Sorry Iowa fans. College GameDay is not coming to your city.
ESPN’s pregame show will head to the Big Apple instead on Saturday, Sept. 23. College GameDay is heading to New York City for Week 4, dashing some Hawkeye hopes that the broadcast would be in Iowa City ahead of Iowa’s prime time clash with No. 5 Penn State.
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For the first time ever, we're headed to New York City next week! pic.twitter.com/VVhGw9vjwZ
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 14, 2017
The Week 4 slate doesn’t have too many attractive games for GameDay. But Iowa-Penn State is right up there with Oklahoma State-TCU.
The Hawkeyes are hosting Penn State for the first time since 2012, and both teams will likely enter undefeated as long as they get past their final nonconference hurdles this weekend. Iowa knocked off No. 3 Penn State at Kinnick Stadium in 2008, ending the Nittany Lions perfect season. Their fans are hoping for a repeat performance, they just won’t get to attend College GameDay before the game.
Missing out on a huge night game at kinnick
— Jacob Wenger (@jacob_wenger) September 14, 2017
— KMH (@Korey_Michael) September 14, 2017
This is dumb. Would have been much better in Iowa City for Iowa vs Penn State
— Dan Kim (@dan1kim) September 14, 2017