Fall 2011 PostcardAugust 1, 2011

Fall 2011 Postcard

Big changes to the 2011 TKE Tent!July 7, 2011

This past Friday, our beloved Pac-10 added two new teams and has now become The Pac-12 Conference. USC has officially become a member of The Pac-12 South, along with five other schools – The Arizonas, Colorado, Utah and FUCLA. With the aroma of change still percolating, the TKE Tent will also be moving… to a new location.

The TKE Tent Planning Committee is excited to announce that the new, bigger and greener home of the 2011 TKE Tent will be located at Expo Grass East!! We are all really excited about this new location and the additional space, shade and accessibility that it will gain us. This new location is only steps away from campus (in front of the Rose Garden) while still adjacent to the Coliseum. It will allow us to better utilize our space on game days, where we will be joined by the active chapter and when we expect more guests. It will also give you, your friends and your family more room to spread out and have fun. We’ll still have the same great beer (with seasonal and early-bird specials), expanded catering and plenty of TVs playing plenty of NCAA games from around the country. In addition to the major upgraded move, we are incorporating a lot of the member suggestions we received during the offseason, which includes more tables and seating, additional keg locations and more toilets available on high volume game days.

The time has come for you to make sure all of the USC Football Home Games have been put in your calendar, and that you are all signed up for the 2011 TKE Tent. As you all know, we are blessed with SEVEN home games this upcoming season (first time since 2000). Despite the NCAA’s decisions, USC Football is getting fired up for the 2011 season and so are we!  Beer orders are being made and vendors are in need of deposit checks, so we need you to SIGN UP TODAY!

The earlier you sign up, the easer it makes it to facilitate all of this year’s improvements. For those of you who don’t have USC Season Tickets, there are always tickets floating around the tent, and for those of you interested in becoming a USC Football Season Seat Holder, please let Alex Allper (alexallper@aol.com) know as soon as possible. There ARE season tickets still available and IF enough people are interested, Alex will work on a group discount for new season seat holders.

Even though we have an additional home game this season, it is important that we continue to keep costs as affordable as they have been in the past. That being said, we are proud to announce that we will NOT be increasing prices this season. Check out all of the different options at http://www.tkeusc.org/tailgate/join/

Our goal is to continue to make this great tradition viable and to ensure the TKE Tent will continuously stand tall game after game, season after season. With your participation in attending the Tent, you are ensuring, that not only will you have a comfortable place to tailgate with your friends and family, but you will also be helping us continue the amazing and unique tradition that we, as TKEs, are so lucky to be a part of.

Sign Up TODAY: http://www.tkeusc.org/tailgate/join/

Be sure to follow us on http://www.facebook.com/TKEtent

The TKE Tent Has Moved!June 30, 2011


TKE Tent Recruiting NewsFebruary 4, 2011

Today is a good day to be a Trojan! Despite our less than stellar 2010 record, current NCAA appeal, loss of scholarships and bowl ban, ESPN has our recruiting class currently ranked as number 4 in the nation. Word must have gotten out how well we tailgate!!!

The TKE tent has also picked up a five-star recruit for it’s organizing team, from the 2010 class, Theo Constantouros. BΣ1242 will be looking to increase membership of recent TKE alumni while pledging his support to the organizing committee along with veterans: Todd, Chris, Alex, Jon and Trevor. All of us are already getting the ball rolling on the 2011 season and things are looking great.

A reminder that season tickets for the 2011 season are on sale today. We have SEVEN home games this year (first time since 2000). So if you’ve been a season ticket holder, I’m sure you are well aware. To those that come to each game looking for tickets and never knew that season tickets were available, this is your warning. We are only a mere 211 days away from the kickoff against Minnesota and it is time to get tickets and start getting revved-up.

Before we charge forward into 2011 we wanted to take a moment to wrap up 2010. By all accounts the TKE tent was a resounding success! Our success is measured, a great deal, by the fact that we closed out the season without any of us having to float a check. Although we tried to pull enough money to recruit Cam Newton to transfer, sit out a year and join the Trojans for his senior season, we ended up balancing the books and ending the season in the black (with just enough to send small thank you gifts to our sponsors).

Thanks to your continued support, The Tent was able to survive, and in surviving able to relish in the strong tradition that no other house on the row can match. All of us who have taken the reigns of this new generation of the tent, have been truly overwhelmed by the positive feedback that so many of the guys who participated this year have passed on. Our primary focus since day one has been to keep the tent strong and viable.  An invigorated Tent ensures that in years to come new actives can still connect with alumni, family’s will have a place to tailgate and old friends will continue to have a place to meet up on 6 Saturdays a year (7 in 2011). This year was a success in that, we all had a great time AND we are excited to announce that we will be back in 2011.

We are committed to continuing to improve this unique tradition so that hopefully, long after we pass the reigns on to the next group, The Tent will be stronger than ever. To all of you who participated in any way in 2010, Thank You, we could not have done it without you. To those of you who haven’t yet joined us, we really do look forward to raising a glass with you in 2011. It’s been a lot of fun and we look forward to even more in 211 days.

TKE Tent 2010 Preview VideoAugust 8, 2010