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Rece Davis (born December 14, 1965 as Laurece Davis in Muscle Shoals, Alabama), has been a journalist for ESPN since 1995. Currently, Rece works as an anchor on Sportscenter, and host of various other programs on the network. Rece is widely known for his clever remarks, which are sometimes eccentric and quirky, his ability and talent in sports broadcasting, and uncommon and unique first name. Rece is married, and has two children, a son and a daughter. Look up December in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Muscle Shoals is a city located in Colbert County, Alabama, USA. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 11,924, and is included in The Shoals MSA. // Geography Muscle Shoals is located at 34°453 North, 87°391 West (34. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... ESPN (once an initialism for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... SportsCenter is a sports news television show shown every day on ESPN since the network was founded on September 7, 1979. ...

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College Life and Early Career

Rece graduated in 1988 from the University of Alabama, earning bachelor of arts degrees in both Broadcast News and Public Affairs. While a student at Alabama, Rece regularly worked as a freelance television play-by-play announcer, studio host, and radio personality in select media outlets throughout the state, all positions which were primarily unpaid internships. In 1987, Rece began working as a general assignment reporter for WCFT-TV in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA, or colloquially as Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... WBMA-LP channel 58 known on-air as Alabamas ABC 33/40 is the ABC affiliate for the Birmingham/Anniston/Tuscaloosa, Alabama Designated Market Area. ... } Tuscaloosa is a city in west central Alabama in the southern United States. ...


Rece's Life Before ESPN

After graduating from Alabama, Rece served until 1993 in various positions at WRBL-TV in Columbus, Georgia. At the local news network, Davis worked as a sports reporter, the lead weekend news anchor, and later as WRBL's sports director. ESPN (once an initialism for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... WRBL is the CBS affiliate in Columbus, Georgia. ... Columbus is a city located in Muscogee County, Georgia. ... WRBL is the CBS affiliate in Columbus, Georgia. ...


In 1993, Rece left Georgia for the much larger media market in Flint, Michigan. Davis began working as a sports anchor and reporter at WJRT-TV, a position where the young journalist would quickly garner the attention of ESPN, the worldwide leader in sports. 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Nickname: The Vehicle City, Buick City Motto: Official website: http://www. ... WJRT-TV (ABC 12) is the American Broadcasting Company-owned and operated television station in the Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, Michigan television market. ... ESPN (once an initialism for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ...


Living a Dream: Rece's Career at ESPN

Rece works on SportsCenter, college football and women's college basketball for the network. ESPN (once an initialism for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... SportsCenter is a sports news television show shown every day on ESPN since the network was founded on September 7, 1979. ... A college football game between Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy. ... College basketball most often refers to the American basketball competitive governance structure established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA. // History The game of basketball was devised by James Naismith in 1891. ...


Rece left WJRT and Flint, Michigan in March of 1995 for Bristol, Connecticut. He began working for the ESPN2 program SportSmash, where he provided five-minute reports on sports news and scores. Rece hosted ESPN2's NBA 2Night in 1996 and [1997]]. From 1997 through 1999, Davis served as studio host of ESPN2’s weekend RPM 2Night and Sunday morning RPM 2Day programs. Rece went on to anchor the program Sportscenter, alongside a number of other ESPN Personalities. Rece can also frequently be found giving the "Extra Point" report of the Dan Patrick Show on ESPN Radio, and from time to time as a guest host on the program. WJRT-TV (ABC 12) is the American Broadcasting Company-owned and operated television station in the Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, Michigan television market. ... Nickname: The Vehicle City, Buick City Motto: Official website: http://www. ... March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Mum City Official website: http://www. ... ESPN2 debuted on October 1, 1993, as a sister station of ESPN. Nicknamed the deuce, ESPN2 was to be branded as a network for a younger generation of sports fans featuring edgier graphics as well as extreme sports like motocross, snowboarding, and BMX racing. ... ESPN2 debuted on October 1, 1993, as a sister station of ESPN. Nicknamed the deuce, ESPN2 was to be branded as a network for a younger generation of sports fans featuring edgier graphics as well as extreme sports like motocross, snowboarding, and BMX racing. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... ESPN2 debuted on October 1, 1993, as a sister station of ESPN. Nicknamed the deuce, ESPN2 was to be branded as a network for a younger generation of sports fans featuring edgier graphics as well as extreme sports like motocross, snowboarding, and BMX racing. ... SportsCenter is a sports news television show shown every day on ESPN since the network was founded on September 7, 1979. ... ESPN Radio is a national sports radio network in the United States launched on January 1, 1992. ...


Rece has commented on his work at ESPN, by saying: "I don't think of my job as being hard. I know I'm the luckiest guy around. I get to watch basketball and talk about it. When you never feel as if you go to work, it's really easy and fun to do the homework."[1]


Rece's Favorite Things

In an online interview conducted by Dave Magarity, Rece is put in the spotlight in an endeavor to gain insight into the mind of one of today's greatest television sports journalists. Rece comments on a variety of topics, including what goes on behind the scenes at ESPN, Steve Lavin's use of hair gel, favorite actors, characters, and films, and much more. ESPN (once an initialism for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... Steve Lavin (born September 4, 1964 in San Francisco, California) was the head coach of the UCLA Bruins mens basketball team from 1996-2003. ... Hair gel is a kind of gel that is put in hair to stiffen it into a particular hairstyle. ...



Rece on Steve Lavin's hair gel: Steve Lavin (born September 4, 1964 in San Francisco, California) was the head coach of the UCLA Bruins mens basketball team from 1996-2003. ... Hair gel is a kind of gel that is put in hair to stiffen it into a particular hairstyle. ...


"Have you seen the movie “O Brother Where Art Thou”? That's why Lavin and I have problems with the gel. I'm a Dapper Dan man. He wears Fop. That Fop gets all over everything. I hate it when I have to give him a ride in my car. The head-rest looks like the back of the chair in "Coming to America" after Eriq LaSalle's character Darryl sat in it. I don't take my ride to the car wash. I call in HazMat after Lavin's been in there."[2]
O Brother, Where Art Thou? is a musical comedy film written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, set in Mississippi during the Great Depression. ... For other uses, see Lavin (disambiguation). ... FOP (Formatting Objects Processor) is an XSL-FO processor written in Java, which provides the feature to convert XSL-FO files to PDF or direct-printable-files. ... FOP (Formatting Objects Processor) is an XSL-FO processor written in Java, which provides the feature to convert XSL-FO files to PDF or direct-printable-files. ... Coming to America is a 1988 romantic comedy film directed by John Landis. ... For other uses, see Lavin (disambiguation). ...



Rece on his favorite actors, characters, and films:


"Ulysses Everett McGill (as portrayed by George Clooney in “O Brother Where Art Thou”) is right up there. He has an answer for everything. He's like Bilas with Lavin's obsession with his hair. I also like the Old Man (Darren McGavin) from "A Christmas Story." He reminds me of Digger, especially in the scene in which McGavin is fighting the furnace. The difference is Danny Ainge might have kept Digger from winning a major award that was better than a leg lamp. A close runner up is the Good Alien in "I Come in Peace." It was brilliantly portrayed by Jay Bilas who really captured the essence of the character."[3]
Clooney on the set of Oceans Twelve, Winnetka, Illinois, April 2004 George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an Academy Award-winning American actor, director and screenwriter, known for his former role in the long-running television drama ER (1994–99) and his rise as an A-List... O Brother, Where Art Thou? is a musical comedy film written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, set in Mississippi during the Great Depression. ... For other uses, see Lavin (disambiguation). ... McGavin as Kolchak in The Night Stalker (1972) William Lyle Richardson (May 7, 1922 – February 25, 2006), who adopted the name Darren McGavin, was an American actor best known for playing the title role in the television horror series Kolchak: The Night Stalker, and also his portrayal in the movie... A Christmas Story is a 1983 semi-biographical film based on the short stories of author Jean Shepherd collected in the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash. ... Daniel Ray Ainge (born March 17, 1959 in Eugene, Oregon) is a former professional basketball and baseball player who starred in the NBA for the Boston Celtics, Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers and Phoenix Suns, and also in Major League Baseball for the Toronto Blue Jays. ...


Rece-isms

Refers to the Dallas Mavericks as "The Fightin' Mark Cubans", for their eccentric owner and media personality Mark Cuban. Mark Cuban Mark Cuban (born July 31, 1958 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an outspoken billionaire who is the owner of the Dallas Mavericks NBA basketball team. ...


Uses a variety of puns when highlights involve Connecticut's Rudy Gay. For example, after saying his name, Rece says things such as "Not that there's anything wrong with that", and "But we still like him anyway." Rudy Carlton Gay, Jr. ...


Refers to Pittsburgh Pirates First Baseman Sean Casey as "The Mayor", for his local ties to the city of Pittsburgh. Casey grew up outside of Pittsburgh in Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania. Major league affiliations National League (1887-present) Central Division (1994-present) East Division (1969-1993) American Association (1882-1886) Major league titles World Series titles (5) 1979 â€¢ 1971 â€¢ 1960 â€¢ 1925 1909 NL Pennants (9) 1979 â€¢ 1971 â€¢ 1960 â€¢ 1927 1925 â€¢ 1909 â€¢ 1903 â€¢ 1902 1901 Central Division titles (0) None East Division... The batter runs to first base. ... City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq. ...


“I promise you, its going to get more insightful as we go along.” Rece, begging people not to change the channel after Lou Holtz explains that each week in college football, 50% of the teams win and 50% of the teams lose. Lou Holtz (born Louis Leo Holtz on January 6, 1937 in Follansbee, West Virginia) is one of the premier NCAA college football head coaches of his era. ...


Trivia

His real name is Laurece (rhymes with Maurice).


Rece was voted among the Top 50 Sexiest people surrounding College Basketball in a collaborative effort at CollegeInsider.com College basketball most often refers to the American basketball competitive governance structure established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA. // History The game of basketball was devised by James Naismith in 1891. ...


Rece bears a stunning resemblance to New York Yankees pitcher Mike Mussina. Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (26) 2000 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 1978 â€¢ 1977 â€¢ 1962 â€¢ 1961 1958 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1953 â€¢ 1952 1951 â€¢ 1950 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 1943 â€¢ 1941 â€¢ 1939 â€¢ 1938 1937 â€¢ 1936 â€¢ 1932 â€¢ 1928 1927 â€¢ 1923 AL Pennants (39) 2003 â€¢ 2001 â€¢ 2000... A baseball pitcher delivers the ball to home plate In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitchers mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter who attempts to either make contact with it or draw a... Michael Cole Mike Mussina (born December 8, 1968 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania) is a major league starting pitcher for the New York Yankees. ...


Rece was named as an outstanding alumnus in 2001 of the University of Alabama's School of Broadcast Communication


Rece Links

Rece Davis AOL Bio [4]


 
 

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