Gonzaga To Host ESPN College Game Day

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:

Date     Site                   Game

(All 6 p.m. PT on ESPN unless otherwise noted)

Jan. 17 Chapel Hill, N.C. Miami at North Carolina Jan. 24 South Bend, Ind. Connecticut at Notre Dame (game begins at 4 p.m.) 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



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