Series Features Unique Stories with Some of the Biggest Names in ACC Basketball

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The second episode of the Emmy Award-nominated ACC Network syndicated series, “Havoline Kings of the Court,” will begin airing this weekend throughout the month of February. Hosted by former University of Virginia star and 8-year NBA guard, Cory Alexander, the series is syndicated throughout the ACC Network to over 100 television markets.

The second show of 2015 features North Carolina Hall of Famer Charlie Scott. He is one of the best players to ever play in the ACC as he helped the Tar Heels to two ACC Tournament titles and two Final Four appearances. But his success on the court does not begin to tell the story of Charlie Scott. The New York native experienced hardship during a turbulent time in the late-1960s when he was the first African-American scholarship athlete at UNC. Charlie returns to Chapel Hill as he talks about the tough times he suffered through while in college and how his head coach, Dean Smith, fought for him and became a trailblazer.

Nominated for the prestigious Emmy Award for Best Sports Series, “Havoline Kings of the Courtis dedicated to spotlighting the continued tradition of excellence that is Atlantic Coast Conference basketball. The series, three monthly half-hour shows, goes beyond the game to tell the unique story of a player or coach, and how they made a name for themselves in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

For complete information on “Havoline Kings of the Court,” including airdates and times, station affiliates and platforms, visit theACC.com/kings.

Charlotte-based Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports sales & marketing, syndication, event management and production firm. Raycom is the current syndicated television rightsholder of ACC men’s basketball and football telecasts through 2027.

In a partnership with ESPN and the ACC, Raycom operates the ACC Network, which distributes ACC content through live television broadcasting, original programming via digital technologies, historical archives, mobile applications, social media, ACC Championship events and the official ACC website.

Raycom Sports’ parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, Alabama, owns and operates 53 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states.

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The Atlantic Coast Conference and Raycom Sports Announce Launch of New ACC Gameday App for Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship

New Mobile App Will Inform and Enhance Experience for Fans

CHARLOTTE, N.C.  – The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and Raycom Sports today announced the launch of the official ACC Championship App for the 2014 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game. Developed in partnership with SportsLabs, the free mobile application is an in-depth event resource for fans in town for the game or watching from home.

The ACC Championship App consists of a variety of extensive content designed to enhance the game-day experience by delivering:

  • Event weekend guide with activity times and locations, and other need-to-know information including stadium maps and parking
  • Live game audio from ESPN Radio broadcast
  • Information on the ACC Legends Class of 2014
  • Live game score and stats
  • Real-time social stream with Instagram and Twitter feeds from the teams, media, and the ACC
  • Location based maps for fans attending the events
  • Alerts for weather updates, pre-game events, game scoring and more

The Official ACC Gameday App can be found as a free download in both the Apple iTunes and Google Play stores.

The Atlantic Coast Conference, now in its 62nd year of competition and 15 members strong, has long enjoyed the reputation as one of the strongest and most competitive intercollegiate conferences in the nation. ACC members Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami, North Carolina, NC State, Notre Dame, Pitt, Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest continue to build upon the cornerstones on which the league was founded in 1953 with a consistent balance of academics, athletics and integrity.  For more information, visit theACC.com and follow @theACC on Twitter and on facebook.com/theACC.

Charlotte-based Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports sales & marketing, syndication, event management and production firm. Raycom is the current syndicated television rightsholder of ACC men’s basketball and football telecasts through 2027. Raycom’s parent company Raycom Media is located in Montgomery, Alabama, and owns and operates 53 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states. In a partnership with the ACC, Raycom operates the ACC Network, which distributes ACC content through live television broadcasting, original programming via digital technologies, historical archives, mobile applications, social media, ACC Championship events and the official ACC website.

SportsLabs is the official digital sports platform provider for schools, conferences, teams, rights holders and content producers. Using its proprietary Advanced Media Platform for Sports, it develops new ways for fans to engage with sports through digital products and experiences. Based in Boulder, Colo., SportsLabs is part of Silver Chalice Ventures, which builds and operates a portfolio of high-value digital media businesses.

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Raycom Sports Receives Nine Nominations For
29th Annual Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Raycom Sports was nominated for nine Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards, it was announced by the Nashville/Midsouth Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The awards will be announced on January 31, 2015 in Nashville.

The summer weekly series “Havoline Football Saturdays” was nominated for the seventh straight year. It has won five Emmy Awards. Raycom also received four nominations in the Sports Program Feature category.

In addition, Raycom was nominated in the categories of Sports Event/Game for ACC Basketball UNC at NCSU, Documentary/Topical for “Head Impact Research in ACC,” Director/Short Form for “ACC Tournament Open,” and Promo Spot/Sports for “Duke-UNC Basketball Open.

Producers Dave Barringer and Jeremy Williams and Associate Producers Maxwell Brooke and Richard Brooke each received four nominations, Producer Alex Farmartino received three nominations, Executive Producer Rob Reichley and Associate Producer Chris Duzan received two nominations, and Director Billy McCoy, host Cory Alexander, Boris Rogers and John Hairston received one nomination.

“We are tremendously honored to receive nine nominations for the 2015 Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards,” said Jimmy Rayburn, Chief Operating Officer of Raycom Sports. “Our dedicated production staff consistently turns out amazing work. For Raycom Sports to be recognized by its peers and it is a testament to their talent.”

Charlotte-based Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports sales & marketing, syndication, event management and production firm. Raycom is the current syndicated television rightsholder of ACC men’s basketball and football telecasts through 2027.

In a partnership with the ACC, Raycom operates the ACC Network, which distributes ACC content through live television broadcasting, original programming via digital technologies, historical archives, mobile applications, social media, ACC Championship events and the official ACC website.

Raycom Sports’ parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, Alabama, owns and operates 53 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states.

29th Annual Midsouth Regional Emmy Award Nominations

Sports Event/Game              ACC BB/UNC at NCSU                    Dave Barringer, Billy McCoy

Sports News Feature`          Football Saturdays                           Dave Barringer, Max Brooke, Richard Brooke, Chris Duzan,

                                                                                                         Alex Farmartino, Rob Reichley, Jeremy Williams

Sports Program Feature      WFU’s Chris Paul’s Journey            Cory Alexander, Max Brooke, Richard Brooke, Chris Duzan,

                                                                                                         Rob Reichley, Jeremy Williams

                                                  To The Brink-UM’s Joe Zagacki      Max Brooke, Alex Farmartino

                                                  GT’s Jeremiah Attaochu                  Dave Barringer, Max Brooke

                                                  The Final Roll-AU Toomer Oaks      Richard Brooke

Documentary/Topical           Head Impact Research in ACC           Alex Farmartino

Director-Short Form             ACC Tournament Open                     Dave Barringer, Jeremy Williams

Promo Spot/Sports               Duke-UNC BB Open                         Richard Brooke, John Hairston, Boris Rogers, Jeremy Williams

 

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Fans can vote for their ACC Players and Coach of the Year

CHARLOTTE, N.C. –The ACC Network has launched the ACC Fan Vote presented by Havoline, it was announced today. The online promotion will give fans a chance to vote for the best players and coaches in the ACC this football season.

Havoline and the ACC Network will let fans vote online for their Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Offensive Rookie of the Year, Defensive Rookie of the Year and Coach of the Year. Fans may vote for one player in each category. Voting is now open and will close on Friday, November 28th.

The Fan’s Choices will be announced during the final ACC Network ACC Game of the Week telecast on Saturday, November 29th.

For more information and to vote, fans may visit www.theACC.com/FanVote.

About Raycom Sports and the ACC Network

Charlotte-based Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports sales & marketing, syndication, event management and production firm. Raycom is the current syndicated television rightsholder of ACC men’s basketball and football telecasts through 2027.

In a partnership with ESPN and the ACC, Raycom operates the ACC Network, which distributes ACC content through live television broadcasting, original programming via digital technologies, historical archives, mobile applications, social media, ACC Championship events and the official ACC website.

Raycom Sports’ parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, Alabama, owns and operates 53 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states.

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2015 Basketball Schedule

DATE: TIME: MATCHUP:
Jan. 3 12:00 N Pittsburgh at NC State
Jan. 3 2:30 PM Georgia Tech at Notre Dame
Jan. 7 9:00 PM Duke at Wake Forest (Split)
Jan. 7 9:00 PM Clemson at Louisville (Split)
Jan. 10 12:00 N Georgia Tech at Wake Forest
Jan. 13 8:00 PM Wake Forest at Syracuse (Split)
Jan. 13 8:00 PM Clemson at Virginia (Split)
Jan. 17 1:30 PM NC State at Florida State
Jan. 17 4:00 PM Syracuse at Clemson (Split)
Jan. 17 4:00 PM Georgia Tech at Pittsburgh (Split)
Jan. 22 8:00 PM NC State at Miami (Split)
Jan. 22 8:00 PM Georgia Tech at Virginia (Split)
Jan. 24 12:00 N Wake Forest at Clemson
Jan. 25 1:00 PM Virginia at Virginia Tech
Jan. 28 9:00 PM Louisville at Boston College (Split)
Jan. 28 9:00 PM Clemson at NC State (Split)
Jan. 31 12:00 N NC State at Georgia Tech (Split)
Jan. 31 12:00 N Notre Dame at Pittsburgh (Split)
Feb. 3 8:00 PM Louisville at Miami (Split)
Feb. 3 8:00 PM NC State at Wake Forest (Split)
Feb. 7 3:00 PM North Carolina at Boston College (Split)
Feb. 7 3:00 PM Florida State at Virginia Tech (Split)
Feb. 11 8:00 PM Virginia at NC State (Split)
Feb. 11 8:00 PM Pittsburgh at Louisville (Split)
Feb. 14 12:00 N North Carolina at Pittsburgh
Feb. 14 2:30 PM Wake Forest at Virginia (Split)
Feb. 14 2:30 PM Florida State at Georgia Tech (Split)
Feb. 18 9:00 PM North Carolina at Duke (Split)
Feb. 18 9:00 PM Boston College at Florida State (Split)
Feb. 21 12:00 N Pittsburgh at Syracuse (Split)
Feb. 21 12:00 N Georgia Tech at North Carolina (Split)
Feb. 24 8:00 PM NC State at North Carolina (Split)
Feb. 24 8:00 PM Syracuse at Notre Dame (Split)
Feb. 28 12:00 N Georgia Tech at Clemson
Feb. 28 4:00 PM Virginia Tech at Virginia
Mar. 4 8:00 PM Wake Forest at Duke (Split)
Mar. 4 8:00 PM Miami at Pittsburgh (Split)
Mar. 7 2:00 PM Wake Forest at Boston College
Mar. 7 4:00 PM Clemson at Notre Dame

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Thompson Square and Chase Rice Performing at 2014 ACC FanFest presented by AT&T

Live Concerts prior to the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game;
Thompson Square to Perform National Anthem

Charlotte, N.C. – Multi-platinum national recording duo Thompson Square and country music star Chase Rice will perform at the 2014 ACC FanFest presented by AT&T, game officials announced. ACC FanFest, which is free and open to the public, takes place Saturday, Dec. 6, from noon to 7:00 p.m., leading up to the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game. Thompson Square will perform at 4:00 p.m. and Rice will perform at 5:30 p.m. on the Dr Pepper Stage.

In addition, the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association award-winning Thompson Square will perform the national anthem prior to the primetime kickoff.

With two #1 smash singles, five Top 15 hits, seven national awards and over 25 nominations (including American Music Award, Teen Choice Award and two GRAMMY nods), Thompson Square is one of today’s hottest Country music acts. The husband/wife duo of Keifer and Shawna Thompson made music history when it earned awards from both the ACM and CMA for “Vocal Duo of the Year” in 2012.  Thompson Square was awarded its second consecutive ACM Award for “Vocal Duo of the Year” in April 2013.

Thompson Square’s breakthrough hit “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” has surpassed two million in sales, was the #1 Digital Soundscan Single for five weeks straight, the No. 1 Country Ringtone for 12 consecutive weeks and the Most Played Song at Country Radio in 2011 (Mediabase). Thompson Square followed that success with the award winning hit, “I Got You,” and critically-acclaimed “Glass.”  Thompson Square’s star continues to rise in 2014 with the #1 GOLD selling heart-tugger “If I Didn’t Have You” and its Top 5 hit, “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About,” both from the duo’s current album, Just Feels Good.

North Carolina-raised Chase Rice played linebacker at the University of North Carolina. Rice’s current album Ignite The Night debuted #1 on Billboard Top Country Albums in August of this year. It includes “Ready Set Roll,” the Gold-certified single. He has released two previous albums, Country as Me and Dirt Road Communion, and co-wrote the number one single performed by Florida Georgia Line, “Cruise.”

After graduating from UNC, Rice took a job as part of the NASCAR Hendrick Motorsports pit crew. He first came into the public’s eye when he was a contestant on the TV show “Survivor: Nicaragua,” eventually finishing second in the running.

ACC FanFest presented by AT&T, located adjacent to Bank of America Stadium and centered at the intersection of Mint and Graham Streets, is the ultimate pregame activity. Football fans of all ages can get into the spirit of ACC Football with interactive games and attractions, team mascots, food and beverage, autograph signings, game merchandise, giveaways and general family fun. Special attractions include an ACC Mascot Football game and live music throughout the day.

The 2014 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game will be played in Charlotte on Saturday, Dec. 6 with a primetime kickoff and gates opening at 6:00 p.m. The game is held at Bank of America Stadium, home of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers and the Belk Bowl. The ACC Champion earns an automatic berth to play in the Capital OneOrange Bowl, if not selected for the College Football Playoff.

Ticket prices are $25 to $50 for Upper Level, $55 to $110 for Lower Level, and $160 to $195 for Club Level. Fans may purchase tickets through Ticketmaster at theACC.co/14ACCFCGtix or locally at the Bank of America Stadium Ticket Office.

Raycom Sports operates ACC FanFest through a partnership with the ACC and the Charlotte Sports Foundation, the local organizing committee for the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game. Fans can visit theACC.co/ACCFCG for more information about the game and surrounding events.

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2014 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship: The 2014 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game will be played Saturday, Dec. 6 in primetime at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium.  The nationally televised game will feature the Atlantic Division Champion against the Coastal Division Champion.  To purchase tickets, and for more information on the full weekend of ACC festivities, visit theACC.co/ACCFCG. 

ACC Network and Tire Pros Announce 2014 Ride in Style Sweepstakes

Grand Prize is VIP Trip to 2014 ACC Football Championship Game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. –The ACC Network and Tire Pros, an Official Sponsor and the Official Tire Retailer of ACC Football, recently announced the launch of the 2014 Tire Pros Ride in Style Sweepstakes. The contest, which is free to enter, will run throughout the college football regular season.

Now through November 23rd, fans may enter the sweepstakes by completing an electronic entry form at participating Tire Pros dealer locations or online at www.theacc.com/tirepros.

The grand prize winner, chosen at random, will receive a V.I.P. trip for two to the 2014 Dr Pepper ACC Championship Game on December 6th in Charlotte, N.C. In addition to the all-expense paid travel package, the grand prize winner will also receive a set of new Continental tires and a set of Monster alloy wheels.

About Tire Pros/American Tire Distributors

Tire Pros Francorp is a subsidiary of American Tire Distributors (ATD) with more than 580 retail locations nationwide.  The Tire Pros franchise program brings independent tire dealers together under a shared national brand and offers them dedicated retail sales and marketing support, training, financial management, and additional buying enhancements to help them remain competitive in today’s retail marketplace. Through their affiliation, independent tire dealers are able to offer an industry-leading warranty package featuring complimentary roadside assistance and honored at over 30,000 service centers nationwide among many other benefits. To learn more about joining the nation’s largest network of elite, independent tire dealers, visit www.TirePros.com.

About Raycom Sports and the ACC Network

Charlotte-based Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports sales & marketing, syndication, event management and production firm. Raycom is the current syndicated television rightsholder of ACC men’s basketball and football telecasts through 2027. In a partnership with ESPN and the ACC, Raycom operates the ACC Network, which distributes ACC content through live television broadcasting, original programming via digital technologies, historical archives, mobile applications, social media, ACC Championship events and the official ACC website. Raycom Sports’ parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, Alabama, owns and operates 53 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states.

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Popular App Offers Great Fun and Prizes for Fans       

Charlotte, N.C.Raycom Sports has launched the 2014 edition of the popular app, ACC Football Challenge. The app, now available for download through Apple, Android and Amazon app stores for just $.99, allows fans to compete in several field goal kicking challenges and gives them the chance to represent their school and win great prizes, including a suite at the 2014 ACC Championship game. The 2013 debut edition was downloaded over 500,000 times and had over 12 million games played.

Fans may compete as their favorite school and play its full 2014 ACC football schedule. Additionally, the game features online tournaments and head‐to‐head match‐ups, which allow fans to challenge others and post scores on Facebook and Twitter, all the while keeping track of overall performance on conference and school-specific leaderboards.

The weekly virtual Rivalry Challenge allows fans to represent their schools and play against the fan base of their team’s ACC opponent that week with score updates provided in the app, online and in ACC Network broadcasts.

“Raycom Sports is very excited to launch the 2014 version of ACC Football Challenge.,” said Trey Walters, Manager of New Media and Business Development for Raycom Sports. “Coming off the tremendous success of the debut version last year, with over 500k downloads and over 12 million games played, clearly ACC and college football fans have embraced ACC Football Challenge and we look to build on that success with this year’s edition.”

Throughout the season weekly winners will be drawn to receive an ACC fan prize package, with the grand prize of a suite for family and friends at the 2014 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game. In addition, fans can also win an ACC Tailgate party for their school at an upcoming home game, all by registering at www.ACCFootballChallenge.com.

The Atlantic Coast Conference, now in its 62nd year of competition and 15 members strong, has long enjoyed the reputation as one of the strongest and most competitive intercollegiate conferences in the nation. ACC members, consisting of Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami, North Carolina, NC State, Notre Dame, Pitt, Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest, continue to build upon the cornerstones on which the league was founded in 1953 with a consistent balance of academics, athletics and integrity.  For more information, visit theACC.com and follow @theACC and on facebook.com/theACC.

Charlotte-based Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports sales & marketing, syndication, event management and production firm. Raycom holds the ACC digital rights and syndicated television rights of ACC men’s basketball and football telecasts through 2023.

In a partnership with the ACC, Raycom operates the ACC Network, which distributes ACC content through live television broadcasting, original programming via digital technologies, historical archives, mobile applications, social media, ACC Championship events and the official ACC website.

Raycom Sports’ parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, AL, owns and operates 48 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states.

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