Students anticipate ‘College GameDay’

ESPN’s “College GameDay” was last in Knoxville for a basketball double-header against Vanderbilt on Jan. 15, 2011. “GameDay” will make their first football apperance at UT since 2004.

This Saturday morning, College GameDay will be broadcasting live from Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas, where later that afternoon, the #3 Kansas Jayhawks will take on the Tennessee Volunteers as part of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge.

College GameDay, known for its football version during the fall, has broadcasted on Saturday mornings in the spring since January 2005. The show is hosted by Rece Davis, an Alabama graduate and host of the football version. Analysts former Virginia Tech coach Seth Greenberg and former Duke player Jay Bilas also return.

Joining the show this year is former Notre Dame player LaPhonso Ellis. Ellis replaces former Duke player Jay Williams. Similar to how Lee Corso ends the football version’s episodes by donning the headgear of the team he picks to win the featured game, Williams would end the basketball version’s episodes by ripping open his suit to reveal the jersey of his pick to win.

College GameDay can seen from 11:00 a.m. to noon on both ESPN and ESPNU.

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