ESPN College GameDay Basketball Celebrates 100th Episode at North Carolina

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ESPN College GameDay Basketball Celebrates 100th Episode at North Carolina


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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.

College GameDay is hosted by Rece Davis, who is joined by analysts Jay Bilas, Seth Greenberg and Jay Williams. Bilas will join Dan Shulman and reporter Maria Taylor on the call of the game.

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).

GameDay Facts:

  • 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.









Rachel Margolis Siegal

As part of the College Sports PR team at ESPN, it has been an exciting adventure for me since I joined the worldwide leader in July 2010, working on college football, college basketball, college lacrosse and WNBA properties. I began my love of sports as 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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