New and longtime sponsors will be featured during season 

Charlotte, N.C. – Raycom Sports kicks off coverage of Atlantic Coast Conference Football on the ACC Network this Saturday, September 1, at 12:30 p.m. The University of North Carolina Tar Heels host the Elon University Phoenix in Chapel Hill, N.C. for the ACC Network Game of the Week. Every Saturday at 12:30 p.m., ACC Network broadcasts will be syndicated in 94 markets across 32 states. In addition to airing in the ACC geographic footprint, markets including New York, Cleveland, Denver, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio and Seattle will carry the ACC Network telecasts.

Sponsors for this season include AT&T, BB&T, Food Lion, Geico, Havoline, Ruby Tuesday and Southeast Toyota.  Other advertisers include Allstate, Belk, BMW, Bojangles, Carolina Ford, Carrabba’s, Chevrolet, CPI Security, GMC, Hardee’s, Hyundai, Longhorn, NAPA Auto Parts, Peak, Principal Financial, RAM, and USAA.

“We are very proud to be associated with this stable of great partners for the 2012 ACC football season,” said Jeff Tennant, senior vice president of sales for Raycom Sports. “The ACC has a tradition of excellence that complements our advertisers’ marketing strategies. There is consistency between our partners and the ACC. Several of these companies have relationships with us that span two decades. We are excited to kick off the season with such a strong group.”

The ACC Network is the official multi-media platform of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Dedicated to delivering live, historical and original content through innovative platforms, the ACC Network is a partnership between the ACC and Raycom Sports. Built with over 30 years of broadcast production and multi-media rights experience, the ACC Network maximizes the distribution of 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. The ACC Network is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Based in Charlotte, N.C., Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports marketing, event management and production firm. Raycom is the syndicated television rightsholder of ACC men’s basketball and football telecasts.

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

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