- Show Precedes Saturday Primetime Matchup Between No. 1 Duke and No. 4 Virginia
College GameDay Covered by State Farm is back! The traveling pregame college basketball show, hosted by Rece Davis with analysts Jay Bilas, Seth Greenberg and Jay Williams, returns for its 15th season, beginning Saturday, Jan. 19. The show will make its first stop of the year at the Duke University ahead of the Saturday Primetime presented by H&R Block matchup between the Blue Devils and No. 4 Virginia (6 p.m. ET, ESPN).
The morning show will be live from Cameron Indoor Stadium, beginning at 11 a.m. on ESPN. This will be the ninth time College GameDay will originate from Cameron Indoor Stadium, one more than Kansas’ Phog Allen Fieldhouse for the most of any venue in the show’s 15-season history.
Duke boasts the No. 1 recruiting class of 2018, which features the top three ranked players in the class according to ESPN. Two of those players – Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett – are first and second in the latest 2019 NBA mock draft on ESPN.com. Virginia, which won the 2018 New York Life ACC Championship and the ACC regular season title last season, return 3 of its top 4 scorers from last season including All-ACC performer Kyle Guy.