For the second straight week, ESPN’s College GameDay Built by The Home Depot will originate from the Lone Star State.
Fresh off the Cowboys Classic in Arlington, Texas, GameDay will travel less than 200 miles south to College Station next weekend for the Sept. 8 game between Florida and Texas A&M. It will be the first Southeastern Conference game for the Aggies, who officially joined the league this offseason.
It’s the third overall visit to College Station for ESPN’s popular college football pregame show, now in its 26th season. The two previous visits: Nov. 4, 2006 (No. 18 Oklahoma def. No. 21 Texas A&M, 17-16) and Nov. 11, 2000 (No. 1 Oklahoma def. No. 24 Texas A&M, 35-31).
College GameDay will air live at 9 a.m. ET on ESPNU and 10 a.m. on ESPN with host Chris Fowler, analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and David Pollack, and host/reporter Samantha Steele. Brent Musburger, Herbstreit and reporter Heather Cox will call the Gators vs. Aggies game at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN.
ESPN senior coordinating producer Lee Fitting said, “Anytime you can showcase one of the great traditional venues in college football and then add the intrigue of Texas A&M hosting a national power like Florida in its SEC debut, you pack up the trucks and go there.”
Note: Earlier this week, College GameDay debuted a new “Midnight Yell” spot that was filmed at Texas A&M this summer