College GameDay and Big Blue: Week 7 Show to Originate from Ann Arbor Ahead of ABC Saturday Night Football Featuring No. 15 Wisconsin and No. 12 Michigan

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College GameDay and Big Blue: Week 7 Show to Originate from Ann Arbor Ahead of ABC Saturday Night Football Featuring No. 15 Wisconsin and No. 12 Michigan

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College GameDay Built by The Home Depot will make its 13th trip to Ann Arbor this week, as the show airs from Ingalls Mall on Michigan’s campus ahead of a Top-15, Big Ten showdown between No. 15 Wisconsin and No. 12 Michigan. The show will be live on Saturday, Oct. 13, on ESPN and simulcast on ESPNU from 9 a.m. – noon ET.

Live programming, including SportsCenter and College Football Live, will occur throughout the day on Friday, Oct. 12, and leading into the show on Saturday morning.

Host Rece Davis, who is joined by Lee CorsoKirk Herbstreit, Desmond HowardDavid Pollack and Maria Taylor, as well as contributors Chris ‘The Bear’ Fallica, Jen LadaTom Rinaldi and Gene Wojciechowski.

ABC’s Saturday Night Football will also originate from Ann Arbor, with No. 15 Wisconsin at No. 12 Michigan (7:30 p.m. ET), in a matchup between two teams that are looking to avoid a critical second loss on the season. In the last two seasons, the Badgers-Wolverines have split matchups with one another, with each squad winning in its home stadium. Herbstreit and Taylor will join Chris Fowler to call the game from Michigan Stadium.

Show Highlights

  • Colorado’s Samson? – Years ago Buffs’ Laviska Shenault chose is dreadlocks and their very personal meaning over high school hoops and now has Pac-12 D-Coordinators pulling out their own hair trying to stop the wide receiver. Reporter: Gene Wojciechowski
  • Scott Frost Conversation – Nebraska head coach hasn’t held back in his assessment of his “O and 5” Huskers, after many hoped his homecoming would lead a resurgence in Lincoln. Reporter: Tom Rinaldi
  • Elijah Holyfield – With Nick Chubb and Sony Michel in the NFL, Elijah Holyfield takes a long awaited prominent role in the UGA backfield — -and with a famous father like boxer Evander Holyfield, he is used to having to emerge from a large shadow to be recognized. Reporter: Jen Lada

Corso to Make Headgear Selection No. 318; College GameDay by the Numbers
Coach Corso will make headgear selection No. 318 this weekend in Ann Arbor. The lovable personality now has a career record of 206-111, including 3-3 record this season.

Corso Facts

  • Corso is 7-3 when picking Michigan; 10-3 when picking against Michigan
    • combined win-loss of 17-6 in Michigan headgear games
  • Corso has picked Wisconsin six times with his headgear pick; the Badgers are 3-3 in those games
    • He has picked against Wisconsin; 5-3 in those headgear picks
  • Corso lost his last three headgear picks; last four-game losing streak came in November 2015 – was also the last time Lee had a losing record in headgear picks through seven weeks
  • Corso has gotten seven of his last eight Week 7 headgear picks correct
    • The bad news – the one he got wrong was in Ann Arbor in the 2015 game vs. Michigan State

Stats from ‘The Bear’

  • Michigan becomes the second school to be featured at a GameDay site twice this season; Ohio State is the other school to be featured twice this season
  • This is the 30th time GameDay has originated from the site of a Michigan game. The Wolverines are 14-15 with GameDay present, and have lost ten of the last 12 times GameDay has been present, dating back to the 2004 Rose Bowl
  • Jim Harbaugh-coached teams are 0-6 with GameDay  The only one of those games which was at home was the 2015 Michigan State game, which featured one of the more miraculous finishes in memory and resulted in a 27-23 Spartan win
  • This is the GameDay’s 17th appearance at a Wisconsin game. In the previous eight games Wisconsin has been featured in a game outside the state of Wisconsin, the Badgers are 1-7 (three of those games are Rose Bowl losses)

College GameDay has Outstanding Offseason, Winning Three Sports Emmys
College GameDay continues to be recognized as sports media’s most successful studio show, as the premier pregame show was awarded the Sports Emmy for Outstanding Studio Show Weekly, winning that category for the fifth consecutive year and its eighth time overall in the category. The show’s journalism and operations technical expertise was also recognized, capturing Sports Emmys for Outstanding Short Feature and Outstanding Tech Team Studio. To date, the show has won 10 Emmys in the last 11 years.



Anna Negron

It was always a dream of mine to work at ESPN, and here I am! I joined the College Sports PR team in March 2016. Hailing from the great Garden State, I graduated from Seton Hall University (Go Pirates!) with a degree in sport management, where I not only sang the National Anthem at games, but was also a member of the Seton Hall Sapphires Dance Team and a student reporter for Pirate Sports Network. Before joining ESPN, I served as a Public Relations Associate for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.