College GameDay (basketball)

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College GameDay
ESPN College GameDay (Basketball) Logo.png
Starring Rece Davis
Jay Williams
Seth Greenberg
Jay Bilas
Country of origin United States
Running time 60 minutes
Original network ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU
Original release January 22, 2005 (2005-01-22) – 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 conference play section of the college basketball season at 11 A.M. ET at a different game site each week. Before 2015, the college basketball version always appeared at the ESPN Saturday Primetime game location. Since the 2014-2015 season, the show has appeared at a top game of the week, similar to the college football version. The program has also appeared at the site of the Final Four. 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. Since 2006, Davis has been the exclusive host of the show. Since the show debuted, Davis has been joined by Digger Phelps, Jalen Rose, Jay Bilas, Hubert Davis, Seth Greenberg and Jay Williams as analysts. 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.

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, 22 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, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and Wisconsin) have hosted College GameDay for both basketball and football events.

Starting with the fourth season (2008), the basketball version of GameDay is broadcast in high-definition on ESPN HD.

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.

On April 7, 2014, longtime analyst Digger Phelps announced his retirement and would not return for the 2015 season.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3]
















°ESPN televised the first hour and ESPNU continued coverage at 11 a.m.
^Site was announced during the evening GameDay broadcast on Feb. 18.


°Evening show began at 6 p.m.
^Site for Feb. 9 announced closer to the game
†ESPN GameDay aired from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on ESPNU and from 11 a.m. to noon on ESPN






Appearances by school[edit]

Announced and visited locations as of March 4, 2017

The North Carolina Tar Heels have been featured on GameDay 16 times, more than any other team.
School Appearances Hosted
North Carolina 16 5
Duke 15 8
Kansas 14 7
Kentucky 14 6
Michigan State 8 4
Louisville 8 2
Texas 8 2
Florida 8 5
Connecticut (Men's) 7 3
Syracuse 6 4
Arizona 6 3
Pittsburgh 5 2
UCLA 6 2
Memphis 4 3
Notre Dame (Men's) 4 3
Gonzaga 5 2
Michigan 4 2
Tennessee 4 2
Indiana 3 2
Oklahoma 3 2
Virginia 3 2
Georgetown 3 1
Kansas State 3 1
Ohio State 3 1
Oklahoma State 2 2
Illinois 2 1
Maryland 2 1
Missouri 2 1
Texas A&M 2 1
Vanderbilt 2 1
Villanova 2 1
Washington 2 1
Wisconsin 2 1
Baylor 1 1
Boston College 1 1
Butler 1 1
California 1 1
Clemson 1 1
Colorado 1 1
Connecticut (Women's) 1 1
Florida State 1 1
Iowa State 1 1
LaSalle 1 1
Louisiana State 1 1
Marquette 1 1
North Carolina State 1 1
Purdue 1 1
Saint Mary's 1 1
SMU 1 1
Southern Illinois 1 1
Tennessee (Women's) 1 1
Virginia Tech 1 1
West Virginia 1 1
Wichita State 1 1
Creighton 1 0
Georgia Tech 1 0
Miami (FL) 2 0
Mississippi State 1 0
Northern Iowa 1 0
Notre Dame (Women's) 1 0
Stanford 1 0
Temple 1 0
Vanderbilt (Women's) 1 0

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Mandell, Nina. "ESPN college basketball analyst Digger Phelps is retiring". USA Today. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Mattioli, Kami. "Jay Williams, Seth Greenberg tabbed to join 'College Gameday' coverage". Sporting News. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Waters, Mike. "Will ESPN's College Basketball GameDay visit Syracuse in 2014-15 season?". Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "The page you were looking for doesn't exist (404)". 
  5. ^ SIU slated to host College GameDay - Campus Archived September 8, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "Men's Basketball - Schedule - UCLA Bruins Official Athletic Site -". Archived from the original on 2007-12-03. 
  7. ^ Men's Basketball Schedule Announced: Every BIG EAST Game To Be On Television - BIG EAST Conference Athletics
  8. ^ "Indiana Hoosiers - 2015-16 Men's Basketball Schedule". Indiana University. 
  9. ^ University of Tennessee - Men's Basketball Archived October 24, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ "University of Memphis Athletics". University of Memphis. 
  11. ^ Kansas State University. "Kansas State University". Kansas State University - Official Athletics Site. 
  12. ^ "Men's Basketball - Schedule - University of North Carolina Tar Heels Official Athletic Site". 
  13. ^ College GameDay and Saturday Primetime 2009 Schedule Archived December 2, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  14. ^ College GameDay and Saturday Primetime 2010 Schedule Archived August 21, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  15. ^ "Reflections on NFL, ESPN, and The New York Giants". 
  16. ^ "Sites Named for 2013 College GameDay Covered by State Farm Schedule". Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  17. ^ "Snow no match for Shocker fans, ESPN's 'GameDay'". kansas. 

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