ESPN’s College GameDay Built by The Home Depot will kick off the 2013 season on Saturday, Aug. 31 in South Carolina for the Georgia Bulldogs at Clemson Tigers football game.
The show is expanding to three hours and will begin at 9 a.m. ET on ESPN. The past few years, the show began on ESPNU before continuing to ESPN.
For the season premiere at Clemson, College GameDay will run four hours from 9 a.m. ET until 1 p.m. ET.
Hosted by Chris Fowler with Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and David Pollack with reporting by Samantha Ponder, Tom Rinaldi, Scott Van Pelt and Gene Wojciechowski, GameDay’s August 31 edition will preview all the day’s matchups in its longest installment to date leading into the Rice at Texas A&M game (1 p.m., ESPN).
The highly anticipated game between Georgia and Clemson, which kicks off at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, will feature two preseason Top Ten teams. Georgia is ranked 5th in the nation in the USA Today Sports Coaches Poll while Clemson is ranked 8th.
Clemson and Georgia have met 57 times and the Bulldogs lead the overall series 38-15-4. In their last meeting at Clemson in 2003, Georgia won 30-0.