Basketball: ESPN unveils Game Day schedule

The ESPN Game Day crew won’t be returning to Berkeley this season, despite a great show last year. But here’s the schedule, released this week by ESPN. It includes a first-ever visit to Washington on Feb. 20, when the Huskies will take on UCLA.

The eight-week series will explore five first-time sites and will include a women’s game for the first time. The program features two one-hour shows each Saturday, at 8 a.m. PT and at 5 p.m., originating from the site of the 6 p.m. game.

Date    Site    Game (All 6 p.m. PT on ESPN unless otherwise noted)

Jan. 16 Storrs, Conn.   Notre Dame at Connecticut (women’s)
Jan. 23 Clemson, S.C.   Duke at Clemson
Jan. 30 Manhattan, Kan. Kansas at Kansas State (3 p.m. show and game at 4 p.m.)
Feb. 6  Champaign, Ill. Michigan State at Illinois
Feb. 13 Lexington, Ky.  Tennessee at Kentucky
Feb. 20 Seattle, Wash.  UCLA at Washington
Feb. 27 Syracuse, N.Y.  Villanova at Syracuse
Mar. 6  Durham, N.C.    North Carolina at Duke

Jeff Faraudo