ESPN College Game Day To Broadcast From
Sept. 13, 2005
ESPN's popular "College GameDay Built By The Home Depot" football show will originate from the "campus green" on the Boston College campus Saturday, the day of BC's inaugural Atlantic Coast Conference football game vs. the Florida State Seminoles. This will mark College GameDay's first appearance on the BC campus.
The campus green, affectionately termed "the dustbowl" by BC students, is a large, grassy area located behind McElroy Commons, the college bookstore, and alongside College Road. The stage will be set up to broadcast the popular show, which features host Chris Fowler and analysts Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit, from 10:30 a.m. until noon each Saturday during the college football season. Fowler, Corso and Herbstreit also will be seen throughout the day on ESPN from Alumni Stadium in various pregame, halftime and postgame segments.
"This will be a real treat for all our fans and especially for our students" Director of Athletics Gene DeFilippo said. "All college football fans want GameDay to come to their campus. This is a real tribute to our football team and coaching staff. We're very excited."
In addition to the game day broadcast, ESPN2's national weekday morning show Cold Pizza will broadcast live 8-10 a.m. Friday morning. Cold Pizza is on the road every Friday during college football season. This week, co-host Jay Crawford will be joined by veteran sports columnists Woody Paige and Skip Bayless, who will offer passionate opinion and debate of topics for "1st and 10" segments live at the "ESPN College GameDay Built By Home Depot" set.
Finally, ESPN Radio will broadcast its game day show from 12-7 p.m. Saturday. They will be located in the plaza area adjacent to the Yawkey Center and the Plex.
BC's ACC premier day will begin with an 11 a.m. women's field hockey game vs. Maryland on the Newton campus followed by the football team's highly anticipated 7:45 p.m. prime-time matchup against Florida State on ESPN. Ron Franklin, Bob Davie and Holly Rowe will call the action for ESPN. The Eagles will bring a 2-0 record into Saturday night's game after impressive wins over BYU (20-3 on the road) and Army (44-7 at home).