College Hoops: GameDay; 40th Anniversary Coverage of Notre Dame Over UCLA; Upcoming Schedule & More

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College Hoops: GameDay; 40th Anniversary Coverage of Notre Dame Over UCLA; Upcoming Schedule & More

College GameDay Covered by State Farm Begins Season with Special Two-Site Show 
The 10th season of ESPN’s College GameDay Covered by State Farm – the eight-week Saturday morning and evening college basketball program originating from the site of ESPN’s Saturday Primetime Presented by DIRECTV telecast – will begin Saturday, Jan. 18, with a special split-site show. The historic Palestra in Philadelphia will host the morning telecast (10 a.m. on ESPNU / 11 a.m. on ESPN) prior to the game between La Salle and Temple (noon on ESPN2).

The evening show from Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Conn. – location twice of GameDay, including the first telecast in 2005 – will showcase an American Athletic Conference meeting between Connecticut and No. 18 Louisville as part of the Saturday Primetime game (9 p.m. on ESPN).

Rece Davis serves as host for College GameDay, and is joined by analysts Jay Bilas, Digger Phelps and Jalen Rose.

40th Anniversary of Notre Dame Upset over UCLA: Coverage of Digger Phelps’ Induction into Ring of Honor & Special Program
On Sunday, Jan. 19, ESPN will commemorate the 40th anniversary of Notre Dame’s 71-70 streak-ending upset victory over UCLA in 1974 with special segments during ESPNU’s Virginia Tech at Notre Dame game (6 p.m.) and a one-hour program on the historic game on ESPN2 (8 p.m.).

ESPNU will also show ESPN men’s basketball analyst Digger Phelps, who coached Notre Dame to the historic victory, being inducted into the University’s Ring of Honor. Programming will include a 30-minute pre-game show, originating in part from Notre Dame’s Joyce Center, at 5:30 p.m. Rich Hollenberg will host from the site with game analyst Jay Williams with Dari Nowkhah and analyst Miles Simon in ESPNU’s Charlotte studios. Members of the 1974 team that knocked off UCLA will join Phelps on the Purcell Pavilion court for the halftime ceremony, which will also be televised on ESPNU.

After the game, ESPN2 will televise 88 AND 1, presented by Coca-Cola at 8 p.m. The one-hour program will look back at the game that saw Notre Dame end UCLA’s remarkable 88-game winning streak with interviews from Bill Walton, Dick Enberg, John Shumate and others. ESPNU will re-air the show – which was produced by Fighting Irish Digital Media in partnership with 3 Penny Films – at 10 p.m. Additional encore presentations on ESPNU include Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 4 p.m.; Friday, Jan. 24, at 6 p.m.; and Thursday, Jan. 30, at 1 a.m.

Ranked Teams in Action on Big Monday, Super Tuesday & Wednesday Night Hoops
ESPN’s Big Monday Presented by Verizon, Super Tuesday and Wednesday Night Hoops men’s college basketball schedule will be highlighted by eight ranked teams.

  • Big Monday: The second game of ESPN’s weekly ACC and Big 12 doubleheader will showcase No. 12 Baylor at No. 15 Kansas at 9 p.m. The ACC matchup at 7 p.m. – North Carolina at Virginia – will include NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy joining regular game announcers Sean McDonough, Jay Bilas and Jeannine Edwards in a special basketball crossover between Bilas and Van Gundy.
  • Super Tuesday: An ESPN Big Ten and SEC doubleheader will feature Indiana, coming off a victory over previously undefeated No. 3 Wisconsin, at No. 4 Michigan State at 7 p.m. followed by Texas A&M at No. 13 Kentucky at 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday Night Hoops: ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3 will combine to cover four games with ranked teams highlighted by a doubleheader on ESPNU: No. 18 Louisville at USF at 7 p.m. followed by TCU at No. 25 Oklahoma at 9 p.m. In addition, ESPN2 will televise No. 23 Duke at Miami (Fla.) at 7:30 p.m. and ESPN3 will carry No. 10 San Diego State at San Jose State at 9 p.m.
Date Time (ET) Game/Commentator Network
Mon, Jan 20 2 p.m. Stony Brook at UMBC
Eric Frede & Fran Sullivan
  7 p.m. North Carolina at Virginia
Sean McDonough, Jay Bilas, Jeff VanGundy & Jeannine Edwards
    Delaware State at North Carolina A&T
Rich Hollenberg & Stan Lewter
  9 p.m. No. 12 Baylor at No. 15 Kansas
Brent Musburger, Fran Fraschilla & Holly Rowe
    Maryland at NC State
Mike Patrick & LaPhonso Ellis
Tue, Jan 21 7 p.m. Indiana at No. 4 Michigan State
Mike Tirico, Dan Dakich & Allison Williams
    Kansas State at Texas
Dave Flemming & Miles Simon
    Missouri at LSU
Joe Davis & Dino Gaudio
  8 p.m. Rutgers at SMU
Roxy Bernstein & Stephen Howard
  9 p.m. Texas A&M at No. 13 Kentucky
Brad Nessler, Jimmy Dykes & Shannon Spake
    Georgia Tech at Boston College
Tom Hart & Len Elmore
Wed, Jan 22 7 p.m. No. 18 Louisville at USF
Jason Benetti & Tim Welsh
  7:30 p.m. No. 23 Duke at Miami (Fla.)
Bob Wischusen & LaPhonso Ellis
  8 p.m. Auburn at Mississippi State
Dave Weekley & Daymeon Fishback
  9 p.m. TCU at No. 25 Oklahoma
Clay Matvick & Darrin Horn
    No. 10 San Diego State at San Jose State
Trey Bender & Bill Herenda
  11 p.m. California at USC
Beth Mowins & Jon Crispin


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