ESPN College GameDay to Broadcast Live from UM Campus

By UM News

ESPN College GameDay to Broadcast Live from UM Campus

By UM News
Students, community encouraged to attend live show on Coral Gables campus.

The University of Miami announced Wednesday that ESPN’s iconic College GameDay show will be broadcast live on the UM campus for the first time this Saturday, November 11, at the school’s Lakeside Patio.

The three-hour show, which debuted in 1987 and has been broadcasting on location from college campuses all across the country since 1993, will serve as a prelude to the seventh-ranked Hurricanes’ nationally televised tilt against No. 3 Notre Dame Saturday night at Hard Rock Stadium. The game will be televised nationally on ABC at 8 p.m. and marks the Irish’s first visit to South Florida to play UM since 1989.

College GameDay will be broadcast live on ESPN from 9 a.m. to noon. The main stage will be set up on the north end of the patio, between the Donna E. Shalala Student Center and the Norman A. Whitten University Center Pool. 

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The event is free and open to the public. Fans may begin arriving to the “Pit” area in front of the stage on a first come, first serve basis at 5 a.m. The Pit opens at 6:30 a.m. In addition, there will be overflow viewing areas around Lake Osceola and the Rock Plaza. Attendees can park at the Pavia and Merrick garages, which are best accessed off Stanford Drive and will open at 5 a.m.

Fans who attend the live broadcast should expect to follow the ESPN “Pit Rules.”

  • Fans may arrive early to begin lining up for access to the pit at 5 a.m., with the Pit opening at approximately 6:30 a.m.   
  • Fans entering the pit will be screened and wanded by security.
  • No bags, backpacks or purses permitted in the pit.
  • No offensive, vulgar, inappropriate or solicitation signage will be allowed (i.e., no political, religious, or .com, .org, .net signage).
  • No signs or flags on a stick/pole, etc.
  • No pens, pencils, markers or dry erase boards.
  • No food or drinks.
  • Throwing of objects is prohibited.

This is the seventh time College GameDay has been to Miami for a Hurricanes game, but the show’s first visit to Coral Gables. UM has a 5-1 record in the previous six games. Overall, this is the 338th road show in College GameDay’s history, which has featured trips to 69 campuses and 81 locations.

For more information on Saturday’s event visit hurricanesports.com or news.miami.edu.

For complete information regarding students and student activities, go to: http://news.miami.edu/studentaffairs/stories/2017/11/um-nd-gameday-info.html