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College Sports Update – Jan. 29


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College GameDay Covered by State Farm Visits No. 1 Michigan at No. 3 Indiana
ESPN’s College GameDay Covered by State Farm heads to Indiana University for the first time since 2008, in advance of the Saturday Primetime presented by DIRECTV matchup of No. 1 Michigan at No. 3 Indiana matchup on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 9 p.m. on ESPN. GameDay’s first hour begins at 10 a.m. on ESPNU, continuing at 11 a.m. on ESPN, plus a one-hour edition at 6 p.m. on ESPN. GameDay and the game are available on also ESPN 3D and WatchESPN. Indiana is hosting GameDay for only the second time. Show details to follow later this week.

Rece Davis will serve as host for College GameDay, and will be joined by analysts Jay Bilas, Digger Phelps and Jalen Rose to preview all the day’s action and discuss the biggest storylines in college basketball.

Full College GameDay Schedule; College GameDay Images

Men’s College Hoops: No. 1 Michigan at No. 3 Indiana Highlights Upcoming Schedule
A Big Ten showdown between new No. 1 Michigan and No. 3 Indiana on ESPN on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 9 p.m. highlights the network’s upcoming men’s college basketball schedule. The Saturday Primetime Presented by DIRECTV telecast is one of three matchups between ranked teams in the weekend lineup. Also on Saturday, ESPNU will televise No. 16 Mississippi at No. 4 Florida at 7 p.m. ESPN will cover No. 25 Marquette at No. 12 Louisville on Sunday, Feb. 3, at 2 p.m.

In addition, ESPN will televise an early afternoon doubleheader with top six teams on Saturday: No. 6 Syracuse at Pittsburgh at noon followed by No. 5 Duke at Florida State at 2 p.m. Full Weekly Schedule

Ranked Women’s College Basketball Teams Showcased across ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3
Several top women’s college basketball teams will face off including an ESPNU doubleheader Sunday, Feb. 3 — an Atlantic 10 matchup between No. 17 Dayton at Richmond at 11 a.m. followed by ACC foes No. 5 Duke at No. 11 North Carolina at 1 p.m. Full Weekly Schedule

Additional Highlights:

  • No. 22 Florida State will play ACC opponents on ESPN3 twice this week – games against No. 11 North Carolina on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. and at home versus Clemson on Sunday, at 2 p.m.
  • ESPN2’s Big Monday presented by Bud Light will showcase inter-conference rivalries in the first of three February doubleheaders – Big Ten foes No. 14 Purdue at No. 7 Penn State at 7 p.m. and SEC opponents No. 16 Texas A&M at LSU at 9 p.m.

Will Michigan-Indiana be one of Vitale’s Own Elite Eight?
Dick Vitale has been on the sidelines for many memorable matchups, including this year’s Butler-Gonzaga thriller. Vitale sat down in advance of working this weekend’s No. 1 Michigan at No. 3 Indiana Saturday Primetime presented by DIRECTV telecast (Saturday at 9 p.m., ESPN) to create a list of the top eight games he has called. Indiana has been involved in three of those games, more than any other team. North Carolina is second with appearances in two of the games. posted his column with the list and thoughts. Vitale’s Elite Eight:

Matchup Date
North Carolina 102, Duke 100 (2 OT) Feb. 2, 1995
Indiana 73, Kentucky 72 Dec. 10, 2011
North Carolina 64, Virginia 63 Feb. 10, 1983
Butler 64, Gonzaga 63 Jan. 19, 2013
Stanford 80, Arizona 77 Feb. 7, 2004
Indiana 86, Wisconsin 85 (3 OT) Feb. 17, 1987
Illinois 70, Indiana 67 March 5, 1989
LSU 107, UNLV 105 Jan. 28, 1990


Super Bowl XLVII’s Kaepernick and Rice in College Year Flashbacks on ESPNU
ESPNU will re-air the most memorable college football action for two of the 2013 Super Bowl XLVII teams’ best players: Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens and Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers. On Saturday, Feb. 2, the 2008 International Bowl will air – showcasing Rice, the former Rutgers running back, as he rushed for 280 yards and four touchdowns. Immediately following, ESPNU will air the 2007 matchup between Rutgers and Army, when Rice ran for 243 yards and scored twice, setting a new school record.

Kaepernick will be showcased from his time as quarterback at Nevada on Saturday and Sunday overnight the 2011 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl and the Wolf Pack’s 2010 overtime game against Boise State.

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Sat, Feb. 2 1 a.m. 2008 International Bowl:
Rutgers v. Ball State (Ray Rice)
3 a.m. 2007 Rutgers vs. Army (Ray Rice) ESPNU
5 a.m. 2011 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl:
Nevada vs. BC (Colin Kaepernick)
7 a.m. 2010 Boise State vs. Nevada (Colin Kaepernick) ESPNU
Sun, Feb. 3 2 a.m. 2010 Boise State vs. Nevada (Colin Kaepernick) ESPNU
4 a.m. 2011 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl:
Nevada vs. BC (Colin Kaepernick)


Biggest and Best Softball Schedule on ESPN Networks
ESPN networks will present the largest schedule of college softball to date and boasting more ranked teams, beginning with No. 5 Tennessee at No. 15 Florida on Saturday, March 16, at 11 a.m. ET. The regular-season schedule has 44 games across ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU featuring 19 teams in the Top 25, including 13 conference tournament matchups. Full Schedule and Release