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Sept. 16, 2010
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – For the first time, fans of the Atlantic Coast Conference will be able to continuously stay connected with ACC Sports via their iPhone or iPod touch. The Official ACC iPhone application will be available beginning today, it was announced by the ACC and Raycom Sports. Havoline is the presenting sponsor of the application, which will have an introductory annual cost of just $1.99.
Users will be able to search for “ACC” in the iTunes application store and download the application. They will have instant access to their favorite ACC teams and be able to customize the application to feature and track their favorite conference schools. And the application features an easy-to-use interface and 4x resolution graphics for the iPhone 4 retina display.
The application was designed by Silver Chalice, in conjunction with the ACC and Raycom Sports.
"The introduction of the ACC App is exciting and we are pleased to provide this opportunity to our fans," said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. "Our league is committed to continuing to be in the forefront of new technology and offer more access to our conference than ever before."
"Fans are constantly turning to their mobile devices for news and information about their favorite teams and games,” said Colin Smith, Vice-President of Distribution & New Media for Raycom Sports. “It was imperative for us to give ACC fans access to real-time information, news and scores via a first-class mobile Conference product. Our goal is to develop new quality digital offerings alongside the ACC for their fans around the country and this is the first step.”
“Havoline, Official Motor Oil of the ACC, and part of the Chevron family of brands, is very excited to play a central role in bringing the best of ACC athletics to fans on their iPhones,” said Doug Hinzie, Vice President, Americas Marketing, Chevron Lubricants. “This technology will be a powerful vehicle in providing exposure opportunities for Havoline to reach ACC Students, parents and alumni across the nation and around the world. This technology will help to grow both the ACC and Havoline brands in new and dynamic ways.”
The Atlantic Coast Conference, now in its 58th year of competition, is one of the strongest and most competitive intercollegiate athletics conferences in the country. The ACC sponsors competition in 25 sports for its 12 member institutions: Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Miami, North Carolina, NC State, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. Since the league's inception in 1953, ACC schools have captured 120 national team championships and 221 individual national championships. For more information on the ACC and its 12 member institutions go to: www.theACC.com.
Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports sales & marketing, syndication, event management and production firm. Raycom is the current television rightsholder of ACC men's basketball and syndicated football telecasts. Raycom Sports' parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, AL, owns and operates 39 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states. For more information, please go to: www.raycomsports.com.
Chevron Products Company is a division of a wholly owned subsidiary of the Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX). A full line of lubrication and coolant products are marketed through this organization under the Chevron and Texaco brand names. Select brands include Havoline®, Delo® and Texaco Xpress Lube®. Chevron Intellectual Property, LLC owns patented technology in advanced lubricants products, new generation base oil technology and coolants. Headquartered in San Ramon, CA, Chevron Products Company, together with its Chevron affiliates worldwide, is ranked among the top three global marketers of lubricants and is active in more than 110 countries through 2,700 employees. For more information go to: www.chevronlubricants.com.