MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — It’s official: ESPN College GameDay is headed to Morgantown this Saturday for the Texas Christian University football game. Televised on ESPN, the event will air live at 9 a.m. from the Mountainlair Green before the 3:30 p.m. game on ABC.
WVU students rushed to social media to display their excitement about the announcement, and some students have even begun to camp out on the Green.
Juniors Andy Thomas, Brittany Brown, Andrew Osborne and senior Tommy Skinner were the first group of students to pitch a tent in anticipation for Gameday tickets. The four plan to rotate being on the Green in shifts this week so they can go to their classes but still be the first into the event.
“Three years ago, College GameDay came here with LSU and we saw how packed it was within the first couple days so we want to be number one,” Thomas said. “We wanted to be out here as fast as we can and get the first tickets.”
WVU GameDay will be hosted by ESPN broadcaster Chris Fowler and will include analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and David Pollack. The reporters will include Scott Van Pelt, Samantha Ponder, Tom Rinaldi, George Whitfield and Gene Wojciechowski.
Thomas said he and his friends plan to show the world who the Mountaineers really are.
“We want to showcase that we aren’t a crazy school that is going to tear up everything…