Behind GameDay


Rece Davis

As an analyst and anchor for ESPN since 1995, Rece Davis has done it all. College Basketball, College Football, SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight and ESPN Radio to name a few. Rece is also currently the host of College Football Live, ESPNís day long studio coverage of college football. Prior to his career at ESPN, Rece worked as a sports anchor and reporter for a variety of news outlets throughout Georgia and Alabama. A native of Muscle Shoals, Alabama (population 12,846), Rece graduated cum laude from the University of Alabama in 1988.

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Digger Phelps

As the son of an undertaker, Richard "Digger" Phelps has been with ESPN for over 15 years. As a former men's basketball coach at Notre Dame for two decades, Digger led the Irish to 393-17 record, with every single one of his four-year players graduating. Before arriving at ESPN, Digger served as special assistant to the Executive Office of the President for National Drug Control Policy and was part of the United Nations observer team for the 1993 elections in Cambodia. Digger is also an accomplished painter, chess player, stage actor and writer. He released his fourth book entitled Undertaker's Son: Life Lessons from a Coach in 2007. Last, but certainly not least, Digger has a passion for dancing. Look for Digger doing his patented "dig" dance move in the College GameDay commercials, and check out him bustin' some moves with a lucky cheerleader.

Bob Knight

Bob Knight, the newest member of the ESPN College GameDay team, needs no introduction. He is the most successful coach in Division 1 Menís College Basketball with 902 victories and three NCAA Championships. Knightís 1976 squad remains the only undefeated team to win the Final Four. In 1984 he led the US National Team to Olympic Gold and was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1991. He has appeared in several major motion pictures, usually as himself, including Anger Management and Blue Chips.

Hubert Davis

In his short time with ESPN, Hubert has established himself as one of the most accurate analysts in college hoops. An illustrious college career with the North Carolina Tar Heels, he averaged 21.4 points per game in his senior year, which culminated with Hubert being selected as the 20th overall selection in the 1992 NBA draft by the New York Knicks. He finished his NBA career in 2004 with the New Jersey Nets and a career average of 8.2 points per game.

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Jay Bilas

Jay Bilas does not get much sleep. Back in 1995, Jay was discovered by ESPN calling college basketball games as his side gig. In addition to providing ESPN with expert college basketball analysis since then, this former Duke standout is a lawyer, philanthropist and member of the Screen Actors Guild. His years of winning rebounds for Coach K behind him, Jay was nominated for an Emmy as Outstanding Studio Analyst and won "Best Column of the Year" award from the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. As Jay travels with College GameDay he is endeared by many fans that choose to simply call him "Duke Boy".

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