Viewers Will Be “Seeing Red” This Weekend On ESPN’s CGD Broadcast

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The first rankings for this year’s college football playoffs were released last night. Among the top teams in the year’s first listing, each of the Power Five conferences was well represented. And thanks to the rankings, there is sure to be even more chants of “Roll Tide” on the campus of Alabama this weekend when ESPN rolls into town.

ESPN’s College GameDay Built by The Home Depot will broadcast live from the campus of the currently 4th ranked Crimson Tide this Saturday morning. The Emmy Award ®-winning college football program will come live from the Walk Of Champions outside of Bryant-Denny Stadium ahead of Alabama’s matchup Saturday night against the Tigers of LSU. It marks the second time this season that the program has aired live from Alabama’s campus and the eighth time overall that Gameday has aired live ahead of an Alabama-LSU matchup. Rece Davis will anchor Saturday morning’s broadcast. He will be joined at the desk by ESPN college football analysts Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso, Desmond Howard, and David Pollack. Contributors Samantha Ponder, Tom Rinaldi, George Whitfield and Gene Wojciechowski will also be on hand for additional commentary. Herbstreit will be on the call for the game. He will be joined by Chris Fowler and Heather Cox.

Along with its previous statistics, this weekend’s broadcast also marks the twenty-fourth time that College GameDay Built by The Home Depot will be aired live at the site of an LSU game. Over the course of the team’s previous games it has gone 15 – 8. It is also the twelfth time overall that GameDay has aired live from Alabama’s campus for any of the Crimson Tide’s games. Under coach Nick Saban, the Crimson Tide has gone 5 – 3 when GameDay has preceded the team’s matchups.

More information on this weekend’s broadcast of College GameDay Built by The Home Depot is available online now along with all of the latest college football headlines at:

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ESPN’s College GameDay Celebrates Special Mark This Saturday

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This Saturday, ESPN’s College GameDay Built by The Home Depot will celebrate a very special mark.

This Saturday, ESPN’s College GameDay Built by The Home Depot will come live from historic Independence Hall in Philadelphia ahead of Saturday night’s matchup between #9 Notre Dame and the undefeated 21st-ranked Temple Owls of the AAC. Saturday morning’s broadcast will be a very special one for all involved as it will be the 300th (yes, 300th) edition of ESPN’s College GameDay Built by The Home Depot. The broadcast will also mark only the second time that the program will have come live on Halloween from Independence Hall. It will air live from 9am – 12pm ET. Rece Davis will anchor the broadcast. He will be joined at the desk by analysts Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso, Desmond Howard, David Pollack. Contributors Samantha Ponder, Tom Rinaldi, George Whitfield, and Gene Wojciechowski will also be on hand for additional commentary.

On Friday afternoon, Chris Ponder, Desmond Howard, and David Pollack will be at the College GameDay set for ESPN’s weekly broadcast of College Football Live at 2pm ET.

Everything comes to a head Saturday night at 8pm as the Owls and Fighting Irish go head-to-head live from Lincoln Financial Field. Kirk Herbstreit will have the call for the game. He will be joined at the desk by Chris Fowler. Reporter Heather Cox will also be on hand for additional commentary and news throughout the game. More information on this weekend’s 300th broadcast of College GameDay Built by The Home Depot is available online now along with all of the latest college football headlines at:

Website: http://espn.go.com/college-football

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/collegegameday

Twitter: http://twitter.com/CollegeGameDay

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ESPN’s CGD To Air Live From JMU For First Time Ever This Weekend

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ESPN will be in Virginia this weekend for its weekly broadcast of College GameDay Built by The Home Depot. But the network’s flagship college football broadcast won’t be coming from any of the major Virginia universities’ campuses. This week, it will come live from the campus of James Madison University.

ESPN’s College GameDay Built by The Home Depot will broadcast live Saturday morning from the campus of James Madison University beginning at 9am ET. The broadcast comes ahead of the Dukes’ homecoming game against in-state rival Richmond, which will be at 3:30pm ET. This weekend’s broadcast from JMU marks the first time ever that College GameDay Built by The Home Depot will have been broadcast live from the campus of the non-FBS school and the eighth time ever that the show has been broadcast from a non-FBS school overall. The It will take place live at the Quad in front of Wilson Hall from 9am ET – 12pm ET on ESPN.

Rece Davis will anchor Saturday’s broadcast. He will be joined at the desk by analysts Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso, Desmond Howard, and David Pollack along with contributors Samantha Ponder, Tom Rinaldi, George Whitfield, and Gene Wojciechowski. More information on Saturday’s broadcast of College GameDay Built by The Home Depot is available online now along with all of the latest college football headlines at:

Website: http://espn.go.com/college-football

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/collegegameday

Twitter: http://twitter.com/CollegeGameDay

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ESPN Turns Its Attention To The Big 10 In This Weekend’s CGD Broadcast

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The rivalry between Michigan State is one of the most storied in the world of college football. And this weekend, ESPN’s flagship college football broadcast will focus on that rivalry.

ESPN’s College GameDay Built by The Home Depot will come live from the campus of The University of Michigan this Saturday. The weekly broadcast will air from 9am ET to 12pm ET live on ESPN ahead of the #12 Wolverines’ matchup with the #7 Michigan State Spartans at 3:30pm ET on ESPN. Sean McDonoguh, Chris Speilman, and Todd McShay will be in the booth with the call for the game. Kirk Herbstreit will anchor Saturday’s broadcast of College GameDay Built by The Home Depot. He will be joined at the desk by analysts Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso, Desmond Howard and David Pollack. Contributors Samantha Ponder, Tom Rinaldi, George Whitfield and Gene Wojciechowski will also be on hand for additional commentary and reports.

Ahead of Saturday’s broadcast, ESPN will air College Football Live Friday afternoon at 2pm ET. Chris Ponder will anchor the broadcast. Desmond Howard and David Pollack will join Ponder at the desk for the broadcast.

More information on ESPN’s College GameDay Built by The Home Depot is available online now along with all of the latest college football headlines at:

Website: http://espn.go.com/college-football

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/collegegameday

Twitter: http://twitter.com/CollegeGameDay

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Things Will Be Abuzz This Weekend On ESPN’s College GameDay Broadcast

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ESPN’s flagship college football broadcast is headed to the Beehive State this weekend.

ESPN’s College GameDay Built by The Home Depot will come live from the campus of the University of Utah this weekend ahead of the #5 Utes’ Saturday night showdown against the Golden Bears of #23 California. The broadcast, scheduled to kick off at 9am ET, will mark the third time that the program will have been broadcast live from Utah’s campus. Rece Davis will anchor the broadcast and will be joined at the desk by analysts Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso, Desmond Howard and David Pollack. Contributors Samantha Ponder, Tom Rinaldi, George Whitfield and Gene Wojciechowski will also be on hand for Saturday morning’s broadcast, which will run until noon eastern time.

Saturday night’s match between the Utes and Golden Bears is scheduled for a 10pm ET start time. Dave Pasch, Brian Griese, and Tom Luginbill will have the call for the game. Ahead of that broadcast, ESPN will present College Football Live at 2pm ET live from the College GameDay set.  Chris Ponder will anchor the broadcast and will be joined on-set by Desmond Howard and David Pollack.

More information on College GameDay Built by The Home Depot is available online now along with all of the latest college football headlines at:

Website: http://espn.go.com/college-football

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/collegegameday

Twitter: http://twitter.com/CollegeGameDay

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ESPN’s CGD Visits Michigan State Again This Weekend

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Two of college football’s top teams face off this weekend under the lights when Michigan State plays host to Oregon. The matchup of the #5 Spartans and #7 Ducks is one of the most talked about matchups of the second week of the 2015 college football season. The game itself is just one reason that both teams fans will want to come out to support their team. Fans on both sides of the ball will want to come out to support their team because ESPN’s College GameDay Built by The Home Depot will broadcast live on site ahead of the game, which is the game of the week on ABC’s Saturday Night Football on ABC presented by Wells Fargo. Kickoff is set for 8pm ET.

ESPN’s College GameDay Built by The Home Depot will broadcast live from Munn Intramural Field on the campus of Michigan State from 9am ET – 11:30am ET on ESPN. Rece Davis will anchor Saturday’s broadcast. He will be joined at the desk by analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, and David Pollack. Contributors Samantha Ponder, Tom Rinaldi, George Whitfield, and Gene Wojciechowski. Reporter Heather Cox will be on hand for more commentary, and Cait “Babi Mac” McMahan will handle all entertainment duties for her second consecutive season on the show. This weekend’s broadcast marks the fourth time in five years that ESPN’s College GameDay Built by The Home Depot will have been broadcast live from Michigan State and the eleventh time overall that it will have come live from the site of a Michigan State game. That is the most appearances in the Big Ten in that time. Ohio State comes in second at five. It is also the nineteenth time since 2009 that the show has come from the site of an Oregon game. That is bested only by Alabama with nineteen appearances. As added interest ESPN’s College GameDay Built by The Home Depot has aired live eighty-four times from college campuses for coverage of a Top Ten matchup. Last season, the home team won all five of the Top Ten matchups covered by ESPN’s College GameDay Built by The Home Depot.

Ahead of Saturday’s broadcasts, the College GameDay Built by The Home Depot set will be home to ESPN’s College Football Live Friday afternoon. Samantha Ponder, Desmond Howard, and David Pollack will be at the desk for the broadcast, which is scheduled to air live at 2pm ET on ESPN2.

Marty Smith will have live reports for both ESPN’s College GameDay Built by The Home Depot and ESPN’s SportsCenter throughout the weekend live from Ann Arbor, Michigan as former 49ers coach and now Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh makes his home debut with the Wolverines. The Wolverines will host the Oregon State Beavers live on ABC this Saturday. Coverage for that game is expected to begin at noon ET.

More information on ESPN’s College GameDay Built by The Home Depot and all of ESPN’s college football coverage is available online now at:

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ESPN’s College GameDay To Air Live From Wichita State For The First Time February 28th

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Next Saturday’s broadcast of ESPN’s College GameDay Covered by State Farm is another big one for the Worldwide Leader in Sports.

Next Saturday, ESPN’s College GameDay Covered by State Farm will broadcast live from the campus of Wichita State. The broadcast will marks the first time ever that College GameDay Covered by State Farm will have ever broadcast live from the university’s campus. Saturday morning’s edition of College GameDay Covered by State Farm will kick off live at 10am ET on ESPNU and will continue at 11am on ESPN. It will precede the matchup of No. 13 Wichita State ad No. 11 Northern Iowa. Tipoff for that game is scheduled for 2pm ET.

The eveing edition of College GameDay Covered by State Farm will come live at 4pm ET on ESPN. It will come live from Lawrence, Kansas ahead of No. 8 Kansas taking on Texas. Tipoff for that game is scheduled for 5pm ET. Saturday evening’s broadcast from Lawrence marks the sixth time since 2005 that College GameDay Covered by State Farm has broadcast live from the University of Kasas. The last time that it originated from Lawrence, Kansas was 2013.

Stephen A. Smith will appear alongside host Rece Davis and analysts Jay Bilas, Seth Greenberg, and Jay Williams for the A.M. edition of College GameDay Covered by State Farm. Once they finish with the morning edition, Davis and company will pack up and head to Lawrence for the evening edition. Dan Shulman and Jay Bilas will have the call for the Jayhawks-Longhorns game while Rich Hollenberg, Seth Greenberg, and Mark Adams will have the mic for the matchup of the Shockers and Panthers. Shannon Spake will be on the sidelines for the Kansas-Texas game.

All customers with access to ESPN3 will be able to watch that game with ESPN3 Surround featuring in-arena natural sound and exclusive views from high above the rim at each end of the court.
More information on next Saturdays’ broadcasts of College GameDay Covered by State Farm and all of the ESPN networks’ college basketball coverage is available online at:

Website: https://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ESPNCBB

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ESPN’s College GameDay Hits The Hardwood In Arizona February 21st

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ESPN’s live coverage of the 2014 – 2015 college basketball season continues next Saturday, February 21st live from Tucson, Arizona.

The Worldwide Leader in Sports’ live college basketball pre-game and post-game show, College GameDay Covered by State Farm will come live from Tucson, Arizona and the campus of Arizona University next Saturday, February 21st. The broadcast comes ahead of the matchup of the Wildcats and Bruins on ESPN’s Saturday Primetime Presented by DIRECTV. Tipoff is scheduled for 9pm ET. ESPN’s GameDay coverage kicks off at 10am ET on ESPNU. It continues live at 11am ET on ESPN. An evening edition of College GameDay Covered by State Farm will air at 6pm ET on ESPN. That broadcast comes ahead of a matchup of the #1 Kentucky Wildcats and the Auburn Tigers. Tipoff for that game is scheduled for 7pm ET.

Fans with access to ESPN3 will be able to watch the Arizona-UCLA game with ESPN3 Surround. It features in-arena natural sound and camera views that include above-the-rim shots at each end of the court.

Next Saturday’s broadcast of College GameDay Covered by State Farm will be the show’s second appearance in Tucson. Its first appearance was in 2012. It will also be the fifth time that UCLA will have appeared as part of the Saturday Primetime game at GameDay.

Rece Davis will helm Saturday’s edition of College GameDay Covered by State Farm. Davis will be joined by analyst Jay Bilas on-site. They will be joined by first-year analysts on College GameDay Covered by State Farm Seth Greenberg and Jay Williams. Dan Shulman and Jay Bilas will have the call for the Arizona-UCLA game. Reporter Shannon Spake will have all of the latest on the game from the sidelines as well as all of the latest college basketball news.

More information on Saturday’s broadcast of College GameDay Covered by State Farm and all of the latest college basketball news is available online at:

Website: https://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball

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ESPN’s College GameDay Covered By State Farm Opens 2015 Season In Iowa

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Officials with ESPN have announced the site of the network’s first broadcast in its 2015 college basketball broadcast season.

ESPN will open the 2015 season of College GameDay covered by State Farm on Saturday, January 17th in Ames, Iowa. The first in the network’s eight-week season, the broadcast will come ahead of the Saturday Primetime presented by DirecTV matchup between #17 Iowa State and #12 Kansas. Tipoff for the Big 12 contest is scheduled for 9pm ET. College GameDay covered by State Farm will cover not only the matchup between Iowa State and Kansas but all of the day’s games. It all starts at 10am ET on ESPNU. ESPN picks up coverage at 11am ET and then offers another edition at 8pm ET.

Audiences will see some new faces throughout this season of ESPN’s College GameDay covered by State Farm. Analysts Seth Greenberg and Jay Williams join the returning team of host Rece Davis and analyst Jay Bilas. Dan Shulman will also be back along with reporter Shannon Spake. They will be joined by Jay Bilas for full coverage of the matchup between the Hawkeyes and Jayhawks.

Over on ESPN, #14 West Virginia will be on the road against #10 Texas the same day. Tipoff for that game is scheduled for 6:15pm ET. Dave Flemming and Fran Fraschilla will have the call for the game.  The site for each week’s broadcast of College GameDay covered by State Farm will be announced a week ahead of those games within the show’s broadcast. More information on the ESPN family of networks’ college basketball coverage is available online at:

Website: http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball

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Brad Paisley To Serve As Guest Picker On ESPN’s CGD Broadcast This Week

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Country music superstar Brad Paisley is set to appear on ESPN’s College GameDay this weekend.

Paisley will be a guest picker on this Saturday’s broadcast of College GameDay presented by Home Depot when host Chris Fowler and the rest of the CGD crew rolls into Morgantown, West Virginia on the campus of West Virginia University. Chris Fowler will anchor Saturday’s live broadcast of the Emmy Award-winning show. He will be joined by analysts Lee Corso , Kirk Herbstreit, and Desmond Howard at the desk. The group will offer more picks and insight for this weekend’s slate of college football matchups. The show will broadcast live from the patio of the Mountainlair Student Union on the campus of WVU. Saturday’s broadcast marks only the second time that ESPN’s College GameDay presented by Home Depot has been broadcast live from WVU. The Mountaineers’ matchup against the Horned Frogs of TCU will be broadcast live on ABC at 3:30pm ET.

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In regards to the announcement of Paisley’s appearance, ESPN coordinating producer Lee Fitting discussed the network’s excitement at having Paisley, who is himself from West Virginia, appear live ahead of WVU’s matchup later Saturday afternoon. Anytime we can get a star of Brad Paisley’s stature on the show it is a huge win,” said Fitting. “On top of that, Brad is a West Virginia native and huge Mountaineers fan. GameDay’s been on a great run this season with celebrity guest pickers and Saturday morning in Morgantown with Brad on our set should be very entertaining.” Paisley released his latest full-length studio album Moonshine in the Trunk on August 25th.

More information on this weekend’s edition of ESPN’s College GameDay is available online at:

Website: http://espn.go.com/college-football

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/collegegameday

Twitter: http://twitter.com/CollegeGameDay

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