College GameDay Covered By State Farm invades Mizzou Arena on Saturday. Admission is free and open to the public.
Jan. 30, 2012
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The college basketball world will focus on Columbia, Mo.,this Saturday, Feb. 4 when the popular College GameDay Covered By State Farm show airs live from Mizzou Arena before the Tigers square off against Kansas. Doors open at 7 a.m. for the live national telecast, which will be from 9-11 a.m. on the Mizzou Arena floor.
Admission to the event is free and open to the public. Fans are encouraged to design signs and posters, wear gold and display as much school spirit as possible. Attendees will also have the chance to win a variety of free giveaways, including one lucky student participating in the State Farm Half-Court shot promotion for a chance to win $18,000.
Parking is available in Lots M and R and the Maryland Avenue Garage (Level 3 and above). ADA friendly parking is available in Lot I, just North of Mizzou Arena. Parking shuttles will not be available. Parking for College GameDay is FREE.
Concessions will be open inside Mizzou Arena during the event. Additionally, free coffee, hot chocolate and donuts will be available prior to 7 a.m. outside Mizzou Arena to fans waiting in line. Students who attend College GameDay will receive entry priority for the basketball game. More information on re-entry can be found here.
ESPN College GameDay is hosted by Rece Davis, who is joined on the program by former Notre Dame head coach Digger Phelps, former Duke player and assistant coach Jay Bilas, former North Carolina standout Hubert Davis and former Indiana and Texas Tech head coach Bob Knight. Live coverage of the two hour show begins at 9 a.m. CT on ESPNU and coverage picks up on ESPN at 10 a.m. CT.
GameDay coverage will return later that night for a primetime hour from 7-8 p.m. prior to the 8 p.m. contest against the Jayhawks.
About College GameDay
College GameDay Covered by State Farm debuted Jan. 22, 2005 from the University of Connecticut, the same season as the debut of the Saturday Primetime Presented by DIRECTV game of the week. The eight-week road show is hosted by Rece Davis (since 2005) with analysts Jay Bilas (2005), Hubert Davis (2007) and Digger Phelps (2006). Thirty-six different campuses have served as College GameDay sites, plus the ACC Tournament Semifinals (March 12, 2005), in a total of 56 stops through 2011. The largest crowd assembled for the show was 22,144 at Kentucky's Rupp Arena, Feb. 10, 2010.
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