From preparing the Power T outline on Shields-Watkins Field to making the Ayres Hall chimes play the Today show theme, the work of many Vol family members helped to make Wednesday’s world record-breaking event a Big Orange success.
For two lucky UT students, Wednesday was doubly special: They helped the university set a GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for the largest human letter and they each walked away with a $5,000 scholarship.
While the UT community is enjoying bragging rights for setting the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD yesterday for the largest human letter—a 4,223-person Power T—a few lucky students, faculty, and staff came away from yesterday’s event in Neyland Stadium with even more.
With more than 3,100 students, about 700 faculty, staff, and retirees, about 400 alumni, and one bluetick coonhound, UT this morning set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD title for the largest human letter. Volunteers stood together in Neyland Stadium to create a Power T that spanned 190 feet by 190 feet. NBC’s Today show viewers witnessed