Pregame Showcase News

Pregame Showcase: Relevance of the Crusades to Today’s World


Professor of history Jay Rubenstein will talk about the First Crusade and its relevance to today’s world in his presentation at this year’s final Pregame Showcase. It happens prior to November 24 football game where the Vols will play Kentucky. His presentation is entitled “Armies of Heaven: The First Crusade and the Quest for Apocalypse,” which is also the title of his latest book.

Pregame Showcase: Microbiology Professor to Discuss Water Quality

Steven Wilhelm

Microbiology professor Steven Wilhelm will talk about water quality at Saturday’s Pregame Showcase, prior to the Vols football game against Missouri. His presentation, “Protecting Our Water Resources: A Microbiologist’s Perspective,” will examine the world’s declining water quality. It begins at 10:21 a.m. in the Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center.

Pregame Showcase: Philosophy Professor Talks about Authority, Citizenship

David Reidy

Professor and philosophy department head David Reidy will address the structure of authority in our American democracy in his presentation, “The Authority of Citizens: Its Nature and Limits,” at Saturday’s Pregame Showcase prior to the Homecoming football game which pits the Vols against Troy University.

Pregame Showcase: Body Farm Director Looks at Forensics in Crime Solving

This Saturday’s Pregame Showcase, prior to the Vols football game against Alabama, will look at how forensic anthropology helps locate and identify crime victims and missing persons. Dawnie Steadman, anthropology professor and director of the Forensic Anthropology Center, commonly known as the Body Farm, will present The Tales Bones Tell at 5:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom.

Pregame Showcase: The Relationship between Politics and Income Inequality

Nate Kelly

How do politics affect income inequality in the United States? Nathan Kelly, associate professor of political science, will shed some light on that question when he presents The Politics of Income and Inequality in the United States at Saturday’s Pregame Showcase prior to the Vols vs. Akron football game.

Pregame Showcase: Theatre, Symphony Combine Talents to Wow Audiences

Cal MacLean

Before heading to Neyland Stadium for the Vols home opener against Georgia State on Saturday football fans are invited to focus their attention on another entertainment arena—the theater stage. Cal MacLean, professor and head of the Department of Theatre, will present Supreme Synergy on Stage: Presenting Sweeney Todd in the season’s first Pregame Showcase.

Pregame Showcase Gives Football Game Days an Academic Kickoff

Game days feature more than football on campus. Now in its twenty-third season, the College of Arts and Science’s Pregame Showcase has been giving fans the chance to hear from esteemed UT faculty prior to each gridiron matchup. This year’s first showcase will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 8, before the home opener against Georgia State. Professor Cal MacLean, head of the theater department, will talk about the collaboration that has gone into the Clarence Brown Theatre’s production of “Sweeny Todd.”

Historical Work of Fiction the Topic for Season’s Final Pregame Showcase

A spellbinding work of historical fiction is the topic for this week’s College of Arts and Sciences Pregame Showcase at UT Knoxville. Led by Michael Knight, professor of English, the showcase will focus on Knight’s novel, “The Typist,” the story of a man who finds himself in the employ of General Douglas MacArthur during the occupation of Japan after WWII.

Theatrical Choreography the Subject of Pregame Showcase

This week’s College of Arts and Sciences Pregame Showcase at the UT Knoxville focuses on the choreography and the role of the choreographer in theatre. Led by Casey Sams, associate professor of theatre, the showcase will focus on the range of work of a choreographer as she uses examples from her work with the Clarence Brown Theatre. The showcase will take place Saturday, November 5, before the Vols’ home game against Middle Tennessee State University. The showcase will begin at 5:00 p.m.

UT Pregame Showcase Goes to the Laboratory

Michael Best, associate professor in the department of chemistry, will be speaking at this week’s Pregame Showcase on “Bioorganic Chemistry: Advancing the Frontiers of Medicine.” The showcase will take place Saturday, October 15, before the Vols’ home game against Louisiana State University. The showcase will begin at 1:30 p.m., two hours before the game’s kickoff.