ESPN will broadcast from the grassy area in front of the LBJ Fountain on the corner of Dedman Drive (East Campus Drive) and 23rd Street (across the street from the northeast corner of the stadium). GameDays first taping is set for 4 p.m. Friday for a clip that will be broadcast later that evening on SportsCenter. On Saturday morning, a segment for SportsCenter will be taped at 8 a.m. with the College GameDay show broadcast live from the location at 9:30 a.m. There also will be several live and taped shots from the location following the game (4:45, 6:30 and 9:30-10:00 p.m. Saturday).
"The national scene gets to see Austin and it draws more attention to our city," head coach Mack Brown said. "I think were bringing some $80 million to the City of Austin, but for everybody to see what Austins like and to see what our fans are like and what our stadium is like on Saturday makes it fun. Weve been on TV every week, so were getting a lot of national exposure and thats really good as long as you play well."
Saturday marks the fourth time the GameDay set has been affiliated with Texas football. The GameDay crew has been on site in Dallas for the past two Texas-OU games. The last time the show was broadcast form Austin, it was part of the 1999 Texas-Nebraska game, a 24-20 Longhorn win.