“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.
— 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.
— ESPN reporter Rachel Nichols has jumped to CNN and Turner Sports. She will serve as a sports reporter and anchor a new weekend sports program on CNN beginning later this year.
— Green Bay Packers All-Pro linebacker Clay Matthews will join CBS as a contributing analyst on the network's Super Bowl pregame show Feb. 3.
— “The Crossover: with Beadle and Briggs,” a new 30-minute daily topical sports, entertainment and pop culture show featuring Michelle Beadle, a former ESPN personality, and Dave Briggs, a former Fox News personality, premieres at 5 p.m. Monday on the NBC Sports Network.
— NBC Sports will air eight hours of coverage of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships this weekend from Omaha, Neb. Coverage begins at 2 p.m. Saturday with live coverage of the pairs free skate and free dance. At 7 p.m., the ladies short program will air on tape, followed by live coverage of the ladies free skate. Coverage continues at 2 p.m. Sunday with the men's free skate.