College GameDay (basketball)
College Gameday crew visiting Ames, Iowa
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||120 minutes|
|Original channel||ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU|
|Original release||January 22, 2005– present|
College GameDay is an ESPN program that covers college basketball and is a spin-off of the successful college football version. Since debuting on January 22, 2005, it airs on ESPN Saturdays in the college basketball season at 11am ET and 8pm ET at a different game site each week. One difference between the two versions is that the college basketball version always appears at the ESPN Saturday Primetime game location, which is the ESPN college basketball game of the week and appears at 9pm ET Saturdays on ESPN. This program has also appeared at the site of the Final Four. The first two years of the show, it went to seven sites in seven weeks, but starting in 2007, it has been expanded to eight sites in eight weeks. The official name of the show is College GameDay Covered by State Farm.
In 2005, the host of the show the first four weeks was Rece Davis, but then the last four weeks Chris Fowler hosted the show, but since 2006, Rece Davis has been the exclusive host of the show. Since the show debuted, Davis has been joined by Digger Phelps, Jay Bilas and since 2007, Hubert Davis has been on the team on the set with Dick Vitale contributing. In 2008 during Championship Week, Bob Knight joined the cast, where he remained until 2012. Andy Katz has also served as a feature reporter giving up to the minute news and reports. Saturday Primetime is called by Dan Shulman and Dick Vitale along with Shannon Spake as sideline reporter.
College GameDay is broadcast live twice, both for one hour from 11 am–noon ET and from 8–9 pm ET, respectively.
When College GameDay tipped off its 7th season on January 15, 2011, the show expanded to two hours, with the first hour airing on ESPNU, followed by the second hour on ESPN. The first game of the 2011 schedule marked the first time the show has originated from a site that has featured a men’s and women’s game played in the same day.
The program has appeared in many different spots throughout each basketball arena. At Kansas, they were in the program's museum; at Kentucky, they were at the entrance of the arena; at UConn, they were on the concourse; at Gonzaga, Florida, and Marquette, they were on the court; and at Duke, they were in Krzyzewskiville, the tent village outside Cameron Indoor Stadium. It is also worth noting that in recent years (except for the Final Four), the morning airings of this program have taken place on the court.
Through the end of the 2012-2013 basketball & football seasons, 21 schools (Boston College, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky, LSU, Michigan State, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Tennessee, Texas, UCLA, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and Wisconsin) have hosted College GameDay for both basketball and football events. On January 22, 2011, Purdue became the 19th school to reach that mark, having hosted for football in 2004. On February 26, 2011, Virginia Tech was the 20th school to be added to the list as they hosted for football in 2007. Colorado could be added to this list in 2014 if they are selected to host when they play Arizona on February 22. Colorado hosted in Football in 1995 twice and once in 1996.
On January 16, 2010, the 6th season premiere of College GameDay, the show was broadcast live from the site of a women's college basketball game for the first time ever as it made an appearance at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Connecticut. The show covered the women's college basketball game between Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Connecticut Huskies.
On March 9, 2013, College GameDay had a men's doubleheader from 2 different sites (Washington, DC and Chapel Hill, NC) for the first time in the show's history. On January 18, 2014, College GameDay opened its tenth season with another men's doubleheader, this time, at The Palestra in Philadelphia, PA and at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, CT.
For the 2013 and 2014 seasons, the intro for College GameDay was Macklemore's 2013 hit, Can't Hold Us. Macklemore also appeared in the intro for the football version of the show, starting with the 2014 season.
On April 7, 2014, longtime analyst Digger Phelps announced his retirement and would not return for the 2015 season. That summer, Jalen Rose announced he would not return due to his priorities with NBA Countdown. As a result of the two departures, ESPN announced that Seth Greenberg and Jay Williams would be analysts for 2015 and beyond.
On September 30, 2014, ESPN announced that College GameDay would no longer have a set schedule, just like the football version of the show. Instead, the location will be chosen the week before to give the network a better opportunity to pick games with ranked teams and interesting story lines.
- Rece Davis: (Host, 2005–present)
- Jay Bilas: (Analyst, 2005–present)
- Seth Greenberg (Analyst, 2015–present)
- Andy Katz: (Reporter, 2005–present)
- Jay Williams: (Analyst, 2015–present)
- Chris Fowler: (Host, 2005)
- Hubert Davis: (Analyst, 2007–2012)
- Bob Knight: (Analyst, 2008–2012)
- Digger Phelps: (Analyst, 2005–2014)
- Jalen Rose: (Analyst, 2013–2014)
- Jan. 22 - #17 Pittsburgh Panthers at #13 UConn Huskies
- Jan. 29 - #16 Texas Longhorns at #6 Kansas Jayhawks
- Feb. 5 - Notre Dame Fighting Irish at #8 Syracuse Orange
- Feb. 12 - #7 Duke Blue Devils at Maryland Terrapins
- Feb. 19 - Mississippi State Bulldogs at #5 Kentucky Wildcats
- Feb. 26 - #11 Louisville Cardinals at Memphis Tigers
- Mar. 5 - Texas Longhorns at #8 Oklahoma State Cowboys
- Mar. 12 - ACC Tournament from Washington, DC
- Jan. 21 - #3 UConn Huskies at #17 Louisville Cardinals
- Jan. 28 - #4 Texas Longhorns at #24 Oklahoma Sooners
- Feb. 4 - Kentucky Wildcats at #8 Florida Gators
- Feb. 11 - Stanford Cardinal at #5 Gonzaga Bulldogs
- Feb. 18 - Louisville Cardinals at Syracuse Orange
- Feb. 25 - #18 Kansas Jayhawks at #7 Texas Longhorns
- Mar. 4 - #14 North Carolina Tar Heels at #1 Duke Blue Devils
- Mar. 11 - Big 12 Tournament from Dallas, Texas
- Jan. 6 - #18 Connecticut Huskies at #14 LSU Tigers
- Jan. 13 - Georgetown Hoyas at #10 Pittsburgh Panthers
- Jan. 20 - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at #4 North Carolina Tar Heels
- Jan. 27 - Michigan State Spartans at #5 Ohio State Buckeyes
- Feb. 3 - #10 Texas A&M Aggies at #6 Kansas Jayhawks
- Feb. 10 - #1 Florida Gators at #18 Kentucky Wildcats: Held on Rupp Arena rooftop.
- Feb. 17 - #4 North Carolina Tar Heels at #21 Boston College Eagles
- Feb. 24 - Indiana Hoosiers at Michigan State Spartans
- Mar. 3 - #12 Pittsburgh Panthers at #21 Marquette Golden Eagles
- Mar. 10 - ESPN studios in Bristol, Connecticut: Championship Week
- Mar. 31 - Final Four in Atlanta, Georgia
- Apr. 2 - National Championship Game in Atlanta, Georgia
- Jan. 19 - Kentucky Wildcats at Florida Gators
- Jan. 26 - Creighton Bluejays at Southern Illinois Salukis
- Feb. 2 - Arizona Wildcats at #5 UCLA Bruins
- Feb. 9 - #6 Georgetown Hoyas at Louisville Cardinals
- Feb. 16 - #9 Michigan State Spartans at #12 Indiana Hoosiers
- Feb. 23 - #2 Tennessee Volunteers at #1 Memphis Tigers
- Mar. 1 - Kansas State Wildcats at #7 Kansas Jayhawks
- Mar. 8 - #1 North Carolina Tar Heels at #5 Duke Blue Devils
- Apr. 5 - Final Four in San Antonio, Texas
- Apr. 7 - National Championship Game in San Antonio, Texas
- Jan. 17 - Miami Hurricanes at #6 North Carolina Tar Heels
- Jan. 24 - #3 Connecticut Huskies at #19 Notre Dame Fighting Irish
- Jan. 31 - Florida Gators at Tennessee Volunteers
- Feb. 7 - #15 Memphis Tigers at #18 Gonzaga Bulldogs
- Feb. 14 - Ohio State Buckeyes at Wisconsin Badgers
- Feb. 21 - #2 Oklahoma Sooners at Texas Longhorns
- Feb. 28 - #19 UCLA Bruins at California Golden Bears
- Mar. 7 - #6 Louisville Cardinals at West Virginia Mountaineers
- Jan. 16 - #3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish at #1 Connecticut Huskies (Women's)
- Jan. 23 - #7 Duke Blue Devils at #17 Clemson Tigers
- Jan. 30 - #2 Kansas Jayhawks at #11 Kansas State Wildcats (8,159-Beat Previous "GameDay" show record-subsequently beat by Kentucky, then Syracuse)
- Feb. 6 - #5 Michigan State Spartans at Illinois Fighting Illini
- Feb. 13 - #12 Tennessee Volunteers at #2 Kentucky Wildcats (22,144-Largest Attendance at a "GameDay" morning show)
- Feb. 20 - UCLA Bruins at Washington Huskies
- Feb. 27 - #7 Villanova Wildcats at #4 Syracuse Orange (34,616 - Largest crowd ever for GameDay Game)
- Mar. 6 - North Carolina Tar Heels at #4 Duke Blue Devils
- °Jan. 15 - Vanderbilt Commodores at Tennessee Volunteers (men's/women's doubleheader)
- Jan. 22 - #18 Michigan State Spartans at #13 Purdue Boilermakers
- Jan. 29 - Kansas State Wildcats at #6 Kansas Jayhawks
- Feb. 5 - #11 Kentucky Wildcats at #23 Florida Gators
- Feb. 12 - #4 Pittsburgh Panthers at #10 Villanova Wildcats
- Feb. 19 - Illinois Fighting Illini at Michigan State Spartans
- Feb. 26 - #1 Duke Blue Devils at Virginia Tech Hokies
- Mar. 5 - #8 Texas Longhorns at Baylor Bears
- °Jan. 14 - #3 North Carolina Tar Heels at Florida State Seminoles
- Jan. 21 - #23 Louisville Cardinals at Pittsburgh Panthers
- Jan. 28 - Washington Huskies at Arizona Wildcats
- Feb. 4 - #8 Kansas Jayhawks at #4 Missouri Tigers
- Feb. 11 - #1 Kentucky Wildcats at Vanderbilt Commodores
- Feb. 18 - #6 Ohio State Buckeyes at #17 Michigan Wolverines
- Feb. 25 - #2 Syracuse Orange at Connecticut Huskies
- Mar. 3 - ^ #6 North Carolina Tar Heels at #3 Duke Blue Devils
°ESPN will televise the first hour and ESPNU will continue coverage at 11 a.m.
^Site was announced during the evening GameDay broadcast on Feb. 18.
- Jan. 19 - #8 Gonzaga Bulldogs at #13 Butler Bulldogs
- °Jan. 26 - North Carolina Tar Heels at #18 NC State Wolfpack
- Feb. 2 - #1 Michigan Wolverines at #3 Indiana Hoosiers
- ^Feb. 9 - #11 Louisville Cardinals at #25 Notre Dame Fighting Irish
- Feb. 16 - Texas Longhorns at #14 Kansas Jayhawks
- Feb. 23 - Missouri Tigers at Kentucky Wildcats
- Mar. 2 - #11 Arizona Wildcats at UCLA Bruins
- †Mar. 9 - #17 Syracuse Orange at #5 Georgetown Hoyas
- Mar. 9 - #3 Duke Blue Devils at North Carolina Tar Heels
°Evening show will begin at 6 p.m.
^Site for Feb. 9 will be announced closer to the game
†ESPN GameDay will air from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on ESPNU and from 11 a.m. to noon on ESPN
- Jan. 18 - Temple Owls at La Salle Explorers
- Jan. 18 - #18 Louisville Cardinals at Connecticut Huskies
- Jan. 25 - #21 Michigan Wolverines at #3 Michigan State Spartans
- Feb. 1 - #17 Duke Blue Devils at #2 Syracuse Orange
- Feb. 8 - #23 Gonzaga Bulldogs at #24 Memphis Tigers
- Feb. 15 - #3 Florida Gators at #14 Kentucky Wildcats
- Feb. 22 - #4 Arizona Wildcats at Colorado Buffaloes
- Mar. 1 - #5 Kansas Jayhawks at Oklahoma State Cowboys
- Mar. 8 - #14 North Carolina Tar Heels at #4 Duke Blue Devils
- Jan 17 - #9 Kansas Jayhawks at #11 Iowa State Cyclones
- Jan 24 - #7 Wisconsin Badgers at Michigan Wolverines
- Jan 31 - #4 Duke Blue Devils at #2 Virginia Cavaliers
- Feb 7 - #1 Kentucky Wildcats at Florida Gators
- Feb 14 - UConn Huskies at #25 SMU Mustangs
- Feb 21 - UCLA Bruins at #7 Arizona Wildcats
- Feb 28 - #10 Northern Iowa Panthers at #11 Wichita State Shockers
- Feb 28 - Texas Longhorns at #8 Kansas Jayhawks
- Mar 7 - #4 Duke Blue Devils at #15 North Carolina Tar Heels
Appearances by school
Through the 2014–15 Season
|North Carolina State||1||1|
|Notre Dame (Men's)||2||1|
|Notre Dame (Women's)||1||0|
|Texas A & M||1||0|
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- Mandell, Nina. "ESPN college basketball analyst Digger Phelps is retiring". ftw.usatoday.com. USA Today. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
- Mattioli, Kami. "Jay Williams, Seth Greenberg tabbed to join 'College Gameday' coverage". sportingnews.com. Sporting News. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
- Waters, Mike. "Will ESPN's College Basketball GameDay visit Syracuse in 2014-15 season?". syracuse.com. syracuse.com. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
- ukathletics.com - University of Kentucky Men's Basketball Schedule
- SIU slated to host College GameDay - Campus
- UCLA Bruins - Men's Basketball
- Men's Basketball Schedule Announced: Every BIG EAST Game To Be On Television - BIG EAST Conference Athletics
- Indiana University - Men's Basketball
- University of Tennessee - Men's Basketball
- Men's Basketball - Memphis Tigers :: The Official Athletic Site
- K-State announces men's hoops slate - Kansas State University Wildcats Official Athletics Site
- University of North Carolina - Official Athletic Site
- College GameDay and Saturday Primetime 2009 Schedule
- College GameDay and Saturday Primetime 2010 Schedule
- College GameDay and Saturday Primetime 2011 Schedule
- "Sites Named for 2013 College GameDay Covered by State Farm Schedule". espn.com. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
- Snow no match for Shocker fans, ESPN GameDay; The Wichita Eagle; February 28, 2015.
- College GameDay-Basketball at ESPN.tv
- Official Press Release on ESPN Media Zone for 2008 season
-  Behind the scenes with GameDay at Marquette (OnMilwaukee.com)