This past weekend, ESPN invaded Northwestern to help cover the Wildcats’ Big Ten clash with Ohio State. Beginning with the Friday, 5 a.m. CT ESPN Radio/ESPN2 simulcast of Mike & Mike from the Evanston, Ill. campus, through College GameDay Built by The Home Depot’s telecast the next morning, ESPN was part of the buildup to the Northwestern homecoming game that aired Saturday night on ABC. A few of the highlights:
1. The crowd at Mike & Mike’s live simulcast from Northwestern’s Deering Meadow.
2. The Mike & Mike set at Deering Meadow.
3. (L-R) Desmond Howard, Chris Fowler, Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit on the set of College GameDay Built by the Home Depot.
4. Northwestern fans on the set of College GameDay.
5. Fans surround the football field on the College GameDay set.
6. The Northwestern Wildcats men’s swim team visits the College GameDay set.
7. Northwestern grads Mike Greenberg and Michael Wilbon greet each other on Mike & Mike.
8. Greenberg and Mike Golic react to a special sign created by the Medill School of Journalism for the Mike & Mike simulcast.
9. Moments before the Mike & Mike simulcast’s kickoff from Northwestern.
10. Greenberg served as the grand marshal during Northwestern’s homecoming parade.
Hannah Worster contributed to this post