Raycom Sports Launches New ACC Interactive App for 2013 ACC Football Season


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ACC Football Challenge Presented by McAlister’s Deli Offers Free Fun and Prizes for Fans     

Charlotte, N.C. – Raycom Sports announced today the launch of a new interactive app, ACC Football Challenge presented by McAlister’s Deli. The free app, which is now available for download through the Apple and Google Play app stores, will allow fans to compete in several field goal kicking challenges and the chance to win great prizes like a VIP trip to the ACC Championship.

Fans will be able to compete as their favorite school and play its full 2013 ACC football schedule. Additionally, the game will feature real‐time head‐to‐head match‐ups and allow fans to challenge and post scores on Facebook and Twitter, all the while keeping track of overall performance on conference and school-specific leaderboards.

The Rivalry Challenge mode will allow fans to play against the fan base of their team's ACC opponent that week with score updates provided in the app and in ACC Network broadcasts.

“Raycom Sports is proud to lead the development of the first gaming app for a college conference,” said Trey Walters, Manager of New Media and Business Development for Raycom Sports. “With ACC Football Challenge, we believe we have delivered a great product that casual and hard-core fans and gamers alike will enjoy.  This should really take fan engagement to another level.”

“We are excited to be partnering with the ACC,” says McAlister’s Deli President and CEO Frank Paci.  “We feel ACC football fans are a great fit with the McAlister’s brand and ACC Football Challenge is a fun way to engage our guests.”

The Atlantic Coast Conference, now in its 61st year of competition and 15 members strong, has long enjoyed the reputation as one of the strongest and most competitive intercollegiate conferences in the nation. ACC members, consisting of Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Miami, North Carolina, NC State, Notre Dame, Pitt, Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest, continue to build upon the cornerstones on which the league was founded in 1953 with a consistent balance of academics, athletics and integrity.  For more information, visit theACC.com and follow @theACC and on facebook.com/theACC.

McAlister’s Corporation, headquartered in Ridgeland, Miss., is a quick-casual restaurant featuring efficient counter ordering, attentive table service, over 100 different high-quality, deli-style foods and great value. McAlister’s was named one of the Best 10 restaurants for families by Parents Magazine for their commitment to healthfulness and choice on the menu. Currently, McAlister’s Deli has over 300 restaurants operating in 23 states.

Charlotte-based Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports sales & marketing, syndication, event management and production firm. Raycom holds the ACC digital rights and syndicated television rights 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, AL, owns and operates 48 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states.