ESPN's College GameDay coming to Fargo for NDSU Bison (updated w/ location)Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The NDSU football team has the weekend off, but the team found out Saturday that next week they'll be in the national spotlight.
By: Dom Izzo, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The NDSU football team has the weekend off, but the team found out Saturday that next week they'll be in the national spotlight.
It’s news that took everyone off guard: Today, ESPN's popular Saturday morning college football show, College GameDay, is at Texas A and M for the showdown between the Aggies and two-time BCS national champion Alabama.
Next Saturday, they'll be in Fargo. Yeah, we were surprised too.
NDSU is not scheduled to play on this Saturday, but that hasn't stopped the Bison from making national headlines. Earlier Saturday, ESPN announced its preeminent college football program: College GameDay will be coming to Fargo one week from today.
We're going to the home of the two-time defending national champs; the number one team in the country, in the football championship subdivision in Fargo, North Dakota. Look it up: Fargo, the North
Dakota State Bison. They're like the Alabama of the FCS. They're the Alabama of 1-A. They play Delaware State. We're going to give some love to the Bison.
Gene Taylor- NDSU Athletic Director: “A good friend of mine that works with College GameDay on basketball and State Farm called me and ESPN had called him. We're considering Fargo and North
Dakota State. If you would have asked me when we decided to go from Division 2 to Division 1 if College GameDay would be on your campus, I would have been, ‘That wouldn't have come to mind.’ This kind of exposure, I don't think… You dream about it, but the fact it’s actually happening: It's phenomenal.”
Brock Jensen- NDSU Sr. Quarterback: “As a kid, I looked forward to it every Saturday morning; turn on College GameDay and see Lee Corso put on the mascot's head. Hopefully Lee put's on the Thundar costume. That will be pretty sweet.”
The three-hour college game day show begins at 8 a.m. and draws over two million viewers each Saturday.