Men's Basketball |
Aug. 8, 2012
CINCINNATI - ESPN announced Wednesday that its College GameDay basketball show is considering the University of Cincinnati and Fifth Third Arena as a potential site for its broadcast on Feb. 9 when the Bearcats play host to Pittsburgh.
ESPN announced the locations where its show will visit eight Saturdays during the basketball season, including Feb. 9, which was listed as a two-game flex choice wildcard selection. The network will choose between either the Pittsburgh at Cincinnati contest or the Louisville at Notre Dame game. A decision most likely will be made a few weeks prior to game date.
Should the UC-Pittsburgh game be selected by College GameDay, the contest will start at 9 p.m. on ESPN. If the show opts to choose the Louisville at Notre Dame game for its location, the UC-Pittsburgh contest will start at 6 p.m. on ESPN or ESPN2.
Cincinnati has yet to play host to the College GameDay show. It welcomed ESPN’s Big Monday broadcast for the first time in program history last season when the Bearcats took on No. 2 Syracuse on Jan. 23.
College GameDay has confirmed visits to Butler (Jan. 19), N.C. State (Jan. 26), Indiana (Feb. 2), Kansas (Feb. 16), Kentucky (Feb. 23), UCLA (March 2) and both Georgetown and North Carolina (March 9) during the 2012-13 season.
The BIG EAST Conference has hosted College GameDay 16 times in the show’s history, more than any other conference. It was the first conference to play host to the show in 2005.
Cincinnati’s complete conference schedule is expected to be released by the BIG EAST in early September.