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ESPN's College GameDay coming to Columbia for USC game - see schedule, parking

(Columbia-AP) Sept. 7, 2004 - South Carolina's football program will get some extra national exposure this weekend.

ESPN is bringing its College GameDay show to Columbia for Saturday's game between the Gamecocks and Number Three Georgia. The GameDay crew and set will be at the State Fairgrounds across from Williams-Brice Stadium.

Coach Lou Holtz is using the visit to provide motivation. He says ESPN wouldn't be here if the station didn't think it could be a close game. The sold out Georgia game is set to air on ESPN at 5:30pm on Saturday.

GameDay has only been to Columbia one other time. The Gamecocks lost to Florida 54-17 in 2001.

South Carolina opened the season last weekend with a 31-6 win at Vanderbilt.

GameDay schedule

Friday, Sept. 10

  • 4 pm - Fans invited to arrive for the taping of a segment for SportsCenter
  • 5 - 6:00 pm - ESPN College GameDay crew tapes segment for SportsCenter

Saturday, Sept. 11

  • 10 am - ESPN College GameDay crew tapes segment for SportsCenter
  • 10:30 am - 12 pm - ESPN College GameDay live from COLUMBIA, SC!
  • Afternoon and evening - tape and live segments throughout the day from the set

The State Fairgrounds parking lot will be open all day Friday and will close after the taping is complete. Gamecock Club members may use the following lots starting at 9:00am Saturday provided they have parking passes:

  • Stadium Lot
  • Fairgrounds: Gates 6, 9 and 11 will be used at this time
  • South Stadium Lot
  • Key Road
  • ETV 5

Gate 12 will be open for general parking at the State Fairgrounds ($10 a car). Pedestrian traffic will be allowed in Gates 6 and 11. Gates 7 and 8 in the Fairgrounds and the National Guard Armory will open at 12:30pm.

posted 8:11am by Chris Rees

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