LAWRENCE, KS, January 20, 2011 - ESPN's College GameDay Driven by State Farm® will be televised live Saturday morning, January 29th from the University of Kansas. Through a State Farm initiative, fans will have an opportunity to raise money for KU's Student Union Activities' organization Hawk Zone during the morning telecast (9 a.m. CT on ESPNU continuing on ESPN at 10 a.m.).
For every person who attends the morning show on Saturday, State Farm, which is sponsoring GameDay for the fifth consecutive year, 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 University of Kansas-Kansas State matchup and detail the day's other college basketball action.
Gates open at Allen Fieldhouse at 7 a.m. Fans should show their school spirit by wearing team colors. The morning show is free to the public and tickets are not required. Students are encouraged to bring homemade signage.
One lucky morning audience member will get the exciting opportunity to attempt a half-court shot. If the shot is made, State Farm will give the person $18,000 and if they miss the shot, they will get $1,000!
Additional College GameDay pre-game telecasts with a State Farm fundraising element include:
- Duke at Virginia Tech, February 26 - Funds raised will benefit Cassell Guard.
- Texas at Baylor, March 5 - Funds raised will benefit Bear Pit.
For more information on ESPN's College GameDay Driven by State Farm, please visit espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/gameday.