Billy Donovan, John Calipari to make GameDay appearance together
Florida's nationally televised showdown with Kentucky will be highlighted by the ESPN's College GameDay, which will be on campus Saturday. The morning edition of College GameDay will be televised at 10 a.m. on ESPNU and continues on ESPN at 11 a.m.
The one-hour evening edition will be televised at 8 p.m. on ESPN. The show is hosted by Rece Davis with analysts Jay Bilas, Hubert Davis and Digger Phelps. The game will be televised at 9 p.m. on ESPN.
Florida coach Billy Donovan and Kentucky coach John Calipari will make an appearance together during the first hour of the show on ESPN.
Donovan, who is in his 15th season at Florida, said he can remember when it was tough to get his team on television, so he welcomes the national exposure College GameDay brings.
"I do think that environment where ESPN is selecting a game they want to highlight for the weekend is a good thing,'' Donovan said.
Saturday night's game is important for both teams. The Gators are currently leading the SEC East at 6-2, followed by Tennessee (5-2) and Kentucky (4-3).