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College Gameday Coming To Clemson

ESPN’s iconic college football pregame show, College GameDay Built by The Home Depot, is expanding to three hours on ESPN for a 9 a.m. – noon ET block each Saturday during college football season. In addition, GameDay’s season opener on Saturday, Aug. 31, will be an unprecedented four hours (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.) of features,…

ESPN’s iconic college football pregame show, College GameDay Built by The Home Depot, is expanding to three hours on ESPN for a 9 a.m. – noon ET block each Saturday during college football season. In addition, GameDay’s season opener on Saturday, Aug. 31, will be an unprecedented four hours (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.) of features, analysis and discussion from the campus of Clemson University. GameDay last visited Death Valley on October 21, 2006, the first and only time Clemson has hosted the show. The No. 8 Tigers will open their season later that night against the fifth-ranked Georgia Bulldogs during Saturday Night Football at 8 p.m. on ABC.

Hosted by Chris Fowler with Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and David Pollack with reporting by Samantha Ponder, Tom Rinaldi, Scott Van Pelt and Gene Wojciechowski, GameDay’s August 31 edition will preview all the day’s matchups in its longest installment to date leading into the Rice at Texas A&M game (1 p.m., ESPN).

After opening weekend, GameDay’s three-hour Saturday slot will be televised in its entirety on ESPN with the 9 – 10 a.m.hour hosted by Fowler and various segments anchored by Ponder. Corso, Herbstreit, Howard and Pollack will all contribute as well.

Lee Fitting, ESPN senior coordinating producer, said, “Anytime there is an increased appetite for college football, that’s a good thing for us. Fans tell us they can’t get enough GameDay, well, four hours in Week 1 should help them out. And now, with all three hours on ESPN for the remainder of the season, they never need to touch the remote.”

About College GameDay

Entering its 27th season and 21st on the road, the award-winning College GameDay pregame show originates eachSaturday from the site of the day’s best game or the game with the most compelling storyline. The three-hour program (9 a.m. – noon ET) is hosted by Chris Fowler with analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and David Pollack, and reporters Samantha Ponder, Tom Rinaldi, Scott Van Pelt and Gene Wojciechowski.

(Editor’s Note: The above communication is a news release from Clemson University which does not necessarily reflect the editorial position of FITSNews.com. To submit your letter, news release, email blast, media advisory or issues statement for publication, click here).

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84 comments

GreenvilleLwyr August 6, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Clemsux is getting Gameday for the second time ever. Isn’t that special!

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Frank Howard August 6, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Almost as special as USC’s one and only Football Conference Championship, the ACC title, in 1969.

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BOO August 6, 2013 at 2:11 pm

But not nearly as special as Clemson’s last ACC title, which then was followed by the 70-33 whip from West Virginia in the tallest midget contest known as the orange bowl.

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CNSYD August 6, 2013 at 2:19 pm

I recall the last BCS game that Carl’s Jr played in. It was ….. Can’t seem to remember it. Well then, the last time they played in the Orange Bowl or the Sugar Bowl was… Can’t seem to recall those either.

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BOO August 6, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Yea, youre right….once you switch to a reputable conference with a much more demanding schedule, you start playing for bigger and better things. Enjoy UGA

but. August 6, 2013 at 3:47 pm

I seem to recall getting Clemson only getting invited to play in that game was by winning the tallest midget contest. And they lost to the better team during that year, THE USC, that easily would have been in that game if they entered the tallest midget contest. So congrats on that tallest midget thing. Glad that is what you were going for, because you weren’t even ranked in the top 15 that year and USC was, so I guess for a Tater, the tallest midget is good enough. tisk tisk tisk little taters

CNSYD August 6, 2013 at 4:16 pm

Woulda, coulda, shoulda. 2011. Oh that’s the year that Clemson beat Auburn and Carl’s Jr lost to Auburn. You know Auburn, the team you have never beaten.

but. August 6, 2013 at 6:31 pm

Oh tater logic. “We can forget that the tiny taters lost to THE USC that same year, we can spin it by saying we beat a team that beat someone we lost to and it might make it seem like we were better”. Guess what stupid tater, you aren’t. and to even try to act that way is desperate and laughable.

CNSYD August 6, 2013 at 8:14 pm

laughable is that Carl’s Jr bases their whole existence on whether or not they beat Clemson. That’s also desperate as you have never won the conference you are presently in. Once you went to the SEC championship game. How did that turn out? I already gave you a big hint, i.e. you have never beaten Auburn.

but. August 6, 2013 at 8:47 pm

im sorry, you might be the tallest but you are still a midget I cant hear from way down there. What’s laughable is you think Clemson has done anything of late. sure you have the 1 pop warner title you won once in over 20 years and you couldn’t even finish in the top 10 for doing it. We finished the last two in a row in the top 10 and are ranked ahead of you again this year. We will again beat you, and after your losses to UGA and USC it will prove you don’t belong. not one time in any of the years we have been in the SEC could you have won it either. laughable is thinking Clemsux has done anything. laughable is you! Again who did you lose when you won that meaningless title?

CNSYD August 6, 2013 at 11:00 pm

This “pop warner” title you speak about. Is that the same title you memorialize at Willy Brice? The only thing relative to the SEC we have done lately is beat Auburn and LSU and lose to Carl’s Jr. So how did you do against Auburn and LSU? Since you already KNOW the results of our games against UGA and Carl’s Jr, I presume you have bet your house (assuming you have one). Las Vegas loves people like you. IRT what could have or could not have happened is purely hypothetical and therefore means absolutely nothing. Have you guys added the 2013 preseason national trophy to your collection yet?

but. August 6, 2013 at 11:24 pm

you are just too much of an idiot to talk to anymore. just because you beat a team that beat us means nothing. you still lost to us. and wow you play 2 (once 3 team) from another conference in the same year and you think its something to brag about. and fyi you lost to bama a few years back and I know how you taters like to talk about the past, so it must still be mentioned, and oh yeah we beat them the very next year while beating the taters then again and again and again. you aren’t even worth talking to or about other than the obvious way you seem to get so upset about it. its funny to make you so upset. later loser, Im done with you. Until we beat that ass again in WB. then I’ll be sure to send a sympathy card. good luck with the tallest midget thing again. I hope FSU doesn’t wear lifts to make you look bad.

CNSYD August 7, 2013 at 8:32 am

FSU. How did the game come out when Carl’s Jr played them in Atlanta in a bowl game?

but. August 7, 2013 at 9:58 am

again dumbass the same year you speak of, how did it work for you guys when Clemsux played USC? Tater logic, its as priceless as a monkey smelling his own fart.

Squishy123 August 6, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Isn’t this about the same timeframe when former USC players started blowing their heads off?

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you little pussy August 6, 2013 at 4:01 pm

no, just the timeframe when drug dealers got done fucking your mom while your dad took a cow dick up his ass watching your sister suck a goat off in the corner all for a crack rock. what kind of low life piece of shit makes a joke about suicide? You are very lucky you can hide yourself behind your computer you fucking pussy cause seriously you could get hurt in real life. pussy

Squishy123 August 6, 2013 at 6:31 pm

A cow dick? Let me guess, you’re not a veterinarian.

Do you know you’re beautiful when you’re angry… and right now you’re the prettiest girl on the blog.

Scooter August 6, 2013 at 6:43 pm

Since ’69, Dirtpeckers, still, have not found a conference that they can claim a championship in.

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Squishy123 August 6, 2013 at 2:46 pm

And you should thank ESPN for their sucking up to Spurrier’s every move. Had it not been for Spurrier’s hire, Gameday would probably only have come to the USC campus twice in the past 30 years too.

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GreenvilleLwyr August 6, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Clemsux is getting Gameday for the second time ever. Isn’t that special!

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Frank Howard August 6, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Almost as special as USC’s one and only Football Conference Championship, the ACC title, in 1969.

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BOO August 6, 2013 at 2:11 pm

But not nearly as special as Clemson’s last ACC title, which then was followed by the 70-33 whip from West Virginia in the tallest midget contest known as the orange bowl.

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CNSYD August 6, 2013 at 2:19 pm

I recall the last BCS game that Carl’s Jr played in. It was ….. Can’t seem to remember it. Well then, the last time they played in the Orange Bowl or the Sugar Bowl was… Can’t seem to recall those either.

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BOO August 6, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Yea, youre right….once you switch to a reputable conference with a much more demanding schedule, you start playing for bigger and better things. Enjoy UGA

but. August 6, 2013 at 3:47 pm

I seem to recall getting Clemson only getting invited to play in that game was by winning the tallest midget contest. And they lost to the better team during that year, THE USC, that easily would have been in that game if they entered the tallest midget contest. So congrats on that tallest midget thing. Glad that is what you were going for, because you weren’t even ranked in the top 15 that year and USC was, so I guess for a Tater, the tallest midget is good enough. tisk tisk tisk little taters

CNSYD August 6, 2013 at 4:16 pm

Woulda, coulda, shoulda. 2011. Oh that’s the year that Clemson beat Auburn and Carl’s Jr lost to Auburn. You know Auburn, the team you have never beaten.

but. August 6, 2013 at 6:31 pm

Oh tater logic. “We can forget that the tiny taters lost to THE USC that same year, we can spin it by saying we beat a team that beat someone we lost to and it might make it seem like we were better”. Guess what stupid tater, you aren’t. and to even try to act that way is desperate and laughable.

CNSYD August 6, 2013 at 8:14 pm

laughable is that Carl’s Jr bases their whole existence on whether or not they beat Clemson. That’s also desperate as you have never won the conference you are presently in. Once you went to the SEC championship game. How did that turn out? I already gave you a big hint, i.e. you have never beaten Auburn.

but. August 6, 2013 at 8:47 pm

im sorry, you might be the tallest but you are still a midget I cant hear from way down there. What’s laughable is you think Clemson has done anything of late. sure you have the 1 pop warner title you won once in over 20 years and you couldn’t even finish in the top 10 for doing it. We finished the last two in a row in the top 10 and are ranked ahead of you again this year. We will again beat you, and after your losses to UGA and USC it will prove you don’t belong. not one time in any of the years we have been in the SEC could you have won it either. laughable is thinking Clemsux has done anything. laughable is you! Again who did you lose when you won that meaningless title?

CNSYD August 6, 2013 at 11:00 pm

This “pop warner” title you speak about. Is that the same title you memorialize at Willy Brice? The only thing relative to the SEC we have done lately is beat Auburn and LSU and lose to Carl’s Jr. So how did you do against Auburn and LSU? Since you already KNOW the results of our games against UGA and Carl’s Jr, I presume you have bet your house (assuming you have one). Las Vegas loves people like you. IRT what could have or could not have happened is purely hypothetical and therefore means absolutely nothing. Have you guys added the 2013 preseason national trophy to your collection yet?

but. August 6, 2013 at 11:24 pm

you are just too much of an idiot to talk to anymore. just because you beat a team that beat us means nothing. you still lost to us. and wow you play 2 (once 3 team) from another conference in the same year and you think its something to brag about. and fyi you lost to bama a few years back and I know how you taters like to talk about the past, so it must still be mentioned, and oh yeah we beat them the very next year while beating the taters then again and again and again. you aren’t even worth talking to or about other than the obvious way you seem to get so upset about it. its funny to make you so upset. later loser, Im done with you. Until we beat that ass again in WB. then I’ll be sure to send a sympathy card. good luck with the tallest midget thing again. I hope FSU doesn’t wear lifts to make you look bad.

CNSYD August 7, 2013 at 8:32 am

FSU. How did the game come out when Carl’s Jr played them in Atlanta in a bowl game?

but. August 7, 2013 at 9:58 am

again dumbass the same year you speak of, how did it work for you guys when Clemsux played USC? Tater logic, its as priceless as a monkey smelling his own fart.

Squishy123 August 6, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Isn’t this about the same timeframe when former USC players started blowing their heads off?

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you little pussy August 6, 2013 at 4:01 pm

no, just the timeframe when drug dealers got done fucking your mom while your dad took a cow dick up his ass watching your sister suck a goat off in the corner all for a crack rock. what kind of low life piece of shit makes a joke about suicide? You are very lucky you can hide yourself behind your computer you fucking pussy cause seriously you could get hurt in real life. pussy

Squishy123 August 6, 2013 at 6:31 pm

A cow dick? Let me guess, you’re not a veterinarian.

Do you know you’re beautiful when you’re angry… and right now you’re the prettiest girl on the blog.

Scooter August 6, 2013 at 6:43 pm

Since ’69, Dirtpeckers, still, have not found a conference that they can claim a championship in.

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Squishy123 August 6, 2013 at 2:46 pm

And you should thank ESPN for their sucking up to Spurrier’s every move. Had it not been for Spurrier’s hire, Gameday would probably only have come to the USC campus twice in the past 30 years too.

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Jim sweet August 6, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Ha of course game day is coming, we’re Death Valley biches! Mean time the coots will play on Espn 5 and won’t get no coverage.

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lawzoo August 6, 2013 at 2:44 pm

Death Valley bitches? Thanks for the info. Were you called that before you broke your Rock also?

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Squishy123 August 6, 2013 at 2:48 pm

I love it when Tier 5 law school graduates come up with clever comments.

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lawzoo August 6, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Tier 5? WTH are you talking about? Based on what by who??

Glad my comment wasn’t over your head. Love it when people jump right on it !!

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Squishy123 August 6, 2013 at 6:34 pm

Sorry, Tier III… my apologies.

lawzoo August 7, 2013 at 8:13 am

You mean Tier I Imports or whatever? Rankings of Law schools have less validity than the idea that you find the best lawyer through advertising. Just like college rankings . Playing to the ignorant based on NO credible criteria .Just created to sell worthless magazines and get $$ from the targets .

I went to the ONLY law school in the state. There were no rankings at all. Oh I was never on any waiting list . Accepted among the first of the year I applied.

I have never shed any tiers about going to the only law school in the state where I practice.

Squishy123 August 7, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Since when has USC’s law school been a Tier I school? Maybe in a typo.

I guess when you go to a low ranked school, you pretty much have to make excuses like “rankings don’t matter”.

Anna_Nimmitty August 7, 2013 at 11:27 am

Jim sweet said:

“Ha of course game day is coming, we’re Death Valley biches! Mean time the coots will play on Espn 5 and won’t get no coverage”

That, dumbass, is a statement with a double-negative! Thanx for the factuality though!!!

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Jim sweet August 6, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Ha of course game day is coming, we’re Death Valley biches! Mean time the coots will play on Espn 5 and won’t get no coverage.

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lawzoo August 6, 2013 at 2:44 pm

Death Valley bitches? Thanks for the info. Were you called that before you broke your Rock also?

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Squishy123 August 6, 2013 at 2:48 pm

I love it when Tier 5 law school graduates come up with clever comments.

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lawzoo August 6, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Tier 5? WTH are you talking about? Based on what by who??

Glad my comment wasn’t over your head. Love it when people jump right on it !!

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Squishy123 August 6, 2013 at 6:34 pm

Sorry, Tier III… my apologies.

lawzoo August 7, 2013 at 8:13 am

You mean Tier I Imports or whatever? Rankings of Law schools have less validity than the idea that you find the best lawyer through advertising. Just like college rankings . Playing to the ignorant based on NO credible criteria .Just created to sell worthless magazines and get $$ from the targets .

I went to the ONLY law school in the state. There were no rankings at all. Oh I was never on any waiting list . Accepted among the first of the year I applied.

I have never shed any tiers about going to the only law school in the state where I practice.

Squishy123 August 7, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Since when has USC’s law school been a Tier I school? Maybe in a typo.

I guess when you go to a low ranked school, you pretty much have to make excuses like “rankings don’t matter”.

Anna_Nimmitty August 7, 2013 at 11:27 am

Jim sweet said:

“Ha of course game day is coming, we’re Death Valley biches! Mean time the coots will play on Espn 5 and won’t get no coverage”

That, dumbass, is a statement with a double-negative! Thanx for the factuality though!!!

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Referee August 6, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Can’t we all just get along……
It’s good news for the state.

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Referee August 6, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Can’t we all just get along……
It’s good news for the state.

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Polyphemos August 6, 2013 at 9:34 pm

I’m happy for our Moo U Brethren. And Cistern. All kidding aside, they could play in the SEC. Never forget that. That they don’t is our loss. And before you people say anything, I have pictures of Rex Enright and Frank Howard drinking beer together, with several other ’50’s SC football dignitaries, in their underwear at the beach. No joke. And, no, nobody gets to see them until I’m dead.

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CNSYD August 6, 2013 at 11:05 pm

Enright’s grandson played football at Clemson.

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Polyphemos August 7, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Is that Kharma or just Howard’s luck?

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CNSYD August 7, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Don’t know. I do know that Frank very much disliked Giese and Dietzel.

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Polyphemos August 7, 2013 at 3:52 pm

Well, they were both good friends of my daddy. Gamecocks stick together at gametime, regardless of political party. Dad died a Democrat. I’m sure that even God forgave him. After all, he was a Gamecock with great IPTAY friends.

Slartibartfast August 6, 2013 at 9:34 pm

I’m happy for our Moo U Brethren. And Cistern. All kidding aside, they could play in the SEC. Never forget that. That they don’t is our loss. And before you people say anything, I have pictures of Rex Enright and Frank Howard drinking beer together, with several other ’50’s SC football dignitaries, in their underwear at the beach (pre-air-conditioning). No joke. And, no, nobody gets to see them until I’m dead.

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CNSYD August 6, 2013 at 11:05 pm

Enright’s grandson played football at Clemson.

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Slartibartfast August 7, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Is that Kharma or just Howard’s luck?

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CNSYD August 7, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Don’t know. I do know that Frank very much disliked Giese and Dietzel.

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Slartibartfast August 7, 2013 at 3:52 pm

Well, they were both good friends of my daddy. Gamecocks stick together at gametime, regardless of political party. Dad died a Democrat. I’m sure that even God forgave him. After all, he was a Gamecock with great IPTAY friends.

Thomas August 6, 2013 at 9:48 pm

I really think ESPN will lose ratings in Clemson…no attention span up there. Hmm, I will give you an example. Wait for the second hand to reach 12…5…4…3…2…1

1) Get in pick up truck
2) run “yellow” lights
3) pull into Mickey D’s’
4) roll down window in drive thru lane
5) pull up to menu
6) order Quarter Pounder with cheese for junior, fish filet for missy, the chef salad for momma (extra ranch dressing), two all beef patties special sauce lettuce cheese pickles onions on a sesame bun (two please),
7) four Biggie fries extra ketchup
8) four Big Gulp Diet Sprite
9) 8 apple turnovers
10) Super Size It !!!!
11) drive out
12) pull over
13) EAT!

….click….I have 11 minnos and 34 seconds which is the attention span for Clemson football fans.

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CNSYD August 6, 2013 at 11:03 pm

The above from a Shitadel grad who is a dope dealer and druggie. The first course you take at The Shitadel is Lying 101. I presume you made an A.

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Squishy123 August 7, 2013 at 12:44 pm

You must be a USC graduate, because you’re doing very well using that Excuses 101 course they offer.

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CNSYD August 7, 2013 at 3:26 pm

??? commenting on nose candy’s post is making excuses?

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SeneseLikeChaps August 7, 2013 at 12:10 pm

No one cares about where GameDay is unless GameDay is in their team’s town. If that measure was the metric for their success and failure, they’d only have the show in 2 or 3 towns.

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Squishy123 August 7, 2013 at 12:43 pm

How is this different than every other vehicle in Columbia?

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Thomas August 6, 2013 at 9:48 pm

I really think ESPN will lose ratings in Clemson…no attention span up there. Hmm, I will give you an example. Wait for the second hand to reach 12…5…4…3…2…1

1) Get in pick up truck
2) run “yellow” lights
3) pull into Mickey D’s’
4) roll down window in drive thru lane
5) pull up to menu
6) order Quarter Pounder with cheese for junior, fish filet for missy, the chef salad for momma (extra ranch dressing), two all beef patties special sauce lettuce cheese pickles onions on a sesame bun (two please),
7) four Biggie fries extra ketchup
8) four Big Gulp Diet Sprite
9) 8 apple turnovers
10) Super Size It !!!!
11) drive out
12) pull over
13) EAT!

….click….I have 11 minnos and 34 seconds which is the attention span for Clemson football fans.

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CNSYD August 6, 2013 at 11:03 pm

The above from a Shitadel grad who is a dope dealer and druggie. The first course you take at The Shitadel is Lying 101. I presume you made an A.

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Squishy123 August 7, 2013 at 12:44 pm

You must be a USC graduate, because you’re doing very well using that Excuses 101 course they offer.

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CNSYD August 7, 2013 at 3:26 pm

??? commenting on nose candy’s post is making excuses?

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SeneseLikeChaps August 7, 2013 at 12:10 pm

No one cares about where GameDay is unless GameDay is in their team’s town. If that measure was the metric for their success and failure, they’d only have the show in 2 or 3 towns.

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Squishy123 August 7, 2013 at 12:43 pm

How is this different than every other vehicle in Columbia?

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Manray9 August 7, 2013 at 10:48 am

Go Dawgs!!!

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Manray9 August 7, 2013 at 10:48 am

Go Dawgs!!!

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gotta laugh August 7, 2013 at 10:56 am

The old tradition of Clemson has come and gone. No longer will the team rub Howards rock before running down the hill. Starting this year a new tradition, all Tigers will now rub Howards crack.

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gotta laugh August 7, 2013 at 10:56 am

The old tradition of Clemson has come and gone. No longer will the team rub Howards rock before running down the hill. Starting this year a new tradition, all Tigers will now rub Howards crack.

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Whatup August 7, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Most of yall are just plain stupid! Pathetic. ESPN does not like to come to SCar. Everyone knows why. Their fans are an embarrassment and do not know how to conduct themselves on national tv.

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Whatup August 7, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Most of yall are just plain stupid! Pathetic. ESPN does not like to come to SCar. Everyone knows why. Their fans are an embarrassment and do not know how to conduct themselves on national tv.

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