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Sportscaster Mike Hogewood dies at 63

Staff report

GREENSBORO — Mike Hogewood, a well-know sportscaster and instructor at Catawba College, died on Wednesday, it was reported by numerous news agencies.

Hogewood, 63, was the play-by-play broadcaster for Catawba’s televised season-opening football game last Saturday at West Georgia.

Hogewood was a staple win the Piedmont Triad, working on many ACC sports broadcasts primarily with Raycom Sports.

He also did play-by-play for Fox Sports South and various other networks.

Prior to becoming a freelance announcer, Hogewood worked for many years as the sports director and as a morning news anchor at WFMY.

Hogewood briefly worked as the sports director at WGHP in the late 1980s.

ACC Commissioner John Swofford released a statement about the death of Hogewood:

“Mike was a dear friend of the ACC for as long as I can remember. Whether it was ACC Football, Basketball or Olympic Sports, he consistently brought his wealth of knowledge to fans across the league. He was a pillar of the Greensboro sports community from his many years as a sports anchor at WGHP and WFMY. Mike will be missed and our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

Many took to Twitter to share their memories of Hogewood, inlcluding ESPN’s Jay Bilas:

RIP Mike Hogewood, a longtime fixture in ACC basketball and football. Hogewood brought passion, enthusiasm and kindness to everything he did in the ACC. A real pro. pic.twitter.com/m8Gbz2MdhO

— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) September 6, 2018

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