Aug. 18, 2009
BRISTOL, Conn. - ESPN's weekly College GameDay Driven by State Farm® college basketball series and the Saturday Primetime game-of-the-week telecast -- returning for a sixth consecutive season - will originate from the University of Washington's Bank of America Arena on Feb. 20.
The college basketball version of the popular College GameDay football series - two one-hour shows each Saturday at 8 a.m. PT and at 5 p.m. -- will culminate with a 6 p.m. tipoff of UCLA at defending Pac-10 champion Washington in the Saturday Primetime game of the week. The shows will be presented from inside or around the arena.
Three of the top four, and eight of the top 18, ranked teams from last year's season-ending ESPN/USA Today poll: #1 North Carolina, #2 Michigan State, #4 Villanova, #10 Kansas, #11 Duke, #12 Syracuse, #16 Washington and #18 UCLA.
College GameDay will travel to several teams that are featured on ESPN.com preseason polls by Andy Katz and Dick Vitale . Teams selected to host that are on Katz's listings are: #1 Kansas, #2 Michigan State, #4 Villanova, #5 North Carolina, #7 Kentucky, #8 Tennessee, #10 Duke, #14 Washington and #24 Kansas State. Vitale's list includes: #1 Kansas, #2 Kentucky, #3 Michigan State, #5 Duke, #7 Villanova, #8 North Carolina, #10 Illinois, #12 Tennessee, #16 Washington and #17 Syracuse.
Scheduled sites for College GameDay and Saturday Primetime:
Date - Site (Game)
Jan. 16 - Storrs, Conn. (Notre Dame at Connecticut women)
Jan. 23 - Clemson, S.C. (Duke at Clemson)
Jan. 30 - Manhattan, Kan. (Kansas at Kansas State)
Feb. 6 - Champaign, Ill. (Michigan State at Illinois)
Feb. 13 - Lexington, Ky. (Tennessee at Kentucky)
Feb. 20 - Seattle, Wash. (UCLA at Washington)
Feb. 27 - Syracuse, N.Y. (Villanova at Syracuse)
Mar. 6 - Durham, N.C. (North Carolina at Duke)