What: ESPN Night of Champions
Where: Centennial Hall
The 411: More than 1,200 partiers — including athletes, college administrators, ESPN announcers and local celebs — kicked off the inaugural College Football Playoff championship in style with a music-filled bash at Fair Park. The night started with a college DJ battle between Sokko & Lyons from University of Oregon and DJ B-Hoff from Ohio State University. But the highlight of the evening was a soulful performance by Grammy nominee Aloe Blacc, who sang his hit “Wake Me Up” to a pumped-up crowd ready for the big game on January 12 at AT&T Stadium.
Who: College Football Playoff director Bill Hancock, Tony Dorsett, Kirk Herbstreit, Scott Van Pelt, Heather Cox, Eddie George, Spudd Webb, Lee Corso, Jemele Hill, Lou Holtz, John Saunders, Mike Epps and Melissa Rycroft Strickland.