ESPN College GameDay Covered by State Farm will end the 2016 season from Cameron Indoor Stadium, in advance of the Saturday Primetime presented by DIRECTV matchup between ACC rivals – No. 7 North Carolina at No. 15 Duke on Saturday, March 5 (ESPN, 6:30 p.m.). The morning show begins at 11 a.m. on ESPN, followed by an evening edition leading into the game telecast.
The game is a rematch of then-No. 20 Duke’s come-from-behind victory at then-No. 5 North Carolina, stunning the Tar Heels 74-73 on Wednesday, Feb. 17, during ESPN’s annual Rivalry Week presented by Wendy’s.
ESPN College GameDay Covered by State Farm is hosted by Rece Davis, who is joined by analysts Jay Bilas, Seth Greenberg and Jay Williams. Dan Shulman, Bilas and reporter Shannon Spake will have the call of the game.
GameDay ends at Duke (all against UNC) for the sixth time. North Carolina will be the road team for a record-11th time overall, and appears for the third time this season (February 6 at Notre Dame & February 20 at Virginia) – marking the first time a team has done this in a single season. Duke-UNC (either in Durham or Chapel Hill) will host GameDay for the eighth time, the most common matchup in the show’s history.
The times for the previously announced netflex matchups are as followed: Ohio State at Michigan (ESPN, Noon); Vanderbilt at Texas A&M (ESPN2, Noon); West Virginia at Baylor (ESPN, 2 p.m.); Syracuse at Florida State (ESPN2, 2 p.m.); Iowa State at Kansas (ESPN, 4 p.m.); Alabama at Georgia (ESPN2, 4 p.m.); North Carolina at Duke (ESPN, 6:30 p.m.) and Louisville at Virginia (ESPN, 8:30 p.m.).
For the second straight season, the College GameDay site was announced one-week prior to the show, ensuring visits to sites of top storylines and games appearing on ESPN networks each week.