ESPN’s College GameDay isn’t playing around with its visit to Penn State.
The show will broadcast from Old Main Lawn when it starts at 9 a. m. ET on Saturday ahead of the Nittany Lions’ game against Michigan.
“We are thrilled to welcome College GameDay back to Penn State!” Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour said in a release. “We’ve had a small group meeting regularly since before the season, so that we would be ready for the call from GameDay. Over the last two days we have worked with ESPN to finalize a set location and are excited to announce the show will originate on the lawn of our iconic Old Main, which we think will make for a memorable setting for everyone who attends and the ESPN audience.”
Per The Daily Collegian, GameDay broadcasted from outside the Bryce Jordan Center using Beaver Stadium as the backdrop in its previous five visits to Penn State.
ESPN will also broadcast College Football Live from Old Main on Friday at 3 p.m.
Regulations for Fans Interested in Standing in the GameDay “Pit,”
The following regulations will be in place, per ESPN and Penn State, for fans who are interested in standing in the “pit” near the College GameDay stage (show is free of charge):
- Fans may begin lining up for access to the pit Saturday at 4 a.m. ET, with the pit being open at approximately 6:30 a.m. (no overnight camping)
- Fans entering the pit will be screened by security using metal detection wands
- No bags, backpacks or purses are permitted
- No offensive, vulgar, inappropriate or solicitation signage will be allowed (i.e., no political, religious, or .com, .org, .net signage)
- No signs or flags on a stick
- No pens, pencils, markers or dry erase boards
- No food or drinks
- Throwing of objects is prohibited