August 24, 2000 - by
ESPN To Use Fans’ Choice For Oct. 7 GameDay

Aug. 24, 2000

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – For the first time in its eight-year history, ESPN’s critically acclaimed College GameDay with host Chris Fowler and analysts Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit will let fans decide which college football matchup the show will originate from Saturday, Oct. 7, via online votes on
Voting begins Friday, Aug. 25 and will continue through Saturday, Sept. 30.

Fans can go to to vote on the game of their choice. The Noles will be in contention as they head to Coral Gables to play the pre-season No. 6 Miami Hurricanes.

Other games under consideration:
No. 12 Tennessee at No. 11 Georgia
No. 20 Oklahoma at No. 8 Texas
No. 15 Ohio State at No. 5 Wisconsin
No. 4 Michigan at No. 13 Purdue
Louisiana State at No. 7 Florida
Oregon State at No. 14 Washington

Some choices will be eliminated as game results unfold. users will be able to vote once for each series of choices. GameDay will introduce the poll during its 2000 season opener Sunday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. EST on ESPN2 from Blacksburg, Va., and update the results live on subsequent Saturdays.

Since 1993, College GameDay, television’s definitive and most comprehensive college football studio show, has traveled most weeks on college football Saturdays to the day’s big game and has been met by large and enthusiastic crowds. The one-hour program, which airs live on ESPN at 11 a.m. EDT, covers all college football angles, issues and game previews, including exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes features.

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