Hundreds Wake Up Early to Welcome "GameDay" to MSU

By: Hannah Saunders Email
By: Hannah Saunders Email

As early as 10:00 p.m. Friday night, a line was piled up to the gates of the ESPN show, College GameDay; flooding the fan area when it opened around 7:00, Saturday morning.

Hundreds crowded the stage in the shadow of Beaumont Tower to cheer on Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso and others through hours of live broadcasts; making their mark representing green and white, with patches of red, to the rest of the country.

Some came out early just to see the desk in person, which has been traveling to games around the country since the show started in 1987. "It's awesome being here after watching it on TV all the time. It's cool to actually be a part of the experience," said Ben Zamiara.

It's the sixth time the football pre-game show has been broadcast from Michigan State University, and only the second time it's happened two seasons in a row. "All the signs, the excitement, you catch the spartan spirit," said MSU Senior Andrea Reed.

The show was at Munn Field last October, right before the game against Wisconsin; ending in the now infamous "Hail Mary" pass winning MSU the game against the odds. But this time, it's Ohio State against the Spartans.

The hosts tell us they've loved their time in East Lansing, but there's no word yet if the crew will be returning next season.

MSU's record while hosting GameDay is 2-3.


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