College GameDay is doing something a little different next Saturday.
ESPN doesn’t usually announce where College GameDay is headed until late Saturday night, but this week, they’re switching things up. The Worldwide Leader has announced that the flagship college football program is headed to New York City for the first time in its history.
The show will be set up in Times Square.
ESPN announced the news on Twitter and followed it up with a press release. Here’s what the network had to say:
Mark the date, College GameDay Built by The Home Depot is headed to New York City for the first time Saturday, Sept. 23, originating from Times Square and marking the show’s 81st location in its 25 years of road shows. The seven-time Emmy Award-winning program will air in its traditional timeslot, from 9 a.m. to noon ET, on ESPN and stream on the ESPN App.
If you’re wondering – yes, Lee Corso will be making a headgear pick. But the network hasn’t announced which game he’ll be picking.
Another staple of College GameDay is coming to New York: Coach Corso’s famous headgear selection. The moment which concludes the show each week will occur, with Corso making his 299th all-time headgear selection. More details on the show’s content will be finalized as the air date approaches.
Rutgers and Syracuse both play away games next Saturday. The most logical choice might be Columbia vs. Georgetown.
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For the first time ever, we're headed to New York City next week! pic.twitter.com/VVhGw9vjwZ
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 14, 2017
College football fans – do you like the idea? Or should they have maybe gone to the Penn State vs. Iowa game?