Big Ten Conference Launches Honoring Legends. Building Leaders. Mobile Tour
Aug. 29, 2011
PARK RIDGE, Ill. - The Big Ten Conference announced on Monday the launch of the Honoring Legends. Building Leaders. Mobile Tour that will visit each Big Ten campus this football season. The tour will contain the Big Ten Football Championship and division trophies and will make its first stop in Bloomington for the Sept. 10 game against Virginia. The tour begins and finishes in the Hoosier state, culminating with a stop in Indianapolis for the Big Ten Football Championship Game on Dec. 3 at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The mobile tour will entertain and educate fans with information on the conference's new format and the exciting road ahead - two divisions, the championship weekend in Indianapolis, new trophies and the path to the Rose Bowl or BCS National Championship Game. The tour will also help fans understand the origins behind the Legends and Leaders division names by sharing several stories of ways the conference honors its legends and strives to build future leaders.
The tour will stop at a different campus each week, typically from Thursday through game day on Saturday, and will contain interactive activities, including the opportunity for fans to have their picture taken with the Stagg-Paterno Championship Trophy. The tour will also feature television sets on site for fans to keep up with other games around the conference.
One student from each Big Ten university will report from the campus stops. Indiana has selected Caitlin Davis, a sport communication major, to report on the functions surrounding the mobile tour by using several different outlets. Visit the Big Ten Mobile Tour Blog (www.bigten.org/blog/mobile-tour), Twitter page (@B1GMobileTour) and YouTube page (www.YouTube.com/B1GMobileTour) to learn more about Davis and the reporters from other campuses, and follow often to keep track of the mobile tour. At the end of the season, fans will vote for their favorite reporter, and the winner will have the opportunity to attend the inaugural Big Ten Football Championship Game or a Big Ten bowl game of their choice.
The complete mobile tour schedule can be found on the following page.
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. With the addition of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the broad-based athletic programs of the 12 Big Ten institutions sponsor 298 teams competing for championships in 25 official conference sports, 12 for men and 13 for women. Big Ten universities provide in excess of $120 million in athletic scholarship aid to more than 9,500 men and women student-athletes. For more information, visit www.bigten.org.
Honoring Legends. Building Leaders. Mobile Tour Schedule
August 31: Launch from Big Ten offices in Park Ridge, Ill.
Sept. 10: Virginia at INDIANA (Bloomington, Ind.)
Sept. 17: Southeast Missouri State at PURDUE (West Lafayette, Ind.)
Sept. 24: Colorado at OHIO STATE (Columbus, Ohio)
Oct. 1: MINNESOTA at MICHIGAN (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
Oct. 8: OHIO STATE at NEBRASKA (Lincoln, Neb.)
Oct. 15: NORTHWESTERN at IOWA (Iowa City, Iowa)
Oct. 22: PENN STATE at NORTHWESTERN (Evanston, Ill.)
Oct. 29: IOWA at MINNESOTA (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Nov. 5: MINNESOTA at MICHIGAN STATE (East Lansing, Mich.)
Nov. 12: NEBRASKA at PENN STATE (University Park, Pa.)
Nov. 19: WISCONSIN at ILLINOIS (Champaign, Ill.)
Nov. 26: PENN STATE at WISCONSIN (Madison, Wis.)
Dec. 3: Big Ten Football Championship Game (Indianapolis, Ind.)
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