Former Vol football player Inky Johnson will share the story of his career-ending injury and his inspirational message of perseverance next month during a fundraiser for UT students going to work at Super Bowl XLVIII in February. Johnson will appear at the 5:00 p.m. Thursday, December 5, event, which will be held in the Haslam II Business Building. Tickets are $40, and the fundraiser will include a three-course dinner and silent auction.
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For the second year in a row, a group of UT students are going to the Kentucky Derby to work behind the scenes. Members of Team UT will leave May 2 and will work a pre-Derby event on Friday and the main event on Saturday. They will return May 5. The group, in partnership with M Group Scenic Studios of Arizona, will assist with hospitality, quality control, and facility/event management of one of the largest sporting events in the world. Team UT also has worked at seven Super Bowls, including this year’s event in New Orleans.
As the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens battle it out on the field, a team of UT students will be behind the scenes at the NFL’s Super Bowl XLVII preparing special events and working VIP hospitality suites. TEAM UT, which includes fifteen undergraduate and graduate students and three faculty members, will work directly with M Group Scenic Studios, the Super Bowl event planner, at the February 3 game.
A group of UT Knoxville students and one faculty member will help prepare special events and conduct other behind-the-scenes work at this year’s NFL Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, Indiana. TEAM UT, a mix of undergraduate and graduate students, will work directly with the Indianapolis Host Super Bowl XLVI Committee for the February 5 event.
TEAM UT, a group of eight graduate and undergraduate students from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, heads to Arlington, Texas, on Tuesday to work behind the scenes at Super Bowl XLV, one of the largest one-day mega-sporting events in the world.
Six students and one faculty member from UT Knoxville head to Miami this weekend to work behind the scenes at the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl XLIV. The students, all of whom want careers in sport management or journalism, will spend 10 days learning how a large-scale sporting event is prepared and carried out by working directly with the National Football League at various Pro Bowl and Super Bowl events.