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Join ESPN College GameDay host Rece Davis and Senior Writer Pete Thamel, as well as many of GameDay’s key analysts and contributors, as they discuss and debate the biggest stories and break down the biggest games in college football, while also leaning into the key basketball moments and storylines as well. With episodes Mondays/Wednesday/Fridays in the fall, and a year-round weekly presence this is the place to be for the college sports fan.

Join ESPN College GameDay host Rece Davis and Senior Writer Pete Thamel, as well as many of GameDay’s key analysts and contributors, as they discuss and debate the biggest stories and break down the biggest games in college football, while also leaning into the key basketball moments and storylines as well. With episodes Mondays/Wednesday/Fridays in the fall, and a year-round weekly presence this is the place to be for the college sports fan.

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Bristol, CT

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Join ESPN College GameDay host Rece Davis and Senior Writer Pete Thamel, as well as many of GameDay’s key analysts and contributors, as they discuss and debate the biggest stories and break down the biggest games in college football, while also leaning into the key basketball moments and storylines as well. With episodes Mondays/Wednesday/Fridays in the fall, and a year-round weekly presence this is the place to be for the college sports fan.

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@espnu

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English

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ESPN Viewer Response ESPN Plaza Bristol, CT 06010 1-888-549-3776


Episodes

Week 4 Picks; Poor Group Think; Kansas Has to Earn It; Bandit Link

9/23/2022
Rece Davis, Pete Thamel and Bill Connelly look ahead to Week 4 and make their picks. The guys discuss Rece being hung up on last week’s Super Dog pick, their lack of conviction in Iowa State-Baylor, the “ESPN Hates My Favorite Team" game, if Tennessee can excise the demons against the Gators, the Fighting’ Flecks, Bo Nix running in a Palouse fog, Arkansas’ shaky pass defense, Bill’s Barry Odom jersey and USC’s turnover luck. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:51:22

Broken Bandwagons; Pucker Power; Sincerest Apologies

9/21/2022
Rece Davis and Pete Thamel discuss if Tennessee can turn the corner this week against Florida, previewing the Pac-12 road traps matchups, the impact of pucker power, and discussing Drake Maye’s sincere apology to NC State. Then, Dan Mullen joins Rece and Pete to discuss what separates playing Knoxville compared to other places in the SEC, the most impolite fanbases, the differences in quarterback development, and Georgia’s performance this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:05:29

“Big Ben” in Boone; CFB Grim Reaper; Pac-12 Vibrancy; Bumpy Bandwagons

9/19/2022
Rece Davis and Pete Thamel discuss their time in Boone, Rece signing a person’s face, Luke Combs’ professional beer chug, Appalachian State’s “Big Ben” moment, Arizona State firing Herm Edwards, candidates for the job in Tempe, Washington pushing around Michigan State, their most impressive teams for the weekend, bandwagons that could get shaky and Clemson skepticism. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:04:40

Week 3 Picks; Mississippi State Stability; Donovan Smith Time; Functional Big 12 Program

9/16/2022
Rece Davis, Pete Thamel and Bill Connelly are loading up on games and picking through the Week 3 slate. They preview Miami-Texas A&M, BYU-Oregon, Mississippi State-LSU, Oklahoma-Nebraska, Penn State-Auburn, Michigan State-Washington, Texas Tech-N.C. State, UTSA-Texas and Kansas-Houston. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:52:43

Human Feeling of Failure; Woj For Vols; Plant the Flag; Paul Pierce Didn’t Know

9/14/2022
Rece Davis and Pete Thamel are joined by Gene Wojciechowski to discuss Gene’s GameDay story on what it’s actually like for coaches when they’re fired, why coaches wanted to talk to him about it, the psyche of head coaches, and the Tennessee Volunteers. Then, Rece and Pete talk about BYU attempting to build its College Football Playoff resume, the difficulties Texas could face against UTSA, praising Air Force, Kansas knocking off West Virginia and games that sound better than they’ll actually...

Duration:01:06:42

Scott Frost Fired; Consulting Grammy; Fun Belt Giant Slaying; App State Steals GameDay

9/12/2022
Rece Davis and Pete Thamel discuss Nebraska firing Scott Frost, if the Cornhuskers can turn this very early firing into an advantage, candidates for the job in Lincoln, offensive struggles dooming Notre Dame to a loss against Marshall, Appalachian State winning in College Station and stealing College GameDay from the Aggies, Chase Brice finding a home in Boone, and if Texas should get a participation trophy for narrowly losing to Alabama. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:13:56

Week 2 Picks; Weekly Heisman; Towed Porsche; Pass the Rake

9/9/2022
Rece Davis, Pete Thamel and Bill Connelly start the show discussing which other teams Stetson Bennett could start for, Pat McAfee joining College GameDay, Quinn Ewers having his Porsche towed and Nick Saban’s elite record in “openers.” Then, the race for the ribeye continues with Week 2 picks, including Alabama-Texas, Tennessee-Pitt, Iowa-Iowa State, Florida-Kentucky, Oregon State-Fresno State and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:11:25

Pollack's Tape Review; Self-Induced Quarterback Controversy; 0-1 Teams; Rece’s Saturday Adventure

9/7/2022
Rece Davis and Pete Thamel talk to David Pollack on the way to football practice about the most "disturbing" thing he saw rewatching Clemson, when it will be safe to start Cade Klubnick, other teams copying Notre Dame’s defensive game plan against Ohio State, which games they’re eyeing on Saturday and an Anthony Richardson encore. Then, Rece and Pete discuss the latest on Michigan’s belabored quarterback point, West Virginia in need of a sign of progress, Oregon State rolling Boise State,...

Duration:01:08:55

“The Try;” I-wa; Bennett’s Batmobile; The Real Columbus MVP

9/5/2022
Rece Davis and Pete Thamel discuss how LSU-Florida State perfectly encapsulated the sport, Iowa relying on safeties to beat South Dakota State, Rece’s reoccurring dream that he can’t get to the GameDay set, Appalachian State’s botched two-point conversion, Stetson Bennett’s stellar performance, which Pac-12 loses were disqualifying for the College Football Playoff, why Georgia should be No. 1, the evolving Buckeyes, Oregon State thumping Boise State and a brand new Arizona team winning in...

Duration:01:05:13

Week 1 Picks; Late TV Windows; Nugget Platters; Coaching to Cover

9/2/2022
Rece Davis, Pete Thamel and Bill Connelly start the show discussing Rece eating Italian food with his hands, Connecticut pizza, the latest on conferences jockeying for TV contracts, the importance of the late TV windows and the odds we see an expanded playoff in the near future. Then, the Race for the Ribeye revs up in week one as the guys pick Illinois-Indiana, Georgia-Oregon, Cincinnati-Arkansas, Utah-Florida and Notre Dame-Ohio State. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Liquor and Iced Tea; Bennett Bandwagon; Biblical Decisions; Players Named Smoke

8/31/2022
Pete Thamel and Rece Davis discuss Sam Pittman’s interesting analogy for Cincinnati, what to expect from the post-playoff Bearcats, if Florida and Arkansas could both lose their home openers, and Rece piloting the Stetson Bennett VI bandwagon. Then, David Pollack drops by and the guys get into Georgia’s wide receiver room, if Ladd McConkey is related to Phil McConkey, David’s first Friday night lights experience on the sidelines, Pete’s portal pet peeve and Jim Harbaugh attempting to split...

Duration:00:57:52

Husking; Backyard Brawl Returns; Harbaugh’s Chemistry Class

8/29/2022
Rece Davis and Pete Thamel discuss Nebraska finding a new way to lose, the curse of Bo Pelini, Michigan’s interesting plan to quell any quarterback drama, the time a West Virginia fan sent Mark May $500 in pennies, Rece’s trade value, an offseason of robust hype for Tennessee, lobbying for free cookies, what to expect from Wake Forest with Mitch Griffith, and Auburn and Texas A&M name their starting quarterbacks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:57:34

Week 0 Picks; Stakes for Steaks; Oh No Vandy; Fitzgerald in Ireland

8/26/2022
Rece Davis and Pete Thamel look ahead to Week 0 and day dream about their ideal game-watching setups. Then, Bill Connelly joins the show to picks games with steaks on the line. The guys discuss their philosophies for picking games, tight games in Hawaii favoring Hawaii, an unfavorable outlook for Vanderbilt, Illinois’ defense, and if Nebraska will shed its unlucky streak or Pat Fitzgerald will celebrate a win with a Guinness. Plus, Rece’s Big Ten West champion, too much UConn talk and who’s...

Duration:00:57:47

Bama Extends Saban; Dissecting Rece’s Top-25; Spicing Up Week 0

8/24/2022
Rece Davis and Pete Thamel kick off the inaugural episode of the College GameDay podcast by talking about Nick Saban’s contract extension through 2030 and what they remember from Alabama’s coaching search from 2007. Then David Pollack stops by to discuss Rich Rodriguez battling spies, Rece’s AP Top 25 ballot, if Utah can start the season strong, Texas A&M’s talent level, USC being a test case for the new era of the sport, if Rece is ignoring the Group of Five, the learning curve for Marcus...

Duration:00:56:00

Introducing 'ESPN College GameDay'

8/18/2022
Join ESPN College GameDay host Rece Davis and Senior Writer Pete Thamel, as well as many of GameDay’s key analysts and contributors, as they discuss and debate the biggest stories and break down the biggest games in college football, while also leaning into the key basketball moments and storylines as well. With episodes Mondays/Wednesday/Fridays in the fall, and a year-round weekly presence this is the place to be for the college sports fan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:08:46

Wake Forest Loses Sam Hartman; Big Ten Media Deal Nearly Done; Up For Grabs; The Letter W

8/11/2022
Adam Rittenberg and David Hale discuss Sam Hartman’s non-football related situation that will keep him off the field, the surprises from the not-quite-yet-finalized Big Ten Media rights deal, Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick’s interesting comments about the Big Ten deal, conference and divisional races that are up for grabs and the final letter in the ABCs of college football. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:53:40

Pac-12 Frustrations; Low-Stakes Predictions; Be Nice to Tennessee Fans

8/3/2022
Adam Rittenberg, Heather Dinich, Bill Connelly and Tom VanHaaren convene in Bristol to discuss George Kliavkoff airing his frustrations at Pac-12 media days, the anger toward USC, UCLA’s complicated situation, the new Big Ten media deal and if any of the current conference alignments matter in the long term. Later, they try to look into the future with a series of low-stakes, early season predictions for USC, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Clemson, Louisville and Tennessee. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:45:07

The Cruel Reality of Sports; Trust is Shattered Routinely; Relic From the Past

7/28/2022
Adam Rittenberg and Andrea Adelson hop on to discuss Big Ten media day updates, including the blunt statements from Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren surrounding the future of the conference. Then, they break down the strained relationship between the conference commissioners, if it is possible to save the PAC-12, and college football shifting to an NFL model. Next, they discuss how a 16-team College Football Playoff is gaining momentum and what it would mean in terms of revenue sharing for...

Duration:00:51:23

Media Days That Happened, Are Happening Or Will Happen

7/20/2022
Adam Rittenberg and Chris Low are going coast to coast with media days past, future and present. First, the guys get into the increasing rivalry between SEC and Big Ten, what to expect from Kevin Warren at Big Ten media days after bringing in USC and UCLA, the Big Ten capturing the Los Angeles market and Pac-12 teams likely wondering why USC and UCLA were invited to media days. Then, Alex Scarborough calls from SEC media days to talk about Greg Sankey walking a tightrope, Alabama’s “failure”...

Duration:01:01:36

Big Ten Protects Itself; Do Fans Care?; Line of Scrimmage Conference; Notre Dame Slow-Game,

7/6/2022
Matt Schick, Tom VanHaaren and Tom Luginbill discuss their thoughts on USC and UCLA’s move to the Big Ten a week removed from the news, why the Big Ten was smart to protect itself, conferences trying to stay out of court, if conferences could start booting teams, Notre Dame playing the slow-game, if fans really care about realignment, the Trojans and Bruins going into a “line of scrimmage conference,” if we’re headed toward the top teams breaking off from the NCAA, Texas A&M’s interesting...

Duration:00:46:36