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Big Ten Football Championship, Dec. 1, 2018

November 26, 2018 Leave a comment
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Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana.
AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2018, all rights reserved.

Big Ten Press Release
Courtesy Indiana Sports Corp.

ROSEMONT, Illinois. – Northwestern and Ohio State will meet in the 2018 Big Ten Football Championship Game presented by Discover on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The 8th annual Big Ten Football Championship Game is scheduled to kick off at 8 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast nationally on FOX and Compass Media Networks. The winner will earn the Amos Alonzo Stagg Championship Trophy and a chance to play in one of the six bowls that comprise the College Football Playoff, including the Rose Bowl Game.

Ohio State will make its fourth championship game appearance following berths in 2013, 2014 and 2017. The Buckeyes will be seeking their third victory in the contest and second in as many years, having defeated Wisconsin in 2014 and 2017. Northwestern will be making its first championship game appearance, with the Wildcats looking for their first Big Ten Championship since 2000. The Wildcats and Buckeyes last met on Oct. 29, 2016, with Ohio State claiming a 24-20 victory in Columbus.

The Buckeyes defeated Michigan 62-39 on Nov. 24 to end the regular season at 11-1 overall and 8-1 in conference play to claim a share of the East Division title. Ohio State and Michigan finished tied atop the East Division standings at 8-1 in conference play, however Ohio State earned the championship game berth due to its head-to-head win over Michigan.

The Wildcats defeated Illinois 24-16 on Nov. 24 to improve to 8-4 overall on the season, including 8-1 in conference play. Northwestern earned the outright West Division title.

Tickets for the Big Ten Football Championship Game remain available and can be purchased through Ticketmaster atwww.ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000. In addition, a ticket block is being held for Ohio State and will be sold through the university ticket office. The Northwestern allotment has been sold out. Those interested in VIP Packages or suites should contact Indiana Sports Corp by emailing selmore@indianasportscorp.org or by calling (317) 237-5036.

Fans attending the 2018 Big Ten Football Championship Game in Indianapolis on Dec. 1 will be asked to enter with clear bags and should be prepared to arrive early. More information can be found on bigten.org/fcg.

Every Big Ten Football Championship Game ticket will allow complimentary admission to the Big Ten Fan Fest presented by Dr Pepper, to be held at the Indiana Convention Center on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. For more information on the Big Ten Football Championship Game, visit bigten.org/fcg.

Big Ten Restaurant Pairings, Mar. 9-13, 2016

March 9, 2016 Leave a comment
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Big Ten Logo Display on Monument Circle.
AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2016, all rights reserved.

Here are the restaurant pairings during the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana, Mar. 9-13, 2016:

Big Ten Restaurant pairings:

 

  • Illinois – The Ram Restaurant & Brewery
  • Nebraska – Granite City
  • Penn State – Harry & Izzy’s
  • Purdue – Scotty’s Brewhouse
  • Wisconsin – Cadillac Ranch
  • Indiana – Kilroy’s Bar & Grill
  • Ohio State – Champps
  • Michigan – O’Reilly’s Irish Bar and Restaurant
  • Michigan State – Slippery Noodle Inn
  • Iowa – Indianapolis Colts Grille
  • Northwestern – Champions
  • Minnesota – Hard Rock Café
  • Maryland – Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Rutgers – Ike and Jonesy’s

 

 

Big Ten Conference Career Expo, Mar. 10, 2016 @bigten

February 14, 2016 Leave a comment
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Union Station in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana.
AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2014, all rights reserved.

By Jane Jankowski
Indiana Sports Corp.

The Big Ten Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments return to Indianapolis in March, and with it, the opportunity for employers to connect with students and alumni from the 14 member universities at the Big Ten Conference Career Expo.

This year’s expo will be on Thursday, March 10, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Union Station in downtown Indianapolis, near Bankers Life Fieldhouse, which is the site of the conference tournaments.

The Career Expo will feature employer booths and a cyber café staffed with career counselors to assist students with interviewing skills and resume reviews. There also will be a special sports career-focused session, The Sporting Life: Careers in Sports, featuring a variety of panelists from the sports world at 10:30 a.m.

The Expo is free and open to Big Ten students and alumni who are looking for internships and employment or recent college graduates looking for a career change. This will be the seventh Expo held in conjunction with the Big Ten Basketball Tournaments.

“This event is a way for the Big Ten Conference to connect with Indianapolis in a way that goes beyond the great basketball tournaments we’ll host in March. It’s proven to be a great tool to connect companies with students from the conference. The employers have let us know they regularly follow up with the students after the event,” said Donna Wilkinson, senior vice president of human resources for Pacers Sports & Entertainment.

Registration for the Career Expo is free for all Big Ten students and alumni at www.BigTenCareerExpo.com. Students who register online are eligible for a drawing for a new iPad.

Sponsors of the 2016 Big Ten Conference Career Expo include Spectrum Brands, Anthem, Lilly, Magnitude Marketing Agency, the Indianapolis Star, Indiana Sports Corp and Pacers Sports & Entertainment.

More information about the 2016 Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments is available at www.BigTen.org orwww.IndianaSportsCorp.org. The women’s tournament will be March 2-6 and the men’s tournament is scheduled for March 9-13, 2016.

Big Ten Women’s Golf Championships at The Fort, 2015/2016

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Fort Harrison State Park. AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2012, all rights reserved.

By John Dedman
Indiana Sports Corporation
http://indianasportscorp.org/

The Big Ten Conference recently announced that The Fort Golf Course in Indianapolis will be the site for the 2015 and 2016 Big Ten Women’s Golf Championships. The 2015 championships will be held April 24-26, while the 2016 event will take place April 22-24.

Michigan State and Ohio State shared the 2014 Big Ten title with the championships being played at the Pete Dye Course in French Lick, Ind. Five Big Ten teams were selected to the NCAA Women’s Golf Regionals field with three of those teams – Michigan State, Northwestern and Ohio State – advancing to the NCAA Women’s Golf Championships.

The Fort: As part of the former Ft. Benjamin Harrison military base that was decommissioned in the early 1990s, the state of Indiana took over the facility as well as the surrounding 1,700 acres. The wooded acreage was transformed into a state park. The golf course was redesigned by renowned architect Pete Dye and reopened in 1997. The Fort is consistently ranked by numerous national golf publications as one of the top facilities in Indiana. In 2014, GolfWeek magazine said that The Fort was the top ranked public golf course in the Indianapolis area and the highest ranked course not associated with an accompanying casino in the entire state. More information is available at TheFortGolfCourse.com.

About the Big Ten Conference: The Big Ten Conference is an association of world-class universities whose member institutions share a common mission of research, graduate, professional and undergraduate teaching and public service. Founded in 1896, the Big Ten has sustained a comprehensive set of shared practices and policies that enforce the priority of academics in student-athletes’ lives and emphasize the values of integrity, fairness and competitiveness. Beginning July 1, the broad-based athletic programs of the 14 Big Ten institutions will provide nearly $200 million in direct financial aid to almost 9,500 student-athletes on 350 teams in 43 different sports. The Big Ten will sponsor 28 official conference sports, 14 for men and 14 for women, including the addition of men’s and women’s lacrosse as official sports for the 2014-15 academic year. For more information, visit www.bigten.org.

Big Ten Championship Football Game, Dec. 7

November 23, 2013 Leave a comment
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Lucas Oil Stadium. AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2009, all rights reserved.

By John Dedman
Indiana Sports Corporation
http://indianasportscorp.com/

For the third consecutive year, the Big Ten Conference and Indiana Sports Corp will provide fans attending the 2013 Big Ten Football Championship Game in an RV or oversized vehicle the option to purchase an RV Nation parking pass.

RV Nation offers a very convenient location – just three blocks from Lucas Oil Stadium (see photo above) – for fans who desire to tailgate or experience downtown Indianapolis pre- and post-game. The paved and lit parking area features games, music, activities and special giveaways.

The lot will open at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 6, 2013, and allow check-in until 10 p.m. The lot will reopen at 6 a.m. on Saturday, December 7, and remain open until noon on Sunday, December 8. Overnight security will be provided for those choosing to spend the night.

All RV Nation parking spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, and fans wanting to park adjacently will have to arrive together. Each RV or oversized vehicle will receive approximately two spaces to park their vehicle and two additional spaces for tailgating.

Fans can purchase their RV Nation parking pass online for $150 per vehicle at www.IndianaSportsCorp.org. For questions regarding RV Nation, please contact Rachel Warford at rwarford@IndianaSportsCorp.org or (317) 237-5091.

The third annual Big Ten Football Championship Game will be played on Saturday, December 7, 2013, at Lucas Oil Stadium, with kick-off set for 8:17 p.m. ET. Tickets are on sale now through http://bigten.teamtix.com and www.ticketmaster.com. Other fan events and programs supplementing the 2013 Big Ten Football Championship Game include the Big Ten Fan Fest presented by Dr Pepper (including USA Football FUNdamental youth clinics), Meijer Tail Greater Party on Georgia Street, and SaturDAY of Service.

Indiana Sports Corp’s mission is to create positive impact by hosting world-class sporting events that enhance vibrancy in the community, build civic pride, drive economic impact and media exposure, and encourage opportunities for youth. A not-for-profit organization, Indiana Sports Corp was founded in 1979 as the nation’s first sports commission. Our recent and upcoming schedule of events includes NCAA Men’s and Women’s Final Fours, Super Bowl XLVI in 2012, Big Ten Football Championship Games through 2015, Big Ten Basketball Tournaments, and much more. For more information, visit www.IndianaSportsCorp.org.