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College GameDay Built By The Home Depot is Live from Madison, Wisconsin


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  • Seventh-Time Show has Originated from the University of Wisconsin
  • Tom Rinaldi Visits with Florida Atlantic Head Coach Lane Kiffin

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 Wisconsin campus on Saturday, Nov. 18. It will be the seventh time College GameDay has broadcasted from Madison, Wisc., with the first time being in 1999 and most-recently 2016. The show also visited in 2011, ’10, ’04, and ’03.

The three-hour premier show will originate from Bascom Hill on Wisconsin’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. ESPN programming began from the GameDay set on Friday, Nov.17, 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’ FallicaJen Lada, Tom RinaldiMaria Taylor and Gene Wojciechowski.


This Week’s College GameDay Features

  • #thefaU: Tom Rinaldi talks with Florida Atlantic head coach Lane Kiffin who has led the program his way, which has resulted in an undefeated Conference USA record
  • Paul Chryst’s Influence: Gene Wojciechowski discovers the past is part of the present for the Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst, who is influenced by the teachings of his late-father Coach George Chryst.
  • This is for Jasper: Jen Lada tells the story of Navy offensive coordinator Ivin Jasper’s son, Jarren Jasper, who has a rare heart condition that will require transplant surgery.

College GameDay and Coach Corso: Wisconsin Facts

  • Winning Record: Coach Corso is 2-1 when picking the Badgers in Madison and 2-1 when picking against them on campus
  • Familiar Territory: Overall, this is the 16th time GameDay been at a Wisconsin game. The Badgers are 5-10 in the previous 15.
  • 50/50 Chance: Wisconsin is 3-3 with College GameDay in Madison
  • Looking for a Win: Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh is 0-4 with College GameDay present
  • 2017 Season: Coach Corso is 7-4 on the season thus far




Media contact: Derek Volner at 860-384-9986; [email protected] and @DerekVolner