From The Mailbag: Chase Rice joins ESPN and Taco Bell to find the best student section in the country

A former Division I linebacker himself, Chase Rice now joins ESPN & Taco Bell in their search for the nation’s best student section this college football season.

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Taylor Swift song “Ronan” helps raise 100,000 for the V Foundation

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 V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading cancer research funding organizations, is excited to announce that it will receive $100,000 from the sales of international superstar Taylor Swift’s single “Ronan,” whose proceeds benefit pediatric cancer research.  Swift’s donation will add to the more than $14 million The V Foundation has already awarded to fund pediatric cancer research through signature events like the Dick Vitale Gala.   Cancer is the leading disease-related cause of children’s death in the US.  The V Foundation is intent on changing this and saving children. 

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Gretchen Wilson and NASCAR join forces


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Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Gretchen Wilson will be featured in ESPN's telecasts of the 10 races in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, which begins with the Sunday, Sept. 15, event at Chicagoland Speedway.

Wilson, who has appeared at numerous NASCAR races and had a connection to racing as a child, will narrate and appear in the opening teases of the telecasts of the 10 races, with each tease tailored to the racetrack hosting that week's event. In addition, her music will be featured through the entire Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup on ESPN.

"Just as NASCAR appeals to a great cross-section of American people, the same can be said for Gretchen Wilson's blend of song and attitude that has made her an icon of the music industry for the past decade," said Rich Feinberg, ESPN vice president, motorsports, production. "We look forward to showcasing her music and personality during the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup." 

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