CHAPEL HILL - The University of North Carolina will be a part of broadcasts of ESPN's College GameDay -- the Saturday morning and evening college basketball studio show originating from on-campus sites -- twice during the 2012-13 season, the network announced this week.
Carolina will be playing in games at a GameDay site for a record 10th time with its two appearances in 2013 – Jan. 26 and March 9.
The Tar Heels' Jan. 26 game at NC State (7 p.m., ESPN) will be preceded by a 6 p.m. College GameDay broadcast from Raleigh.
The program will travel to Chapel Hill on March 9 for the regular season finale between the Tar Heels and Duke. That game will be part of ESPN's first split site production of the show. College GameDay will begin the morning at 10 a.m. in Washington, D.C., at the site of the Syracuse at Georgetown game (noon, ESPN). The crew will then travel to Chapel Hill, N.C., for the evening show at 8 p.m., prior to the start of the Duke at North Carolina matchup (9 p.m., ESPN).
College GameDay Covered by State Farm returns for its ninth season beginning Saturday, Jan. 19 from the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis. The first hour begins at 10 a.m. ET on ESPNU, continuing at 11 a.m. on ESPN with a one-hour edition at 8 p.m. on ESPN (except Jan. 26).
This season, Jalen Rose joins the College GameDay crew, replacing new Tar Heel assistant coach Hubert Davis behind the desk. For the ninth year, Rece Davis will serve as host, and will be joined by analysts Jay Bilas, Digger Phelps and Rose to preview all the day’s action and discuss the biggest storylines in college basketball.