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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