Big Ten Announces Sellout for 35th Annual Kickoff Luncheon

Iowa quarterback Drew Tate will be one of the players attending the 2006 Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon in Chicago on Wednesday, August 2.

Iowa quarterback Drew Tate will be one of the players attending the 2006 Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon in Chicago on Wednesday, August 2.

July 24, 2006

The Big Ten Conference office announced today that the 2006 Kickoff Luncheon is officially sold out, with nearly 1,700 fans scheduled to attend the 35th annual event next Wednesday, Aug. 2, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

                                             

"We are looking forward to welcoming a sellout crowd to the city of Chicago for the annual Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon, the greatest preseason promotion of college football in the country," said Big Ten Associate Commissioner Mark Rudner. "With more than a week before the event, this is the earliest we have ever announced a sellout, which is an indication of our fan's passion for college football."

 

The Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon annually draws some of the most interesting and talented names in college sports. The list of former Kickoff Luncheon attendees includes coaching legends like Bo Schembechler and Woody Hayes along with each of the Big Ten's Heisman Trophy winners in the last 35 years - Archie Griffin, Desmond Howard, Eddie George, Charles Woodson and Ron Dayne. In all, over 630 of the conference's finest players, more than 50 head coaches and 36,500 supporters have made the Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon a yearly stop in their preseason college football schedule.


 

 

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