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Duke Highlighted On Football Saturdays in the South
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Release: 08/17/2012
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DURHAM, N.C. -- Raycom Sports' multi-Emmy Award-winning summer television series, "Havoline Football Saturdays in the South," will feature the Duke offensive linemen's trip to Ethiopia in its final episode of the season this weekend. The series, hosted by Tim Brando, is syndicated in 77 markets throughout the country.

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Back in May, a Dave Harding-led group of 10 offensive linemen along with strength and conditioning assistant Marcus Johnson spent nearly two weeks in Ethiopia helping to construct freshwater wells for local communities. The group finished one halfway-completed well and began the drilling process for a second well, ensuring safe drinking water for hundreds of people nearby.

"People travel 10 miles sometimes with jugs of water on their back," said offensive tackle Takoby Cofield upon his return. "Giving them that well [means] knowing that it's going to make their life a little bit easier and little bit less stressful, and knowing that kids over there have more of an opportunity to be healthy."

Based in Charlotte, Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports marketing, event management and production firm. Raycom is the syndicated television rightsholder of ACC men's basketball and football telecasts.

Raycom Sports' parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, AL, owns and operates 48 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states.