Monday, October 22, 2007

ESPN's College Gameday to originate from Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., October 22, 2007 – ESPN's popular College GameDay Built by the Home Depot program, with host Chris Fowler and analysts Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit, will originate from Penn State on Saturday, Oct. 27.

The program will air from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET, with other live segments throughout the day, as well as on Friday afternoon. The public is invited to attend. The No. 24 Nittany Lions and No. 1 Buckeyes will kick off in Beaver Stadium Saturday at 8:00 p.m. on ABC, the Penn State Sports Network and

In addition, ESPN Radio’s College GameDay program will originate from outside Beaver Stadium on Saturday. Scott Reiss is the host and is joined by analysts Todd McShay and Trevor Matich. The program will air from 12-7 p.m. on Saturday and the public is invited to attend.

This year marks the 14th consecutive season College GameDay Built by the Home Depot is originating from the site of the day's best game. College GameDay airs every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. during the football season. Fowler, Corso and Herbstreit are in their 12th season together on College GameDay.

Saturday's broadcast marks the fourth time College GameDay has originated from Penn State. In 2005, the program also aired for the visit by Ohio State. That show delivered an average of 1.86 million homes and a 2.1 rating, which ranks No. 2 among viewers for a Saturday morning edition of the program . Only last year’s Ohio State-Michigan program delivered a larger audience than the 2005 show from Happy Valley.

College GameDay also originated from Penn State for the 1999 Pigskin Classic against Arizona and the 1997 game against Michigan.

A “Rally In The Valley” is set for Friday at 8 p.m. in Rec Hall and a Student White Out has been declared for the showdown with Ohio State.

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