ESPN's College Gameday Headed to Gainesville

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ESPN’s College GameDay Headed to Gainesville for Florida-Auburn

This will be the Gators’ second appearance on the show this season, marking the first time since 2012 with multiple GameDay appearances.


GAINESVILLE, Fla. — ESPN announced on Saturday night that its weekly traveling shows College GameDay, Built by The Home Depot (26th Season) will be making its way to Gainesville to broadcast from the site of the top-ten, SEC contest between the No. 9 Gators and No. 7 Auburn Tigers.

GameDay will be back in Gainesville for the first time since Oct. 20, 2012, when No. 3 Florida defeated No. 9 South Carolina, 44-11.


Location of the show will be announced later in the week.


This will be the second time this season the Gators have been featured on ESPN’s marquee show after GameDay came to Orlando for their opening weekend 24-20 win against the Miami Hurricanes.


Saturday will mark the 40th time Florida has appeared on GameDay, the third highest total in the country. The Gators' 25-14 (.641) record ranks fifth-best in the nation for schools who have played in 10 or more GameDay contests.


Since 1993, College GameDay has been television's definitive and comprehensive college football studio show and has traveled most weeks on college Saturdays to the day's big game and has been met by large and enthusiastic crowds. Rece Davis will host, reuniting the cast of characters: Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso, Desmond Howard, David Pollack and Maria Taylor.

In addition, Tom Rinaldi and Gene Wojakowski report and produce features for the College Gameday.

This week’s matchup between the Gators and Tigers marks their 84th contest and their first game against each other since 2011, with their last game in Gainesville coming in 2007. The Tigers lead the overall series 43-38-2.


Additional Gator Bait Note: This will be the first Top 10 matchup of undefeated teams in the Swamp since No. 4 LSU vs. No. 10 Florida on October 6, 2012. Florida won the game 14-6. The following week a one loss South Carolina team (loss to LSU) game to the Swamp for the aforementioned Gameday game.

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