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ESPN Announces Change To 'College GameDay' Location Following Accident Involving Jim Boeheim

Jim Boeheim looks on from the sideline for Syracuse.

DAYTON, OH - MARCH 14: Head coach Jim Boeheim of the Syracuse Orange reacts in the first half against the Arizona State Sun Devils during the First Four of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at UD Arena on March 14, 2018 in Dayton, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

ESPN's College GameDay was scheduled to visit Syracuse this weekend as the Orange took on the Duke Blue Devils. However, the Worldwide Leader released a statement announcing a change in location following an accident involving Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim.

After Syracuse took down No. 18 Louisville, Boeheim and his wife were involved in a car accident. According to multiple reports, Boeheim reportedly struck and killed a pedestrian on I-690 in Syracuse.

The pedestrian had reportedly left his vehicle after being involved in a separate accident earlier in the night. In light of the accident, ESPN has decided to stay in Bristol rather than traveling to Syracuse for the game.

The network released a statement about the news.

"Due to the recent tragedy, and after careful consideration due to the celebratory nature of the show, ESPN's College GameDay will originate from ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Conn., this weekend instead of at Syracuse University. We spoke with school officials and they understand the decision," ESPN said in a statement.

The full statement can be seen below.

In the wake of the accident, ESPN made the correct call to move the show.

Duke and Syracuse are slated for a 6:00 p.m. ET tipoff on Saturday night. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.