Bizzell Library to serve as backdrop for ESPN pregame show from OU campus on Saturday.
-- Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Programs and Director of Athletics Joe Castiglione confirmed on Sunday that ESPN's College GameDay will broadcast from the South Oval on the University of Oklahoma campus with Bizzell Library serving as the background.
ESPN's trademark college football pregame show will air live at 8 a.m. CT on ESPNU and 9 a.m. CT on ESPN with Chris Fowler, analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and David Pollack, along with host/reporter Samantha Steele and reporter Tom Rinaldi. The pregame show will serve as a prelude to the first football contest in Norman between Oklahoma and Notre Dame since 1966.
Normal day-of-game parking procedures will be in effect for College GameDay's appearance. Reserved parking lots will be open for individuals with proper permits, while cash parking lots will also be open.
Fans are encouraged to use certain hashtags on social media including #Sooners, #BeatND, #CGDSigns for your favorite College GameDay signs, #NDvsOU for anything related to the game, #SaturdaySelections for predictions on who will win the game and #GameDay for anything related to the show.
The following items are prohibited while in attendance at College GameDay:
food and/or drink
signs that include .com, .net or .org
bookbags, purses or bags of any kind
markers, pens and pencils and dry erase boards
throwing objects is also prohibited
Now in its 26th year, ESPN's College GameDay has been on site for 27 Oklahoma games since 1995, including last season's 55-17 win over Texas in Dallas on Oct. 8. Saturday will mark the seventh appearance of College GameDay in Norman. The Sooners are 5-1 in those previous six home games, with the most recent appearance by the show coming prior to a 65-21 victory vs. Texas Tech on Nov. 22, 2008.
Only Florida (34) and Ohio State (30) have been featured more times on the show than OU. The Sooners have posted a 19-8 (.704) record, giving OU the third-best win total and fourth-best win percentage in the nation in games following a College GameDay broadcast (minimum 15 contests).
ABC will televise the Oklahoma-Notre Dame game to a national audience at 7 p.m. CT. Visit Gameday Central
for information on attending the game plus details on TV, radio and internet coverage for fans following the Sooners across the nation.