Oct. 22, 2019
ACC Network (ACCN), the new 24/7 national platform dedicated to ACC sports, adds Kelly Gramlich and Monica McNutt to its already talented women’s basketball on-air roster. Both Gramlich and McNutt will contribute to studio coverage with analysis of the conference’s season-long women’s basketball action.
Gramlich, a two-time Clemson graduate and former Tiger women’s basketball letterwinner, has previously served as an analyst for basketball coverage on ACC Network Extra (ACCNX), ESPN+ and SoCon Network. Additionally, she has called Clemson women’s basketball games on the Clemson Tigers Network since 2015. The Austin, Texas, native currently co-hosts a weekday radio show on Clemson Athletics’ flagship radio station, The Roar, writes a weekly column for The Greenville News and co-hosts the Tiger Pregame Show during football season.
A 3-point shooting specialist, Gramlich holds multiple Clemson program records, including the single-game record for most 3-pointers made. She was a three-time member of the ACC All-Academic team and earned her bachelor’s degree in communication studies in 2014 and a master’s degree in communication, technology and society in 2016.
“The ACC is home to the best women’s basketball in the country and I am excited to cover these amazing athletes, coaches and institutions. As a former player, this opportunity is truly a dream come true and I cannot wait to get started,” said Gramlich.
McNutt, a former standout guard on the Georgetown women’s basketball team and 2011 Hoya graduate, has held on-air positions with FOX Sports 1, Overtime, MSG Networks and ESPN, along with stops at WJLA ABC7/ News Channel 8 in Washington, D.C., The American Sports Network, BeIN Sports and NBC Sports Washington. She hosts “Buckets, Boards and Blocks,” a podcast presented by Pure Hoops Media, and co-hosts “26 Minutes with Clinton Portis” a podcast produced by the Washington Redskins. McNutt holds a bachelor’s in English language and literature and earned her master’s in broadcast journalism from Maryland in 2013.
“The ACC is a conference that consistently commands respect and produces top players,” said McNutt. “This conference is tradition rich and has some of the best rivalries in sport. I’m thrilled to join ACC Network to cover the best, and can’t wait to dig in and learn from the coaches, players and fellow broadcasters night in and night out.”
Women’s Basketball Coverage on ACCN
ACCN will exclusively air 60-regular-season games in its debut season, including 42 conference matchups. Live game coverage begins on Monday, Nov. 11, with North Carolina hosting Navy at 7 p.m., while conference play on ACCN commences Sunday, Dec. 29, with a doubleheader featuring NC State at Boston College (noon) and Wake Forest at Miami (2 p.m.). Additional games will available on ACCNX, the network’s digital platform on the ESPN App. All ACC, ACCN’s nightly news and information show will be home for news, updates, analysis and highlights throughout the entire basketball season.
About ACC Network
Owned and operated by ESPN in partnership with the Atlantic Coast Conference, ACC Network (ACCN) is a new 24/7 national network dedicated to ACC sports that launched on August 22, 2019. Approximately 450 live contests including 40 regular-season football games, 150 men’s and women’s basketball games, and 200 other regular-season competitions and tournament games from across the conference’s 27 sponsored sports will be televised annually, plus a complement of news and information shows and original programming. Together, the ACCN and its digital platform, ACC Network Extra (ACCNX), will feature 1,350 ACC events in its first year. ESPN has been televising ACC content since 1979 and has exclusive rights to every conference-controlled game across all sports and championships.
Carriage agreements are in place with the following video providers: AT&T U-Verse, AT&T TV NOW, Cox, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Google Fiber, Hulu Live TV, Optimum, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, Spectrum TV, Suddenlink, TVision, Verizon Fios, YouTube TV, members of the NCTC, NRTC and Vivicast, among others. All ACCN games will also be available on the ESPN app to authenticated subscribers. Fans interested in learning more about ACCN can visit www.GetACCN.com.