ESPN College GameDay Covered by State Farm returns to the campus of No. 7 Virginia, in advance of the Saturday Primetime presented by DIRECTV matchup between ACC opponents – the Cavaliers and No. 5 North Carolina on Saturday, Feb. 27 (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.
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.
North Carolina will be the road team at a GameDay site for a record-10th time overall, and appears for the second time this season (February 6 at Notre Dame).
The times for the previously announced netflex matchups are as followed: Texas Tech at No. 2 Kansas (ESPN, Noon); Rhode Island at No. 15 Dayton (ESPN2, Noon); No. 12 Arizona at Utah (ESPN, 2 p.m.); Illinois State at Wichita State (ESPN2, 2 p.m.); No. 6 Maryland at No. 17 Purdue (ESPN, 4 p.m.); No. 19 Notre Dame at Florida State (ESPN2, 4 p.m.); Kansas State at No. 13 Iowa State (ESPN2, 6 p.m.); Florida at LSU (ESPN, 8:30 p.m.); Gonzaga at BYU (ESPN2, 8 p.m.); Fresno State at New Mexico (ESPN2, 10 p.m.) and UC Irvine at UC Davis (ESPN2, Midnight).
For the second straight season, the College GameDay site will be announced one-week prior to the show, ensuring visits to sites of top storylines and games appearing on ESPN networks each week.