ESPN’s Chris Fowler repeatedly inferred that if the Washington Huskies were able to knock of the Stanford Cardinal, ESPN College GameDay would broadcast live from Montlake before the game between Washington and the Oregon Ducks. Well, it turns out the Huskies only needed to come close.
ESPN College GameDay will make its first ever visit to Seattle Saturday. It will also be the first game between Pac-12 schools that has warranted a visit since last year’s showdown between Stanford and Oregon on Nov. 17.
The show begins at 9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT, so Huskies fans will have to get up early to show the country what football in Seattle is all about. Luckily, the game has an early kick off, too, at 1 p.m..
If there were ever a game to introduce GameDay to Seattle with, it’s this one. The Huskies are coming off a heart breaking loss at Stanford and have looked the part of a top-15 team, while Oregon has rivaled Alabama as the No. 1 team in the nation. This serves as an opportunity to introduce the nation to the heated rivalry that is UW-Oregon, too.
The last time an ESPN GameDay show broadcasted from Seattle was in 2010 when the basketball version broadcasted live from Alaska Airlines Arena before the Feb. 20 game against the UCLA Bruins.