Before tonight’s Big Ten slugfest – Ohio State at Northwestern (ABC, 8 p.m. ET) – ESPN’s College GameDay Built by The Home Depot (ESPN, 9 a.m.) will set the morning table for a football feast from Northwestern’s campus.
Between the analysis and the predictions for Saturday’s big games by GameDay’s team of experts, the show will present college football stories big and small. What makes a great College GameDay feature? In the video above, reporters Samantha Ponder, Gene Wojciechowski and Tom Rinaldi talk about the keys to great storytelling.
Video produced by Dave Williams and Keri Potts
ICYMI: Highlights from the past week on Front Row
• ESPN senior fantasy analyst Matthew Berry was profiled by 60 Minutes Sports on Showtime earlier this week.
• An upcoming Sunday NFL Countdown and E:60 piece features former New Orleans safety Steve Gleason’s interview with Pearl Jam, a band that has provided him inspiration as he battles ALS.
• ESPN’s ‘Purple Mafia’ will be out in full force at Northwestern all weekend. Here is a complete schedule of weekend events at Northwestern involving ESPN.
• New Orleans artist Frenchy, a longtime friend of the MNF family, shared some of his favorite paintings and moments from his time spent documenting the MNF crew.
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Our favorites from across ESPN over the past week
• From ESPN The Magazine’s Chris Jones: A labor of love
• From Grantland: Bill and Jalen’s NBA Preview
• ESPN ombudsman Robert Lipsyte: Fanning the flames: Lewis, Reilly, Redskins
• Enjoy an array of photos from the ESPN Images’ Images of the Week