Top 12 Unique Museums in the Big Ten

As promised, to follow up my “Top 12 Large Museums in the Big Ten”, here is my list of the top 12 smaller, more unique museums around the conference. You might need to search further to find these gems, as …

Evanston Fall Fest

Photo courtesy of Evanston Downtown Farmer’s Market.

Visit the Downtown Evanston Farmer’s Market before the Homecoming Game this Saturday, October 27, and experience Fall Fest 2012! Amongst the regular Farmer’s Market, full of local organic fruits, vegetables, flowers, artisan cheeses, …

Top Marching Band Traditions in the Big Ten

Contributor Grant Gannon ranks his favorite Big Ten Marching Band Traditions:

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1. Script Ohio- Ohio State
Ranked No. 1 on my list, and Sports Illustrated’s top college football tradition from the August 22, 2011 issue, is …

Marching Bands in the Big Ten

As you walk past the concession stand, you smell grease from the burgers, you hear the shouts of thousands walking past you, but what stands out most is in the sound off into the distance. It’s so faint, but it …

Tailgating with Wine

Add some class to your Red Solo Cup…purchase these perfect Tailgate Wine Glasses on, or make your own.

Wine is always a good beverage choice for tailgating. From a crisp, cold Sauvignon Blanc for a warm day, to a …

The Ritual of College Football

The words of Woody Hayes illustrate best what we all feel as Big Ten fans, the passion for history and traditions that surround a Saturday football game day in this video from the OSU Alumni Association:

Wildcats get Surprise SEALs Training

SEAL Training for the NU Wildcats on the shores of Lake Michigan. Photo courtesy of NU Athletics.

What they thought was a regular closed practice turned out to be the workout of their lives when the Wilcats reported for the …

Top 12 Student Run Activities in the Big Ten

Students around the Big Ten make a BIG impact on their communities and the conference every year by organizing numerous events. Some of the biggest and best fundraising, community service events, and educational activities are run by students. Here are …

Tailgater Monthly Tips

Tailgater Monthly magazine gives a few of their suggested tips for setting up the best tailgate with these videos:

Evanston Walking Tours

Dawes House. Photo courtesy of Evanston History Center.

Join the Evanston History Center for a walking tour, showcasing the work of Evanston’s noted architects. Squeeze in a little history before the game on Saturday, September 15 for “Evanston Women’s History”, …