An Early Look At ESPN's College Gameday Schedule For Basketball

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Unlike the College Football version of the show, College Gameday for the NCAA Basketball season is planned out ahead of time. Actually five months in advance. ESPN passed around their travel plans for Rece, Digger, Hubert and Jay today and they've done a good job of coming up with completely new schools from last year. The crew will hit eight institutions starting with North Carolina on January 17th, 2009.

Here's the rest of the schedule. The primetime game that night will be in parenthesis.

Jan. 17- Chapel Hill, N.C. (Miami at North Carolina)
Jan. 24- South Bend, Ind. (Connecticut at Notre Dame)
Jan. 31- Knoxville, Tenn. (Florida at Tennessee)
Feb. 7- Spokane, Wash. (Memphis at Gonzaga)
Feb. 14- Madison, Wis. (Ohio State at Wisconsin)
Feb. 21- Austin, Texas (Oklahoma at Texas)
Feb. 28- Berkeley, Calif. (UCLA at California)
Mar. 7- Morgantown, W.V. (Louisville at West Virginia)

A good bit of variety there, but I thought it was good last year when they threw in a mid-major like Southern Illinois. The Saluki fans looked like the only student body that entirely filled the stands that early in the day. I'm also hoping for another quarterback or Football player to come hype the team before their broadcast ala Tim Tebow....

Tim Tebow Pumps Up The Gameday Crew (Awful Announcing)


If you mean GAMES in which 3 out of the final 4 schools are playing yes you're right.

But I only see 1 final four school which they're actually going to....

The Rabbi said...
Aug 27, 2008, 3:22:00 PM  

Whoops....good catch.

Aug 27, 2008, 3:27:00 PM  

Win the NC and Gameday snubs you? I guess Michael Beasley really is the most important thing to happen to the Big 12 since it started. Pretty weak if you ask me...

Anonymous said...
Aug 27, 2008, 3:29:00 PM  

Hubert Davis couldn't handle another Tebow peptalk.

GMoney said...
Aug 27, 2008, 4:06:00 PM  

Tim Tebow = NFL bust

Gonna happen.

Won't be too bad, though. ESPN will probably hire him for something.

Anonymous said...
Aug 27, 2008, 11:13:00 PM  

Good variety...all the big conferenes hit once except Big East, which is huge anyway. Hard to argue.

Anonymous said...
Aug 28, 2008, 12:19:00 AM  

Louisville and West Virginia are in the Big East.

Anonymous said...
Aug 28, 2008, 12:37:00 AM  

You don't consider Gonzaga a mid-major? Although successful, Spokane certainly isn't exactly Austin.

Anonymous said...
Aug 28, 2008, 12:57:00 AM  

Great that ESPN will be coming to the state of Washington. All WA state hoops fans (except for Diehard Husky or Coug fans) will enjoy it.

JMNOR55 said...
Aug 28, 2008, 1:26:00 PM  
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Sep 22, 2008, 3:32:00 AM  

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