PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

Staff Predictions: College GameDay Guest Picker Edition

One of the most anticipated segments of every week of College GameDay is when the ESPN crew makes their predictions for the day’s games. Each host defends his or her hot takes with a 30-second elevator pitch. Lee Corso sports the mascot mask of his winner for the week’s featured game. And a celebrity guest, usually with some significance to the host school, joins in, usually selecting his home team.

Alumnus Keegan Michael-Key was the guest picker the last time the Nittany Lions were on GameDay last December before the Big Ten Championship Game. We came up with our predictions for who Saturday’s guest picker will be.

David Abruzzese: Derrick Williams

This one would make perfect sense given Williams’ ties to Penn State lore, plus his availability given he’ll be in town with the Big Ten Network folks. He would be a phenomenal guest picker — and we all know who his winner will be.

Anthony Colucci: Ty Burrell

Bringing someone from show business like ESPN did with Michael-Key last year seems to work really well and switch up the dynamic of the show with some comedy. Although he is a noted Oregon fan and alumnus, Burrell received his Masters’ degree from Penn State and has talked about the Nittany Lions in the past, especially during last season. Landing him shouldn’t be an issue since he stars as Phil Dunphy on Modern Family, which airs on ESPN’s parent company, ABC.

Nathaniel Pinskey: Allen Robinson

He has a torn ACL, so he really doesn’t have to be with the team and who would be better than the player who had the catch of the decade against Michigan in the fourth overtime of the White Out game four years ago?

Elissa Hill: Chris Kirkpatrick

Last week *NSYNC legend Chris Kirkpatrick confirmed his allegiance to the Nittany Lions. So who better to appear on GameDay as this week’s guest picker? Kirkpatrick just had a baby last week, too.

So this seems like the perfect opportunity for Kirkpatrick to show baby Nash around his hometown — Clarion, PA — and make a pit stop in Happy Valley to root for his Penn State Nittany Lions on ESPN.

Stephen Connelly: Bill O’Brien

Because the Texans have a bye week, bringing the former Penn State coach onto the show makes a lot of sense. Plus, since this is GameDay’s first visit in the post-Paterno era, we know that talking about the Sandusky Scandal and sanctions are going to be all but inevitable.

About the Author

Staff

Posts from the all-student staff of Onward State.

Comments

State College Links
More by Onward State

A Guide To Penn State’s Best Library Study Spots

A few of our staff members found their favorite libraries across campus and shared why love them for their uninterrupted study sessions.

Onward Debates: Should Penn State Schedule Other Teams For The White Out?

The Worst Places To Propose At Penn State

Athletics

Penn State Women’s Lacrosse Loses To No. 1 Stony Brook 21-13

The Nittany Lions had five players finish with three points apiece in Tuesday’s road loss to the undefeated Seawolves.

Tony Carr Signs With Octagon Basketball Agency

Penn State Baseball, Lion’s Pantry Join Forces To Help Fight Food Insecurity

Penn State Men’s Gymnastics Sophomore Stephen Nedoroscik Crowned Pommel Horse National Champion

Penn State Baseball’s Offense Better Suited For Football

Student Life

Penn State Graduate Students Elect Not To Unionize

The Coalition of Graduate Employees (CGE), which started its campaign to unionize in January of 2017, attempted to join more than 30 public and private universities with graduate student unions.

Life Is A Journey To Be Experienced, Not Solved: Nathaniel Pinskey’s Senior Column

Night Of Remembrance To Honor Students Who Passed Away This Year

Saquon Barkley Shows Some Skin On SI Cover

The NFL Draft begins Thursday, April 26, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Barkley is expected to be a top-five pick, and he and his most vehement supporters say there’s no reason he won’t go No. 1 overall.

Saquon Barkley Welcomes Daughter Before NFL Draft

The baby’s name is Jada Clare Barkley, and it seems both mom and daughter are healthy.

Penn State Graduate Students Elect Not To Unionize

The Coalition of Graduate Employees (CGE), which started its campaign to unionize in January of 2017, attempted to join more than 30 public and private universities with graduate student unions.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Life Is A Journey To Be Experienced, Not Solved: Nathaniel Pinskey’s Senior Column

“I made mistakes, I changed my major, I made a fool of myself more often than not, and yet I somehow made it to the last week of classes.”

Send this to a friend