Indiana to host Michigan for ESPN’s College GameDay

ESPN announced the locations for the upcoming season of College GameDay this morning.

The basketball edition of the show will make eight campus stops, one of which will take Rece Davis, Jay Bilas, Digger Phelps and Jalen Rose to Bloomington.

GameDay will be at Assembly Hall on Saturday, February 2 for live broadcasts at 10 a.m. ET and 8 p.m. ET and the Hoosiers will then host Michigan at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.

The complete release from ESPN is available after the jump:


ESPN’s College GameDay Covered by State Farm – the eight-week Saturday morning and evening college basketball studio program originating from the site of ESPN’s Saturday Primetime Presented by DIRECTV telecast – returns for its ninth season beginning Saturday, Jan. 19 from the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis. The first hour begins at 10 a.m. ET on ESPNU, continuing at 11 a.m. on ESPN with a one-hour edition at 8 p.m. on ESPN (except Jan. 26). The Primetime game-of-the-week series will generally air at 9 p.m.

New to the schedule this year is a split site for the eighth and final week on March 9. College GameDay will begin the morning at 10 a.m. in Washington, D.C., at the site of the Syracuse at Georgetown game (noon, ESPN). The crew will then travel to Chapel Hill, N.C., for the evening show at 8 p.m., prior to the start of the Duke at North Carolina matchup (9 p.m., ESPN).

For the second straight year, a “flex pick” option is on the schedule for the Feb. 9. College GameDay will stop at a BIG EAST campus – either South Bend, Ind. for the Louisville at Notre Dame game or Cincinnati for the Pittsburgh at Cincinnati matchup. The game selected will be part of the Saturday Primetime schedule, while the other game will air at 6 p.m. on ESPN or ESPN2.

Also new this season, Jalen Rose joins the College GameDay crew, replacing Hubert Davis behind the desk. Rose will be a featured analyst on GameDay, as well as additional college basketball studio programming and games. Rose has been ESPN NBA analyst, primarily as part of the network’s studio coverage since 2007, and will continue NBA studio analysis during the Playoffs.

For the ninth year, Rece Davis will serve as host for College GameDay, and will be joined by analysts Jay Bilas, Digger Phelps and Rose to preview all the day’s action and discuss the biggest storylines in college basketball.

Highlights:

– Four of the eight sites GameDay visits in 2013 will be first-time hosts: Butler, NC State, Georgetown and Cincinnati (possible flex pick)

– Fifteen schools on the Saturday Primetime schedule are top 25 picks in ESPN.com’s men’s preseason top 25 poll: No. 1 Indiana, No. 2 Louisville, No. 3 Kentucky, No. 4 Kansas, No. 5 Michigan, No. 6 NC State, No. 7 UCLA, No. 10 Syracuse, No. 13 North Carolina, No. 15 Duke, No. 17 Arizona, No. 19 Notre Dame, No. 20 Gonzaga, No. 21 Texas and No. 24 Missouri, plus the addition of sleeper teams Butler, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati

– GameDay returns to Rupp Arena on Feb. 23, home to the show’s largest crowd at 22,144 fans on Feb. 10, 2010, for a showdown between SEC foes – No. 3 Kentucky and No. 24 Missouri

– GameDay will be making a record fifth stop on the campus of Kansas on Feb. 16 and North Carolina will be playing in a game at a GameDay site for a record 10th time with its two appearances in 2013 – Jan. 26 and March 9

– Indiana (Feb. 2) and UCLA (March 2) will both be hosting GameDay for only the second time and the first since 2008

  • iudawg

    OLADIPO!!!!!!!!!

  • iudawg

    OLADIPO!!!!!!!!!

  • iudawg

    OLADIPO!!!!!!!!!

  • Shop7

    Why can’t Bobby Knight be with Gameday!?!?!?!

  • 11th and Done (Dunn)

    Hoooome-Depot!!!

  • 11th and Done (Dunn)

    Hoooome-Depot!!!

  • Hoosiers__1

    ESPN chooses 9 campuses and there is a possibility of having 3 host schools inside Indiana. Got to love Indiana basketball!

  • stroot

    Fun fact: when Jalen Rose was a part of the Fab Five in 1991-92, they lost by 15 when they came to Bloomington.

  • catronhoosier

    Very excited for this. Will be there all day. And btw this doesn’t exactly hurt recruiting

  • SCHoosier

    Great national pub for IU and the Hoosiers..IF we win the game:) Maybe somebody will have figured out how to stop Trey Burke and the better team he’ll bring with him this year. UM will have to figure out a few problems of their own with IU..I like the Hoosiers at home.

  • Guest

    Michigan state is tagged in this post, not michigan

  • Andrew

    And lost by 1 twice the following year. IU was 3-1 against the Five.

  • Andrew

    And lost by 1 twice the following year. IU was 3-1 against the Five.

  • Andrew

    For as good as the conference should be this season, it’s pretty disappointing to me that there’s only one B1G game among the 10 they selected. I realize there’s not many games to go around, and I’m thankful IU is who they chose, but that flex pick week especially is a joke. L’Ville @ ND, fine, but the other option should be a B1G game…or at least not another Big East game. Pitt/Cincy, please. Texas the following week will be well into their annual end of season lose every game swoon, so that game will stink, but it’s a rule that they have to go to the Phog every season. Also not sold on anybody from the Pac-12, regardless of how great the recruiting classes are supposed to be. They should have to prove themselves for a year before ESPN wastes gas money going out there. But the crew probably wants to peep the renovations at Pauley.

  • http://www.myspace.com/Wojt MemphisHoosier

    I’m gonna try to get tickets to this one. I know it won’t be easy but if I gotta make a few calls it could be doable right? Or am I just being too optimistic

  • SCHoosier

    How many $#@!^&*(…_)(*&^% reasons to doyou need?:)

  • CreanFaithful

    well played…

  • Geoff_85

    That was the first thing I noticed. Pretty awesome.

  • Geoff_85

    I can’t stand Michigan. I hope IU beats the hell out of them.

  • HoosierFanaticFromUSI

    I heard it was supposed to be against MSU, but UM will do as well. It’s not like either is going to beat IU when Gameday is in town.

    Is it November yet?

  • HoosierFanaticFromUSI

    I heard it was supposed to be against MSU, but UM will do as well. It’s not like either is going to beat IU when Gameday is in town.

    Is it November yet?

  • John Tedesco

    Not sure what your beef is with our Maize n Blue….but you ain’t beating the hell out of our squad this year. Or next year. Or the year after.

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