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Saturday September 1, 2012Gators' Visit To Texas A&M To Be Featured On ESPN's College GameDay

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ESPN announced on Saturday that its College GameDay show will emanate from College Station next weekend, the site of the Florida-Texas A&M game at Kyle Field. The location for GameDay’s set will be at Simpson Drill Field. The Gators (1-0) and the Aggies (0-0) will meet at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN in the Southeastern Conference season opener which will also be Texas A&M’s inaugural outing as a member of the SEC.

 

Florida will be making its 33rd appearance on GameDay, a figure that leads the nation. This will be the program's first appearance on the program since Dec. 5, 2009, at the SEC Championship Game against Alabama.

 

Since 1993, College GameDay has been television's definitive and comprehensive college football studio show and has traveled most weeks on college Saturdays to the day's big game and has been met by large and enthusiastic crowds. Hosted by Chris Fowler, GameDay will once again feature Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and David Pollack during the 10 a.m. – noon hours on ESPN. Samantha Steele joins the first hour on ESPNU with Pollack, and will also contribute reports, interviews and features throughout the final two hours with reporter Tom Rinaldi. The show covers all college football angles, issues and game previews.

 

College GameDay Appearances By School (after 9/1/12)

Rank

School

Shows

1.

FLORIDA

32

2.

Ohio State

29

3.

Oklahoma

26

4.

Michigan

24

5.

Alabama

23

 

Florida State

23

7.

Notre Dame

19

 

Southern Cal

19

9.

LSU

18

10.

Miami (Fla.)

17

 

Tennessee

17

 

The Gators have hosted the show in Gainesville 11 times during the season, going 7-4 when the show is on-campus:

Home wins over Florida State [1995, 1997, 2009], LSU [2006], Tennessee [1997, 1999] & Miami (Fla.) [2008]

                Home losses to Florida State [1999, 2003], Miami (Fla.) [2002] & Tennessee [2001]

 

The Gators have played in the game where the show is on-site 21 times, going 14-7:

Road wins over Alabama [2008 – SEC Championship Game], Auburn [1997], Florida State [1997*], Georgia [1999, 2002, 2005 (Jacksonville)], Kentucky [2007], LSU [2009], Ohio State [2007*], Oklahoma [2009*], South Carolina [2001] & Tennessee [1996, 2000, 2002]

Road losses to Alabama [2009 – SEC Championship Game], Auburn [2006], Florida State [1996, 2000], LSU [1997, 2007] & Nebraska [1996*]

 

*Denotes this was a bowl game, which is neutral-site game for both teams.

 

 

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