ESPN’s College GameDay coming to Bud Walton Arena for the first time ever Saturday

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The basketball version of ESPN’s College GameDay is coming to Fayetteville for the first time ever on Saturday.

The popular program covering college basketball matchups hosted by Rece Davis and featuring basketball analysts Seth Greenberg, Jay Bilas, Jay Williams, and Andraya Carter, will broadcast live from Bud Walton Arena on Saturday, Jan. 27.

The broadcast will begin at 10 a.m.

The show made the announcement that they’ll be broadcasting from Fayetteville this week live on air during last week’s broadcast just as the Razorbacks were preparing to play South Carolina on Saturday, Jan. 20.

Fans are encouraged to attend the broadcast, which lasts about an hour. According to an email UA officials sent to ticket holders over the weekend, fans can attend the broadcast for free.

The Hogs will take on Kentucky later that day, as that game is set to tipoff at 5 p.m. on Saturday on ESPN.

The Razorbacks are currently struggling with a 10-8 overall record and a 1-4 start in SEC play so far this season.

Before GameDay arrives in town in advance of Saturday’s game versus Kentucky, the Hogs will take on Ole Miss in Oxford on Wednesday, Jan. 24. That game tips off at 8 p.m.