Tiger Watch Parties - Click here to info on where to watch the Memphis/UT game! - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Tiger Watch Parties - Click here to info on where to watch the Memphis/UT game!

MEMPHIS, TENN. --- The University of Memphis Athletic Department and Tiger Sports Properties are returning First Tennessee Tiger Town to the main plaza level of FedExForum for the men’s basketball game against the Tennessee Vols on Saturday, Feb. 23.  First Tennessee Tiger Town will take place from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. and will resume from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Fans are invited to visit the First Tennessee table inside Tiger Town to enter to win two tickets to the March 8th game with UAB or a framed U of M basketball jersey.

Schedule of Events for Saturday (Feb. 23)

  • 9am - Doors open for ESPN GameDay
  • 10am-11am - ESPN GameDay
  • 11am-Noon - First Tennessee Tiger Town featuring the University of Memphis Pep Band
  • 3:30pm-7:30pm - First Tennessee Tiger Town on the main plaza in front of FedExForum
  • 4pm-5:45pm - Live band performance by Further Down (www.furtherdown.us)
  • 5:45pm-6:15pm - UofM Pep Rally featuring the U of M Pep Band/Pom Squad/Cheerleaders
  • 6:30pm - Doors open to the public
  • 6:30pm-7:45pm Live band performance by Perspective (www.perspectiveband.com)
  • 8pm - Tip-Off

*Only fans with a ticket to the Feb. 23rd game or a valid U of M Student ID will be allowed admission to ESPN Game Day activities and the event will be capped at 3,500 participants.

In addition to live music inside First Tennessee Tiger Town, other Memphis corporate partners will have interactive booths, displays and spirited giveaways. 

The Big Blue Bash is a new tradition in Tiger Basketball.  Fans are encouraged to wear as much blue as possible, paint their faces and do whatever they can to show their school spirit.  Prizes will be handed out throughout the evening for the Tiger fans who show the most Tiger Pride.

Thanks to Cellular South, the official wireless partner of Tiger Athletics, for its sponsorship of the Memphis-UT game and its support of Memphis Tiger Athletics.

The U of M Alumni Association Young Alumni Committee will host a pre-game party through  tip-off at Pat O’Brien’s on Beale Street as ESPN College Game Day comes to town.  Participants can enjoy specials, discounts, door prizes, and TRUE BLUE fun with fellow Tiger fans and the band and cheer squads while preparing for the game while watching basketball on Pat O’Brien’s big-screen TV.  For more information, contact the Alumni Association at 901-678-2586.


Fans are invited to join the University of Memphis Young Alumni Committee for a day-long pre-game party from 11am-8pm at Pat O’Brien’s on Beale Street as ESPN College GameDay comes to town when our Tigers host Tennessee on Saturday, February 23.  Enjoy specials, discounts, door prizes, and True Blue fun with fellow Tiger fans and our band and cheer squads, all while getting ready for the game and watching basketball on Pat O’s big-screen TV.  For more information, contact the Alumni Association at (901) 678-2586. 

The Alumni Association will also host watch parties in Collierville, Cordova, Germantown/East Memphis, Olive Branch, Midtown Memphis and Millington for fans around the city who do not have tickets to the game.  In addition, the Chicago, St. Louis, New York City, Lower Alabama, Washington, D.C. and Charlotte Alumni Clubs will host watch parties in their respective areas.  For more information on Alumni Association events, go to www.memphis.edu/enews/feb2008.html or contact the Alumni Association at (901) 678-ALUM. 

Watch parties in Memphis and around the country:

Chicago Area Alumni: The club will meet at Junior’s Sports Lounge located at 724 W. Maxwell St., Chicago, IL 60607. (www.juniorschicago.com). There is a reasonable parking garage located just southeast of Junior's on Maxwell Street. Street parking is also available on Halsted. For more information, contact Club President Jeniene Wiseman at jwiseman21@yahoo.com.

St. Louis Area Alumni:  Join fellow Tigers at the Fox & Hound Pub & Grille at 17416 Chesterfield Airport Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63005, 636/536-0802. RSVP to 1-800/678-8729 or alumnievents@memphis.edu. For more information, contact Club President Dennis Breakstone at Dennis.Breakstone@UCB-group.com.

New York City Alumni: Alumni will meet at Rogue located at 757 6th Avenue New York, NY 10010, 212/242-6434, www.roguenyc.com. Rogue  is located between 26th and 27th St. For more information, contact local alumna Janet Griffin at 646-342-4897 or jgriffin1002@yahoo.com.

Baldwin County, AL, Mobile, AL and Pensacola, FL Alumni:  The Club will meet at Baumhower's Wings Restaurant, 6880 Hwy 90, Daphne, Al 36526, 251/625-4695. For more information, contact Club President Robert Murphree at rmurphree@gulftel.com or (251) 948-8893.

Washington, D.C. Area Alumni: This group will gather at Top Shelf at 639 Indiana Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004 (www.shelfdc.com). For more information, visit http://groups.google.com/group/UofMDCAlumni.

Charlotte Area Alumni: The Charlotte Club is starting back up and will meet at Jillian’s located at 200 E. Bland Street, Charlotte, NC 28203. For more information, contact Club President John Bradford jrbradfo@us.ibm.com.

Attention Memphis Area Alumni! Don’t have tickets to the Memphis vs. UT game on February 23? Visit one of the following locations for a TRUE BLUE Watch Party! Each location is offering special discounts for card carrying Alumni Association members!

Johnny Brusco’s, 225 New Byhalia Road, 901/850-1776

T.J. Mulligan’s, 8071 Trinity Road, 901/756-4480

Germantown / East Memphis
The Cockeyed Camel, 6080 Primacy Parkway, 901/683-4056

Olive Branch
Buffalo Wild Wings, 7995 Craft-Goodman Frontage Road, 662/890-7285

Midtown Memphis
Newby’s Bar and Grill, 539 S. Highland Street, 901/452-8408

Chili’s, 8526 Highway 5, 901/872-0555

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