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College GameDay To Return To Happy Valley For White Out Game

College GameDay is coming back to our city.

ESPN’s signature pregame show will return to Happy Valley ahead of the Nittany Lions’ White Out clash with Ohio State next weekend.

Saturday’s broadcast will mark the sixth time the show has come to Penn State and the 19th time the Nittany Lions have been featured. GameDay last came to campus last October for the Nittany Lions’ emphatic victory over Michigan in last year’s White Out game. Prior to last season, College GameDay hadn’t been to Happy Valley since 2009 when it previewed the previously undefeated Nittany Lions’ first loss to Iowa.

GameDay posted up on Old Main Lawn last season, but a return to the location hasn’t been confirmed for Saturday’s game. 

Analyst Rece Davis listed Penn State as his second-favorite GameDay host site earlier this week on ESPN’s Get Up! After describing the atmosphere and excitement at Penn State last year, Davis hinted that “we might be there soon.”

Later in the week, Davis’ colleague Maria Taylor dropped a similar clue on College Football Live.

ESPN decided to send the College GameDay crew to Happy Valley over another top-ten matchup, No. 7 Stanford vs. No. 8 Notre Dame. The crew was already set up at Stanford this week for the Cardinal’s matchup against the Oregon Ducks.

The pregame show will begin at 9 a.m. and run until noon, but you’ll need to get to the set much earlier in order to secure a spot right behind the crew. Penn State’s clash with Ohio State kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and will be broadcast on ABC.

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Mikey is a senior majoring in journalism and Onward State's Sports Editor. He grew up in Bedminster, NJ and is way too obnoxious about all the best things his home state has to offer. Mikey loves to play golf, but he sucks at it because golf is hard. If you're dying to see more hockey/golf content on your timeline, you can follow Mikey on Twitter @mikey_mandarino. Send all hate mail, death threats, and your vote for the best chicken parm in State College to [email protected]

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