GameDay In Town For A&M-FloridaFeatured Stories, Sports Sunday, September 2nd, 2012
Texas A&M’s historic Simpson Drill Field will be the site of ESPN College GameDay this Saturday as the Aggies host their inaugural football game in the Southeastern Conference against the Florida Gators. The weekly College GameDay show begins at 8 a.m. CT on ESPNU, then continues at 9 a.m. CT on ESPN.
The site will give ESPN’s national television audience a scenic view of The Zone at Kyle Field, overlooking the newly renovated Memorial Student Center. This is GameDay’s third overall visit to Aggieland for ESPN’s popular college football pregame show, now in its 26th season. The two previous visits: Nov. 4, 2006 (No. 18 Oklahoma def. No. 21 Texas A&M, 17-16) and Nov. 11, 2000 (No. 1 Oklahoma def. No. 24 Texas A&M, 35-31).
ESPN senior coordinating producer Lee Fitting said, “Anytime you can showcase one of the great traditional venues in college football and then add the intrigue of Texas A&M hosting a national power like Florida in its SEC debut, you pack up the trucks and go there.”
ESPN talent making the trek to Texas A&M this weekend include GameDay host Chris Fowler, analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and David Pollack, and host/reporter Samantha Steele. Brent Musburger, Herbstreit and reporter Heather Cox will call the Gators vs. Aggies game at 2:30 p.m. CT on ESPN.
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