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Sing 1999 winners gear up for Pigskin Revue

Nov. 12, 1999

By LAUREN JENKINS

Reporter

Pigskin Revue, the annual music variety show featuring the award-wining acts from last spring's All-University Sing, is a 40-year tradition at Baylor. Pigskin will continue with two shows at 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. today as well as Saturday at 7 p.m.

The evening's performances will include acts from the top place finishers, Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji), Delta Tau Delta and last year's overall winner, Chi Omega. Additional performances scheduled for the evening will be Zeta Tau Alpha, Kappa Sigma, Phi Kappa Chi, Lambda Chi Alpha and Kappa Omega Tau.

The men of Delta Tau Delta are preparing for Pigskin extensively and are waiting for the chance to perform again. They placed second in Sing 1999.

'We practice three or four times a week,' said Dustin Zanders, a Rockdale senior and cast member of The Fire Below. 'We really want to impress our alumni.'

For the groups that qualify for Pigskin, being involved is a way to get their name out and to make people aware of their activities on campus. The men of Lambda Chi Alpha have been on Baylor's campus for a short while.

'As an organization, we consider it an honor to be in Pigskin,' said Larry Wood, a Flower Mound senior. 'This is our first time [to be part of] Pigskin since we were re-chartered at Baylor in 1996.'

The men of Kappa Omega Tau are moving on to their 34th year as part of the annual homecoming tradition.

'It is always a challenge, and we want to give our best effort,' said Jed Stephens, a Wylie senior. 'So many [Kappa Omega Tau] alumni come back, and we want to give them a good show.'

Last year's first place winners, Chi Omega, are ready for the performances, and according to Jaime Finley, a Nacogdoches junior, she feels they have a lot to live up to.

'I've done Pigskin before, but winning Sing makes you want to work harder,' Finley said. 'We have a lot of new people who didn't do Sing, and they have been amazing. Everyone was excited to learn, practices are going great and we have definitely improved from last year.'

Finishing off the top three was Fiji with their act A Day of Justice. Pigskin chair Scott Waugh, an Edmond, Okla., senior, said they have a really good act.

'When you place in the top three, you have a responsibility to do an outstanding act. You want to make the audience think you have the best act,' Waugh said.

Many groups had members graduate in the spring and have had newer members fill in the spots.

'We have 21 new guys in the act, which is about half of our cast,' Waugh said. 'There's more responsibility on the sophomores, but they have picked it up very quickly.'