicago Football Preview Tomorrow

Submitted by aiglick on July 23rd, 2013 at 9:20 PM

I am attending the Chicago Football Preview featuring our very own Brian, Sam Webb, and Gerry Dinardo. Does anybody have any questions they want asked?

Getting excited for the season hope you all are also. Closer than you think.

MGoBlog in Chicago - Update

MGoBlog in Chicago - Update

Submitted by JeepinBen on July 17th, 2013 at 11:13 AM

Last thread on the topic from me, but a week from today the AAUM-Chicago is having their football preview event. Brian and others are featured guests and speakers.

I'll post a recap after the event, and I'll see other Chicago Wolverines there

2013 Michigan Football Preview Night with Brian Cook, Gerry Dinardo, and Sam Webb - UPDATE
When: Wednesday, July 24, 5:30-8pm
Where: Jenner & Block, LLP, 353 N. Clark, 45th Floor
Cost: $25 for Alumni Association members; $40 for non-members
Details: Join us next week 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 panelist, 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!
UPDATE: Brian will be signing copies of MGoBlog's preview magazine, Hail To The Victors 2013, for attendees that purchase it.
Registration: To register, click here or call the Alumni Association at 800-847-4764.
Contact: Questions? Email Bruce Canetti at [email protected].
 

MGo in Chicago 7/24 - New Info

MGo in Chicago 7/24 - New Info

Submitted by JeepinBen on July 3rd, 2013 at 10:49 AM

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 protected]..

 

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EDIT: Just registered and it said that capacity was 140 people, so if you'd like to go register now.

Brian to speak in Chicago - AAUM Chicago

Brian to speak in Chicago - AAUM Chicago

Submitted by JeepinBen on June 19th, 2013 at 10:13 AM

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 [email protected]

 

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.

BTN 5K/10K Run in Chicago - Registration opens today

BTN 5K/10K Run in Chicago - Registration opens today

Submitted by JeepinBen on March 14th, 2013 at 9:13 AM

Any other Chicago Wolverines signing up on this Pi day to go for a run?

Info from the Chicago Alumni Association Email:

Upcoming Events

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

Michigan Coaches Tour in Chicago Tonight - Mag. Mile Marriott

Michigan Coaches Tour in Chicago Tonight - Mag. Mile Marriott

Submitted by Michiganguy19 on May 14th, 2012 at 12:41 PM

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:

 

 

University of Michigan
Club of Greater Chicago presents...
Sports-a-Rama
 
The Chicago Club will have its annual Sports-O-Rama on May 14th. Sugar Bowl champ Coach Hoke will be here! Big Ten champ Coach Beilein will be here! The Athletic Director, Dave Brandon, and additional coaches will be in attendance as well. We will also have a silent auction to raise money for scholarships for future Wolverines. Updates on items in the auction are coming soon.  Appetizers will be provided and there will be a cash bar. 
 
May 14, 2012 - 6:00PM-8:30PM
Marriott Magnificent Mile, 540 N. Michigan Ave. - Grand Ballroom
$35 for Members, $55 for Non-Members, $60 Day Of Event.

OT - Lollapalooza tickets on sale now

OT - Lollapalooza tickets on sale now

Submitted by lunchboxthegoat on March 27th, 2012 at 11:12 AM

www.lollapalooza.com - 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. 

UPDATE: NW passes on all-purple court

UPDATE: NW passes on all-purple court

Submitted by The Barwis Effect on August 17th, 2011 at 1:31 AM

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!

 

http://www.sportressofblogitude.com/2011/08/16/northwestern-fans-select…

Michigan Coaches Event in Chicago - Tonight

Michigan Coaches Event in Chicago - Tonight

Submitted by Michiganguy19 on June 14th, 2011 at 1:30 PM

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

540 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

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!

OT- Where to stay for Lollapalooza

OT- Where to stay for Lollapalooza

Submitted by lunchboxthegoat on June 21st, 2010 at 1:37 PM


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.