ESPN, you continue to be awesome.
From Awful Announcing comes the upcoming schedule for College Gameday: Hoops Edition for this coming winter. How do they have them decided already? I don't know. I guess because how the season goes is sort of irrelevant to ESPN, at least from the college basketball perspective.
For those too lazy to link over, here's the schedule:
January 16th: Storrs, Conn. - Notre Dame at Connecticut (Women’s)
A women's game. Awesome. Yes, we get it -- women's basketball is just as deserving of our attention. I'll be sure to care...soon.
January 23rd: Clemson, S.C. - Duke at Clemson
Clemson, noted basketball powerhouse from a basketball-hungry part of the country. Also, note to Clemson -- you can't pretend you're nutty fans about both football and basketball and not really be good at either of them.
January 30th: Manhattan, Kan. - Kansas at Kansas State (6 p.m. show and game at 7 p.m.)
Fine. Kansas is good and a great state for hoops.
February 6th: Champaign, Ill. - Michigan State at Illinois
This is your Big Ten choice? No Boilermakers? Okay. Whatever.
February 13th: Lexington, Ky. - Tennessee at Kentucky
Okay, Calipari. I get it.
February 20th: Seattle, Wash. - UCLA at Washington
February 27th: Syracuse, N.Y. - Villanova at Syracuse
I guess I should be happy they're not featuring a powerful Big East matchup every week. Because the Big East is awesomeness.
March 6th: Durham, N.C. - North Carolina at Duke
But of course.