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Published September 16, 2013, 06:36 PM

NDSU campus buzzing for College GameDay in Fargo

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The US Bank Plaza in downtown Fargo has been selected as the backdrop for ESPN College GameDay this weekend.

By: Becky Parker, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Fowler, Corso, Herbstriet and Howard are now household names on the campus of NDSU.

ESPN's College GameDay is the talk of town Monday, but the location of the broadcast is a surprise to some.

The US Bank Plaza in downtown Fargo has been selected as the backdrop for ESPN College GameDay this weekend.

Since it is not at the FargoDome or on campus, the athletic department is currently working out a plan to make sure students are able to get downtown.

After a huge announcement this weekend, students back on campus at North Dakota State University were all talking about one thing: ESPN College GameDay coming to Fargo.

Erik Diederich- Student Body Vice President: "The buzz is incredible. We've sold out all of our student tickets. They sold out in about 45 minutes. We have 4,000 of them with 14,000 students on campus. It is just electric right now."

The announcement of the location at U.S. Bank Plaza surprised many at NDSU who thought it might be at the FargoDome or somewhere on campus.

The athletic department is currently working on a plan for transportation to make sure students show up and support.

James Kimes- NDSU Freshman: "ESPN, which is a national channel out in Fargo, North Dakota, is just fantastic."

Many say hosting the weekly program is an honor for the community and the team.

Jared Monsebroten- NDSU Sophomore: "Usually, they do the biggest game of the week. Usually, it's LSU, Alabama; big powerhouse teams, so it's cool that they're coming to Fargo."

Tyler Lindell- NDSU Junior: "I guess everyone in the nation now can see that NDSU's not a joke and they have a good football program."

These days, Bison Football seems to be on an upward climb, consistently scoring big accomplishments like this one.

Diederich: "This is the biggest thing in NDSU Athletics history by far for the football team. We just had our second now, last week, beating Kansas State. All of this has just been an absolute rush. The students couldn't be more fired up about NDSU football."

Of course, students are excited that the show is coming to Fargo, but some people are not so keen on this being the location.