The ACC Digital Network Launches #Dunkuary

Feb. 11, 2013

Charlotte, NC: The ACC Digital Network brought to you by Ruby Tuesday, announces the launch of Dunkuary, a month-long competition with the goal of mobilizing fans from the 12 ACC schools to vote in order to determine the best dunk in the ACC’s 60-year history.

Beginning today at noon ET, during the ACC Digital Network’s live daily show, ACC Live, a pair of #dunkuary nominees will be unveiled. Today’s nominees will be from Boston College, with a different team revealed each weekday in alphabetical order by school. Fans may vote for their favorite dunk in the following ways:

1. Tweet #dunkuary and #[Player Name]
2. Like your favorite dunk on
3. Like your favorite dunk on

On Wednesday, February 27th at noon ET the ACC Digital Network will feature a special edition of ACC Live with a Dunkuary Selection and Bracket Announcement show. The Dunkuary Bracket will feature the winning dunk from each ACC school with four wildcards chosen by the one-man selection committee, the host of the ACC Digital Network, Jeff Fischel. From then and through Monday, March 11th, fans will vote through each round of Dunkuary culminating on the final voting competition which will ultimately determine the best dunk in ACC History, as chosen by the fans.

“I’m excited to hear the great debates between ACC fans ” said Jeff Fischel, Host of The ACC Digital Network, “For me, the best part is going to be choosing the wildcards, since those picks are ultimately up to me. I want fans to tweet me directly @JeffFischel to argue for a dunk and persuade me to pick the one they want. I’ll tweet back. I want a fierce but friendly debate between fans for those last spots. And I, in my infinite wisdom, will decide them.”

The ACC Digital Network (ACCDN) is a joint venture between Silver Chalice, a fast-growing digital sports and entertainment media firm and Raycom Sports, a long-time television producer and partner of the Atlantic Coast Conference. 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 on-demand content throughout the entire year.

The Atlantic Coast Conference, now in its 60th year of competition, 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 127 national championships, including 67 in women’s competition and 60 in men’s. In addition, NCAA individual titles have gone to ACC student-athletes 146 times in men’s competition and 102 times in women’s action. For more information, visit