ESPN College GameDay and Saturday Primetime to Visit Two BIG EAST Campuses this Season

 ESPN College GameDay is returning for an eighth season and will be making two visits to BIG EAST campuses during this year's men's basketball season.

Connecticut and Pittsburgh, which coincidentally were part of the first ESPN College GameDay telecast in 2005, will both host the wildly popular ESPN program this year.

Pittsburgh will host the show, as well as ESPN's Saturday Primetime at the Petersen Events Center Saturday, Jan. 21 prior to its BIG EAST game against Louisville. UConn will host both shows Saturday, Feb. 25 at 9 p.m. in Gampel Pavilion in conjunction with the Huskies' BIG EAST matchup against Syracuse.

The BIG EAST has enjoyed a major presence on ESPN College GameDay as the conference leads the nation in total program appearances (30) and total days hosted (14). The BIG EAST is guaranteed two appearances this year, the most of any conference.

For the eighth year, Rece Davis will serve as point guard for the College GameDay desk, and will be joined by analysts Jay Bilas, Digger Phelps, Hubert Davis and Bob Knight to preview all the day's action and discuss the biggest storylines in college basketball.

Scheduled sites for College GameDay and Saturday Primetime:
GameDay Site
Show Times (ET)
Game Time (ET)
Jan 14
Tallahassee, Fla.
10 a.m. & 11 a.m.*
North Carolina at
Florida State
2 p.m.
Jan 21
Pittsburgh, Pa.
10 a.m. & 8 p.m.
Louisville at
9 p.m.
Jan 28
Tucson, Ariz.
10 a.m. & 6 p.m.
Washington at
7 p.m.
Feb 4
Columbia, Mo.
10 a.m. & 8 p.m.
Kansas at
9 p.m.
Feb 11
Nashville, Tenn.
10 a.m. & 8 p.m.
Kentucky at
9 p.m.
Feb 18
Ann Arbor, Mich.
10 a.m. & 8 p.m.
Ohio State at
9 p.m.
Feb 25
Storrs, Conn.
10 a.m. & 8 p.m.
Syracuse at
9 p.m.
Mar 3
Durham, N.C. or Lawrence, Kan.^
10 a.m. & 6 p.m.
North Carolina at
Texas at
7 p.m. or
9 p.m.
* ESPNU will televise the first hour of College GameDay with ESPN continuing coverage at 11 a.m. except Jan. 14 when ESPN will televise the first hour and ESPNU will continue coverage at 11 a.m. ESPN will televise the evening edition each week, except Jan. 14 when there is no evening show.
^ Site for March 3 will be determined and announced on the Feb. 25 morning GameDay show