A game day tradition for many UT fans, Pregame Showcase features talks by faculty all-stars of the academic gridiron, exactly two hours before each home game.
Unlike most of us, one UT employee deliberately adds an additional forty minutes to his daily commute to and from campus, and relishes every minute.
To preserve her mother’s legacy, Jennifer Tipton has established a scholarship in her mother’s honor benefitting students of physics.
Johnny Dantonio (’07) wrote the heartwarming and award winning Budweiser Super Bowl ad “Puppy Love.” Dantonio majored in English at UT with a concentration in creative writing is now creative director at Anomaly in New York.
Valisia LeKae (‘01) took her degree in psychology and headed to Broadway. The singer/actress landed a breakout role in 2011 as Diana Ross in the smash hit Motown: The Musical. She’s on stage now as the national spokesperson for the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition.
She’s a coveted party guest and a professor whose class fills quickly. Chris Holmlund keeps company with superstars like Sly Stallone and loves to talk about, watch, and research them.
Now in its twenty-fifth season, the Pregame Showcase gives fans the chance to hear from esteemed faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences prior to each gridiron matchup.
What we see is often just a matter of perspective.
Answer: Professor of bassoon Keith McClelland shapes a reed for a bassoon. (Photo by Lori Brown)
Answer: Two of over 2700 pipes on the pipe organ in the James R. Cox Auditorium in Alumni Memorial Building. (Photo by Catherine Hawley)
Answer: Piano wires inside one of the School of Music’s 116 Steinway pianos. Students are able to hear world-class music performed on this piano at recitals held in the Sandra...
Answer: Percussion professor Andrew Bliss has a wide variety of mallets as his disposal when playing the vibraphone. (Photo by Lori Brown)