College GameDay Covered by State Farm Heads to Kentucky for SEC/Big 12 Challenge

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College GameDay Covered by State Farm Heads to Kentucky for SEC/Big 12 Challenge

College GameDay Covered by State Farm will head to Lexington for its second stop of the year. The traveling pregame college basketball show, hosted by Rece Davis with analysts Jay Bilas, Seth Greenberg and Jay Williams, returns to the Rupp Arena ahead of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge matchup between No. 7 Kansas and No. 12 Kentucky.

The morning show will be live beginning at 11 a.m. on ESPN, marking its eighth visit to Kentucky – tied for the second most of any location. This is the 17th time that both Kansas and Kentucky will be part of the College GameDay game, which also ties for the second-most of any program. Kansas is 11-5 when College GameDay is present for one of its games, the most wins by any program.

The sixth annual SEC/Big 12 Challenge presented by Continental Tire will take place Saturday, Jan. 26, with matchups across ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU. The Challenge will feature six ranked teams and ten games as part of Saturday Showcase presented by 5-Hour ENERGY.

SEC/Big 12 Challenge Presented by Continental Tire Schedule

Time Matchup/Commentators Network
Noon Iowa State at No. 18 Ole Miss
Mark Neely, Chris Spatola
Florida at TCU
Dave Flemming, Dan Dakich
Alabama at Baylor
Rich Hollenberg, Reid Gettys
2 p.m. Kansas State at Texas A&M
Jon Sciambi, Fran Fraschilla
Texas at Georgia
Roy Philpott, Jon Sundvold
South Carolina at Oklahoma State
Richard Cross, Robbie Hummel
4 p.m. West Virginia at No. 3 Tennessee
Bob Wischusen, Dick Vitale, Allison Williams
Vanderbilt at No. 20 Oklahoma
Doug Sherman, Sean Farnham
6 p.m. Saturday Primetime Presented by H&R Block: A Sonic Blockbuster
No. 7 Kansas at No. 12 Kentucky
Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas, Maria Taylor
Arkansas at No. 8 Texas Tech
Tom Hart, Jimmy Dykes




Anna Negron

It was always a dream of mine to work at ESPN, and here I am! I joined the College Sports PR team in March 2016. Hailing from the great Garden State, I graduated from Seton Hall University (Go Pirates!) with a degree in sport management, where I not only sang the National Anthem at games, but was also a member of the Seton Hall Sapphires Dance Team and a student reporter for Pirate Sports Network. Before joining ESPN, I served as a Public Relations Associate for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
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