ESPN is spending the day in Raleigh covering tonight's basketball game between N.C. State and UNC (airs tonight on ESPN at 7). The sports network broadcast their live "College GameDay" show at the PNC Arena this morning, and in addition to the usual looks back at great moments in NCSU basketball history (yes, the 1983 win with Valvano) and interviews with basketball coach Mark Gottfried, the students in attendance were treated to a performance of "Folsom Prison Blues" by State freshman (and 2011 "American Idol" winner) Scotty McCreery, with NCSU football coach Dave Doeren and Wolfpack fullback Logan Winkles accompanying on guitar. (NOTE: ESPN may not air footage of the McCreery-Doeren performance on the "College GameDay" TV show.)
"College Gameday" aired at 10 a.m. on ESPN-U and at 11 a.m. on ESPN. There's another installment tonight at 6 on ESPN (the 10 a.m. episode had much more NCSU stuff than the one at 11).
Be sure to check out our ESPN College GameDay at NCSU photo gallery.