ESPN College GameDay Heading to Allen Fieldhouse Saturday
Jan. 25, 2011
LAWRENCE, Kan. – ESPN’s College GameDay Driven by State Farm® will be televised live Saturday morning, January 29th from Allen Fieldhouse. The historic venue is hosting the College GameDay for the fourth time since 2005.
Gates open at Allen Fieldhouse at 7 a.m. The morning telecast begins at 9 a.m. on ESPNU and continues on ESPN from 10-11 a.m. The event is free to the public and tickets are not required. In addition to the two hours in the morning, ESPN will televise a show from 5-6 p.m. from the Allen Fieldhouse floor.
Through a State Farm initiative, fans will have an opportunity to raise money for KU’s Student Union Activities’ organization Hawk Zone. For every person who attends the morning show, State Farm will donate $1 to Hawk Zone, with a potential contribution of more than $16,000. This student organization helps increase student involvement in campus athletics.
Hosting the morning telecast will be the College GameDay crew of Rece Davis, Jay Bilas, Hubert Davis and Digger Phelps, who will preview the Kansas-Kansas State matchup and detail the day’s other college basketball action.
One lucky morning audience member will get the opportunity to attempt a half-court shot. If the shooter makes the shot, State Farm will give the person $18,000. If the shooter misses, State Farm will give him or her $1,000.