College GameDay Makes Stop at TCU for First Time Since 2009

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Lee Corso to Make 300th Headgear Pick This Weekend; Washington State Flag Flies for its 200th time

ESPN’s College GameDay Built by The Home Depot – college football’s longest-running and most-celebrated pregame show – will make its week 6 stop at TCU on Saturday, Oct. 7 (9 a.m. – noon ET) for the first time since 2009, ahead of the West Virginia-TCU matchup at 3:30 p.m. GameDay will originate from the Campus Commons on TCU’s campus, with live SportsCenter segments beginning at 7:30 a.m. prior to Saturday’s show. TCU head coach Gary Patterson will visit the set during Saturday’s show for a live interview.

The seven-time Emmy Award-winning show is hosted by Rece Davis, who is joined by analysts Lee CorsoKirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and David Pollack, as well as contributors Chris ‘The Bear’ Fallica, Jen Lada, Tom Rinaldi, Maria Taylor and Gene Wojciechowski.

College Football Live will air Friday, Oct. 6, from the set with Taylor, Howard and Pollack.

GameDay Features

  • The Rise and Fall of Kenny ‘Trill:’ Gene Wojciechowski reports about the Johnny Manziel-wannabe, formerly known as “Kenny Trill,” who is now making a name as just ‘Kenny Hill,’ and turning TCU into a contender
  • Ol’ Crimson: Flying high for the 200th time – Tom Rinaldi tells the story of how the Wazzu’s flag ‘Ol Crimson’ became a staple on College GameDay
  • Coach O Conversation: Rece Davis goes one-on-one with LSU’s head coach to discuss the current state of LSU’s program

Corso Facts
Corso began making his entertaining end-of-show headgear pick nearly 22 years ago, donning the headgear of the team who he thinks will win the game that GameDay is present at. Week 6 will mark headgear number 300 for Corso, as he is 196-103 all-time in headgear picks. Of the 299 headgear picks that Corso has already donned, there have been 56 different headgears – Alabama has been chosen the most with 27, followed by Ohio State (25), and Florida and Florida State with 19 each. The phenomenon began on October 5, 1996, prior to the Ohio State-Penn State game in Columbus, Ohio when he put on OSU’s “Brutus Buckeye” mascot head to show his pick to win the game – watch here.

  • Corso is a perfect 4-0 when picking TCU
  • The last time Corso picked TCU, the Horned Frogs won 31-30 at West Virginia back in 2014

    • That was headgear pick number 250
  • Corso has won five of his last six Week 6 headgear picks
  • When picking against West Virginia, he is 2-0

    • Has never picked West Virginia with a headgear selection

‘The Bear’ College GameDay Fun Facts

  • This is only the second visit to TCU – the first was in 2009 before TCU’s matchup against Utah
  • Each of the last five games that GameDay has attended have been decided by at least 14 points

    • Dating back to last year, GameDay hosts are just 2-7 in their game that day
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