- GameDay Celebrates 25th Anniversary of First Road Show
There’s nothing better than New England in the fall. With leaves and ACC football in the air, College GameDay Built by the Home Depot will travel to Boston College ahead of the ABC Saturday Night Football matchup between No. 17 Boston College and No. 2 Clemson. For its first visit since 2009, GameDay will originate from Stokes Lawn on BC’s campus on Saturday, Nov. 10 (9 a.m. – noon ET), live on ESPN and simulcast on ESPNU.
Live programming, including SportsCenter and College Football Live, will occur throughout the day on Friday, Nov. 9, and leading into the show on Saturday morning.
Host Rece Davis, who is joined by Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, David Pollack and Maria Taylor, as well as contributors Chris ‘The Bear’ Fallica, Jen Lada, Tom Rinaldi and Gene Wojciechowski.
ABC’s Saturday Night Football features undefeated No. 2 Clemson on the road at No. 17 Boston College (8 p.m.) in a pivotal ACC Atlantic Division matchup. The Eagles hold a 4-1 conference record, second best in the division to the Tigers. Clemson, while still looking to clinch the division title, has its sights set beyond an ACC Championship appearance, looking to stay on path for a fourth consecutive CFP berth. Chris Fowler, Herbstreit and Taylor will be at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Mass., for the call of the game.
- The Last to Let You Down– Marine Corp Veteran and Bloomsburg University defensive end Alexander Findura was once a body bearer and member of an elite unit that carries Marines to their final resting place. Reporter: Gene Wojciechowski
- Riding Irish – 3 decades after winning a title together, members of Notre Dame’s 1988 National Championship team, Chris Zorich, Tony Rice, Pat Terrell, and Tim Ryan saddle up on Harley’s and attend games to support their Alma Mater. Reporter: Tom Rinaldi
- Clemson’s “Fridge” Package – With the goal line in sight, defensive linemen Christian Wilkins and Dexter Lawrence make up the Tigers’ larger-than-life running back tandem. Reporter: Jen Lada
- GameDay 25th Anniversary – Has it really been a quarter of a century now of College GameDay coming to your city?! A look at some memorable moments. Reporter: Tom Rinaldi
Corso to Make Headgear Selection No. 321; College GameDay by the Numbers
Coach Corso will make headgear selection No. 322 this weekend in Chestnut Hill. The lovable personality now has a career record of 208-113, including 5-5 record this season.
- Corso has never picked Boston College – if he does, it will be the 58th different mascot head he will have put on
- Corso has picked Clemson seven times; is 5-2 with those headgear picks, including four straight wins.
- He has picked against Clemson ten times; is 4-6 with those ten picks, losing five straight headgear picks in which he has gone against the Tigers
Stats from ‘The Bear’
- This is road show 357 for College GameDay. It was this weekend in November, 25 years ago, that GameDay had its first road show
- This is GameDay’s third trip to Boston College; the first time since 2009
- Each of the previous two visits were prior to a Florida State game
- This is the 12th time GameDay will originate from the site of a team, outside the Top 10 hosting No. 2. The previous 11 home teams went 1-10, with the only win being No. 11 Auburn’s 27-17 win over No. 2 Florida in 2006. One of the No. 2 teams that won? Clemson, which survived in College Station in Week 2 this year, beating the Aggies 28-26
- This is the seventh time GameDay will originate from the site of a Clemson road game. The Tigers are 3-3 in such games and have won each of their last three games.
- This is the 11th time since the start of the 2015 season Clemson has played at the site of College GameDay; tied with Alabama for the most in that span
- Clemson has won seven straight games with College GameDay in attendance. The last loss game in the 2015 CFP National Championship game against Alabama
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.