BATON ROUGE -- For the first time since the 2009 season, ESPN College Gameday will broadcast from the LSU campus as the popular Saturday show airs live from the LSU Parade Grounds beginning at 8 a.m. CT.
College GameDay will air live at 8 a.m. CT on ESPNU and at 9-11 a.m. on ESPN with host Chris Fowler, analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and David Pollack, and host/reporter Samantha Steele.
Fans are invited to arrive early Saturday. In addition, several ESPN personalities will be filming segments for SportsCenter and College Football Live throughout the day on Friday. Segments for SportsCenter will be shot at 11 a.m., while College Football Live featuring Tom Rinaldi and David Pollack airs at 2 p.m. CT.
Olympic athlete Lori "Lolo" Jones will join the College GameDay Built by The Home Depot (@CollegeGameDay) cast for the guest picker segment. A track and field star at LSU, Jones was an 11-time All-American and three-time NCAA Championship where she specialized in hurdles. She competed with U.S. track and field in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics and most recently, Jones was named to the U.S. national bobsled team, giving her the chance to earn a spot on the bobsled World Cup circuit.
This is the 20th time that LSU is involved in a game with ESPN College GameDay on location, and it is the ninth time the show has aired from Baton Rouge. The Tigers have now made at least one appearance on the popular show in each of the past 10 seasons.
LSU is 14-5 in games in which ESPN College GameDay is on hand. LSU made five appearances last season.
The following is a look at visits by ESPN College GameDay that involved an LSU game:
Year Matchup Location Result
1996 #11 LSU vs. #10 Alabama Baton Rouge - PMAC ramps L, 26-0
1997 #14 LSU vs. #1 Florida Baton Rouge - PMAC ramps W, 28-21
2003 #11 LSU vs. #7 Georgia Baton Rouge - PMAC ramps W, 17-10
2004 #2 LSU vs. #3 Oklahoma New Orleans, La. W, 21-14
2004 #4 LSU vs. Oregon State Baton Rouge - Parade Grounds W, 22-21 OT
2005 #5 LSU at #4 Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala. W, 16-13 OT
2006 #9 LSU at #5 Florida Gainesville, Fla. L, 23-10
2007 #2 LSU vs. #9 Virginia Tech Baton Rouge - Parade Grounds W, 48-7
2007 #1 LSU vs. #9 Florida Baton Rouge - Parade Grounds W, 28-24
2007 #2 LSU vs. #1 Ohio State New Orleans, La. W, 38-24
2008 #6 LSU at #9 Auburn Auburn, Ala. W, 26-21
2008 #15 LSU vs. #1 Alabama Baton Rouge - Old Front Nine L, 27-21 OT
2009 #4 LSU vs. #1 Florida Baton Rouge - Parade Grounds L, 13-3
2010 #16 LSU vs. #18 North Carolina Atlanta, Ga. W, 30-24
2011 #4 LSU vs. #3 Oregon Arlington, Texas W, 40-27
2011 #2/3 LSU at #16 West Virginia Morgantown, W.Va. W, 47-21
2011 #1 LSU vs. #2 Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala. W, 9-6 (OT)
2011 #1 LSU vs. #12 Georgia Atlanta, Ga. W, 42-10
2012 #1 LSU vs. #2 Alabama New Orleans, La. L, 21-0
2012 #5 LSU vs. #1 Alabama Baton Rouge - Parade Grounds ?