Friday, September 01, 2006

ESPN GameDay

Here are details for Gameday:

From D-Rad:

As you know, ESPN College Gameday with Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso and Chris Fowler will be originating from the Tech campus Friday and Saturday. We have a unique setup that the ESPN folks are very excited about. For the Gameday program Saturday morning, they will be set up at Yellow Jacket Park, with the Tech Student Center and Campanile in the background, but their pregame, halftime and postgame programming will originate from a set inside Bobby Dodd Stadium on the Wardlaw Terrace.

WHAT: Georgia Tech will be the center of the college football world as the popular ESPN College Gameday program, featuring Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso and Chris Fowler, airs live from the Tech campus when the Yellow Jackets host second-ranked Notre Dame.

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 2. Students and fans are asked to arrive by 8:30 a.m. The Gameday crew will shoot live segments for ESPN Sportscenter from 9-10 a.m. Then ESPN
College Gameday airs live from 10 a.m. until 12 noon.

WHERE: Yellow Jacket Park, adjacent to the Georgia Tech Campanile

WHY: Attendance is a must to show the nation that Georgia Tech fans are the loudest and most loyal!


• Students are asked to arrive by 8:30 a.m. The Home Depot will be passing out giveaway items to the crowd, including Home Depot Hard Hats, before the show.

• E-Shots - Students can have their photo taken with the ESPN College Gameday stage in the background. Then go on-line to view your photo and receive a mystery Home Depot gift card, worth anywhere from $1 up to $1000

• The Home Depot Team Colors Sign Painting Station - Students can have their banners judged, with prizes for the most creative signs. Win Yellow Jacket gear, tickets to a Tech game and a gift card for books at the Georgia Tech Bookstore


. ESPN College Gameday Taping Friday

Be at Yellow Jacket Park on Friday, Sept. 1, between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. as the Gameday crew tapes segments for Friday night Sportscenter


Friday, Sept. 1, 6 p.m.
O'Keefe Gymnasium

Friday, Sept. 1, 7-9 p.m.
in the Central Park Area of Atlantic Station
Sponsored by Tailgaters Alley, Verizon Wireless and Publix

7-8 p.m.
Rides, interactive games and fun for the whole family.
Entertainment provided by Burgess Amusements and Special Events.
Live music from Moriah Martin, Top Teen Country Artist of Georgia
Free food provided by Publix

8-9 p.m.
Pep Rally begins with Tech Cheerleaders, Buzz and the Georgia Tech Marching Band


Be at Yellow Jacket Walk (Brittain Drive on the east side of Peter's Parking Deck) at 5:30 p.m. to greet the Georgia Tech football team as they arrive on campus for the big game. Led by Tech cheerleaders, the Georgia Tech Marching Band and the Rambling Wreck, Tech players and coaches will make their way down Yellow Jacket Walk and into the locker room.


Pregame activities and fun for the whole family, beginning 2-1/2 before kickoff on top of the south end of Peter's Parking Deck (access via Fowler Street). Inflatables and interactive games, provided by Burgess Amusements and Special events, and free face painting. Food vendors. Autograph sessions with current Tech student-athletes and former stars.

......and from someone at the Hive, a picture from today's work setting up for the Gameday crew: