Fox Network's Charles Davis To Speak at Celebration 2007
PASO, Texas (March 6, 2007) - College football analyst Charles Davis
will be the featured speaker at the Sun Bowl Association's Celebration
2007, an installation dinner of the 2007 board of directors and
advisory board of the organization on March 21 at the Camino Real
Hotel, announced executive director Bernie Olivas.
Charles Davis was the starting free safety for Tennessee in the 1984 Sun Bowl against Maryland. (Tennessee Sports Information)
"It is not
often that we get a chance to have one of the game's premier analysts
come to El Paso," said Olivas. "Celebration 2007 is a chance for the
Sun Bowl Association to look back on a successful 2006 for the
organization and take a look to what this year might bring."
served as analyst at the 2007 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and the 2007
Tostitos BCS National Championship Game, played in the 1984 Sun Bowl
for Tennessee. Davis served the last five years as lead analyst for
TBS, before switching to Fox in December. He also currently works for
the NFL Network and The Golf Channel.
2007 will feature the installation of Linda East as the association's
president for this year. East's first association with the Sun Bowl
came in 1973 when she was a member of the Sun Court. In 1998, she
became a member of the board of directors and has served in several
capacities since then.
year, under the leadership of John Folmer, the Sun Bowl crossed into
new territories with a new name and new partners," said Olivas. "Under
the direction of Linda East, we will continue to move forward and I
think this could be one of the most successful Sun Bowls of all time."
the event start at $50 per person, while tables can be purchased
beginning at $500. Individual tickets and tables can be purchased by
calling Ellen Hughes at the Sun Bowl Association offices at (915)
In its 74th
year, the Brut Sun Bowl will feature the Pac-10 Conference against
either the Big 12 Conference, Big East Conference or Notre Dame. The
game is set for Monday, Dec. 31 at Noon (MT) on CBS. Last year's Brut
Sun Bowl was one to remember, as No. 24 Oregon State upended Missouri,
39-38, in the final seconds on a two-point conversion.
About Charles Davis
Davis, a four-year starter at defensive back for the University of
Tennessee, currently serves as the lead analyst for the Fox Television
Network's coverage of the Bowl Championship Series.
Charles Davis had nine tackles in the 1984 Sun Bowl against Maryland. (Brian Kanof)
January, Davis teamed with play-by-play voice Thom Brennaman, former
Wisconsin head coach Barry Alvarez and sideline reporter Chris Meyers
to make up Fox's lead crew. The quartet led the Fox broadcast of the
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (Boise State vs. Oklahoma) and the 2007 Tostitos
BCS National Championship Game (Florida vs. Ohio State) on Jan. 8, from
Prior to his
move to Fox, Davis served as the lead analyst for TBS' coverage of
college football. Davis has had a diverse broadcasting career that has
seen the New York native serve as an analyst for college football,
Arena League football, basketball, baseball and golf for ESPN, CBS,
NBC, Fox, The NFL Network, The Golf Channel, TBS, TNT and the Sun
played for the Volunteers from 1983-86, led Tennessee to four straight
bowl appearances, including the 1984 Sun Bowl as a sophomore. He also
appeared in the 1983 Florida Citrus Bowl, the 1986 Sugar Bowl and the
1986 Liberty Bowl.
He led the
Volunteers in interceptions in three of his four years in Knoxville and
currently ranks sixth all-time in interceptions at Tennessee with 13.
As a senior, Davis was an Academic All-Southeastern Conference
graduation, Davis served as an assistant coach at the University of
Pacific and then moved into athletic administration, where he worked as
an assistant athletic director at Stanford University. After a stint as
the director of the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs,
Colo., Davis became the tournament director of the PGA Tour's Disney
broadcasting career began 1997 as an analyst covering the Southeastern
Conference. In 2000, Davis' career took off, as he began working
full-time in both radio and television.
he has been a regular on The Golf Channel's Viewer's Forum and The Grey
Goose 19th Hole. He has worked in the college ranks broadcasting
football, basketball and baseball, while also covering the Arena League
for NBC and the NBA Playoffs for TNT. He is also a featured analyst for
the NFL Network's coverage of the 2007 NFL Draft.
Davis and his wife Lisa live in Orlando, Fla., with their daughter, Taylor, and son, Parker.