Davidson Professor Will Compete on Jeopardy! Tonight


Tonight a Charlotte-area college professor will be featured on national television as a contestant on Jeapardy!

Davidson professor Mark Sutch (Chair & Associate Professor of Theatre) has wanted to compete on the show since he was a teen.

“It’s been a life-long dream for me to be on the show. I’ve been watching pretty religiously since the late 1980s. One of my high school teachers was a contestant around that time, and I’d pepper him with questions about Alex Trebek, how the buzzer worked and the audition process,” said Sutch in an interview with Davidson. “I first applied to be on one of their teen tournaments, which back then meant sending in a postcard with my name and address on it, but I never heard back. Then, I auditioned in person in Rhode Island about 20 years ago and made it to the final stages of the process: a practice game and interview, which I completely bombed.”


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You can cheer him on tonight on NBC.