For the second straight year, ESPN will be taking College Gameday to Austin, TX this weekend, for the Texas Tech-Texas game this Saturday. Via Scout.com….
For the second-straight year and third time in the last five years, ESPN’s College GameDay will be on site Saturday in Austin for the annual grudge match between Texas Tech and the University of Texas.
The show, which features analysts Chris Fowler, Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard, will begin at 9 a.m. (CT) and will air live from an undisclosed location on the University of Texas campus. For more information on the chosen location, visit www.texassports.com.
The Texas Tech-Texas game has kept the GameDay crew busy over the last few years as the show first broadcasted from the site of the game back in 2005 when Tech’s Cody Hodges led a 6-0 team into Austin to face a 6-0 Texas squad led by Vince Young. The show made its first appearance in Lubbock last year for the matchup between No. 5 Texas Tech and No. 1 Texas.
Saturday’s game between the Red Raiders and Longhorns will kickoff at 7 p.m. (CT) live on ABC from Darrell K. Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium. Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit and Lisa Salters will call the game for ABC.
I’m actually surprised that ESPN didn’t pick Florida as the location, with Tennessee coming into Gainesville (or Nebraska @ VT), but Texas Tech-Texas is certainly a big enough rivalry now to fit the bill.
ESPN’s College GameDay Headed To Austin (Scout: Raider Power)