College GameDay coming to Villanova

ESPN is bringing “College GameDay" to Villanova.

The network announced on Wednesday that the Wildcats’ game against Pittsburgh on Feb. 12 will serve as the backdrop for “College GameDay.”

The network will air a two-hour “College GameDay” show from 10 a.m.-noon from the Pavilion (this year the program’s first hour is to be broadcast on ESPNU, the second hour on ESPN). Then, at 8 p.m. ESPN will again be live from the court at the Pavilion for 60 minutes ahead of the 9 p.m. tipoff.

This will mark Villanova’s second appearance on “GameDay.” The Wildcats made their debut on Feb. 27, 2010 at Syracuse. Pitt will be making its fourth appearance.

“We’re thrilled that ESPN has decided to bring ‘College GameDay’ to the Villanova campus for the first time,” coach Jay Wright said in a statement. “The entire country will get to see the great support we receive from the Nova Nation and our amazing student section. All of us at Villanova are excited about this opportunity.”

The complete Villanova schedule will be announced in September.