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Kentucky vs. Kansas getting ESPN College GameDay

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A big game deserves a great atmosphere like this.

Chris Humphrey - Sea of Blue

The Kentucky Wildcats vs Kansas Jayhawks matchup is the game to watch next weekend.

So of course, ESPN College GameDay has picked Rupp Arena for its location on Jan. 26. This will be Kentucky’s 17th ESPN College GameDay appearance overall, behind only North Carolina (18). It’s the 10th straight season Kentucky is making an appearance on the show.

Admission will be free and fans are encouraged to attend the event. Seats for the show will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Gates will open at 9 am with the live show starting at 11 am. The High Street parking lot will open at 7 am for public parking and remain open all day at a rate of $20.

All students attending ESPN College Gameday and/or the Kansas-Kentucky game may begin lining up at the Rupp Arena student gate no earlier than 5 am on Saturday.

The crew of Rece Davis, Jay Bilas, Jay Williams and Seth Greenberg will preview the Kansas-Kentucky SEC/Big 12 Challenge matchup, which will feature the two winningest teams in college basketball history.

Later that day , Bilas, Dan Shulman and Maria Taylor will be on the call for the game tipping at 6 pm.