College Gameday Heading To Lubbock, TX For The First Time

Monday, October 27, 2008


In what will easily be the biggest showdown of the season so far (sorry USC-OSU was terrible), #1 Texas heads to Texas Tech, and College Gameday will be on hand in Lubbock for the Big XII matchup. Via Lubbock Online....

The Texas Tech football team will host No. 1 Texas at 7 p.m. Saturday, and ESPN has chosen Lubbock as its host site for its pregame show, "College GameDay."

"I don't know how you could place a price on the exposure that this brings," Tech athletic director Gerald Myers said. "It's priceless. I don't know if there's a way of knowing the value of this kind of exposure that GameDay will bring to the university and the city of Lubbock. You can't put a price tag on that."

The students aren't the only ones gearing up for the big game. Tech already has received the most credential requests for a single game in school history. The number reached 339 requests by early evening on Sunday, according to Tech spokesman Blayne Beal, with requests coming from the New York Times, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, Yahoo Sports, ESPN and several bowl-game officials.
This marks the third time that ESPN is sending Gameday into the State of Texas, but it's the first time they'll be doing so on the campus of Texas Tech (they covered TTU-UT in 2005 but the game was in Austin). As far as the game itself, it's looking to be a hell of a matchup. Not only are ticket prices through the roof (upwards of $3500 on Ebay), with both team's offenses among the Top Five in the Country, but the over/under could be set at an unprecedented number.

ESPN's College GameDay' coming live from Lubbock (Lubbock Online)

6 Comments:

Oklahoma/Texas would like to argue with you saying that this is the biggest showdown of the season.

GMoney said...
Oct 27, 2008, 4:02:00 PM  

gmoney, i was just going to say the same thing.

That game had the hype and lived up to it, unlike USC-OSU.

We'll talk Sunday as to whether this one ends up being bigger or not.

Pete said...
Oct 27, 2008, 4:40:00 PM  

who's corso wrestling?
i don't watch gameday like you espn lemmings.
i only watch espn for the games.
pre-game is not important to me.

Anonymous said...
Oct 27, 2008, 6:51:00 PM  

Lee Corso's merkin, biggest thing to hit Lubbock since Buddy Holly!

Anonymous said...
Oct 27, 2008, 8:38:00 PM  

This isn't even the biggest game of the week.

Zabka said...
Oct 28, 2008, 9:30:00 PM  

I think tech is going to take this one!!

Anonymous said...
Oct 31, 2008, 12:33:00 AM  

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