Reports surfaced early yesterday afternoon that the University of Louisville would be hosting ESPN’s College GameDay crew for the first time in program history next week when they take on the Florida State Seminoles.
By Saturday evening the news had been confirmed by not only the University of Louisville, but also ESPN.
Below is the release from UofL.
ESPN’s College GameDay Built by the Home Depot will broadcast from the University of Louisville for the first time in school history Saturday, showcasing a top-15 matchup between Louisville and Florida State.
The Cardinals, currently ranked No. 13 in the latest AP Poll, welcome the third-ranked Seminoles for a noon kickoff on ABC on Sept. 17 in Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.
“We’re excited to have ESPN College GameDay coming to Louisville,” UofL Vice President and Director of Athletics Tom Jurich said. “The show’s presence here is really a great tribute to our football program. I know our fans will embrace all of the pageantry surrounding Saturday’s event and carry that enthusiasm into the stadium to support our team during the game.”
The team of Rece Davis, Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, David Pollack, and Samantha Ponder, along with contributors Tom Rinaldi and Gene Wojciechowski, will conduct the popular Saturday morning show from a location to be determined.
In its 30th season and 24th on the road, the award-winning College GameDay pregame show originates each Saturday from the site of the day’s best game or the game with the most compelling storylines.<