ESPN’s College GameDay Covered by State Farm – the eight-week Saturday morning and evening college basketball studio program originating from the site of ESPN’s Saturday Primetime Presented by DIRECTV telecast – will stop in South Bend, Ind., on Saturday, Feb. 9, site of that night’s BIG EAST contest between Louisville and Notre Dame (9 p.m. ET). The first hour begins at 10 a.m. ET on ESPNU, continuing at 11 a.m. on ESPN with a one-hour edition at 8 p.m. on ESPN (except Jan. 26). The Primetime game-of-the-week series will generally air at 9 p.m. (exceptions noted below).
The site was selected from two “flex pick” options for the February 9 GameDay slot with the Pittsburgh at Cincinnati matchup now set for 6 p.m. on either ESPN or ESPN2.
For the ninth year, Rece Davis serves as host for College GameDay, and is joined by analysts Jay Bilas, Digger Phelps and newcomer Jalen Rose, to preview all the day’s action and discuss the biggest storylines in college basketball.
2013 College GameDay and Saturday Primetime Schedule:
|Date||GameDay Site||Show Times (ET)||Game||Game Time (ET)|
|Jan 19||Indianapolis||10 a.m. & 8 p.m.||Gonzaga at Butler||9 p.m.|
|Jan 26||Raleigh, N.C.||10 a.m. & 6 p.m.||North Carolina at NC State||7 p.m.|
|Feb 2||Bloomington, Ind.||10 a.m. & 8 p.m.||Michigan at Indiana||9 p.m.|
|Feb 9||South Bend, Ind.||10 a.m. & 8 p.m.||Louisville at Notre Dame||9 p.m.|
|Feb 16||Lawrence, Kan.||10 a.m. & 8 p.m.||Texas at Kansas||9 p.m.|
|Feb 23||Lexington, Ky.||10 a.m. & 8 p.m.||Missouri at Kentucky||9 p.m.|
|Mar 2||Brentwood, Calif.||10 a.m. & 8 p.m.||Arizona at UCLA||9 p.m.|
|Mar 9||Washington, D.C. & Chapel Hill, N.C.||10 a.m. & 8 p.m.||Syracuse at Georgetown & Duke at North Carolina||Noon|
About College GameDay Covered by State Farm
College GameDay Covered by State Farm debuted Jan. 22, 2005 from the University of Connecticut, the same season as the debut of the Saturday Primetime Presented by DIRECTV game of the week. The eight-week road show is hosted by Rece Davis (since 2005) with analysts Jay Bilas (2005), Digger Phelps (2006) and Jalen Rose (2013). Forty-one different campuses have served as College GameDay sites, plus the ACC Tournament Semifinals (March 12, 2005), in a total of 63 stops through 2012. The largest crowd assembled for the show was 22,144 at Kentucky’s Rupp Arena, Feb. 10, 2010.