A Top ESPN Announcing Team Calling Game

Davis, Holtz, May will be in the booth Dec. 22.


LAS VEGAS - This year's MAACO Bowl Las Vegas will again be televised live to the nation via ESPN and handling broadcast duties will be one of its top crews: play-by-play man Rece Davis and analysts Lou Holtz and Mark May. Reporting from the sidelines will be Quint Kessenich.

Davis, who joined ESPN in 1995, serves as primary studio host for ESPN and ESPN2's coverage of college football and college basketball. He is the host of ESPN's Saturday college football pregame, halftime and postgame studio coverage. A regular contributor to SportsCenter and ESPN Radio, the University of Alabama graduate has also served on ESPN and ABC's Triple Crown horse racing coverage and ESPN's NFL Draft coverage.

Legendary football coach Lou Holtz joined ESPN in 2004 and currently serves as an analyst as well as regularly contributing his famed ''Dr. Lou'' feature. Holtz won the 1988 national championship while leading Notre Dame but also had stints at head coach at William & Mary, North Carolina, the New York Jets, Arkansas, Minnesota and South Carolina before retiring with a career record of 249-132-7, which ranks him sixth all-time in victories.

Mark May, a 2005 College Football Hall of Fame inductee and 13-year NFL veteran as an offensive lineman, serves as an analyst for ESPN and ESPN2 studio shows and select college football game telecasts. Winner of the Outland Trophy while at the University of Pittsburgh, he was a 1988 All-Pro blocking for the Washington Redskins and also played for the San Diego Chargers and Arizona Cardinals before retiring after the 2003 season.

Kessenich has been ESPN's top lacrosse analyst for over a decade and in 2005 he joined ESPNU as a commentator for a variety of events, including serving as a play-by-play announcer and sideline reporter for ESPN's college basketball, college football and NCAA Championship coverage.

The game will also be broadcast live nationally on radio via the Sports USA Radio Network. Rich Cellini will do play-by-play alongside former Northwestern and Colorado head coach Gary Barnett. Roman Oben will serve as sidelines reporter.