ESPN College Gameday in Indianapolis
(WIBC.com photo: Reed Parker)
ESPN College Gameday's first road trip for its basketball show visits Hinkle Fieldhouse.
The show will be live from Butler's campus prior to the showdown of the Bulldogs, Butler vs. Gonzaga. ESPN Analyst Jay Bilas says he's not sure why the decision was made to begin the show at Butler, but he says it will be a highly rated game that college basketball fans want to see.
College Gameday Host Rece Davis says this is his first trip to Hinkle, which he says is "awesome", and that the building "feels like basketball". Davis, Bilas, former Notre Dame Head Coach Digger Phelps and former Pacer Jalen Rose also have a special treat for viewers of the show. All four guys suit up in Hickory uniforms for a segment of the show. Davis says since Hinkle Fieldhouse was the site of many Indiana state basketball tournaments, it was fitting to suit up on the uniforms made famous in "Hoosiers".
College Gameday begins at 11am on ESPN, gametime is 9pm.