ESPN College GameDay Returns To Minnesota
For the second time in two seasons, the premier college football pregame show is making its way back to Minneapolis.
Last week it was announced that Minnesota would open up the Big 10 season against Michigan in primetime. ESPN followed that announcement up yesterday that College GameDay would return to TCF Bank Stadium.
ESPN College GameDay goes on-air at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, Oct 24th from inside of TCF Bank Stadium. Fans will not be permitted to attend the show and the set location will not allow for any public viewing, according to a release from Gopher Sports.
It is the second-ever trip to Minnesota for College GameDay, as the show made its first-ever appearance last year on Minnesota's campus for the team's final home game last season against Wisconsin.
Back-to-back home games for ESPN College GameDay is a rarity, and according to the release from Gopher Sports it is believed to be only the fifth time that the show is visiting a school for consecutive home games.
"The back-to-back home games for ESPN College GameDay is a rarity. This is believed to be only the fifth time that the show is visiting a school for consecutive home games. Previous locations were Virginia Tech (vs. Syracuse and Miami in 1999), Ohio State (vs. Michigan in 2002 and Washington in 2003), USC (vs. UCLA in 2005 and Nebraska in 2006) and Ohio State (vs. Michigan in 2016 and Oklahoma in 2017)."
As of Sunday the 18th, the Gophers were ranked no. 24 in the AP poll, and Michigan ranked no. 19.