September 22, 2006

Good Morning:

Tulane University continues to be in the national spotlight. The enormously popular Best Damn Sports Show Period, featuring hosts Chris Rose, former Lakers’ great John Salley and former Carolina Panthers star Rodney Peete, will broadcast from Gibson Quad Sept. 27, 28 and 29 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

The producers are encouraging the Tulane and New Orleans community to attend all tapings. No tickets are required. Just arrive at 4 p.m. on the taping days. Students and fans wearing Tulane gear will be spotlighted for TV coverage.

The show is taping from campus as a lead up to the Green Wave’s Sept. 30 home opener against SMU. The game will mark the return of college football to the Superdome for the first time since Katrina.

Guests for the show will include Tulane head football coach Chris Scelfo, former Rams star running back Marshall Faulk, Saints quarterback Drew Brees, Saints running back Deuce McAllister, former LSU basketball coach Dale Brown and more. Cowboy Mouth will perform on Wednesday and Robert Randolph and Friends will perform on Thursday. There will be beignet eating contests, giveaways and other special events. The show’s hosts will take pictures and sign autographs with fans at the end of each show.

Besides being a lot of fun this, like last week’s premiere of “All the King's Men,” is an important opportunity to broadcast great images of our university and city to the nation, as well as highlight the challenges that lay ahead. Hope to see you at the show.

Also, you might enjoy this short movie. It features some of the excitement of last week’s premiere as well as some comments from the stars regarding Tulane and New Orleans.

Have a great weekend,


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