Michigan State will host ESPN College GameDay covered by State Farm for a Big Ten-best fifth time on Saturday, Feb. 2.
The traveling pregame college basketball show, hosted by Rece Davis with analysts Jay Bilas, Seth Greenberg and Jay Williams will be live from Breslin Center, beginning at 11 a.m. on ESPN. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and admission is free.
"This, for me, is one of the more exciting moments in college basketball," MSU coach Tom Izzo said. "It's a great honor to have College GameDay come to our campus and I'm looking forward to seeing my friends Rece, Jay, Seth and Jay, who are among the best in the business. We've had some great crowds on GameDay and we're looking forward to showing the nation our great Spartan Spirit."
Izzone members in attendance wearing their 2018-19 Izzone t-shirt will receive wristbands for early entry to Saturday night's game against Indiana (6 p.m.). The event will also feature many promotional giveaways and free food.
Parking is free in the Breslin Center lots and Ramp 7 beginning at 7:30 a.m. All fans will enter through the Gilbert Pavilion/Hall of History Entrance on the southeast corner of the building or the Northwest Kalamazoo Gate on the northwest corner. The Breslin Center "No-Bag Policy" will be in effect for this event.
There's also an incentive for elementary school kids to attend with their parents. Fans can help provide a special opportunity for their local school by filling out a flyer (https://msuspartans.com/documents/2019/1/29/CollegeGameDay_SchoolContest.pdf) and dropping it off on the concourse outside section 115. The school with the most flyers will receive a visit from Michigan State Basketball after the season.
Michigan State has previously served as a site for College GameDay in 2007 (Indiana), 2011 (Illinois), 2014 (Michigan) and 2016 (Maryland). The Spartans have been the road team four times, in 2007 (at Ohio State), 2008 (at Indiana), 2010 (at Illinois) and 2011 (at Purdue).
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