GameDay to East Lansing?

With Penn State preparing to close out its regular season with a trip up to Michigan State to tangle with the Spartans, there have been questions and confusion as to whether ESPN's College GameDay show will make the trip to East Lansing to cover the game, and if so, why?

After fans read GameDay host Chris Fowler's blog indicating that the pregame show would be heading to East Lansing to cover the Penn State-Michigan State clash this weekend, the confusion and questions started to swirl among the Nittany Nation. Was GameDay really going to bypass the Ohio State-Michigan game or the Alabama-Auburn "Iron Bowl" to cover the "Land Grant Classic?" If so, why?

Some reports indicated the show was actually headed to Ann Arbor to cover the Ohio State-Michigan battle, suggesting Fowler had made a mistake, confusing the hometowns of Michigan's two Big Ten programs, which seemed unlikely.

Other sources suggested College GameDay would actually have a crew covering both games on the Michigan State and Michigan campuses, something GameDay had never done before.

Fight On State contacted ESPN on Monday and according to a source there, the College GameDay crew will in fact be in East Lansing, Mich., for the game between the Lions and Spartans.

As for the reasoning behind the trip, the ESPN source explained, "The PSU-MSU game is the only game this weekend where a BCS bid can be clinched. The [GameDay] producers felt this was very important to the national college football picture and BCS."

The lastest BCS ranking released on Monday have Penn State at No. 4, moving up from the No. 5 position last week past Alabama who's undefeated season ended at the hands of LSU.


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