ESPN's College GameDay is a valuable part of the college football experience on Saturday mornings.
So it comes as good news to hear GameDay is expanding to three hours for the 2010 college football season, providing an extra hour of analysis, highlights, news, and other features every Saturday during the season.
Beginning at 9 a.m., the first hour of the program will be featured on ESPNU. From 10 a.m. to noon, GameDay will switch back to its original home on ESPN.
Another refreshing change is the addition of Erin Andrews to the GameDay crew. With her dancing career behind her, Andrews will now focus on her role as the sideline reporter of the College GameDay Game of the Week.
That means Big Ten fans are more than likely to see Andrews on the sidelines of a game on more than a few occasions this fall. Team schedules are loaded with potential blockbuster match-ups in 2010, increasing the potential for a Big Ten game to be selected as ESPN's featured location. A few possibilities are:
Penn State at Alabama
Wisconsin at Iowa
Penn State at Ohio State
Ohio State at Iowa
Michigan at Ohio State
Ohio State at Wisconsin
Iowa at Arizona
Michigan State at Michigan
With GameDay a seeming inevitability for a few teams in the league, the only thing left for Big Ten fans to do is to start brainstorming signs to wave during ESPN’s live broadcast.
As it turns out, I have a few sign ideas of my own.