Monday, October 27, 2008
In what will easily be the biggest showdown of the season so far (sorry USC-OSU was terrible), #1 Texas heads to Texas Tech, and College Gameday will be on hand in Lubbock for the Big XII matchup. Via Lubbock Online....
The Texas Tech football team will host No. 1 Texas at 7 p.m. Saturday, and ESPN has chosen Lubbock as its host site for its pregame show, "College GameDay."This marks the third time that ESPN is sending Gameday into the State of Texas, but it's the first time they'll be doing so on the campus of Texas Tech (they covered TTU-UT in 2005 but the game was in Austin). As far as the game itself, it's looking to be a hell of a matchup. Not only are ticket prices through the roof (upwards of $3500 on Ebay), with both team's offenses among the Top Five in the Country, but the over/under could be set at an unprecedented number.
"I don't know how you could place a price on the exposure that this brings," Tech athletic director Gerald Myers said. "It's priceless. I don't know if there's a way of knowing the value of this kind of exposure that GameDay will bring to the university and the city of Lubbock. You can't put a price tag on that."
The students aren't the only ones gearing up for the big game. Tech already has received the most credential requests for a single game in school history. The number reached 339 requests by early evening on Sunday, according to Tech spokesman Blayne Beal, with requests coming from the New York Times, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, Yahoo Sports, ESPN and several bowl-game officials.
ESPN's College GameDay' coming live from Lubbock (Lubbock Online)
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