MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin athletics department would like to invite all fans, faculty/staff and students to a special sneak peek event when the Skyhawk basketball teams host one of the last doubleheaders of the season on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center. The Skyhawk women’s team hosts Murray State at 2 p.m., followed by a matchup between the Skyhawk men and Southeast Missouri at 4 p.m.
This game will serve as a preview of what’s to come for students and UT Martin athletics in the future. All faculty and staff will receive two free reserved chairback tickets with the swipe of a faculty/staff Skyhawk card. Each player on both UT Martin basketball teams will invite a professor to be introduced with them during the pregame lineup introductions.
In addition, the first 500 students who swipe their Skyhawk card will receive an official UT Martin basketball shirt, courtesy of Russell Athletic brand. Students are encouraged to decorate the student section on the day before or the morning of the game. As a sign of their commitment, Chancellor Tom Rakes and athletics director Julio Freire will join the student section during the second half of the men’s basketball game.
Sodexo will close the University Center cafeteria and host dinner at the Elam Center. Student organizations will also provide entertainment during timeouts and halftime of both games. So come on out and enjoy a meal, make some noise and cheer on your Skyhawks as they take on two of their biggest Ohio Valley Conference rivals.