War Eagle! College GameDay Covered by State Farm Heads to Auburn Next Saturday

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War Eagle! College GameDay Covered by State Farm Heads to Auburn Next Saturday

Countdown to GameDay Live Premieres Across Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and the ESPN App

College GameDay Covered by State Farm will make its very first visit to Auburn next Saturday, Feb. 1, for a top-20 matchup as the No. 16 Tigers face the No. 15 Kentucky Wildcats. Host Rece Davis and analysts Jay Bilas, LaPhonso Ellis, in his first season, and Seth Greenberg will be live from Auburn Arena, beginning at 11 a.m. ET on ESPN.

This marks the first time Auburn has been featured on the show as a host or visiting team. Head coach Bruce Pearl will make his fifth appearance on GameDay, with his teams winning three of their previous four GameDay matchups. Pearl has squared off against Kentucky head coach John Calipari on a GameDay matchup twice, with each coach earning a win.

This will be the 19th time Kentucky has appeared on GameDay, tying North Carolina for second most in show history.

The Saturday Primetime and Sonic Blockbuster matchup between Auburn and Kentucky (6 p.m., ESPN) will be delivered live in 4K resolution on DIRECTV and Altice.

Countdown to GameDay Live, sponsored by Travelocity, will serve as the pregame show to the pregame show. Each week, ESPN’s Rece Davis, Jason Fitz and Christine Williamson will join a wide array of ESPN college basketball analysts and reporters. The show will premiere this Saturday across Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and the ESPN App.

The College GameDay site will be announced one-week prior to the show, ensuring visits to sites of top storylines and games appearing on ESPN networks each week.

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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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