Rece Davis

  • Birth Name: Laurece Davis
  • Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Profession: Sports broadcaster
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  • Performed freelance television and radio work as an announcer and host for various Alabama outlets while still a student in Tuscaloosa. Worked in Georgia and Michigan before arriving at ESPN in 1995.
  • Broke in at ESPN hosting shows such as RPM 2Night and NBA 2Night on ESPN2, while contributing part-time to SportsCenter.
  • Anchors college studio shows year-round on ESPN for football (April to January) and basketball (Nov.-April), as well as the weekly College GameDay basketball road show from January to March. Added play-by-play duties for football in 2010. 
  • Coins coach-related nicknames like "Fighting Tedfords" (Cal) and "Fighting Zookers" (Illinois) for up-and-coming football teams during studio segments. Also partial to "No soup for you!" (blocked shot) and "Connectamundo!" (three-pointer) when reviewing basketball highlights.
  • Named the Outstanding Alumnus for 2001 by the University of Alabama's School of Broadcasting Communication. Also awarded Best Sports Host in 2008 by CableFax Magazine.
  • Serves on the advisory board for the Capital One Cup, a year-long NCAA competition to determine the most successful athletic program.


  • University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States (BA in Broadcast News and Public Affairs, 1988)
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