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College Sports Update – Aug. 8


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Men’s Basketball: Sites Named for 2013 College GameDay Covered by State Farm Schedule
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 – returns for its ninth season beginning Saturday, Jan. 19 from the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis. 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 Saturday Primetime game-of-the-week series will generally air at 9 p.m. Full Schedule

Join the conversation and follow on Twitter: @ESPNHomeCourt; #CBBGameDay

Men’s Basketball: Schedule Set for ACC/Big Ten Challenge & SEC/BIG EAST Challenge
ESPN has finalized the network and time assignments for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge Presented by DICK’s Sporting Goods and SEC/BIG EAST Challenge, two popular early season men’s college basketball events matching premier conferences against each other. ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will combine to televise all 24 Challenge games (12 from each event) over five consecutive days, November 27 to December 1. Full Schedule

UNITE Hosts Revealed: Danny Kanell, Reese Waters and Marianela Pereyra
ESPN college football analyst Danny Kanell, comedian Reese Waters and television host “Marianela” Pereyra will take a seat on the UNITE couch weeknights at midnight ET on ESPNU as the hosts of the network’s first late-night entertainment show.

Debuting Monday, August 27, they bring an expertise to sports, humor and pop-culture. More about hosts

Join the conversation and follow on Twitter: @Unite; @Dkanell13; @ReeseWaters; @MARIANELATV

Football: Texas’ game plan
The consensus is that Texas is a year away and in need of a good signal caller. But, as LaRue Cook investigates in ESPN The Magazine’s College Football Preview issue, Mack Brown is closer than he thinks with a stellar defense that’s built like an SEC team. Full Story

An airing of the ESPN The Magazine: CFB Special will be tonight, Aug. 8, at 9:30 p.m. on ESPNU.

Join the conversation and follow on Twitter: @ESPNMag

College Football: Q&A with ESPN Insider / Writer Travis Haney
ESPN Insider / national college football writer Travis Haney took a few minutes to talk about the upcoming season and his new role at ESPN. Fresh off the presses in ESPN The Magazine “College Football Preview” issue, Haney penned a piece on the 2012 Texas Longhorns’ struggle to find the right signal caller and what little effect it may have on the Big 12 standings for this week’s.

Complete Interview; Haney’s Blog

Join the conversation and follow on Twitter: @TravHaneyESPN

Ohio State Focus of Latest Training Days Series on ESPNU & ESPN
Ohio State fans will get a close-up on the 2012 football season with new head coach Urban Meyer when ESPN debuts a series of All-Access specials beginning August 14 on ESPNU and additional ESPN platforms. ESPN All-Access: Ohio State Training Days will showcase the Buckeyes as they train under Ohio native (Ashtabula, Ohio) Meyer who has returned from a coaching hiatus to lead the team. Full Release

Join the conversation and follow on Twitter: @ESPNU