ESPN College GameDay Analysts Preview Penn State White Out, 107k Atmosphere
ESPN’s College GameDay returns to Happy Valley for the fifth year in a row ahead of the annual Penn State White Out game. Penn State’s No.10 hosts No.22 Auburn on Saturday, September 18.
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GameDay is the weekly college football preview show every Saturday morning. The team and cast travel to a different college football town every week and host the show in front of a rowdy group of fans for three consecutive hours from 9 a.m. to noon.
This is the 22nd time College GameDay has visited a Penn State game site; this is the 10th time that the plateau has been at State College.
The 12-time Emmy-winning show is hosted by Rece Davis, with analysts Lee Corso – who returns to the main office after contributing virtually last season, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and David Pollack, Chris ‘The Bear’ Fallica, and journalists Jen Lada and Gene Wojciechowski.
The annual Penn State White Out game is a date ESPN analysts have circled on their timeline.
“This is the year we celebrate the return of the fans [in college football]Davis said. “So why don’t you come to White Out?”
Many ESPN analysts have called this game one of the best atmospheres in all of college football and a great example of what we missed without fans in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Of all the games that I called [in 2020], last year’s one with Ohio State was probably a microcosm of last year, ”Herbstreit said. “Now to get back – and I know it’s not back to normal yet – but just to have a full stadium, I think it’s going to be electric.”
While this game gets a lot of hype, there is one bigger clash in Week 4: No.1 Alabama vs. No.11 Florida.
“Game of the day, as important as this game is, is in Gainesville in terms of top-ranked teams,” said Davis. “[It] It doesn’t mean it’s the best game, it doesn’t mean it’s the best scene. [It] doesn’t mean it’s the best for the show; that doesn’t mean that at the end of Saturday it will be the most important game. [The White Out], for me, was the most convincing scene [for College GameDay]. “
ESPN College GameDay will air live from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Penn State vs. Tigers kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET on abc27, post-game analysis and reaction to follow from the abc27 sports team live outside Beaver Stadium.