GameDay Crew Goes To VTech for Opener

gameday.jpgESPN made a great decision this week. wasn't that they're going to move away from their East Coast bias and stop burying the Big Ten in the middle of SportsCenters. They've decided that they're going to take their wildly popular pre-game show, College Gameday to Blacksburg Virginia, home of the VTech Hokies on opening day. The games a dud against Eastern California, but it shows that someone's thinking out in Bristol.
"Virginia Tech is a special place and the community is one of the most respectful and passionate we have visited," said Norby Williamson, ESPN's executive vice president of production. "Our coverage will be considerate of the emotional day facing the students, faculty, and people of Blacksburg and the country."

Virginia Tech football head coach Frank Beamer added, "Every time College GameDay has come to Blacksburg it has been exciting. This time, I think there will be a greater togetherness than ever before."

They could have been out in Berkeley for a great Cal v. Tennessee opener, but they decided to go to VTech. Some might think it is opportunism, but I'm holding out that they decided on VTech because they thought it might help the community there.

Now...GameDay guys. Get to Champaign. Please.


  1. I think they have already been to all of the cities in Illinois with good I-A Teams, DeKalb....



  2. ouch. I'm hoping that this will be our breakout year. We at least have to beat WIU!

  3. Sorry man, I have root for any direction school vs UofI. It sort of a directional school brotherhood thing...

  4. I think this is a fantastic move by ESPN; I just hope they tone back the "soft" segments and try not to tear-jerk to a shameful extreme, as regular network news always seems to on "one year anniversary of, live from X" on-location broadcasts.

    The VT student body should carry the day. I expect this to be one of the most electric Gamedays ever. If you haven't been to one in person and you're a college football fan, you _have to_ go if Lee, Chris, and Kirk are within a long morning's drive. I don't care if it's hosted at your bitterest rival; it's a can't-miss event.

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