College GameDay at Army-Navy and Heisman Trophy Ceremony Wrap Up College Football Regular Season on ESPN

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College GameDay at Army-Navy and Heisman Trophy Ceremony Wrap Up College Football Regular Season on ESPN

  • Army Head Coach Jeff Monken and Navy Head Coach Ken Niumatalolo To Join Live on GameDay Set
  • Three Heisman Finalists Will Also Join the Show — Interview Live from New York City
  • 1963 Heisman Winner, Former Navy Quarterback and Super Bowl Champion Roger Staubach to Join Live
  • Fowler Hosts Heisman Trophy Ceremony; Corso, Herbstreit, Howard, Rinaldi, Rowe and Tebow Join Telecast

 College football’s regular season will culminate this Saturday, Dec. 8, on ESPN, with two marquee events – College GameDay and the Heisman Trophy Ceremony. College GameDay Built by The Home Depot will be live from Philadelphia ahead of the Army vs. Navy matchup. The traveling pregame show will air from 9 a.m. – noon ET on ESPN, and simulcast on ESPNU, with the Heisman Trophy Ceremony airing at 8 p.m. on ESPN.

Live programming, including SportsCenter and College Football Live, will occur through the day on Friday, Dec. 7 from Philadelphia, and leading into the show on Saturday morning.

The 10-time Emmy Award-winning show is hosted by Rece Davis, who is joined by Lee CorsoKirk Herbstreit, Desmond HowardDavid Pollack and Maria Taylor as well as contributors Chris ‘The Bear’ Fallica, Jen Lada, Tom Rinaldi and Gene Wojciechowski.

Show Highlights

  • It Never Leaves – They all eventually go on to serve … but while players may leave West Point and Annapolis, respectively – the memories made during the Army-Navy game never leave. Reporter: Gene Wojciechowski
  • Six Inches Wide – In the sports landscape where blame is often the norm… after missing a GW field goal last year Navy Kicker Bennett Moehring found the opposite: support not just from his Naval community but from far beyond. Reporter: Tom Rinaldi

Stats from ‘The Bear’

  • This is the fifth consecutive year College GameDay will originate from the Army-Navy game
    • The third time the show will originate from Philadelphia for this game.
  • Corso is 8-6 in headgear picks this year.
  • If Corso is to continue his trend of picking Navy, he will be picking the underdog to win
    • He has picked the underdog to win five times this year. The only underdog to go on and win the game was Notre Dame vs. Michigan in the first show of the year
  • If Corso bucks the trend and picks Army, it will be the 59th different mascot head he has worn for his headgear pick.

Corso, Herbstreit, 1991 Heisman winner Howard and Rinaldi will then travel to New York City to join host Chris Fowler, college football analyst and 2007 Heisman winner Tim Tebow, and reporter Holly Rowe for the 84th annual Heisman Trophy Ceremony Presented by Nissan. The show (8 p.m., ESPN) will include interviews with the three finalists – Dwayne Haskins (Ohio State), Kyler Murray (Oklahoma), and Tua Tagovailoa (Alabama) – and their parents, as well as live music by DJ TJ Mizell, son of Jam Master J.

ESPN’s robust postseason slate include the exclusive presentation of the College Football Playoff Semifinals and the College Football Playoff National Championship, the New Year’s Six and a 35-game bowl slate, beginning Saturday, Dec. 15. A complete schedule is available here.


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Derek Volner

I work in college sports, which includes football and basketball, with an emphasis on Olympic Sports. Additionally, I handle ESPN’s coverage of high school athletics and recruiting.
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