The video-centric app will initially focus upon Men’s & Women’s Basketball Tournament action, providing original, in-depth coverage and social features connecting sports fans with the tournament and each other

CHARLOTTE, N.C.  – The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) today announced a Facebook timeline app enabling friends to watch, comment upon, and share video around ACC  Men’s & Women’s Basketball teams and their journeys through March tournament play. The Facebook timeline app can be found at http://apps.facebook.com/accsports, or by searching “ACC Sports” on Facebook.

Using video from The ACC Digital Network, a joint venture between Raycom Sports and digital media firm Silver Chalice, the ACC Sports on Facebook timeline app provides users the ability to watch in-depth news, analysis, and highlights around basketball coverage in March in addition to video programming covering the Conference’s entire array of sports.

“We couldn’t be more proud to stand next to the ACC and Raycom Sports, who are integrating with Facebook to combine the authoritative coverage of the Conference’s video network with the power and utility of the social site,” said Jason Coyle, Chief Operating Officer at Silver Chalice. “At Silver Chalice we are committed to changing the way fans can interact with teams, schools, conferences, and leagues and will continue to demonstrate that through the ACC Digital Network and our connected sports products.”

“The ACC Sports on Facebook timeline app is a great addition to the Conference’s growing collection of digital assets.  ACC fans are some of the most passionate in all of college sports, and we are pleased to bring them another opportunity to engage with the schools, the Conference and each other through Facebook,” said Colin Smith, VP of New Media and Distribution at Raycom Sports. 

Within the app, each ACC school will also be highlighted and have a unique section of video programming, where fans will be able to Like their school and share videos to other fans and rivals, alike. The app will highlight what other friends are watching and feature the most popular videos in a “most viewed” section highlighting the ACC Digital Network’s hottest programming. 

To learn more about ACC Digital Network programming visit http://www.theaccdn.com/

ABOUT THE ATLANTIC COAST COFERENCE
The Atlantic Coast Conference is now in its 59th year of competition and has long enjoyed the reputation as one of the strongest and most competitive intercollegiate conferences in the nation. Since the league’s inception in 1953, ACC schools have captured 124 national championships, including 66 in women’s competition and 58 in men’s. In addition, NCAA individual titles have gone to ACC student-athletes 140 times in men’s competition and 99 times in women’s action. For more information, visit theACC.com.

ABOUT THE ACC DIGITAL NETWORK
The ACC Digital Network (ACCDN) is a joint venture between Raycom Sports, a long-time partner television producer and partner of the Atlantic Coast Conference, and of digital media firm Silver Chalice.  The television-quality, cross-platform digital video network covers the spectrum of one of the nation’s top intercollegiate athletic conferences, featuring both live programming and original content throughout the entire year.

ABOUT RAYCOM SPORTS
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 2023. Raycom’s parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, Alabama, owns and operates 48 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.

ABOUT SILVER CHALICE
Silver Chalice builds and operates a fast-growing portfolio of high-value digital media businesses in the fields of sports and entertainment. Silver Chalice’s clients and partners range from professional sports leagues and intercollegiate athletic conferences to entertainment powers and major media companies.

Facebook® is a registered trademark of Facebook Inc.

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For questions, please contact:

Matt Carstens, Silver Chalice: matt@silverchalice.com

Colin Smith, Raycom Sports: csmith@raycomsports.com

Partnership brings ACC football and basketball content to college sports fans on the Nokia Lumia 710 and Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone devices, now available in the U.S.

CHARLOTTE, N.C.  – The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and Raycom Sports today announced the launch of the Official ACC Sports application exclusively for the next twelve months on Nokia Lumia smartphones.  The ACC Sports application can be downloaded on the Nokia Lumia 710, now available at T-Mobile, and the forthcoming Nokia Lumia 900 with AT&T. Through the new partnership, the application will be free to ACC fans for two years. This includes select live football and basketball syndicated ACC Network telecasts from Raycom Sports.  

The ACC app for Nokia Lumia brings fans innovative, first to market features, including:

  • Live streaming with integrated stats. Browse team, player and game stats without leaving the live game.
  • Full ACC Basketball Tournament bracket. Panorama view makes it easy to follow your favorite team’s run to the title.

ACC students, fans, faculty and alumni can stay connected with daily features, latest news, standings, live games stats and daily VOD content from the ACC Digital Network. VOD offering includes ACC Now, Breaking News, Plays of the Week, Athletes of the Week, Game Highlights and features on former ACC athletes.

“Introducing our ACC App on Nokia Lumia smartphones is terrific and further enhances our league’s commitment to being in the forefront of new technology,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. “We will continue to embrace ways to offer fans more access to our conference than ever before.”

“Fans are constantly turning to their mobile devices for news and information about their favorite teams,” said Colin Smith, Vice-President of New Media & Distribution for Raycom Sports. “It’s imperative for us to give ACC fans access to real-time information, news and live events on as many platforms as possible.  We are very excited to bring the ACC experience to Nokia Lumia smartphone devices.”

Bryan Biniak, VP, Global Partner and App Development at Nokia added, “The ACC is one of the premiere BCS conferences in the country, so we are proud to bring this exciting college sports experience exclusively to ACC fans on our newly launched Nokia Lumia smartphones for the next twelve months.”

An updated version of the ACC Sports app will be released for the start of the 2012 college football season.

About:

Nokia is a global leader in mobile communications whose products have become an integral part of the lives of people around the world. Every day, more than 1.3 billion people use their Nokia to capture and share experiences, access information, find their way or simply to speak to one another. Nokia’s technological and design innovations have made its brand one of the most recognized in the world. For more information, visit http://www.nokia.com/about-nokia.

The Atlantic Coast Conference is now in its 59th year of competition, the ACC has long enjoyed the reputation as one of the strongest and most competitive intercollegiate conferences in the nation. Since the league’s inception in 1953, ACC schools have captured 124 national championships, including 66 in women’s competition and 58 in men’s. In addition, NCAA individual titles have gone to ACC student-athletes 140 times in men’s competition and 99 times in women’s action. For more information, visit theACC.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 2023. Raycom’s parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, Alabama, owns and operates 48 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.

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Features Former Maryland Coach Lefty Driesell, and NC State Stars
Rodney Monroe and Chris Corchiani

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Raycom Sports this weekend releases the third of a new three-episode ACC Network syndicated series, ACC Basketball: Kings of the Court. Each half-hour show 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. The host is the ACC Network’s Cory Alexander, a former University of Virginia standout and 8-year NBA guard.

The final show of the season profiles one of the legendary coaches of the ACC, Lefty Driesell.  The ‘ol lefthander won almost 800 games at four different schools, but he is best known for his 16 years as the head coach at Maryland.  He led the Terps to six ACC Championship games, including what’s considered the greatest game in the history of the conference, the 1974 thriller against N.C. State.  Lefty, who turned 80 this past Christmas day, talks about the emotions of that ’74 game, his life as a true “salesman” of college basketball and the tragedy that led to his departure from College Park, the death of star Len Bias.

In addition, spend time with what might have been the best backcourt ever in the ACC. Nicknamed Fire and Ice, Rodney Monroe and Chris Corchiani set numerous records together.  Monroe left N.C. State as its all-time leading scorer and Corchiani finished his Wolfpack career as the NCAA assists leader. Despite the great chemistry, it might be hard to believe that the two had a few issues with each other early in their careers and actually got into a fight.  But they decided to focus on the name in front of the jersey instead of the back to become two of the greatest players in the ACC.  They walk the floor at Reynolds Coliseum once again and reminisce about their days back in Raleigh.

Earlier features of Duke’s legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski, North Carolina’s Player of the Year candidate Harrison Barnes, and ACC legends Muggsy Bogues of Wake Forest and Ralph Sampson of Virginia are now available online. For complete information on the ACC Basketball: Kings of the Court, including airdates and times, station affiliates, platforms and previous features, 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 2023. Raycom’s parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, Alabama, owns and operates 48 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.

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Havoline presents Swimming & Diving, Indoor Track & Field

ACC fans can experience the 2012 ACC Winter Championships live on their computers. For the next two weeks, Havoline will present live streaming on theACC.com of the Swimming & Diving and Indoor Track & Field Championships, while the ACC Wrestling Championship on March 3 will be available on ESPN3.

The 2012 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Swimming & Diving and Men’s Diving Championships begin Wednesday, Feb. 15 and continue through Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center in Christiansburg, Va. The Men’s Swimming Championship will be held one week later from Feb. 22 to Feb. 25. Both events are hosted by Virginia Tech

A video-stream of event finals will be available on theACC.com Thursday through Saturday of each week from 7 to 9 p.m. All championship information including live streaming links and live results can be found at the official championship website, http://www.theacc.com/championships/12-swimming-diving-championship.html.

Frank Comfort will be the color commentator and Jerry Massey will have the play by play. Comfort, who enjoyed a 30-year career as head coach for North Carolina swimming, is no stranger to the ACC Swimming & Diving Championship, having won 25 (10 men’s and 15 women’s) during his time in Chapel Hill. He is the winningest college-dual meet coach collegiate swimming history. Massey is a sports play-by-play veteran and has done numerous events for the ACC.com, Virginia Tech and ESPN3.

The 2012 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track & Field Championships will kick off Thursday, Feb. 23 at the Reggie Lewis Track Center in Boston, Mass. and will continue through Saturday, Feb. 25. The event is hosted by Boston College

Live coverage of the three-day event will be available on theACC.com on Friday beginning at 3 p.m. and Saturday at Noon. Additionally, more information, including live results, can be found by visiting the official championship website, http://www.theacc.com/championships/12-indoor-track-field-championship.html.

Marc Davis and Patrick Kinas will have the call. Kinas is currently the voice of NC State women’s basketball. Davis is a retired track and field athlete who mainly competed in distance races. He won the 1992 3000m steeple chase at the NCAA Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships and competed at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.

 The 2012 ACC Wrestling Championship will take place at the University of North Carolina on March 3, 2012. The finals will be streamed live on ESPN3 starting at 11 a.m. For streaming information, visit http://www.theacc.com/championships/12-wrestling-championship.html

For complete release: http://www.theacc.com/genrel/021412aaa.html

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Raycom Sports today released the second of a new three-episode ACC Network syndicated series, ACC Basketball: Kings of the Court. Each half-hour show 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. The host is the ACC Network’s Cory Alexander, a former University of Virginia standout and 8-year NBA guard.

The second show travels to Harrisonburg, Virginia to check in with one of college basketball’s all-time greats, Ralph Sampson. Visit with family and friends to find out how he became a three-time National Player of the Year.  In an exclusive sit-down interview, Ralph talks about learning hard work and discipline working on the family farm and how he grew from being a clumsy kid into a dominant force in college basketball.

While Ralph Sampson, at 7’4”, was one of the tallest players in ACC history, the second feature profiles one of the shortest at 5’3”, Tyrone “Muggsy” Bogues. Growing up in the tough neighborhood of Lafayette Court in Baltimore, he learned that basketball was a way to escape the trouble that was all around him.  Muggsy had few believers that he could succeed in a sport of big men but he starred for Wake Forest and proved he was big enough to play for 14 years in the NBA.  His story of perseverance and determination is an inspirational story.

Episode 3 will be released in March. Episode 1 features of Duke’s legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski and North Carolina’s Player of the Year candidate Harrison Barnes are now available online. For complete information on the ACC Basketball: Kings of the Court, including airdates and times, station affiliates, platforms and previous features, 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 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, Alabama, owns and operates 48 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states.

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Montgomery, AlabamaRaycom Media, Inc. announced today that it has acquired the assets of New York City-based Tupelo-Honey Productions (THP), including 50% of My Tupelo Entertainment. The acquisition adds to the Raycom Media production capabilities, which include Raycom Sports, a subsidiary of Raycom Media based in Charlotte, N.C.

Cary Glotzer will continue to be the CEO of Tupelo-Honey and the Managing Partner of My Tupelo Entertainment. My Tupelo Entertainment is headed by Partner, and veteran Executive Producer, Michael Yudin

“Combining the assets of Tupelo-Honey with Raycom Sports is a natural fit,” said Raycom Media CEO Paul McTear. “Both organizations produce live and studio sports programming of the highest quality, and in putting the organizations together, we have one of the largest independent sports production companies in the United States.  We are also excited about the prospects for My Tupelo Entertainment, a leading independent production company, producing original programming for Network, Cable, Syndication and Broadband.”

Currently Tupelo-Honey produces and packages over 150 live sports and entertainment television events per year. My Tupelo has produced recent shows such as Pros vs. Joes, Wreck Chasers, and six seasons of Ghost Adventures for Travel Channel.

Coupled with Raycom Sports, the combined entity will deliver close to 300 shows in 2012 including NFL and college football, college basketball, Major League Soccer games, producing games for ESPN, NBC Sports Network, FOX Sports, The NFL Network, The ACC Network, and The YES Network. 

“We are very excited about this agreement with Raycom,” said Glotzer, who has worked with Raycom Sports on several entertainment projects over the years. “The transaction will allow both THP and Raycom’s client base to immediately benefit from the scale and incremental resources created by the combined entity.”

“This agreement will significantly boost the production and post-production capabilities of Raycom Sports,” said Ken Haines, CEO of Raycom Sports. “Looking forward, we believe that the combined entity will continue to be a very significant player in the sports production business.”

“Raycom intends to develop more original programming for its portfolio of television stations going forward,” said Pat LaPlatney, Vice-President of Business Development and Digital Media for Raycom. “Under the leadership of Cary and Michael, Tupelo-Honey and My Tupelo provide a solid foundation for that effort. This is in addition to the great work they currently produce with Ghost Adventures and the soon-to premeire, Baggage Battles for the Travel Channel, as well as the digital production work they execute for Conde’ Nast.” 

About Raycom Media, Inc.

Raycom, an employee-owned company, is one of the nation’s largest broadcasters and owns and/or operates 48 television stations in 36 markets and 18 states. Raycom stations cover 12.6% of U.S. television households and employ nearly 3,500 individuals in full and part-time positions. In addition to television stations, Raycom owns Raycom Sports (a marketing, production and events management and distribution company in Charlotte) and Broadview Media (a post production/telecommunications company based in Montgomery). Raycom is also responsible for the design and hosting of Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail website.

 Further information about Raycom Media can be found at the corporate website, www.raycommedia.com

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Three-Episode Series Features Unique Stories
on Some of the Biggest Names in ACC Basketball

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Raycom Sports today announced the debut of a new three-episode ACC Network syndicated series, ACC Basketball: Kings of the Court. Each half-hour show 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. The host is the ACC Network’s Cory Alexander, a former University of Virginia standout and 8-year NBA guard.

The first show, scheduled to debut this weekend, profiles college basketball’s all-time leader in wins.  Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski passed his college coach, Bobby Knight, earlier this season to set the record. The Blue Devils Head Coach has led teams to four National Titles, coached the U.S.A. to an Olympic Gold Medal and is a Hall of Famer.  But it is back on the North Side of Chicago where the boy named “Mick” first showed his ability to lead.  Travel to Coach K’s hometown and talk to his childhood friends and family about how he became one of the greatest coaches of all time.

Then go home with North Carolina forward Harrison Barnes.  Last year, he was named the 2011 ACC Rookie of the Year, and this season he was the pre-season favorite to be ACC Player of the Year. He is projected to be one of the top picks in this year’s NBA Draft but the sophomore is first looking to lead the Tar Heels to a national title.  Hang out with Harrison and his family back in his hometown of Ames, Iowa to see how this young man became one of the best players in college basketball.

Episodes 2 and 3 will be released in February and March, respectively. For complete information on the ACC Basketball: 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 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, Alabama, owns and operates 46 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states.

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ACC announces today that Charlotte will serve as the host city for two additional years

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The 2012 and 2013 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Games will once again be held in Charlotte, N.C., as announced today by Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford.

“The Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game has seen tremendous success in Charlotte, and we’re pleased to announce that they will serve as the host city for 2012 and 2013,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. “The City of Charlotte has done a terrific job over the past two years and we continue to be appreciative of the enthusiasm and support.”

The 2012 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game will be on Saturday, December 1st, while the 2013 contest will be played on Saturday, December 7th.

This year’s game is sold out and set for Saturday, December 3rd, at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The game will kick off in primetime at 8:00 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN and ESPN 3-D. General public tickets to the game were sold out in early November.

 http://www.theacc.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/120211aab.html

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Raycom Sports was nominated for four 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 presented on March 17, 2012 in Nashville.

The summer weekly series “Havoline Football Saturdays in the South” was nominated for the third time in four years in the Sports Program category. It has won two Emmy Awards. “ACC Road Trip” was nominated in the category Magazine Program, where it was awarded its first Emmy last year. In addition, Raycom was nominated in the categories of Photography Program and Sports Segment.

Producer Alex Farmartino received four nominations, Producer Jeremy Williams received three nominations, Producer David Barringer received two nominations, and Coordinating Producer Rob Reichley and ACC Road Trip Host Tommy Kane each received one nomination.

“Raycom Sports is very proud to receive four nominations for the Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards,” said Ken Haines, President and CEO of Raycom Sports. “We have an extremely talented and dedicated group of people. The quality of work by our team is on par with the best in the business. We are very honored to be recognized by our peers.”

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 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, Alabama, owns and operates 46 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states.

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Randomly selected winner takes home grand prize trip to 2011 EA SPORTS Maui Invitational

 MAUI, Hawaii – The 2011 EA SPORTSTM Maui Invitational® and the ACC Network today announced the grand prize winner of the ‘ACC Road Trip Pigskin & Paradise Big Ticket Promotion – Win a Trip to Maui,’ which offered fans the chance to win a trip to the 2011 EA SPORTS Maui Invitational. The sweepstakes, which was promoted through the ACC Network, ran from September 21, 2011 through October 31, 2011 allowed fans to enter the contest simply for “liking” the ACC’s Official Facebook page.

 Nancy Simpson of Kalama, Washington, has been selected as the grand prize winner.  The package for two includes roundtrip air, on island ground transportation, five nights at the Hyatt Maui Resort & Spa, All-Tournament game tickets (including the Duke games), tickets to Sunday night’s An Evening with the Coaches Tip-Off Banquet featuring all teams and coaches, and tickets to the Stadium Club.

 “Partnering with a great event like the EA Sports Maui Invitational allowed us to offer a once in a lifetime trip for two lucky ACC fans,” said Wyatt Hicks, Chief Marketing Officer for the ACC Network. “The quality and variety of ALL the prizes served to drive more fans of the ACC on Facebook, as well as, increase exposure of our ACC Road Trip video features.”

 In addition, Bubba Diggs of North Augusta, South Carolina, was selected as the first place winner. His prize package includes a trip for two to the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship game in Charlotte, N.C. and a special meet and greet with country music sensation Dierks Bentley.

Additional prizes awarded include 20 copies of EA SPORTS NCAA® Football 2012 and 10 autographed Dierks Bentley photos. A complete list of winners is available online at Facebook.com/theACC.

About the ACC Network
The ACC Network is the official multimedia 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 over 30 years of broadcast production and multi-media rights, 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 managed in Charlotte, N.C.  For more, visit ACCNetwork.com

About the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational
The 28th annual EA SPORTS Maui Invitational will launch the college basketball season with a stellar field. The Championship Round includes Island Teams Duke, Georgetown, Kansas, Memphis, Michigan, Tennessee, UCLA and host Chaminade. Played fewer than 1,000 yards from the Pacific Ocean at Maui’s Lahaina Civic Center Nov. 21-23, four previous Maui champions, Duke (1992, 1997, 2001, 2007), Kansas (1996), Michigan (1985, 1988) and UCLA (2006), will return to the island in search of another Maui title and early-season bragging rights. All eight teams, including Division II Chaminade, participated in the 2011 NCAA® Tournament. The four newly-added Mainland Teams that will participate in the Opening Games and Regional Games, part of the Tournament’s expansion, are Belmont, Middle Tennessee State, Towson and UNCG.

In all, 89 schools representing 21 conferences and 39 states have competed in the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational, with Maui participants having won an astounding 62 of 73 NCAA championships and 58 of 73 national runner-up spots while comprising 239 of 292 Final Four teams.

For complete Tournament information, visit the official tournament website at mauiinvitational.com or to inquire about travel packages contact Oahu Travel, the official travel agent of the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational, at 800.826.3822. Follow the tournament on twitter at @EASPORTSMauiInv and on Facebook.

The ESPN networks will combine once again to offer live television coverage of all 12 Championship Round games. For the third straight year, every game will be produced in high definition on ESPN HD, ESPN2 HD and ESPNU HD, with the ESPN and ESPN2 games also streaming live on ESPN3.com.

About EA SPORTS
EA SPORTS™ is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world and 2011 marks its eleventh year as title sponsor of the Maui Invitational. With top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, global videogame competitions and breakthrough digital experiences, EA SPORTS delivers personal access to the emotion of sports through industry-leading sports simulation videogames, including Madden NFL football, FIFA Soccer, NHL® hockey, NBA JAM, NCAA® Football, Fight Night boxing, EA SPORTS MMA, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® golf, and EA SPORTS Active.

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