DALLAS (FWAA) – The 2012 Football Writers Association
of America All-America Team will be announced
exclusively on SiriusXM's College Sports Nation
channel on Friday at 10 a.m. ET. The announcement will be made
during the channel’s daily show, "College Sports Today," which
is hosted by Mark Packer and Tim Brown, a member of the 1987
FWAA All-America Team, and will be heard nationwide on SiriusXM
|2012 FWAA All-America
|Friday., Dec. 14, 10 a.m.
College Sports Nation (Ch. 91)
Mark Packer and Tim Brown
"The FWAA is extremely pleased to have the announcement
of the 2012 FWAA All-America team on SiriusXM," said
Steve Richardson, FWAA Executive Director. "The FWAA's All-America
team has a rich history of being announced on several different
national communication mediums during its 69 years of existence.
And this is another important communications link to those who follow
our teams annually."
Since 1944, the FWAA has selected an All-America team. From 1946-70,
LOOK magazine published the FWAA team and brought players and selected
writers to New York City for a celebration. During that 25-year
period, the FWAA team was introduced on national television shows
by such noted hosts as Bob Hope, Steve Allen, and Perry Como.
After LOOK folded, the FWAA started a long association with NCAA
Films (later known as NCAA Productions), which produced a 30-minute
television program. The team was part of ABC-TV's 1981 College Football
Series. From 1983-90, the team was introduced on either ABC or ESPN.
In 2002 and '03, the All-America team was honored with a banquet
at the Citrus Bowl.
The same bowl, now the Capital One, also was a sponsor when the
team was featured on ABC and ESPN from different locations on Disney
properties from 2004-07. From 2008-10, the team had been the subject
of a one-hour ESPN special.
For nearly seven decades the FWAA has selected an All-America
team with the help of its members and an All-America Committee, which
represents all the regions in the country. From that All-America
team, the FWAA also selects the Outland Trophy winner (best interior
lineman) and also the Bronko Nagurski Trophy winner (best defensive
Some of the true greats of the writing profession
have helped to select this team over the years: Grantland Rice,
Bert McGrane, Blackie Sherrod, Furman Bisher, Pat Harmon, Fred Russell,
Edwin Pope, Murray Olderman, Paul Zimmerman – and the list
goes on and on. The FWAA All-America team is steeped in tradition and
history and is selected by a writers' group with those same attributes.
The Football Writers Association of America, a non-profit organization
founded in 1941, consists of more than 1,200 men and women who cover college football
for a living. The membership includes journalists, broadcasters and publicists,
as well as key executives in all the areas that involve the game. The FWAA works
to govern areas that include gameday operations, major awards and its annual All-America
team. For more information about the FWAA and its award programs, contact Steve
Richardson at email@example.com or 972-713-6198.
SiriusXM College Sports Nation (channel 91), SiriusXM's
24/7 college sports channel, offers a daily lineup of college sports
programming that provides play-by-play, news, highlights and year-long
analysis of the nation's teams and conferences. SiriusXM College
Sports Nation's roster of hosts features some of the college game's
most accomplished players and coaches including: Heisman Trophy
winners Eddie George, Tim Brown and Gino Torretta; former college
coaches Rick Neuheisel and Houston Nutt; former Florida Gators QB
Chris Leak; plus experts Paul Finebaum, Jack Arute, Mark Packer,
Bill King and Chris Childers.
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