ESPN’s College Game Day is coming back to Ames!

The following is a press release from Iowa State athletics communications.

AMES, Iowa — For the second time in three years, Iowa State will host ESPN’s College GameDay built by the Home Depot on Saturday, Sept. 11, ahead of the Cyclones’ home football game against the annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series showdown against Iowa. Kickoff for the sold-out game, which will air on ABC, is set for 3:30 p.m. (Central).

“It is a tremendous privilege to host GameDay twice in three years and a testament to the incredible job Matt Campbell, his staff and student-athletes are doing on and off the football field,” said Iowa State Director of Athletics Jamie Pollard. “This will be a tremendous opportunity to showcase Iowa State University, our football program and fans to a national audience. I am confident that our fans will again show out for this special event, just as they did two years ago.”

Iowa State is one of five on-campus sites that have hosted the program twice since 2019, joining Georgia, Clemson, Penn State and Minnesota. ESPN first aired the show in 1987 from its studio, and made its first on-campus appearance in 1993 in South Bend, Ind., ahead of the match-up between No. 2 Notre Dame and No. 1 Florida State.

ESPN’s College GameDay, the network’s signature college football pregame show, begins at 8 a.m. (Central) on ESPN. The set will again be located South of MidAmerican Energy Field at Jack Trice Stadium in the grassy area between the Sukup End Zone Club and Reiman Gardens. The three-hour show features Rece Davis (host), Lee Corso (analyst), Kirk Herbstreit (analyst), Desmond Howard (analyst), Gene Wojciechowski (contributor), David Pollack (analyst/contributor), Robert Griffin III (analyst/contributor), Chris “Bear” Fallica (researcher/contributor) and Jen Lada (contributor).

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