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Show Visits Non-FBS Game Site for 9th Time
ESPN's College GameDay Built by The Home Depot - college football's longest-running and most-celebrated pregame show - will make its second visit to James Madison University on Saturday, Oct. 14 (9 a.m. - noon ET) ahead of its matchup against Villanova at 3:30 p.m. GameDay will air from the Quad on JMU's campus, with live SportsCenter segments beginning at 7:30 a.m. prior to Saturday's show.
The seven-time Emmy Award-winning show is hosted by Rece Davis, who is joined by analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and David Pollack, as well as contributors Chris 'The Bear' Fallica, Jen Lada, Tom Rinaldi, Maria Taylor and Gene Wojciechowski.
College Football Live will originate from the set with Taylor, Howard and Pollack on Friday, Oct. 13.
Finding Love: Stanford running back Bryce Love has emerged from the shadow cast by former Cardinal Christian McCaffrey - and he's shining as bright as ever Trai Sharp: How Trai Sharp, JMU running back, found the resolve to play on after learning of his father's death during a game earlier this season Word Play: It can be an unenviable position when your words are often scrutinized & amplified - but is that the way 'Bama HC Nick Saban likes it? A deeper look at his approach to a press conference
College GameDay Fun Facts
Corso began making his entertaining end-of-show headgear pick 22 years ago, donning the headgear of the team who he thinks will win the game that GameDay is present at. This weekend's show will mark headgear number 301 for Corso, as he is 197-103 all-time in headgear picks. Corso reached a headgear milestone last weekend during GameDay's trip to TCU when he made his 300th headgear pick on the show. The phenomenon began on October 5, 1996, prior to the Ohio State-Penn State game in Columbus, Ohio when he put on OSU's "Brutus Buckeye" mascot head to show his pick to win the game - watch here.
This is the 9th time GameDay has originated from a non-FBS game site. The others: 2002 - Harvard at Penn, 2005 - Southern vs. Grambling (in Houston), 2007 - Amherst at Williams, 2008 - Hampton at Florida A&M, 2013 - Delaware State at North Dakota State, 2014 - Incarnate Word at North Dakota State, 2014 - Yale at Harvard and 2015 - Richmond at James Madison Corso has donned the winning mascot in six of the eight non-FBS games GameDay has attended After correctly picking TCU last week, Corso is now 4-2 in headgear picks this season Has won seven of his last Week 7 headgear picks