Rivalry Week presented by Wendy’s continues with many historic matchups through Sunday, highlighted by the Tobacco Road rivalry between No. 9 Duke and No. 21 North Carolina followed on ESPN by UCLA at No. 13 Arizona on Thursday, plus No. 3 Purdue at No. 4 Michigan State on Saturday.
Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas and Maria Taylor will call all the action from Chapel Hill, N.C., as No. 21 UNC takes on No. 9 Duke during the Sonic Blockbuster on Thursday, Feb. 8 (8 p.m. ET, ESPN). A special edition of ESPN’s College GameDay Covered by State Farm will also air ahead of the Rivalry Week matchup, beginning at 7 p.m. Game action continues as UCLA faces No. 13 Arizona at 10 p.m., also on ESPN.
A top-5 matchup between No. 3 Purdue and No. 4 Michigan State (4 p.m., ESPN) on Saturday Feb. 10, is one of several highlights on the day’s slate, preceding an in-state rivalry and ACC matchup between Virginia Tech and No. 2 Virginia (6:15 p.m., ESPN).
GameDay will originate from Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday, Feb. 10, ahead of the game featuring the Hokies and Cavaliers. The morning show will be live from John Paul Jones Arena, beginning at 11 a.m. on ESPN, followed by an a 6 p.m. edition leading into the game telecast.
Several games during Rivalry Week will be complemented by Above the Rim coverage, which can be viewed via the ESPN App.
Additional Schedule Highlights
- Tigers on the rise – No. 8 Auburn faces Texas A&M on Wednesday, Feb. 7 (9 p.m., ESPN2)
- Kevin Connors shares his Mid-Major Minute – Davidson visits No. 18 Rhode Island on Friday, Feb 9 (7 p.m., ESPN2); Saturday slate on ESPN2 includes San Diego State taking on No. 23 Nevada (8 p.m.), followed by No. 11 Saint Mary’s facing No. 12 Gonzaga (10 p.m.)
- Freshman phenom Trae Young and No. 17 Oklahoma faces Iowa State on Saturday, Feb. 10 (2 p.m., ESPN)
- Next week’s Big Monday and Super Tuesday combine to showcase seven ranked teams
- Other ranked teams playing on ESPN networks include No. 6 Cincinnati, No. 7 Texas Tech, No. 10 Kansas, No. 15 Tennessee, No. 16 Clemson, No. 19 West Virginia, No. 22 Wichita State, No. 24 Kentucky and No. 25 Miami (Fla.)