Raycom Sports Launches Updated ACC Trivia App

Football Trivia Added to Popular App

Charlotte, N.C. Charlotte, N.C.Raycom Sports has launched a football update for ACC Trivia. The popular trivia app, available for free download through Apple and Google Play app stores, now allows fans to challenge their knowledge of ACC Football with thousands of facts and figures. The app still features ACC Basketball trivia.

Fans of all ACC teams can now test their knowledge of the ACC gridiron, track their own results, challenge and compete against friends, and share scores on social media. ACC Trivia is sortable by sport, school and skill level and fans can compete for both conference and school leaderboards. Additionally, throughout the ACC Football season, fans can represent their teams against that week’s rival fanbase in a collective competition.

“Following the release of ACC Trivia for basketball, we’re pleased to expand this app to cover ACC Football content,” said Trey Walters, Senior Director of New Media for Raycom Sports. “This platform continues to be an engaging way for fans to interact, remember and relive great performances, conference milestones and ACC Football tradition.”

For more information, please visit theACC.com/trivia.

The Atlantic Coast Conference, now in its 63rd 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 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 53 television stations covering over 13 percent of the United States across 18 states.

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Raycom Sports Launches New App for 2015,
ACC QB Challenge Presented by KIOTI Tractor

In addition, fans can enter to win a new KIOTI Tractor

Charlotte, N.C.Raycom Sports, in partnership with KIOTI Tractor, has launched the ACC QB Challenge Presented by KIOTI Tractor. The football gaming app, now available for free download through Apple and Google Play app stores, allows fans to compete in passing challenges as their favorite school. As part of the app’s launch, KIOTI is offering fans an opportunity to win a KIOTI CS2410 tractor with the 2015 ACC QB Challenge – KIOTI Tractor Giveaway.

“We are proud to continue to push the envelope in engaging mobile platforms for college sports with ACC QB Challenge presented by KIOTI Tractor,” said Trey Walters, Senior Director of New Media for Raycom Sports.  “Following our success kicking field goals with ACC Football Challenge the last couple years, the new passing style app takes the next step in the evolution of college sports mobile gaming.”

The ACC QB Challenge Presented by KIOTI Tractor features first-person football passing style game play with receivers running a variety of route combinations – the goal being to hit as many receivers and be as accurate as possible.  ACC QB Challenge game formats will include head-to-head, season, rivalry and practice modes.

The rivalry mode 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. Season mode will let the user play their team’s ACC Football season, facing off against both home and away opponents with the chance to advance to the ACC Championship game.

Within each format, fans can share scores on Facebook and Twitter as well as keep track of overall performance on conference and school leaderboards. Throughout the season, the ACC along with KIOTI Tractor will be engaging users in social contests to post high scores and compete for prizes.

“We are excited to partner with Raycom Sports to be the presenting sponsor for their newest ACC football gaming app,” says Peter Dong Kyun Kim, president and chief executive officer of Daedong-USA,Inc., KIOTI Tractor Division. “This partnership is a great addition to our overall branding strategy as it creates a unique and integrated opportunity to support and engage our dealers, customers and fans with the KIOTI brand in one of the fastest-growing handheld digital arenas.”

Coinciding with launch of the app, the sweepstakes promotion allows fans 18 and older to enter to win a new CS2410 KIOTI tractor, complete with mid-mount mower and front-end loader. Fans may enter through the app or online September 5th through November 30th. There is no purchase necessary to win and only one entry per valid email address will be accepted. For full contest rules and to enter online, please visit www.theACC.com/tractor.

Headquartered in Wendell, N.C., KIOTI Tractor is a market-driven company that has been supplying tractor models in the 22-90 horsepower range to the U.S. and Canadian markets for almost 30 years. Building on the company’s core product line and history of innovation, KIOTI has recently expanded its offerings by introducing new models to the RX, NX, CK, PX and DK10 Series, as well as expanding its UTV offerings to include the MECHRON® 2200PS UTV and MECHRON® 2240 2 ROW UTV. For more information on KIOTI or KIOTI products please visit your authorized KIOTI Tractor dealer, call 877-GO-KIOTI, visit www.KIOTI.com and follow KIOTI on facebook.com/kiotitractor.

The Atlantic Coast Conference, now in its 63rd 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 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 53 television stations covering over 13 percent of the United States across 18 states.

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Syndicated program will preview the upcoming ACC football season 

Charlotte, N.C. – Raycom Sports will preview the upcoming Atlantic Coast Conference football season this weekend with the ACC Blitz Kickoff Special, hosted by Katie Witham and Tommy Bowden.

Witham and Bowden, who host the ACC Blitz Powered by Ram Trucks studio show every Saturday at noon preceding the ACC Network game of the week, break down each school’s strengths, weaknesses, schedule and key players.

The show includes player spotlights on a trio of quarterbacks poised to make an impact on the ACC this season; Clemson sophomore Deshaun Watson, Miami sophomore Brad Kaaya and NC State redshirt senior Jacoby Brissett. Also featured will be the reigning ACC Offensive Player of the Year, Pittsburgh junior running back James Conner, and Virginia Tech All-American junior cornerback Kendall Fuller.

In addition, ACC Digital Network host Jeff Fischel will debut the first ACC Power Poll of the season.

For a complete listing of local affiliates and airtimes, please visit www.RaycomSports.com/2015ACCKickoffShow.

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 13 percent of the United States across 18 states.

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Season Wraps Up with Georgia Tech Quarterback Justin Thomas, Former NC State great Jerricho Cotchery, Florida State’s Inspirational Payton Poulin and All-Access Gameday Around the ACC

Charlotte, N.C. – Raycom Sports’ multi-Emmy Award-winning summer television series, “Havoline Football Saturdays,” completes its twelfth season this weekend with Episode 6. The series, with six one-hour episodes, is hosted by Tim Brando and syndicated in over 100 markets throughout the country.

This week’s show features Georgia Tech starting quarterback Justin Thomas. A star player out of Prattville High School in Alabama, Thomas seemed destined for a legendary career at the University of Alabama. He led his team to the state title and was heavily recruited by the Crimson Tide and Florida State. The young man whose middle name is Bryant, after the legendary Crimson Tide coach, committed to Alabama.  But after talks of a position change, he de-committed and signed with Georgia Tech and never looked back. See how that decision was the best for both Thomas and the Yellow Jackets.

Spend time with former NC State receiver Jerricho Cotchery. The 12-year NFL pro is currently playing for the Carolina Panthers.  But life hasn’t been so easy for the former Wolfpack great. Growing up in a big family in Birmingham, Alabama, Cotchery joined a gang at the age of 12. But surviving a car crash that killed his friend pushed Cotchery to change his life. That included dedicating himself to football, where he became a two-time All-State receiver. He attended NC State with future NFL Quarterback Philip Rivers, and together they assaulted the Wolfpack record book.  But family has always been a priority as we head home with Jerricho to meet his wife and 4 adopted children.

Then meet an inspiration to the Florida State football team in Payton Poulin. The longtime Seminoles fan suffers from schizencephaly, similar to cerebral palsy, but has fought to live a normal life. With a goal of attending FSU, he chose schoolwork over physical therapy while in High School. After admission to FSU, he was invited to attend a practice by head coach Jimbo Fisher and Poulin instantly connected with the team. He has not missed a practice since.  Hear how his fight off the field inspired the Seminoles to the 2014 National Championship.

And with college football starting in two weeks, All-Access lets fans get ready for the season by enjoying all the sights and sounds of gameday on campuses around the ACC.

For a complete listing of local affiliates and airtimes, please visit www.FootballSaturdays.com.

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.

 

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Spotlights Syracuse Legend Larry Csonka, North Carolina Quarterback Marquise Williams and
All-Access with the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, Skipper at Virginia Tech and Chief Osceola at Florida State

 

Charlotte, N.C. – Raycom Sports’ multi-Emmy Award-winning summer television series, “Havoline Football Saturdays,” continues its twelfth season this weekend with Episode 5. The series, with six one-hour episodes, is hosted by Tim Brando and syndicated in over 100 markets throughout the country.

This week’s show features a two-part spotlight of Syracuse running back and NFL Hall of Famer Larry Csonka. Growing up in Ohio and working on dairy farms, Csonka learned the importance of hard work and the ability to be self-sufficient. Despite quitting football in the 7th grade, he returned after gaining a working knowledge of the game. That knowledge, combined with size and strength, made him an imposing force at Syracuse and then in the NFL with the Miami Dolphins. The Hall of Famer led the Dolphins to the only undefeated season in history, all the while embracing a team-first attitude.

But the wilderness of Alaska was always on his mind, beginning at the age of five. Living in Alaska five months a year for almost two decades, Csonka revels in the natural beauty, often inviting former teammates to share the experience. Visit with Csonka in his Alaskan paradise as he talks about his love of life away from “the lower 48” and how that love resulted in his hosting the popular travel show “North to Alaska” for 16 years.

Then spend time with North Carolina’s Marquise Williams. The senior quarterback plays with a chip on his shoulder, and never wants to forget his small town roots. Growing up in Shelby, N.C., Williams has played QB since he was eight years old. But it took a move to Charlotte for high school to get recruiters to notice his talents. Nicknamed “Big Country,” he led Mallard Creek H.S. to a state title and committed to the Tar Heels after his junior season. Learn how playing behind Bryn Renner helped him become a better player and why he has become the leader of Coach Fedora’s spread offense.

And in All-Access, get a closer look at three ACC traditions. Get behind-the-scenes at the Carrier Dome, the imposing home field of Syracuse. Then visit with the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets as they maintain Skipper, the legendary cannon named in honor of JFK. And experience planting the spear with Florida State’s Chief Osceola.

For a complete listing of local affiliates and airtimes, please visit www.FootballSaturdays.com.

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.

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Havoline Football Saturdays Episode 4 Airs This Weekend


Spotlights Pittsburgh’s James Conner, Tennessee’s Inky Johnson and All-Access
with Georgia Tech’s Ramblin’ Wreck and North Carolina’s Rameses

 Charlotte, N.C. – Raycom Sports’ multi-Emmy Award-winning summer television series, “Havoline Football Saturdays,” continues its twelfth season this weekend with Episode 4.  The series, with six one-hour episodes, is hosted by Tim Brando and syndicated in over 100 markets throughout the country.

This week’s show spotlight’s Pittsburgh running back James Conner, the reigning ACC Offensive Player of the Year. Despite not playing running back until his senior year of high school, Conner made an immediate impact as a Pitt freshman, breaking Tony Dorsett’s school bowl rushing record, and followed up with ACC Player of the Year honors as a sophomore. But it is his close family and friends that motivate him to excel on the field and off. Head home to Erie, Pa. to meet the families that keep Conner focused on being a great person as well as great player. See how personal experiences inspired his continued work with children and The Kidney Foundation.

Then spend time with former Tennessee defensive back Inky Johnson. Growing up in the tough Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta, Johnson found a path to success through sports, playing against older, bigger kids. His skill and toughness made him a star for the Vols, and Johnson was on a course for the NFL when one tackle changed his future. On a hit against Air Force, Johnson suffered permanent nerve damage to his right arm and a broken artery in his chest. Despite the injuries, Johnson kept a promise to his grandmother to graduate, earning undergraduate and Master’s degrees from UT. Learn how Johnson rebuilt his life after the injury with a new attitude, and his impact now as a motivational speaker.

And in All-Access, get a behind-the-scenes look at two ACC traditions. First get behind the wheel of the Georgia Tech Ramblin’ Wreck. The most famous 1930 Ford Model A in college sports, it has led the Yellow Jackets on the field every home game since 1961. Then meet the keepers of Rameses, North Carolina’s beloved ram. Since 1924, the mascots have called Henry Hogan’s farm home. See the ram get ready to meet the Tar Heel faithful on game day.

For a complete listing of local affiliates and airtimes, please visit www.FootballSaturdays.com.

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.

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Havoline Football Saturdays Episode 3 Airs This Weekend

Spotlights Boston College’s Welles Crowther and the Boston College Football team,
Alabama’s Tony Nathan and Road Trip to Louisville’s First ACC Game

 Charlotte, N.C. – Raycom Sports’ multi-Emmy Award-winning summer television series, “Havoline Football Saturdays,” continues its twelfth season this weekend with Episode 3.  The series, with six one-hour episodes, is hosted by Tim Brando and syndicated in over 100 markets throughout the country.

This week’s show tells the heroic story of Boston College lacrosse player Welles Crowther, the man in the red bandana. Growing up in Nyack, N.Y., Crowther was a beloved member of the community, eventually joining his father as a volunteer firefighter and becoming known for always carrying a red bandana given to him by his father. He attended college at BC, where he was a member of the lacrosse team. Upon graduation, he worked as a securities trader on the 104th floor of the South Tower at the World Trade Center. Crowther was in the South Tower on 9/11 and was among those who lost his life as a result of the terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center. Nine months later, several survivors were quoted in the New York Times to have seen an unidentified man wearing a red bandana helping over a dozen people to safety before the tower collapsed. That man was soon identified as Crowther. His heroic efforts were retold by President Barack Obama at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum dedication.

Boston College honored Crowther’s heroics last fall by wearing red bandana accents on their uniforms when 9th ranked USC came to Alumni Stadium. Channeling the energy brought by Crowther’s memory, the Eagles upset the Trojans.

Visit the 9/11 National Memorial’s South Pool with Welles’ parents and hear how they and the BC community honor their son’s selfless actions through the Welles Crowther Trust.

Then head to Birmingham, Ala. and spend time with Tony Nathan. Growing up in newly desegregated Birmingham, Nathan became the first African-American superstar in the Birmingham school systems. He led his Woodlawn High School team in a spiritual awakening that culminated in a showdown with rival Banks School in the “greatest high school game ever played in Birmingham.” Recruited by the legendary Bear Bryant, Nathan led Alabama to the 1978 National Championship before a successful NFL career with the Miami Dolphins. Hear from Nathan about his hard road to success, now being made into a motion picture, Woodlawn.

And travel to Louisville with Road Trip host, Tommy Kane.  TK shows fans the sights and sounds of game day for the Cardinals’ first ever ACC game and gives a tour of the River City, including the Louisville Slugger Factory and Museum.

For a complete listing of local affiliates and airtimes, please visit www.FootballSaturdays.com.

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.

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Havoline Football Saturdays Episode 2 Airs This Weekend

Spotlights Clemson’s Deshaun Watson, the UAB Football Program,
NC State’s Jacoby Brissett and Georgia Superfan Big Dawg

Charlotte, N.C. – Raycom Sports’ multi-Emmy Award-winning summer television series, “Havoline Football Saturdays,” continues its twelfth season this weekend.  The series, with six one-hour episodes, is hosted by Tim Brando and syndicated in over 100 markets throughout the country.

This week’s show highlights Deshaun Watson from Clemson. Big things are expected from the sophomore quarterback, who suffered a broken hand and torn ACL during his electric but shortened first year. But Watson is no stranger to fighting adversity. While establishing himself as a prized recruit out of Gainesville, Ga., his mother was diagnosed with cancer in 2012. Hear how his mother’s fight taught Watson to stay grounded in his success, why he chose Clemson, and what he has planned for his sophomore season at Death Valley.

Then head to Birmingham, Ala. and follow the fight for the UAB football program. After the university’s decision to end the sport after the 2014 season, a groundswell of support from students, alumni and the local community forced the administration to reconsider its decision and resurrect the program. Follow the events through the eyes of one of the Blazers’ most passionate fans, Timothy Alexander.

Spend time with NC State’s Jacoby Brissett. A football and basketball star at Dwyer High School in Florida, he enrolled at the University of Florida in 2011. After two seasons fighting for playing time with #1 high school quarterback recruit Jeff Driskel, Brissett transferred to NC State. In his first year at quarterback last season, Brissett led the Wolfpack to the second-largest turnaround in college football.  With expectations high for this season, the redshirt senior talks about his road to Raleigh, N.C. and how a phone call from NC State Head Coach Dave Doeren influenced his final choice between the Wolfpack and West Virginia.

And in Road Trip, travel to Athens, Ga. for game day with host Tommy Kane. Learn about the origins of Big Dawg as the Georgia superfan gives Kane lessons in facepainting and how to bark properly to cheer on the Bulldogs.

For a complete listing of local affiliates and airtimes, please visit www.FootballSaturdays.com.

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.

 

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Emmy Award-Winning Havoline Football Saturdays
Kicks Off 12th Season This Weekend

Episode 1 Spotlights Kentucky’s Tim Couch, Florida’s James Bates,
Clemson’s David Saville and NC State’s Terrence and Torry Holt

 Charlotte, N.C. – Raycom Sports’ multi-Emmy Award-winning summer television series, “Havoline Football Saturdays,” begins its twelfth season this weekend.  The series, with six one-hour episodes, is hosted by Tim Brando and syndicated in over 100 markets throughout the country.

This week’s show highlights 1999 #1 NFL Draft pick Tim Couch from Kentucky. Growing up in the small town of Hyden, Kentucky, Couch became a high school legend as a football and basketball star. He set national passing records and was National Player of the Year as a senior. Couch talks about how he almost attended Tennessee before deciding on Kentucky. He struggled through a tough freshman year at UK and was planning to transfer, but stayed with the Wildcats after a coaching change and a new offense. He set school and SEC records while in Lexington as he became the #1 overall pick by the Cleveland Browns.

Then spend time with FOX Sports announcer and former Florida Gator James Bates. An All-SEC linebacker and team captain, Bates led the Gators to the 2006 National Championship. But football doesn’t define him. He also likes to have fun, especially at home with his family, singing, raising chickens and showing off his original paintings. See how this son of an NFL head coach inspires and entertains with his personality and art.

Also visit Clemson to see the inspirational story of Tigers student equipment manager David Saville. Born with Down Syndrome, he has never let that stop him from leading an impactful life. He earned a spot on the equipment staff in high school and was elected Homecoming King. After graduation, Saville enrolled at Clemson University, home of ClemsonLIFE (Learning is for Everyone), a four-year post-secondary program focused on vocational and independent-living success for young adults with disabilities. He earned a spot on the equipment staff and has been an inspiration to the entire Tigers football team. Saville exemplifies a quote from Head Coach Dabo Swinney, “The only disability in life is a bad attitude.”

And in All-Access, spend gameday in Raleigh with NC State greats Terrence and Torry Holt. Both players left their mark with the Wolfpack on the field. Now is a chance to experience what game day is like at Carter-Finley Stadium with these two Wolfpack greats.

For a complete listing of local affiliates and airtimes, please visit www.FootballSaturdays.com.

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.

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Charlotte, N.C.Raycom Sports today announced the ACC Network broadcast team for the 2015 ACC football season. Veteran ACC Network announcer Tim Brant will handle full play-by-play duties, teaming up with Dave Archer, who begins his sixth season as analyst for ACC telecasts. Roddy Jones will join the ACC Network team as sideline reporter. In addition, Katie Witham will join Tommy Bowden in the studio for the ACC Blitz powered by Ram Trucks.

Tim Brant has spent nearly forty years covering sports for Raycom, CBS and ABC Sports. He has served many roles throughout his career including sideline reporter, analyst and play-by-play. He is a veteran of two Olympics and was a fixture in Washington, DC as the morning co-host for ABC-owned WMAL Radio and then Sports Director for ABC 7/WJLA-TV. A star linebacker and defensive captain at Maryland, he was with the Washington Redskins before a career-ending knee injury.

Dave Archer was part of Raycom’s SEC broadcasts for seven seasons before joining the ACC Network team in 2010. Since 2003 he has also served as a radio analyst for the Atlanta Falcons. An eight-year veteran of the NFL, he played quarterback for the Falcons, Redskins, Chargers and Eagles. He also played 5 years in the CFL and one in the WLAF, where he won a World Bowl championship and was the game MVP. Archer played collegiately at Iowa St. and was inducted into the ISU Hall of Fame in 2005.

Roddy Jones begins his first year as sideline reporter after serving as analyst for Georgia Tech football radio broadcasts and working on ACC baseball broadcasts on ESPN3. He entered broadcasting after a distinguished career at Georgia Tech. As a running back for the Yellow Jackets, Jones was named to the Academic All-ACC team three times while earning both his undergraduate degree and MBA at Tech. He finished his career in the Top 15 in Tech history in rushing yards, and atop the record books in Yards Per Attempt (7.59) and Career Games Started (52). Jones also spent two years as a member of the Georgia Tech Baseball team.

Katie Witham begins her first season as host of the ACC Blitz powered by Ram Trucks. The Emmy and Telly award winning on-air talent has been in broadcasting since 2005, working as an anchor, sideline reporter, analyst and host for the Cleveland Indians, Columbus Crew, Fox SportsTime Ohio, Big Ten Network, Fox Sports South, MLS and Fox Sports 1. Witham is a graduate of Capital University, where she was co-captain of the soccer team and won all-conference athletic and academic honors. She also coached collegiate soccer and high school softball.

Tommy Bowden is a two-time ACC Coach of the Year, posting a 72-45 record as the head coach for Clemson University in almost ten seasons. The Tigers were bowl eligible every year he coached at Death Valley. Prior to Clemson, he led Tulane University to an 18-4 record over two seasons and earned Conference USA Coach of the Year honors. His 1998 Tulane squad went 12–0 and achieved a top-10 final ranking in both polls. Bowden is a graduate of West Virginia University, where he played wide receiver.

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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