• It's official - ESPN's College GameDay is coming to Atlanta!

    By: Wilton Jackson

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    ATLANTA - It's official - ESPN College GameDay will open the 2017 season in Atlanta!

    ESPN’s College GameDay, the popular pregame show that airs on Saturday mornings during college football season, will make a stop in Atlanta for the first time since 2012.

    The show will kick off its 25th season by broadcasting live outside the newly-built Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sept. 2 ahead of the Alabama-Florida State game at 8 p.m. on Channel 2.

    This will be the 11th visit to Atlanta for College GameDay. 

    The show has broadcast at the Georgia Dome eight times, and two times at Bobby Dodd Stadium, dating back to the first Atlanta appearance in 1998.


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    COLLEGE GAMEDAY’S PREVIOUS VISITS TO ATLANTA

    Dec. 1, 2012: 

    No. 2 Alabama 32, No. 3 Georgia 28

    Dec. 3, 2011: 

    No. 1 LSU 42, No. 12 Georgia 10

    Sept. 4, 2010: 

    No. 21 LSU 30, No. 18 North Carolina 24 

    Dec. 5, 2009: 

    No. 2 Alabama 32, No. 1 Florida 13

    Sept. 5, 2009: 

    No. 5 Alabama 34, No. 7 Virginia Tech 24

    Dec. 6, 2008: 

    No. 2 Florida 31, No. 1 Alabama 20

    Aug. 30, 2008: 

    No. 24 Alabama 34, No. 9 Clemson 10

    Sept. 2, 2006: 

    No. 2 Notre Dame 14, Georgia Tech 10

    Dec. 4, 2004: 

    No. 3 Auburn 38, No. 15 Tennessee 28

    Oct. 24, 1998: 

    No. 6 Florida State 34, No. 20 Georgia Tech 7

    (Source: ESPN)

    Beyond the current cast that includes Rece Davis and analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and David Pollack, metro Atlanta native Maria Taylor will make her sideline-reporter debut on “ABC Saturday Night Football” for the Alabama-Florida State game. 

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