For the seventh year in a row, the University of Tennessee at Martin will send students to the Super Bowl. Dr. Dexter Davis, associate professor of sports business, will take 11 students to work hospitality at the game to gain hands-on experience.
“For many of these kids it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” said Davis. “It’s also a powerful brand to have on your resume."
According to the press release, the group will leave Tennessee on Jan. 24 and tour the Roger Dean Stadium and FITTEAM Ballpark. The group will work the 2020 Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium in Florida on Jan. 25 before going to Miami for the Super Bowl and associated events.
The release said the students will attend a conference on Jan. 30 to learn about the industry and to network with students, faculty and professionals from schools and networks across the country.
On game day, students will coordinate player appearances, escort players and help with on-field activities. This is Davis's 15th Super Bowl.
Students attending this year are Leighton Chappell, of Flushing, Michigan; Jodie Duncan, of Munford; Mary Harmon, of Dickson; Lauren Hutchinson, of McEwen; Lucas Istre, of Centerville; Chase Prescott, of Milan, Jon Ward, of Centerville; Peyton Wolfe, of Ramer; and international students Amelia Campbell (Great Britain); Mizuki Sakurai (Great Britain) and Jule Streif (Germany). Chappell, Duncan, Harmon and Wolfe have all attended the event in previous years.