Monday, October 13, 2008
So instead of heading back into SEC territory for Week Eight of the College Football season, ESPN's College Gameday is staying in the same State as this past weekend. The crew will be making the three hour trek south, from Dallas to Austin, TX, and will on hand for the UT-Mizzou game this Saturday. Via the Statesman....
ESPN’s “College GameDay” should just change its name to the “Texas Longhorn Report.” For the second consecutive week, the ESPN pregame show will air from a Longhorns game.There were a few other choices (OSU-MSU, Vandy-UGA), but in the end it was either following Oklahoma back home to play Kansas, or the game they picked. Seems like the right call even though Mizzou lost last week to Oklahoma State.
“GameDay” will broadcast Saturday morning from the Forty Acres, hours before the primetime ABC clash between Texas and Missouri. The show always draws thousands of clever-sign-waving fans to see Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso and Chris Fowler do their thing (even though those attending can’t really see those guys do much of anything).
No announcement on the location for the set has been made yet (the Myers Stadium soccer field has been used in the past). But ESPN’s CollegeGameDay.com Web site makes it clear that it’ll be in Austin one week after originating from Dallas.
ESPN to bring ‘College GameDay’ to Austin for Mizzou game (Bevo Beat)