The Big Ten Club of Southern California announced on Tuesday that University of Iowa Alumni Bob Miller was the unanimous, Board of Directors selection, to receive their 2014 Person of the Year Award.
Miller will receive the award on August 23, Saturday, during the Big Ten Football Kickoff Party – Road to the Rose Bowl (68th Caucus), at the Tournament of Roses Headquarters – Tournament House. The event is an exclusive luncheon for Big Ten Club and Tournament of Roses Association members. However, you can buy tickets here, eventbrite.com/e/big-ten-football-kickoff-party-road-to-the-rose-bowl-68th-caucus-tickets-12245158599.
The Big Ten Club has been thriving in Southern California for 80 years connecting Midwestern graduates and offering benefits including, a long successful relationship with the Tournament of Roses Association. The award has previously been presented to John Wooden, Bob Hope, Tex Winter, Archie Griffin, Keith Jackson and Drew Brees, amongst others.
The Big Ten Football Kickoff Party – Road the Rose Bowl is a celebration of the start of another college football season which for two lucky teams includes a trip to The Rose Bowl game. The event is football themed.
The Big Ten Club announced that they couldn’t be more excited to honor the lifetime achievements of the “Voice of the Kings” for the last 41 years and member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, the LA Kings Hall of Fame, the California Sports Hall of Fame and the University of Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame.
A native of Chicago, Miller, 76, received his degree at the University of Iowa where he started his broadcasting career doing Hawkeye football and basketball games. Before joining the Kings, he worked professionally in radio and TV in Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin, and was the voice of University of Wisconsin hockey, football and basketball. In 1992, Miller received the honor of being inducted into Wisconsin’s Hockey Hall of Fame.
Miller is soon set to begin his 42nd season as the “Voice of the Kings” and is again joined for the 25th season by former Kings right wing Jim Fox for all Kings games on FOX Sports West. In 1998, to commemorate his 25 years of loyal service to the organization, Miller was honored by having the STAPLES Center press box named after him and was presented with a “lifetime contract” by the club.
Along with his duties for the Kings, Miller’s voice has accented numerous TV and film projects, including “Cheers,” “Rollerball,” “Miracle on Ice,” “The Mighty Ducks” and “The Mighty Ducks 2.”
Miller has numerous awards from the Southern California Sports Broadcasters, National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, and the NHL Professional Broadcasters’ Association. He has been inducted into California Sports Hall of Fame and of course Hockey Hall of Fame. In addition, he has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Miller has also released two books on his time with the Kings.
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