What to know if you plan on attending ‘College GameDay’

Oct 27, 2023, 9:35 PM | Updated: Oct 28, 2023, 11:01 am

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah is in the national spotlight as ESPN’s College GameDay makes its return to the University of Utah campus.

Hundreds of students lined up Friday night hoping to claim their spot into The Pit. The first 500 students were given a wrist band to be entered into the queue.

Students braving the cold temperatures pitching tents and bundling up to be ready for the early morning waking up call.

Will Lee Corso and the College GameDay pick the Utes or pick the No. 8 Oregon Ducks to as their winning predictions?


College GameDay Pit will open around 4:45 a.m. at Presidents Circle. Fans are encouraged to line up early. Only students are allowed to camp out overnight.

Broadcast map for ESPN. (Courtesy University of Utah).

Broadcast map for ESPN. (Courtesy University of Utah).

Items that are prohibited in the pit include bags of any kind, food, drinks, pens, pencils, markers or dry erase boards or any signs on sticks.

Signs are encouraged however fans are being asked to make sure signs do not have inappropriate words or messaging.

ESPN will begin taping segments at 5:45 a.m. leading up to College GameDay at 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Campus shuttles will begin running at 4:30 a.m. from the  Merrill Engineering Parking lot to Presidents Circle. Scooters will also be made available.

For more information on College GameDay and Saturday afternoon’s match up, click here.

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What to know if you plan on attending ‘College GameDay’