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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