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Saturday, January 16, 2010

The game between the undefeateds -- Notre Dame and UConn -- is gettin' some ESPN buzz. GameDay show to debut at UConn.

ESPN is planning to debut a women's basketball version of its College GameDay program in January before a game between Notre Dame and Connecticut.

The network announced on Tuesday that the program will originate from Gampel Pavilion on the UConn campus in Storrs on Saturday, Jan. 16.

In 2005, UConn hosted the first men's basketball GameDay broadcast before a game between the Huskies and Pittsburgh.

Mechelle will be up in Connecticut and writes,

UConn coach Geno Auriemma estimated that the viewers who tune in for Saturday night's game (ESPN, 9 p.m. ET) between the No. 1 Huskies and No. 3 Notre Dame will be split. He said half would be rooting for UConn to be upset and half would be pulling for the team to maintain its 55-game winning streak.
There was a brief pause from us reporters. Then someone said, "Um, really? Isn't it more like …"
"OK, 90-10," Auriemma said. "I was trying to be nice. Ninety percent of the people want us to lose, and 10 percent want us to win."