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 …

Top Marching Band Traditions in the Big Ten

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

Photo courtesy of osumarchingband.com

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 …

Game Day with the Purdue All American Marching Band!

The Big Bass Drum

When asked what they do on a typical Saturday morning, what do most college students say? “SLEEPING!!” This is usually the college student stereotype – party Friday night until late and sleep in Saturday morning until …

Tailgating with Wine

Add some class to your Red Solo Cup…purchase these perfect Tailgate Wine Glasses on Etsy.com, 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:

Encountering Boilermaker Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong had the rare honor of hitting the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band’s Big Bass Drum at a game in 1999.

Gold & Black Illustrated President and Publisher Alan Karpick reminisced about his one brief encounter with Purdue hero and …

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:

Explore Lafayette Abord the Trolly!

Photo courtesy of gocitybus.com.

Have some time before the game in September? Take a free trolley tour of downtown Lafayette, West Lafayette and Purdue University! “Tour The Town on the Trolly” provides guided tours departing on Saturdays at …