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Welcome to Miami, College GameDay Live from The U!

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  • First-Ever GameDay from The University of Miami Campus; Seventh Show from a Hurricanes Home Game
  • Miami’s Own Alex Rodriguez to Join as Guest Picker

ESPN’s College GameDay Built by The Home Depot – college football’s longest-running and most-celebrated pregame show – will originate from the University of Miami campus for the first-time ever on Saturday, Nov. 11 ahead of a College Football Playoff impact game between No. 3 Notre Dame at No. 7 Miami on ABC’s Saturday Night Football (8 p.m.). Overall, this is the seventh time College GameDay has broadcasted in Miami with the previous six taking place from the Orange Bowl.

The three-hour premier show will originate from the Lakeside Patio on Miami’s campus from 9 a.m. to noon ET with live SportsCenter hits from the set in the 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. hours leading up to College GameDay. Former 14-time MLB All-Star and Miami native Alex Rodriguez will join the show as this week’s guest picker, as he announced this morning. Rodriguez was recruited to play at The U for both baseball and football, but ultimately decided to begin his baseball career and was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in 1993. Miami’s baseball field, the Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field, is named after him.

ESPN programming began from the GameDay set on Friday, Nov.10, with SportsCenter hits throughout the day and an afternoon taping of College Football Live.

The seven-time Emmy Award-winning show is hosted by Rece Davis, who is joined by analysts Lee CorsoKirk HerbstreitDesmond Howard and David Pollack, as well as contributors Chris ‘The Bear’ FallicaTom RinaldiMaria Taylor and Gene Wojciechowski.

This Week’s College GameDay Features

  • Rory Coleman’s Inspiration: Central Florida’s Rory Coleman became an Army Combat Medic in 2009 and served in Afghanistan, a decision that was inspired by his grandfather, a World War II P.O.W who jumped on D-Day with the 101st Airborne. The feature will air as part of ESPN’s week-long multi-platform programming dedicated  to Veteran’s Day
  • Return of The U: A look at the 2017 Miami Hurricanes, the team that has returned the swagger to South Florida
  • Junk Yard Dawgs: The Georgia defense is living up to the moniker bestowed on stifling units of the past

College GameDay and Coach Corso in Miami Facts

  • History on the Canes’ Side: Miami is 5-1 record with College GameDay in Miami
  • Beating the Best: Miami is 3-0 vs Top 3 teams when hosting GameDay, beating No. 3 FSU in 1994, No. 1 FSU in 2000 and No. 2 Virginia Tech in 2000.
  • Picking the Canes: Corso holds a 2-1 record in Miami picking the Hurricanes
  • Should Have Picked Miami: Corso has a 0-2 headgear record in Miami picking against the Hurricanes
  • Irish Luck: Corso has picked against Notre Dame 14 times, the second highest number of times Corso has picked against a school. Lee is 9-5 in those games
  • Old Hat for Coach Richt: This is the 14th time a Mark Richt coached team has played at the site of a game that GameDay has visited
    • His teams are just 4-9 in the previous 13 games

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