Emmy Award-Winning Havoline Football Saturdays Kicks Off 10th Season Spotlighting UNC's Renner and NC State

Charlotte, N.C. – Raycom Sports’ multi-Emmy Award-winning summer television series, “Havoline Football Saturdays,” begins its tenth season this weekend.  The series, with six one-hour episodes, is hosted by Tim Brando and syndicated in 75 markets throughout the country.

      Havoline Football Saturdays hosted by Tim Brando
      Havoline Football Saturdays hosted by Tim Brando

This week’s show will highlight Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers. After leading Auburn to its first national championship in 53 years, Newton continued his success in the NFL, breaking Peyton Manning’s rookie passing record en route to NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors. Hear how his hard work and dedication led to his successes both in college and the NFL. Also hear why giving back to the community is an important part of his life off the field.

We also visit with North Carolina quarterback Bryn Renner. Entering his senior season as the signal caller for the Tar Heels, expectations are high for Renner, both in his performance and leadership. See how he is spending his offseason preparing under the tutelage of his father Bill, a former high school coach and football player for Virginia Tech and the Green Bay Packers.

Then check in on two of the ACC’s most exciting players, running backs Stefon Diggs of Maryland and Duke Johnson of Miami. As freshmen, both players provided explosiveness and energy to their teams and quickly became stars. Hear how they plan to fulfill those expectations during their sophomore campaigns. 

And ACC Road Trip will travel to NC State. Host Tommy Kane spends the day with the nationally-acclaimed veterinary school tending to animals, in addition to touring the on-site creamery. Then attentions are turned to tailgating before the Wolfpack upset of Florida State.   

For a complete listing of local affiliates and airtimes, please visit http://www.raycomsports.com/football-saturdays-in-the-south/.

Based in Charlotte, 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, AL, owns and operates 48 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states.