ESPN Announces On-Air College-Hoops Teams

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ESPN announced the on-air roster for game and studio coverage of college basketball on the flagship network, ESPN2, ESPNU and ABC.

On College GameDay -- which will air every Saturday at 11 a.m. (EST) and 8 p.m. from Jan. 6-March 10 -- analyst Hubert Davis will join host Rece Davis, analysts Digger Phelps and Jay Bilas and reporter Andy Katz, with Dick Vitale providing analysis during the 8 p.m. installments.

Hubert Davis will also serve as a game analyst for the network, including during Throwdown Thursday Atlantic 10 telecasts with Dave Barnett.

Dan Shulman will call play-by-play on ESPN’s Saturday Primetime telecast at 9 p.m. beginning Jan. 6, with returning analyst Vitale and reporter Erin Andrews.

For ESPN’s Big Monday tripleheader, Stacey Dales will join returning host Rece Davis and analyst Phelps, with Bilas contributing analysis via satellite from game sites.

Veteran college play-callers Brent Musburger and Brad Nessler will handle ESPN on ABC games, with analysis by Steve Lavin and Jimmy Dykes, respectively, and Karl Ravech hosting studio segments.

Analyst Stephen Bardo will expand his role, providing studio analysis including during Throwdown Thursday and serving as the analyst on the third game of the Big Monday tripleheader with Terry Gannon.

And ESPNU signature studio host Mike Hall will call play-by-play on select games.

The networks’ complete NCAA basketball schedules are available online (media.espn.com/ESPNToday/2006/Oct_06/cbb2006.htm).

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