Big Red was one of many mascots to participate in the event that honored sports excellence in the American South, including individuals such as Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden, former North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith and NASCAR’s all-time wins leader Richard Petty. In addition to sports figures, celebrities were on hand from the worlds of movies, television and politics.
The two-hour show was taped at The Tabernacle in Atlanta on Nov. 30. Thirteen awards were presented in a variety of categories.
The Southern Sports Awards will be rerun on Fox Sports South on Dec. 14 (9:30 p.m.), Dec. 16 (7 p.m.) and Dec. 19 (7 p.m.). The show will also be broadcast on Fox Sports Southwest on Dec. 8 (6 p.m.), Dec. 11 (1 p.m.), Dec. 19 (6 p.m.) and Dec. 26 (11 a.m.), and will air on Comcast Sports Net Dec. 8 (7 p.m.), Dec. 10 (1 p.m.), Dec. 14 (6 p.m.) and Dec. 25 (3 p.m.).