ESPN ‘College GameDay’ To Air Live Today From South Dakota

Courtesy: ESPN

ESPN’s flagship college football program will come live today from the campus of South Dakota State University.

The broadcast marks the first time that College GameDay Built by the Home Depot has ever aired live from the university.  The airing will preview the matchup of Missouri Valley Conference foes South Dakota State and North Dakota State.  The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are ranked No. 3 in the Football Championship Subdivision [FCS] while the North Dakota State Bison are ranked No. 1 in the FCS standings.

Broadcast of the weekly three-hour program starts at 9 a.m. ET. It will simulcast on ESPN and ESPNU.  The Jackrabbits and Bison are scheduled to take the field at 3 p.m. ET.

ESPN Reporter Tom Rinaldi will have a special piece examining South Dakota State as it relates to one of its famed graduates who went on to fame in the National Football League.  Rinaldi’s story also examines which team was the last to defeat FCS Champion North Dakota State and what the phrase ‘Holy Nutmeg’ actually means in his story.

The matchup of the Bison and Jackrabbits is just one game on another packed schedule for the ESPN networks.  Kansas State plays host to No. 5 Oklahoma at noon on ABC.  No. 2 LSU hosts No. 9 Auburn at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN Radio.  No. 8 Notre Dame and No. 19 Michigan headline the weekend’s coverage as they take the gridiron under the lights on ABC Saturday Night Football.

The weekend’s full schedule is noted below.

College Football Slate for ESPN’s Networks


Date Time (ET) Matchup/Commentators Network
Thu, Oct 24 7:30 p.m. No. 16 SMU at Houston
Adam Amin, Matt Hasselbeck/Pat McAfee, Molly McGrath
Jackson State at Prairie View A&M
Tiffany Greene, Jay Walker
Fri, Oct 25 6 p.m. Columbia at No. 16 Dartmouth
Bill Spaulding, Jack Ford
9 p.m. USC at Colorado
Dave Flemming, Louis Riddick, Paul Carcaterra
Sat, Oct 26 Noon No. 5 Oklahoma at Kansas State
Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky, Allison Williams
Miami at Pittsburgh
Mark Jones, Dusty Dvoracek, Olivia Dekker
No. 20 Iowa at Northwestern
Roy Philpott, Kelly Stouffer, Lauren Sisler
No. 21 Appalachian State at South Alabama
Kevin Brown, Andre Ware
Mississippi State at Texas A&M
Dave Neal, DJ Shockley, Dawn Davenport
SEC Network
Bowling Green at Western Michigan ESPN3
1 p.m. Southern Mississippi at Rice ESPN+
Harvard at No. 13 Princeton ESPN+
2 p.m. Ohio at Ball State
Jim Barbar, John Gregory  
3 p.m. New Mexico State at Georgia Southern ESPN3
No. 1 North Dakota State at No. 3 South Dakota State ESPN+
3:30 PM No. 6 Penn State at Michigan State
Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe
Maryland at No. 17 Minnesota
Jason Benetti, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich
Syracuse at Florida State
Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Rocky Boiman
Virginia at Louisville
Chris Cotter, Mark Herzlich, Kelsey Riggs
Alabama A&M at Alabama State^
Tiffany Greene, Jay Walker
No. 9 Auburn at No. 2 LSU
Sean Kelley, Barrett Jones, Ian Fitzsimmons
ESPN Radio
Central Michigan at Buffalo
Doug Sherman, Jerrod Cheery
Eastern Michigan at Toledo
Michael Reghi, Dustin Fox
Miami (Ohio) at Kent State
Robert Lee, Tyoka Jackson
Akron at Northern Illinois
Shawn Kenney, Forrest Conoly
North Texas at Charlotte ESPN+
Florida Atlantic at Old Dominion ESPN+
3:45 p.m. South Florida at East Carolina
Mike Corey, Rene Ingoglia
4 p.m. South Carolina at Tennessee
Taylor Zarzour, Matt Stinchcomb, Alyssa Lang
SEC Network
Duke at North Carolina ACC Network Extra
7 p.m. Arkansas at No. 1 Alabama
Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom Luginbill
UCF at Temple
Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks, Kris Budden
Texas State at Arkansas State ESPN+
Troy at Georgia State ESPN+
7:30 p.m. No. 8 Notre Dame at No. 19 Michigan
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria Taylor
Colorado State at Fresno State
Clay Matvick, Ryan Leaf
Missouri at Kentucky
Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic
SEC Network
Boston College at No. 4 Clemson
Dave O’Brien, Tim Hasselbeck, Katie George
8 p.m. Louisiana Tech at UTEP ESPN3
10:15 p.m. Utah State at Air Force
Mike Couzens, Kirk Morrison, Taylor McGregor
10:30 p.m. Washington State at No. 11 Oregon
Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Todd McShay/Molly McGrath

^ – will air at 10:30 p.m. on ESPNU; Not all digital games are exclusive
FCS Rankings Used for North Dakota State, South Dakota State, Dartmouth and Princeton

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