Emmy Award-Winning Havoline Football Saturdays in the South Kicks Off Seventh Season

July 15, 2010

Charlotte, N.C. – Raycom Sports’ Emmy Award-winning summer television series, “Havoline Football Saturdays in the South,” begins its seventh season this weekend. The series, with six one-hour episodes, is hosted by Tim Brando and syndicated in 65 markets throughout the greater southeast and Atlantic coast.

Start the summer series with the inspirational journey of Mark Herzlich. The Boston College linebacker and 2008 ACC Defensive Player of the Year was preparing for his senior season in April of 2009 when he was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma cancer. After being treated with chemotherapy and surgery, Mark has a clean bill of health and is ready to return to the field. Head home to Wayne, Pennsylvania with his family, join Mark for his hospital check-up and visit with his BC football family in Chestnut Hill.

Then head to Tallahassee where there’s a new head coach at Florida State. For the first time since 1976, the legend Bobby Bowden will not be patrolling the sidelines. Starting his first year at the helm is one of the bright young coaches, Jimbo Fisher, who spent the last three seasons as FSU’s offensive coordinator. The new head coach talks about how it feels to follow the Hall of Fame coach and what type of changes to expect from the Seminoles this season.

And finally, Mister Road Trip Tommy Kane will pay a visit to the show as he goes to Clemson for a little food, fun and the most exciting 25-seconds in football. TK gets down and dirty as he goes tailgating and has the experience of a lifetime running down the hill.

For a complete listing of local affiliates and airtimes, please visit RaycomSports.com.

Based in Charlotte, Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports marketing, event management and production firm. Raycom is the television rightsholder of ACC men’s basketball and syndicated football telecasts.

Raycom Sports’ parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, AL, owns and operates 47 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states.