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ESPN's 'College GameDay' looks back at Jerome Lane's backboard-shattering dunk

MEDIA NOTEBOOK — It's been 25 years since Jerome Lane dunked on Jan. 25, 1988, as Bill Raftery screamed, ‘Send it in, Jerome!'
by Mel Bracht Modified: January 24, 2013 at 4:48 pm •  Published: January 24, 2013

“College GameDay” makes its first trip to N.C. State on Saturday to preview the North Carolina at N.C. State game, which will air at 6 p.m. on ESPN. “GameDay” will celebrate the 25-year anniversary of the Jerome Lane backboard-shattering one-handed dunk, which took place on Jan. 25, 1988, during a game between Pittsburgh and Providence. ESPN analyst Bill Raftery famously pronounced “Send it in, Jerome!” — the play later made ESPN's list of “100 Greatest Sports Highlights.”


“GameDay” airs at 9 a.m. on ESPNU, 10 a.m. on ESPN and 5 p.m. on ESPN.

Short takes

— The OU and OSU men's basketball teams will be on ESPN networks Saturday. OSU hosts West Virginia at noon (Brad Sham and Bob Valvano) on ESPNU, and OU plays at No. 3 Kansas at 3 p.m. on ESPN (Jon Sciambi and Fran Fraschilla).

— KOCB-34's Saturday doubleheader has No. 11 Kansas State at Iowa State at 12:30 p.m. (Mitch Holthus and Chris Piper) and Baylor at TCU at 3 p.m. (Dave Armstrong and Stephen Howard).

— Fox will offer another UFC card at 7 p.m. Saturday with four fights from Chicago, highlighted by Demetrious Johnson's first title defense in the flyweight division against top contender John Dodson. Mike Goldberg and Joe Rogan will call the bouts and the preliminary matches at 4 p.m. on FX.

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by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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