ESPN’s College Gameday makes its long awaited return to South Bend on Saturday morning, as No. 7 Notre Dame hosts No. 17 Stanford. Chris Fowler, Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit will be back at Notre Dame for the first time since the epic 2005 loss to USC, while the show’s new blood—Desmond Howard, David Pollack and Samantha Steele—will be on the picturesque campus for the first time as contributors to the show.
It will be the eighth visit to South Bend for the program that has built up a cult following over its 25-plus years on television. College Gameday's first on-campus show came at Notre Dame’s Joyce Center, 19 years ago, before the “Game of the Century” between No. 1 Florida State and No. 2 Notre Dame.
In homage to some memorable games of the past, let’s look back at College Gameday’s seven prior visits to Notre Dame.