UNC will be making a record-16th appearance on GameDay
ESPN College GameDay Covered by State Farm will celebrate its 100th episode at North Carolina, which will be making its record-16th appearance on the show, on Saturday, Feb. 18, in advance of the Saturday Primetime presented by AT&T matchup showcasing No. 12 Virginia at No. 8 North Carolina (ESPN, 8:15 p.m. ET). College GameDay airs at 11 a.m. with an evening edition leading into the game telecast at 8 p.m.
The times for the previously announced netflex matchups are Notre Dame at NC State (Noon, ESPN), Northern Iowa at Wichita (Noon, ESPN2), Florida at Mississippi State (2 p.m., ESPN), Texas Tech at West Virginia (2 p.m., ESPN2), Michigan State at Purdue (4 p.m., ESPN), Florida State at Pittsburgh (4 p.m., ESPN2) and Kentucky at Georgia (6 p.m., ESPN).
- Marks the second GameDay meeting between these schools (Virginia def. North Carolina in Charlottesville on Feb. 27, 2016)
- North Carolina is hosting for the fifth time, joining Duke, Kansas, Kentucky and Florida
- UNC is 2-0 at home against schools other than Duke with GameDay present (0-2 vs Duke)
- Virginia is making its third appearance on GameDay but first as the visitor
College GameDay’s location will be announced the previous week during the 11 a.m. telecast, ensuring visits to the top storylines and games appearing on ESPN networks each week.