Virginia Sports Properties, a division of CBS Collegiate Sports Properties, the multi-media rights partner of the University of Virginia athletics department, announced Friday that former Cavalier football player Tony Covington has joined the Virginia Sports Network. Covington will serve as analyst with play-by-play announcer Dave Koehn on Virginia broadcasts during the 2012 football season.
Dave Koehn, Voice of the Cavaliers, said this in the release: “We’ll definitely miss that wealth of historical knowledge that Frank [Quayle] brought to the booth, but we’re excited about what Tony will bring to our broadcasts. Tony was a passionate member of the this football program as a player and we’re excited to see him bring that same level of enthusiasm and insight to our network.”
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Hoo-Tube Video Of The Day
The Afternoon Break includes a daily video. Today’s pick features highlights Tony Covington and Barry Word as part of a sports panel on Virginia football. The video provides no other details, but there’s no doubt that Covington is bringing some passion to the video booth!
- On the football board, there are threads on uniform combos, recruit Taquan Mizzell, and the potential for a winning start to the season.
- On the basketball board, there are threads on Mike Scott and Joe Harris, recruit Schuyler Rimmer, and Tony Bennett on a video game.
- The baseball board is talking about Pitt and Syracuse, Mark Reynolds, and Matt Packer.
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- The Corner variety pack: Chrome issue, the shooting in Colorado, and the Virginia Derby.
This portion of the break looks at TheSabre.com’s favorite Twitter retweet of the day. Follow @thesabre.
Today’s retweet is from Matthew Hatfield (follow @hatfieldsports), who wears a lot of sports hats (VirginiaPreps.com, Cox 11 TV, ESPN Radio 94.1, Suffolk News Herald, President & CEO of Hatfield Sports).
@hatfieldsports: Love the court vision of Cape Henry 2013 PG and #UVA commit Devon Hall – just threaded the needle textbook style to Rajay Bullock for a jam.