Business and Basketball

  Michael Strickland  

On February 26, members of the College of Business Administration Dean’s Circle gathered at the Chris Lofton Recruiting Lounge in Pratt Pavilion before the UT men’s basketball game.  Hosted by the college’s alumni annual giving chair, Michael T. Strickland, Dean’s Circle members were joined by special guests including Chancellor Jimmy Cheek, legendary women’s basketball Coach Pat Summitt, Lady Vols Associate Head Coach Holly Warlick, Lady Vols Athletic Director Joan Cronan, Tennessee Basketball legend Dane Bradshaw, and Tennessee football standout Jeff Hall.

Richard and Patricia Mallicote David Martins Howard Ray and Owen Ray


Guests had the opportunity to meet all of these legendary Tennessee supporters and obtain photographs and autographs. Following the reception, guests proceeded to Thompson Boling Arena to watch the Vols take on Mississippi State. After the game, everyone was invited to stay in the arena and watch a press conference with Coach Bruce Pearl as he and several players spoke to the media.

Dean and Ann Skadberg Pat Summitt Leads the Crowd in Rocky Top Herman & Karen Tallman


The day was a special opportunity for the college to express its gratitude to those who support our students each year with gifts to the College Fund for Business Administration.

For more information on this event and/or the Dean’s Circle, please contact the college’s annual giving coordinator, Lance Taylor, at

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