We are now just 7 days away from Minnesota Gopher football and their season opener vs Michigan is garnering national hype. It started with a network TV announcement last week (ABC) and conversations about College Gameday coming back to the U of M campus.
Now, it’s official. ESPN College Gameday is coming to be back in Dinkytown next weekend! Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit will call the game.
ROW THE BOAT … TO MINNESOTA ?— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) October 18, 2020
See you next week for our first Big Ten showdown of the season: Michigan vs. Minnesota ? pic.twitter.com/2bzNOd0Oge
Around the Dial: ESPN will have Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, and Maria Taylor on the call next Saturday for Michigan/Minnesota. Game will air on ABC.— RudyMartzke2020 (@FakeRudyMartzke) October 18, 2020
The atmosphere at this year’s show won’t be anything like what it was in 2019 but nothing about 2020 is. Saturday’s show will turn on the camera’s at 8:00 AM from inside of TCF Bank Stadium. No fans will be allowed.
This is a great decision by ESPN. When you bring national events to Minnesota, you get huge views. It’s crazy to think that the last two home games the Gophers have played in have hosted ESPN College Gameday. It’s believed to be just the 5th time that has ever happened, according to the Gopher football press release.
If you would have said that to me 3 years ago, I would have laughed in your face.
Don’t sleep on Minnesota. We’re coming.
Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan