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No. 7 Maryland men’s basketball set to host College GameDay for Feb. 29 matchup with Michigan State

The ESPN show will be in College Park for the first time since 2005.

College GameDay, Michigan State, 2020 Sarah Sopher / Testudo Times

For the first time in 15 years, College GameDay is headed to College Park, Maryland.

No. 7 Maryland men’s basketball will host the ESPN show for its Feb. 29 matchup against Michigan State, the network announced Saturday.

“We are thrilled to have been selected to host ESPN College GameDay next week,” Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon said in a press release. “It will be an incredible day for our program, fans and community. We can’t wait to show Rece [Davis], Jay [Bilas], Seth [Greenberg], LaPhonso [Ellis] and the rest of the crew what College Park is all about!”

The show hasn’t been to College Park since Feb. 12, 2005, when Maryland took a 99-92 overtime victory over then-No. 7 Duke. That was of course back when Xfinity Center was known as Comcast Center.

This game was circled as a possibility for many Terp fans, but after the same matchup was featured on the show in East Lansing, Michigan, on Feb. 15, GameDay coming to Xfinity Center seemed like a longshot.

But alas, the crew of Davis, Bilas, Greenberg and Ellis will be making their way to College Park. Scott Van Pelt has told Testudo Times that he will also be in attendance as a fan.

The show will air at 11 a.m., while the matchup between the Terps and Spartans is set for 8 p.m.