ESPN will be at The Swamp on Saturday


ESPN GameDay host and analysts from left, Chris Fowler, Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit broadcast from the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium for the 2008 Orange and Blue Debut on Saturday, April 12, 2008.

Aaron Daye/The Gainesville Sun
Published: Tuesday, September 2, 2008 at 2:58 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, September 2, 2008 at 2:58 p.m.

GAINESVILLE - ESPN's College GameDay show will broadcast from Ben Hill Griffin Stadium this weekend, the site of the Florida-Miami game in The Swamp. The fifth-ranked Gators (1-0) and the Hurricanes (1-0) will meet at 8 p.m. on ESPN. The show will be set on the grass outside the North End Zone of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

Facts

ESPN's College GameDay

Appearances By School (after 8/30/08):
Rank School Shows
1. Florida 27
2. Ohio State 22
3. Florida State 21
Michigan 21
5. Notre Dame 18
Oklahoma 18
7. Tennessee 17
8. Miami (Fla.) 16
9. Nebraska 15
10. Southern Cal 14

Florida will be making its 28th appearance on GameDay, most in the nation. The Gators are 16-10 (.615) when they are featured as the on-site game and last appeared on the program on April 12, when ESPN covered the "Orange & Blue Debut" Spring Scrimmage.

This will be the program's first regular-season appearance in Gainesville since Oct. 7, 2006, a 23-10 Florida victory over No. 9 LSU. UF's most recent regular-season appearance on the program was a 45-37 triumph over No. 8 Kentucky in Lexington on Oct. 20, 2007.

Since 1993, College GameDay has traveled most weeks on fall Saturdays to the day's big game and has been met by large and enthusiastic crowds. The two-hour program with host Chris Fowler and analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard airs live on ESPN each Saturday at 10 a.m.

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