Your 2009-2010 ESPN College Basketball Gameday Sites

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I was skeptical about the Basketball version of College Gameday, but after a few years under the belt, the pregame show is actually pretty entertaining. This year Rece Davis, Hubert Davis, Jay Bilas, Bob Knight and Digger Phelps, will start out at a women's game for the first time (ND at UCONN), and wrap things up in Durham for UNC-Duke on December 8th. Here's the schedule, all dates are Saturdays and Gameday airs at 11am and 7pm on ESPN (expect where noted on January 30th....

January 16th: Storrs, Conn. - Notre Dame at Connecticut (Women’s)
January 23rd: Clemson, S.C. - Duke at Clemson
January 30th: Manhattan, Kan. - Kansas at Kansas State (6 p.m. show and game at 7 p.m.)
February 6th: Champaign, Ill. - Michigan State at Illinois
February 13th: Lexington, Ky. - Tennessee at Kentucky
February 20th: Seattle, Wash. - UCLA at Washington
February 27th: Syracuse, N.Y. - Villanova at Syracuse
March 6th: Durham, N.C. - North Carolina at Duke


Why Kansas State?

GMoney said...
Aug 18, 2009, 4:03:00 PM  

That's just great. One location west of the Sunflower State. 20 percent of Division I institutions are west of I-35, but we get 1 in 7 chances at national exposure.

21 of the top 100 attendance draws come from the Pac 10, Mountain West and WAC, but we get 1 in 7.




Anonymous said...
Aug 18, 2009, 7:31:00 PM  

So GameDay starts Jan. 23 and they only have seven shows? Weak.

Dave said...
Aug 19, 2009, 12:29:00 PM  

Mr. Mojave,

It's okay because college basketball's a real sport. G-Money knows what I'm getting at because he's clairvoyant, or what we Italians call "veggente."

Brad James said...
Aug 19, 2009, 1:22:00 PM  

Why the hell is Gameday going to a women's game? College Gameday is a show about men's basketball. Women's basketball is a completely different sport. Why doesn't Gameday go to Los Angeles for a Nuggets-Lakers game then? It makes just as much sense as going to a women's game. This just seems like a move made to pacify women sports. It's bad enough that Title IX has unfairly hurt college athletic departments across the country, now our favorite television programs are being affected. Not to be mean, but honestly the quality of play in men's basketball is more than 50 times better than the quality of women's basketball. Women's basketball has its place and should have some coverage but it shouldn't infringe on the men's game.

NJDevils015 said...
Aug 19, 2009, 8:48:00 PM  

@ Mojave.... When the Pac-10 decides to get off its high horse and allow more rights to its games on ESPN/ABC instead of stubbornly sticking to Fox regionals, ESPN will have fewer rights to games and thus fewer trips by its remote production teams.

Nick Loucks said...
Aug 20, 2009, 8:04:00 AM  
Anonymous said...
Sep 26, 2009, 5:24:00 AM  

Brad James,

Official title of the program: ESPN College Gameday Basketball. I don't know where in that title you think that "MEN" is exclusively implied. It is a program that proudly showcases the talents of the basketball world. It is a classy move on espn's part to finally decide to honor the skills that women no doubt work just as hard to develop and perfect while in the demanding college setting. These females work their asses off knowing that there is the slimmest chance to pursue the sport professionally, in a league that barely pays a livable salary. For you to knock these student-athletes who put in countless hours for the sake of their program's success and to pay their way through their education is not only sexist but very narrow-minded of you. We should be praising espn for making a move that, although will be considered bold and controversial, should not be in a country that prides itself in its ideals of equality. You say women's basketball deserves "some" coverage. Well, it doesn't have ANY at the moment, so maybe you can do the decent thing and be happy that they'll be getting ONE show this season, with a promise of many more to come in the future. Hopefully.

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