College GameDay Back at Utah

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College GameDay Back at Utah

ESPN College GameDay Built by The Home Depot – college football’s longest running and most celebrated pregame show – will make its third-ever stop on the campus of the University of Utah on Saturday, Oct. 10. The Emmy Award-winning show – airing Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon on ESPN from Presidents Circle – is the precursor for the ESPN College Football presented by Capital One matchup between No. 5 Utah and No. 23 California at 10 p.m.  Dave Pasch, Brian Griese and Tom Luginbill will have the call of the game.

H­ost Rece Davis – in his first season at the College GameDay desk –  is joined by analysts Kirk HerbstreitLee CorsoDesmond Howard and David Pollack, as well as contributors Samantha PonderTom RinaldiGeorge Whitfield and Gene Wojciechowski.

College Football Live will originate from the College GameDay set Friday, Oct. 9, at 2 p.m. on ESPN with Ponder, Howard and Pollack at the desk.

College GameDay Fun Facts:

  • Corso has now lost his last four headgear picks. The last time Corso had a losing streak of at least four games was in 2002 when he had a six-game slide.
  • This is the third trip to Salt Lake City for GameDay – the first was in 2004 when the Utes beat BYU in their undefeated season under Urban Meyer and the other came in 2010 when TCU beat Utah 47-7. Utah also has been the road team at one GameDay site game, losing 55-28 at TCU in 2009.
  • Corso is 1-0 when picking Utah and 2-0 when picking against Utah.
  • This is the third time Cal has been at a GameDay The Bears are 1-1 – beating Oregon 31-24 at Autzen Stadium in 2007 and losing to No. 1 USC 23-17 at the Coliseum in 2004.
  • Corso has never picked Cal and is 1-1 when picking against the Bears. If he picks Cal, it would be the 53rd different mascot head he has donned.
  • This is the second time since the show has travelled each week that GameDay has not been to the site of a game featuring the No. 1 ranked team within the first six weeks of the season (2012 the other).
  • This is the second time in three weeks the show will originate from a Pac-12 campus and the second time in three weeks the show will originate from a Pac-12 game where neither Oregon nor USC were involved.

College GameDay features:

  • A sit-down with Texas head coach Charlie Strong to discuss the state of the program. (Reporter: Tom Rinaldi / Producer: Kristen Lappas)
  • How the Cal Quarterback – Jared Goff – is playing his way into the Heisman conversation. (Reporter: Gene Wojciechowski / Producer: Jarrod Ficklin)


Rachel Margolis Siegal

As part of the College Sports PR team at ESPN, it has been an exciting adventure for me since I joined the worldwide leader in July 2010, working on college football, college basketball, college lacrosse and WNBA properties. I began my love of sports as the manager of several high school sports teams and continued that hobby into college. While at Quinnipiac, I worked in the Sports Information Department, which led me to a summer internship at the New Haven Ravens, a AA baseball team, and an eventual job with the Athletic Communications Department at the University of Connecticut. After my five-year stint at Connecticut, I spent six years as Director of Communications at the BIG EAST Conference in Providence, R.I. before joining ESPN.
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