Mike Hogewood

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Mike Hogewood
Mike Hogewood.jpg
Hogewood in December 2007
Born Michael Ashley Hogewood
(1954-09-13)September 13, 1954
Greensboro, North Carolina
Died September 5, 2018(2018-09-05) (aged 63)
Greensboro, North Carolina
Occupation Sportscaster
Years active 1987–2013

Michael Ashley "Mike" Hogewood (September 13, 1954 – September 5, 2018) was an American sportscaster. He was a freelance play-by-play announcer who was primarily associated with Raycom Sports (formerly Jefferson Pilot Sports). Hogewood was best known for his work on ACC football games, ACC men's and women's basketball, as well as for anchoring Raycom's coverage of Nextel Cup NASCAR races. In addition to his work with Raycom, Hogewood did play-by-play for FSN South, Sun Sports, New England Sports Network, Comcast SportsNet, HDNet and the Speed Channel.[1] He became a freelance announcer after nearly 15 years of experience as a network announcer, and later sports director, for the ABC (now Fox) affiliate WGHP-TV (1985-1987) in High Point, North Carolina and later at CBS affiliate WFMY-TV Channel 2 (1987–2001) in his hometown of Greensboro, North Carolina.[2] He briefly worked for NBC affiliate WXII-TV in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in the early 2000s on a series called Hog's Heroes.[3]

Hogewood was host of several television sports reporting shows, including: ACC Football Today, ACC Basketball Today, Saturdays in the South, and the Emmy Award winning ACC All Access.

Hogewood also was a broadcaster for The Nashville Network's coverage of Monster Jam from 2000-2002. He also covered events for the Big South Conference, and did commercials for Carolina Kia in the Triad.[4]

Hogewood's most recent work had been as the play-by-play commentator for professional wrestling promotion, Ring of Honor, as a part of its television deal with Denver-based network, HDNet.[5]

Hogewood retired in 2013 after 26 years as a sports broadcaster.[6]

Hogewood died on September 5, 2018 at the age of 63 of a heart attack in his sleep.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ raycomsports.com - Mike Hogewood
  2. ^ Sports director Hogewood hangs up his spikes at WFMY-TV
  3. ^ WXII.com Web Staff (September 5, 2018). "Veteran sportscaster Mike Hogewood has died". WXII 12. Hearst Television. Retrieved September 6, 2018. 
  4. ^ Solarte, Mike (September 5, 2018). "Legendary sportscaster Mike Hogewood dies". Spectrum News Triad. Charter Communications. Retrieved September 6, 2018. 
  5. ^ "Ring Of Honor Changes Lead Announcers". PWNewsNow.com. 2009-02-15. Retrieved 2009-02-15. 
  6. ^ Raymond, Jonathan (September 5, 2018). "Mike Hogewood, legendary Raycom Sports ACC announcer, dies at 65". wfsa.com. 
  7. ^ Hodgin, Carrie (September 5, 2018). "Former WFMY News 2 Anchors, Sports Community Remembers Mike Hogewood". Tenga. Retrieved September 6, 2018. 
  8. ^ https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/greensboro-nc/michael-ashley-mike-hogewood-7982150