For the first time since 2016, ESPN’s College GameDay is coming to Knoxville to kick off college football Saturday.
This marks the 10th time GameDay has visited the University and the 22nd time the Vols have appeared on the show. This will be the ninth time GameDay has chosen a Tennessee vs. Florida game to feature.
On Saturday, the set will be on Ayres Lawn with the show running from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Fans are welcome to arrive as early as 5 a.m., and early arrival is strongly recommended. It is also encouraged for fans to bring their best signs to be featured on the broadcast.
Knoxville native and former Tennessee track and field stand-out Bianca Belair will be the guest picker. She is currently a star in professional wrestling.
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On Friday, taping for a variety of ESPN shows began at 11:15 a.m. The Pat McAfee show aired from 1-2 p.m. followed by College Football Live on ESPN2 from 3-3:30 p.m.
Other broadcasts such as FOX’s Big Noon Kickoff will also use shots from Knoxville during their broadcast. Barstool Sports will also conduct a live show before the game in Knoxville.
Other gameday festivities will include checkering Neyland Stadium. Fans are encouraged to enter their seat on CheckerNeyland.com to determine whether they should wear orange or white to the game.
The famous Vol Walk will occur at 1:25 p.m. and the band march will follow at 2:50. Kick-off is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on CBS. TNJN will have more coverage following the game.
Ryan Sylvia is the Sports Editor at TNJN. He is a senior at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville majoring in journalism and electronic media. Although he spent most of his life being raised outside of Philadelphia, he was born in Knoxville, and he is happy to be back home. Ryan has had a love for sports from an early age, and he found his love for writing in high school while taking journalism classes. He hopes to find a job involving both his passions as a sports journalist after graduation. To reach Ryan, email him at email@example.com