KBTX's Aggie GameDay is live each and every home game in the Aggie Fan Zone. The season premiere is Saturday, September 8 at 10:00 a.m. on KBTX. The News 3 Sports Team will get you set for the A&M/Florida game.
Its theme song is "Coming to Your City." For ESPN's College GameDay, their next city is College Station.
Saturday night, the sports network announced its popular college football pregame show would broadcast live from the Texas A&M campus as the Aggies prepare to take on Florida.
The match-up, which will also air on ESPN, will be A&M's first as a member of the SEC.
"Anytime you can showcase one of the great traditional venues in college football and then add the intrigue of Texas A&M hosting a national power like Florida in its SEC debut, you pack up the trucks and go there,” ESPN senior coordinating producer Lee Fitting said in a press release.
In the season premiere of the show this past Saturday, College GameDay was in Arlington for the Cowboys Classic between Michigan and another SEC team, defending national champion Alabama.
College GameDay begins at 8:00 a.m. CT on ESPNU, then switches to ESPN at 9:00 a.m. CT for the remaining two hours.
The other times College GameDay was live at A&M was November 4, 2006 and November 11, 2000. Both were for games against Oklahoma.
A location for the show has not yet been announced. The 2006 show was in the grassy area outside Cain Hall on the north side of Kyle Field.
The Florida game begins at 2:30 p.m. CT.
The connection between the Aggies and GameDay was already forged this summer. In May, A&M fans cast more than 200,000 votes in a nationwide ESPN contest to bring a commercial shoot to a campus. That promo was shot on July 31 and August 1, and debuted online last week. (Story) It will air on the ESPN family of networks starting Monday.
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