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Rece Davis Biography

Birth Name:
Laurece Davis
Birth Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
sports broadcaster

Fast Facts

  • 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