Aug. 29, 2008
BRISTOL, Conn. - ESPN's weekly College GameDay Driven by State Farm men's college basketball series and the Saturday Primetime game-of-the-week telecast will return for a fifth season beginning Jan. 17, and the event will make a return trip to Gonzaga University and the city of Spokane.
The Bulldogs will host the University of Memphis Feb. 7 as part of the College GameDay lineup. The show came to Spokane Feb. 11, 2006, when the Bulldogs downed Stanford University 80-76.
This year's game between the Bulldogs and the Tigers will be played at the Spokane Arena as the third annual Ronald McDonald House Charities Classic. Tip off is 6 p.m. Pacific time.
The morning portion of College GameDay will be aired from the McCarthey Athletic Center on the Gonzaga campus as it was in 2006. The two one-hour College GameDay shows will air at 8 a.m. Pacific Time and 5 p.m. Pacific Time, the second show leading up to tip off.
"We are very excited about having ESPN College GameDay return to Spokane," Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth said. "It has developed into one of the most popular collegiate basketball offerings and we are honored ESPN has chosen to include us again. It's a great opportunity to showcase our campus, our program and the city of Spokane."
The season will tip off in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Jan. 17, site of the ACC showdown between the University of Miami and the University of North Carolina at 6 p.m. Pacific time on ESPN. Highlights of this year's schedule include: Scheduled sites for College GameDay and Saturday Primetime:
|2009 ESPN COLLEGE GAMEDAY|
|January 17||Chapel Hill, N.C.
||Miami at North Carolina
|January 24||South Bend, Ind.
||Connecticut at Notre Dame (game begins at 4:00 p.m.)
|January 31||Knoxville, Tenn.||Florida at Tennessee
MEMPHIS AT GONZAGA
|February 14||Madison, Wis.
||Ohio State at Wisconsin
|February 21||Austin, Texas
||Oklahoma at Texas
|February 28||Berkeley, Calif.
||UCLA at California
|March 7||Morgantown, W.V.
||Louisville at West Virginia
(All 6 p.m. PT on ESPN unless otherwise noted)