- Per MSU, Gameday will be setting up in Dem Hall Field.
- Not sure how the setup will look, whether it's Dem Hall, the stadium or the Spartan statue in the background.
- You can park in the Trowbridge ramp for $20. Tailgating on campus can't start until 1 p.m.
- The setup will begin Thursday morning. Also, First Take is broadcasting from the Union on Friday.
- The weather forecast isn't great right now. Going to be cold. Could be rainy. Keep that in mind when you're dressing.
- Here's the whole press release
ESPN College GameDay, celebrating its 28th season, will make its seventh appearance in East Lansing for Saturday's Michigan State-Ohio State game (8 p.m., ABC). The weekly three-hour Emmy Award-winning show (Saturday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET) is hosted by Chris Fowler, along with analystsLee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and David Pollack and reporting by Samantha Ponder, Tom Rinaldi, Scott Van Pelt, George Whitfield and Gene Wojciechowski. The remote set will be located at Demonstration Hall Field.
ESPN College GameDay returns to the Michigan State campus for the third time in four years, as the broadcast crew witnessed from the sidelines Kirk Cousins' 44-yard Hail Mary pass to Keith Nichol on the final play of regulation to give the 15th-ranked Spartans a 37-31 victory over No. 4 Wisconsin.
The Spartans are 2-4 when GameDay visits East Lansing (1997: lost to Michigan, 23-7; 1999: defeated Michigan, 34-31; 2004: lost to Notre Dame, 31-24; 2005: lost to Penn State, 31-22; 2011: defeated Wisconsin, 37-31; 2012: lost to Ohio State, 17-16). It should be noted that Lee Corso is 5-1 picking the winner when GameDay visits the MSU campus, so Spartan fans should keep their fingers crossed when he selects his headgear (Sparty or Brutus Buckeye) on the remote set Saturday.
Since 2011, College GameDay has featured six Michigan State games, including two visits to East Lansing (2011 vs. Wisconsin, 2012 vs. Ohio State), which ranks most in the Big Ten and seventh in the nation. In addition to this Saturday in East Lansing, College GameDay also visited Indianapolis for the 2013 Big Ten Championship Game, Pasadena for the 2014 Rose Bowl Game, and Eugene for the Oregon game on Sept. 6. The four trips to MSU games since the beginning of 2013 rank tied for second in the FBS (Florida State: 6; Alabama: 4).
It marks the third-straight time College GameDay will broadcast from the site of the MSU-Ohio State game. Overall, it marks the 10th time College GameDay will originate from the site of a Michigan State game (4-5 record in previous nine appearances).
Fans wishing to attend Saturday's ESPN College GameDay may pay $20 to park in the Trowbridge Road ramp (Ramp 5 opens at 7 a.m.), located directly south of the Communication Arts and Sciences Building. Those fans should note that tailgating cannot begin prior to 1 p.m. when all other campus lots open for game-related parking.
Gates to the ESPN College GameDay compound - located on Dem Hall Field - open Saturday at 7 a.m.
Set-up for Saturday's program will start Thursday morning, as ESPN personnel will begin to prepare the stage and demonstration field areas.
To view an interactive MSU campus map, including the above referenced lot, visit: http://maps.msu.edu/
ABC will televise Saturday's MSU-Ohio State game live to a national audience, with Fowler and Herbstreit calling the action and Heather Cox reporting from the sidelines. Kickoff is set for 8:14 p.m. ET.