On-Site Set Presence from Duke at North Carolina and Syracuse at Duke

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On-Site Set Presence from Duke at North Carolina and Syracuse at Duke

No. 5 Duke at North Carolina Thursday at 9 p.m. on ESPN; No. 1 Syracuse at No. 5 Duke Saturday at 7 p.m. on ESPN

ESPN’s enhanced coverage of No. 5 Duke at North Carolina on Thursday, Feb. 20, and undefeated No. 1 Syracuse at No. 5 Duke on Saturday, Feb. 22, will include a live studio presence from the site of both games. Coverage will begin from Chapel Hill on Thursday morning with Rece Davis, Jay Williams and Seth Greenberg providing live reports and analysis through the day and halftime around the rescheduled Duke at North Carolina game (ESPN, 9 p.m. ET).

The crew of Chris Cotter, Jay Bilas and Greenberg will then move to Duke’s campus where they will appear across ESPN platforms from Friday morning through Saturday in anticipation of that day’s Syracuse-Duke rematch (ESPN, 7 p.m.). Saturday’s 6 p.m. College GameDay Covered by State Farm telecast will derive from inside Cameron Indoor Stadium, with the trio also handling halftime live from the court. The crew of Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas and Dick Vitale, along with reporter Shannon Spake, will call the game.

Syracuse remained unbeaten and assumed the No. 1 spot in the national rankings following a 91-89 overtime win in the first meeting between the programs on February 1. The game averaged nearly 4.8 million viewers, making it the network’s third most-viewed regular-season men’s college basketball game on record.

Also on Saturday, College GameDay will be represented by Rece Davis, Digger Phelps, Jalen Rose and Jay Williams in Boulder, site of ESPN’s No. 4 Arizona at Colorado Saturday Primetime Presented by DIRECTV game (ESPN, 9 p.m.). The show will originate from the Coors Events Center at 10 a.m. on ESPNU and 11 a.m. on ESPN, and include segments from Duke. Dave Pasch and Bill Walton will have the call of the game, along with reporter Holly Rowe.



Rachel Margolis Siegal

A part of the Internal Communications team at ESPN, I began with the network in 2010 as part of the College Sports PR team. Always an avid sports fan and not an athlete – I grew up a huge fan of the Hartford Whalers, while also watching my brother compete at different levels. I became the manager of several high school sports teams and continued that hobby into college. While at Quinnipiac, I worked in the Sports Information Department, which led me to a summer internship at the New Haven Ravens, a AA baseball team, and an eventual job with the Athletic Communications Department at the University of Connecticut. After my five-year stint at Connecticut, I spent six years as Director of Communications at the BIG EAST Conference in Providence, R.I. before joining ESPN.
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