ESPN GameDay In New UofA Location

Believe it or not, some people are superstitious and think that Alabama has been unlucky when ESPN's "College GameDay" program has been live from the campus. ESPN wanted to be in Tuscaloosa for the Georgia game this Saturday. But the set will be in a new location outside Bryant-Denny Stadium.



ESPN College GameDay will broadcast live from The University of Alabama this Saturday and will air their popular two-hour program from the "Walk of Champions "plaza outside the north end zone at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso and Desmond Howard will host the weekly college football show from 9-11 a.m. (CDT) on the UA campus.

On previous trips to Tuscaloosa, the GameDay set has been on the Southwest corner of the Quad.

There is a history of loutish behavior on the part of fans at some schools where GameDay has broadcast. Alabama Coach Nick Saban has pointed out that rudeness in the form of language or signs is detrimental to the program and asked for Bama to show hospitality.

"It's certainly an honor for us to have GameDay come to The University of Alabama," Crimson Tide Coach Saban said earlier this week. "It's special exposure for us. It's special to have those people come and be a part of our program for a day, and we certainly want to have nothing but the greatest hospitality, respect and admiration for what they do so that they have a positive experience here, and I think that goes without saying that our fans welcome them and create an atmosphere that's special for everyone to see."

This will mark Alabama's 10th all-time appearance on ESPN College GameDay and the first since the 2005 season. GameDay has broadcast live from Alabama games against Auburn (1994), Tennessee (1995), at Auburn (1995), at LSU (1996), Auburn (1996), UCLA (2001), Georgia (2002), Oklahoma (2003) and LSU (2005). This will be GameDay's fifth trip to Tuscaloosa.

ESPN College GameDay Radio will also broadcast live from Tuscaloosa on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., with Scott Reiss, Todd McShay and Trevor Mattich, plus many other guests and celebrities throughout the day. The ESPN College GameDay Radio crew will be a part of Coca Cola Kickoff on the Quad and will be located in the southeast corner.

The Alabama-Georgia game will be televised by ESPN with kickoff set for 6:47 p.m. (CDT) with Mike Patrick (play-by-play), Todd Blackledge (analyst) and Holly Rowe (sideline reporter).

Completing the "ESPN Kind Of Day," ESPN Radio will air the Alabama-Georgia game live with Dave Barnett (play-by-play), Rod Gilmore (analyst) and Joe Schad (sideline reporter) calling the action from Tuscaloosa.

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