ESPN College GameDay Ends Regular Season at Duke-North Carolina Game

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ESPN College GameDay Ends Regular Season at Duke-North Carolina Game


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Most common matchup in show’s history – visiting for the ninth time

ESPN College GameDay Covered by State Farm will end its regular season road show on the campus of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, on Saturday, March 4, in advance of the Saturday Primetime presented by AT&T ACC matchup between No. 10 Duke and 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.

GameDay ends at the Duke-North Carolina game for the ninth time, including the last six years. The four times the show has not visited this storied matchup, it traveled to Baylor (2011), West Virginia (2009), Marquette (2007) and Oklahoma State (2005).

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 games are No.13 Florida at Vanderbilt (ESPN, 2 p.m.), Georgia at Arkansas (ESPN2, 2 p.m.), No. 9 Baylor at Texas (ESPN, 4 p.m.), Memphis at No. 17 SMU (ESPN2, 4 p.m.), No. 3 Kansas at Oklahoma State (ESPN, 6 p.m.) and No. 6 Oregon at Oregon State (ESPN2, 6 p.m.).

GameDay Facts:

  • Ninth GameDay meeting between teams
    • Sixth straight year meeting on GameDay
    • Most common matchup in show’s history
    • Teams have split previous eight at four apiece
  • North Carolina
    • 17th appearance on GameDay (most all-time)
    • Sixth time hosting GameDay, tied with Kentucky for third-most all-time (only Duke (7) and Kansas (7) have more)
  • Duke
    • 15th appearance on GameDay (2nd-most all-time)
    • Eighth time as GameDay visitor, tied with Kentucky for second-most all-time (only North Carolina (11) has more)








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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