One of the biggest home games in the history of Louisville football just got even bigger.
Card Chronicle has confirmed that ESPN will be bringing its weekly "College GameDay" show to Papa John's Cardinal Stadium for Louisville's clash with No. 3 Florida State on Sept. 17. An official announcement is expected to be made either late Saturday evening or early Sunday morning.
This will be the first time that U of L has hosted the football version of GameDay, and the first time the Cardinals have been featured in a GameDay game of the week, period.
The answer to your next questions is no, the time of the game will not be changing. GameDay has been live at noon games before, and in order to ensure that fans who want to see the broadcast can be in their seats by kickoff, it's possible that the final hour of the program will take place inside PJCS. The first two hours (and potentially the third) will be shot outside the stadium at an undecided location (Jim Patterson Stadium is one possibility).
Game Day has been broadcasting from campuses since 1993, and up until today's announcement, Louisville had been one of 14 Power 5 programs to have never hosted the show.
Here are the 13 schools that make up that group now:
I want Lee Corso in a Card Chronicle Bird Mask. I need Lee Corso in a Card Chronicle Bird Mask.
I'd also like to see everyone in attendance wearing CCBMS, standing, staring at the camera and not making a sound, but I'm not going to get greedy.
This whole week is going to be so damn fun.